How To Guide [CLOSED] Debloat Script v2.6.5 - Vivo X90 Pro+

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Haskren

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I debloated my phone and installed my apps via the playstore. Surprised to see that the Vivo store has my apps and want me to update. What does that mean?

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extremecarver

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Vivo appstore wants to replace the apps with their version which gives them money instead of google.
Actually that's the main reason to avoid and manufacturer appstore. Often it will say update but when you check the version you will notice it's actually same or downgrade.
However other appstores except f-droid which has only open source apps and little selection do the same to some degree less or more.
 

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Vivo appstore wants to replace the apps with their version which gives them money instead of google.
Actually that's the main reason to avoid and manufacturer appstore. Often it will say update but when you check the version you will notice it's actually same or downgrade.
However other appstores except f-droid which has only open source apps and little selection do the same to some degree less or more.
ok, thanks. I was afraid I had somehow installed via Vivo, but guess I can just ignore.
 

usersmrtph

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Can I painlessly delete the following 2 apps (in hieroglyphs) - office and notepad?
Are they not "tied" to some necessary / important functions in X90 pro + ?
- com.yozo.vivo.office
- com.chaozh.iReader
Thanks.
 

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Yep, I deleted them without problems. For apps more integrated into the system, the safer way is to just remove internet access for them.
I would still love to remove the push service because it wakes up the phone from time to time - but it cannot be removed. Still removing internet access for it does help in reducing it's activities a lot.

The other thing really annoying is the notification about development mode and the notification about launcher and trying to make you click on restore default launcher. Both I don't know how to remove (yeah uninstalling the vivo launcher is a solution, but again it breaks too many things for me to want to do it, so removing internet access from the launcher is all I do).
 
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Help, I don't know if it's linked to the debloating I did, but now my phone is every 15 minutes crashing and restarting, whatever the app used and what I do with it. Am I alone to have this issue? Could I check some logs somewhere to see what's happening? Or is it linked to the 2 updates I had and installed since? Thanks
 

usersmrtph

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Strangely... I used this batch without any problems in the future.
In addition, I additionally removed those two apps that I asked about earlier.

However, I did after updates. So far I haven't received any new updates.
 
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Help, I don't know if it's linked to the debloating I did, but now my phone is every 15 minutes crashing and restarting, whatever the app used and what I do with it. Am I alone to have this issue? Could I check some logs somewhere to see what's happening? Or is it linked to the 2 updates I had and installed since? Thanks
I often have after the restart a message that I use another Launcher than the original one and asking me to replace it. I don't know if the problem is coming from this, is there anyone who replaced the Launcher facing this issue? Or maybe only some launchers are well working on this device? I use 3D Effect Launcher for now.
Ok, I did a complete Erase and reinstalled everything. Without Debloating: the issue of notification disappeared, but I keep my constant crashes of OS, which means it wasn't the Script in cause as least. I'll then try again to apply it, but what's the like minimum version of the script you'd advised?
 
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extremecarver

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I often have after the restart a message that I use another Launcher than the original one and asking me to replace it. I don't know if the problem is coming from this, is there anyone who replaced the Launcher facing this issue? Or maybe only some launchers are well working on this device? I use 3D Effect Launcher for now.
Nope I'm pretty sure everyone is annoyed by this message every two days. It goes away if you debloat the original launcher but then you run into a lot of other problems. So nothing to do there.
 

Haskren

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The debloat script removed the messaging app. I'm sure there is a good reason for that, but which alternative do you use? I have tried several with no luck
 

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The messages app is spyware (easily identified as it tries to connect to Chinese servers for which there is no reason). Same as the phone. Btw the phone you cannot open without giving access to contacts (which again is a good indicator for spyware). Best solution is to disable internet access with firewall to all vivo apps except Vivo updates.
 

Haskren

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So are you saying reinstall the Vivo messaging app but disable internet access for this app?
 

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So are you saying reinstall the Vivo messaging app but disable internet access for this app?
It's the safest solution from the point that vivo decides to break functions when it misses some system apps (so far not a problem for messages). Otherwise for messages there are plenty alternatives like google messages or even open source apps that really don't touch your data...

For phone/dialler it's the only solution if you need to enter a service code right now.

That means you do have to install a firewall/VPN however.
 

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It's the safest solution from the point that vivo decides to break functions when it misses some system apps (so far not a problem for messages). Otherwise for messages there are plenty alternatives like google messages or even open source apps that really don't touch your data...

For phone/dialler it's the only solution if you need to enter a service code right now.

That means you do have to install a firewall/VPN however.
I tried Google Messages but received no texts. Just to be clear - the only way to receive an sms is to keep the original messaging app, right?
 

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No probs for me. Received a lot of 2 factor messages with google messages. I debloated the original one which maybe the difference? Still need to set it as default app
 

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No probs for me. Received a lot of 2 factor messages with google messages. I debloated the original one which maybe the difference? Still need to set it as default app
I also debloated/removed the original app. When I try to write to a contact with Google messages I get "Failed to create conversation. Please try again later".
Status in settings remains on "setting up. Trying to verify your phone number"
The app asked me to set it as default, is there anywhere else in settings I need to do this?
 

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Well likely you cannot write messages in this phone without using the spyware messages app (like the phone app it frequently contacts Chinese servers). I've never sent a message from this phone.

I never tried to send a message. Receiving messages is fine on Google messenger app.

Could be similar to google phone that stopped being able to make calls after removing the vivo appstore.

This phone simply fails as a phone if you try to avoid the spyware.

As there are quite a few system apps that cannot be controlled I don't actually know how much improvement you can do by removing internet access to apps that you cannot debloat.


To me it seems impossible to get rid of all spyware on this phone (maybe the same to all China OS phones contrasting China phones with global OS which can be debloated to open little or no additional connections to Chinese servers (e.g. besides updates)
 
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    In other news. I returned my Vivo X90PP due to this issue: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...pp-phones-bought-from-tradingshenzen.4574915/

    As such, I won't be updating the Debloat script any longer. It does its job at removing almost all of the bloatware/Chinese apps/etc. and without risking any damage to the user's phone. Because I'll be getting a new phone (global Xiaomi 13 Ultra), I likely won't be posting in at least this subforum any longer either. Except to give final update on how the return and refund process went with Trading Shenzen.

    Big thanks to those who were supportive and helpful in improving the scripts and guides I made. It's a shame that this place suffers from a handful of people though who have nothing better to do than derail threads. mislead people, argue and cause drama. Big thanks to the mods though for all the hard work they do at cleaning up.

    If the mods deem it necessary and appropriate. Please feel free to lock this thread and let people start another one.

    - LK
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    Improving on what I (and some others) found was the v2.5 script not working. I made some changes and now it works fine for me and others.

    You might need the other original files here (adb.exe + the .dll files), but those old .bat files from the .zip won't work. Use the one below.

    I do not have permission to link files here on XDA and I do not want to rely on a file host that people will complain about, so just copy-paste the below code into a new .bat file.

    Bash:
    @echo OFF
    set s=---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    set m1= [v2.6.5] Script made By luontokoodaus, RaimondoMartire and Pervokur
    set m2= Please turn on USB debugging if you haven't already enabled it in Developer Options
    echo %m1%
    echo %m3%
    echo %s%
    echo %m2%
    echo %s%
    pause
    adb wait-for-any-device
    adb reconnect
    adb wait-for-any-device
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.agent i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.browser i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.smartremote i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.easyshare i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.android.bbkmusic i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.android.VideoPlayer i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.translator i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.simplelauncher i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.hiboard i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.baidu.input_vivo i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.bbk.calendar i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.car.networking i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.smartlife i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.ai.ime.nex i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.tencent.mobileqq i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.tencent.mm i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.kugou.android i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.qiyi.video i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.taobao.taobao i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.youku.phone i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.baidu.BaiduMap i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.eg.android.AlipayGphone i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.sina.weibo i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.bbk.appstore i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.shoujiduoduo.ringtone i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.tencent.qqlive i32 0 i32 0
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    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.sankuai.meituan i32 0 i32 0
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    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.zhihu.android i32 0 i32 0
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    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.wallet i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.email i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.vivo.game i32 0 i32 0
    adb shell service call package 131 s16 cn.com.omronhealthcare.omronplus.vivo i32 0 i32 0
    
    echo %s%
    echo your vivo has been debloated
    echo %s%
    echo %m1%
    echo %s%
    pause

    Credits to: @raimondomartire and @Pervokur

    To enable an app again. Simply replace the first "0" in the line with a "1" and run that line on its own.

    Please do not argue about politics or other off-topic nonsense in this thread.
    Post if you need help and I will see what I can do.

    Thanks.

    __________________________________

    EDIT 1: Restored the V-Play store (Vivo store).
    EDIT 2: Restored default SMS app (you can't get SMSes without it).
    EDIT 3: Restored the Network Monitor app so taskbar network speed widget works again.
    EDIT 4: Removed duplicate lines.
    EDIT 5: Reverted edit 1 because the app store is highly annoying, mostly in Chinese and spams notifications constantly. It also does not need to be installed to get system app updates.
    EDIT 6: Added some sneaky thing I saw running: cn.com.omronhealthcare.omronplus.vivo
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    Thanks for open new thread. No problem for me. Great!
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    In other news. I returned my Vivo X90PP due to this issue: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...pp-phones-bought-from-tradingshenzen.4574915/

    As such, I won't be updating the Debloat script any longer. It does its job at removing almost all of the bloatware/Chinese apps/etc. and without risking any damage to the user's phone. Because I'll be getting a new phone (global Xiaomi 13 Ultra), I likely won't be posting in at least this subforum any longer either. Except to give final update on how the return and refund process went with Trading Shenzen.

    Big thanks to those who were supportive and helpful in improving the scripts and guides I made. It's a shame that this place suffers from a handful of people though who have nothing better to do than derail threads. mislead people, argue and cause drama. Big thanks to the mods though for all the hard work they do at cleaning up.

    If the mods deem it necessary and appropriate. Please feel free to lock this thread and let people start another one.

    - LK
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    hello, yes, thanks, I saw.

    how come now there is no more need to disable com.vivo.pem ?
    There are several ways to fix issues on Android. Doesn't matter what problem it is, there are multiple solutions. Some people are too stubborn to accept this. They're talking about things they don't know, blaming people if they don't agree with them and spreading wrong information.
    Just try different things and keep whats working for you. You are definitely not the only one here who reported this tutorial doesn't work.

    Telling you to take another browser for example shows the cluelessness. But nice to see you fixed it yourself.
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    "After removing, also search settings for "Default App" and then change all those normal apps eg. for Phone, Messages, Gallery etc. to something else. Otherwise some things won't work or open.

    You need to look for the setting in the phone to allow the default launcher to be changed also and then change the Middle bottom navigation button to stop opening the default launcher again.

    I'll make a new thread about all this here, let's all continue there. As always YMMV."


    Sorry, I don't quite understand this part, would you mind elaborating?

    When you have removed these apps with the script. You need to search the phone's settings for "Default App" and then change all of the ones it had set before. Otherwise things won't open now that those apps are gone. You need to replace eg. the SMS app you removed with the script, with a new one of your choosing in your phone's settings which you downloaded. Not sure how I can make it any clearer than that.
    Good idea starting a new thread.
    As I just received my phone, I am going to debloat tonight.
    Is any functionality broken with this script or it is considered a "light" debloat? I'd rather leave the phone as it is and live with the occasional Chinese language than having any issues.

    And to be clear, do I just copy/paste into notepad and save as .bat - then replace it with the old .bat file in the download link above?
    Yes that's exactly what I said. You could just run the .bat yourself without anything if you have adb installed. The old files just come with some .dll library files and a copy of adb.exe for Windows users if you don't have it installed already. Absolutely no functionality is broken from what I can find. This just removes apps that you likely cannot use (are not available outside China) and cannot read (in Chinese) anyway.

    Good stuff.
    Though I'd keep V-Appstore (com.bbk.appstore) simply because I had problems after removing it. Like the package installer being broken making it impossible to install third party apps. I have no idea why uninstalling the Vivo Appstore breaks the package installer, all I know is that the issue was gone after I restored the Appstore.


    Btw @luontokoodaus if you want to upload your script to xda, just compress it in .zip and then you should be able to upload it.
    Yeah maybe it is good to have that app if it updates system apps as well, like some of those which need to be kept. I just removed everything with Chinese text. I removed that App store line from the script, so it won't remove it now.

    it remove also the vivo store , the SMS app vivo , but work perfect
    You can delete the adb shell service call package 131 s16 com.android.mms i32 0 i32 0 for not delete the sms app
    The SMS app was tagged as spyware by some other users. I also think it is safer to just remove it and use another app. It does ask you for permission to basically record all of your data when you open it (if I remember correctly). I just got an open source SMS app to replace it with.