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marco_lu

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Nov 9, 2019
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Hello everyone,
Hope you all good,

First of all, I want to clarify that this is a list with everything that people can remove, it is up to you to choose what to remove from the watch 4, you don't need to remove all apps...

Debloat Galaxy Watch 4
1. Enable developers mode (skip if it's on):
On the galaxy watch 4,
go to settings -> information about the clock -> software -> click on software version until you see the written developer mode activated...

2. Enabling ADB:
On the galaxy watch 4,
go to developer options and enable adb debugging and debugging via wifi, go back and connect your computer and watch 4 to the same connection...

Now on watch 4 go to wifi settings click on the connection to which it is connected scroll to the bottom and look at the ip address, write it down...

3. Running ADB:
On the computer open adb minimal and write: adb connect (your ip address) and then write: adb shell done this you can choose which apps to keep and which to remove...

This is simply a list of all the things you can remove
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.myphoto

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.mystyle

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.compass

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.weather

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.messaging

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.basicclock

pm disable-user --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simpleclassic

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.dualwatch

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpay.gear

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.together

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.typography

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.large

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.animal

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.aremoji

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.analogmodular

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.emergency

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simpleanalogue

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.wearable.retailattractloop

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.bitmoji

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.providers.userdictionary

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.superfiction

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.worldclock

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.endangeredanimal


only use this command if you don't have a samsung phone
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.shealthmonitor

Don't forget to turn off ADB on watch when you're done...

Thanks @Dante63 for your help...

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.analoguefont
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.worldclock
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.cameracontroller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simplecomplication
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.digitalfont
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.digitalmodular
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wearable.music
with the new update other things have been added

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.weather
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.healthmodular
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.livewallpaper

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.wearable.assistant

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.basicdashboard
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.video.wearable
 
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Gkspawn

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Dec 30, 2018
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Thanks, works for me. Anyone knows how I delete the weird app "Samsung - The Global Goals"? Cannot find the right application in the list. Thx for your help
 
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Is the watch connected currently to the same network? It a different subnet or anything like that?

I have seen this in the past before.
Work is getting in the way of more important things like this - haha. It is connected to the same network. Hope to get a few min later in the day to try this out.
 
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bckrupps

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Do you have the code to enter to delete cute character watchface? I tried a few different combinations based on guessing with no luck. That one is terrible lol.
 

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    Thanks for this guide 🙏! It's been great. Has anyone tried to uninstall or disable Samsung Health app? Ive uninstalled Samsung Health monitor but I'm assuming that's something different since the Samsung Health app is still in my app drawer.
    I disabled Samsung Health for a while but it caused device instability: wifi seemed to drop off continuously. No idea how those 2 can be related. But the issue stopped when I enabled Samsung Health again.
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    We need a list of apps that are perfectly safe to uninstall that dont remove core watch functionality.
    1
    Thanks for your guide!
    Found these two to work:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gallery.watch
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wear.voicerecorder
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    Hello everyone,
    Hope you all good,

    First of all, I want to clarify that this is a list with everything that people can remove, it is up to you to choose what to remove from the watch 4, you don't need to remove all apps...

    Debloat Galaxy Watch 4
    1. Enable developers mode (skip if it's on):
    On the galaxy watch 4,
    go to settings -> information about the clock -> software -> click on software version until you see the written developer mode activated...

    2. Enabling ADB:
    On the galaxy watch 4,
    go to developer options and enable adb debugging and debugging via wifi, go back and connect your computer and watch 4 to the same connection...

    Now on watch 4 go to wifi settings click on the connection to which it is connected scroll to the bottom and look at the ip address, write it down...

    3. Running ADB:
    On the computer open adb minimal and write: adb connect (your ip address) and then write: adb shell done this you can choose which apps to keep and which to remove...

    This is simply a list of all the things you can remove
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.myphoto

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.mystyle

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.compass

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.weather

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.messaging

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.basicclock

    pm disable-user --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simpleclassic

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.dualwatch

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpay.gear

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.together

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.typography

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.large

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.animal

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.aremoji

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.analogmodular

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.emergency

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simpleanalogue

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.wearable.retailattractloop

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.bitmoji

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.providers.userdictionary

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.superfiction

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.worldclock

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.endangeredanimal


    only use this command if you don't have a samsung phone
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.shealthmonitor

    Don't forget to turn off ADB on watch when you're done...

    Thanks @Dante63 for your help...

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.analoguefont
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.worldclock
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.cameracontroller
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simplecomplication
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.digitalfont
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.digitalmodular
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wearable.music
    with the new update other things have been added

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.weather
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.healthmodular
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.livewallpaper

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.wearable.assistant

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.basicdashboard
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.video.wearable
    5
    I investigated the gps problem and found that it is the com.samsung.android.bixby.agent package that causes the gps bug not working so you can uninstall all but this package you have to disable it
    4
    Hello.
    To avoid gps issues, I had to 'reset' watch and then disabling packages:
    pm disable-user --user 0 [package]

    instead of uninstalling:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 [package]

    Now gps works perfectly.

    Regards.
    3
    so guys to solve the gps problem you don't have to reset just that with adb you reinstall all the apps you have uninstalled and then restarted the watch 4 after about 1 minute the gps will return to work I updated the guide so there will be no more this problem

    pm install-existing (nameofpackage)
    2
    If you uninstall some applications from the list,except for the wfaces, there is a problem with gps, it can't be turned on or on and off when you go back to the previous screen, do you know which ones?
    it doesn't happen to me anyway if you think the problem is caused by debloat you can reinstall all apps using the pm install-existing nameofpackage command