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affe2000

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Jul 16, 2017
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I debloated some apps but now samsung pay isnt working anymore.

What should i reinstall to get it working? Where do i get the file for installing?

Greetz
Guido
 

affe2000

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Jul 16, 2017
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installed it with "pm install-existing" but its not working anymore. think its a registration problemwith the bank
 

frea

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Hey, I´ve disabled some stuff including bixby but now I would like to try a few things with bixby. I reinstalled it with pm install esisting (bixby agent and bixby wake), then restarted the watch but it doesnt work. In "default apps" the option to set the active assistant is also gone.
I´ve also uninstalled a bunch of other stuff but nothing that should interfere here. Any ideas?

ah ok I had to enable the package after reinstalling it, maybe its the same for @affe2000
 
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TheKerevas

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Used to remove only the useless apps for those without Samsung smartphones, for now everything is ok, thank you very much!
 

SamunSlaps

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i get the message: 'pm' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

EDIT: Nevermind, I figured it out.
 
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chainbolt

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I get the message: 'pm' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. I checked under "help" the list of available commands, and "PM" is indeed not listed as an adb command. How to fix this?

EDIT: I got it. I forgot to to write "adb shell" after "adb connect".
 
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badsoden

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Does removing the bixby agent package still cause a GPS problem? I have removed it but GPS seems to working ok unless I'm missing something.
 

Mamu2110

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I usually use adb to disable bloat apps on all my android devices.

Now I removed also some watchfaces and I have a problem:
I can not customize watchfaces I kept or newly installed. When opening the customization dialogue it crashes. Customizing on the phone just ends in an endless loading.

Also is there a way to remove the disabled watchfaces from the wear app?
 

solo786

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Does removing the bixby agent package still cause a GPS problem? I have removed it but GPS seems to working ok unless I'm missing something.
Yes.
Maybe you used your GPS while the phone was connected with your phone.

I installed back the bixby agent and it's still not working for me on the weather app..
 
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wout_

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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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Wilazn

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So after I did the debloating, the watch was fine. When I went to settings to disable ADB my screen started going nuts and now looks like this.
 

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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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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)
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    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