How To Guide debloat galaxy watch 4

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GerardoYJ87

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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?
Hello everyone, I have exactly the same problem, any solution on this date?

thank you very much
 

GerardoYJ87

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Hello everyone, I have exactly the same problem, any solution on this date?

thank you very much
I also tell you in more detail that at first it worked, but maybe after a reboot or something, days later I tried to uninstall other watchfaces and it stayed as described by Mamu2110

I just wanted to uninstall watchfaces that I didn't use, bixby and google messenger, don't touch anything else, I already factory reset by recovery, try to uninstall whatchface with bixby installed and even so there is a failure in the whatchface section in the wear of the galaxy application
 

riker73

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With the latest WearOS update, watchfaces can be removed from the "Favorites" collection (Galaxy wearable app) and only the favorite watchfaces are selectable on the watch now. Not sure if they get uninstalled, at least they're not visible anymore.
 
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DeeZigneZ

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Anybody has an updated list , to debloat all Samsung related stuff, to have something like an pixel watch ?
Ofc without having bootloops or a none working watch in the end ?
 

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    With the latest WearOS update, watchfaces can be removed from the "Favorites" collection (Galaxy wearable app) and only the favorite watchfaces are selectable on the watch now. Not sure if they get uninstalled, at least they're not visible anymore.
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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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    So just an update. i had to reset my watch to connect it to my new S22 ultra and while debloating the S22 ultra i found a great app that work with debloating the watch also. Easy to read GUI makes debloating all the watch faces and samsung apps a breeze.

    The app is called ADB App Control

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    I developed a Tasker Task that automates the process so you don't have input each command one at a time or look up package names..

    HOW IT WORKS: It'll bring up a list of all your apps, including system apps. Select as many apps as you want and hit enter or next. You'll be prompted on whether or not to disable or uninstall them. The tool with then one by one uninstall/disable all your selected apps. Tasker ADB permission is required. Here's the link: TaskerNet Download Link

    If you don't know what or how to use Tasker , probably easier just to do it manually.
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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.