Galaxy S10/S10+ Debloat / bloatware removal list

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Neo3D

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Please see my original post from the Galaxy S8 to see the XDA article on how to do this.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s8/how-to/s8-debloat-bloatware-thread-t3669009

New phone, new list! I've compiled a list of most of the bloatware packages on the Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus.

Just debloat what you don't need. Of course, this is NOT a complete list. Some have reported that Bixby is completely safe to remove, as well as, Pay but I'll leave that up to the community to discuss. I've removed Bixby and replaced it with Button Remapper app and my Bixby Button works great! I get single press, double press, long press remaps working 100%! It's the only reason why I like Bixby and it's because we get an extra physical button for our personal use. I hope Samsung never gets rid of Bixby, having an extra customizable button is invaluable!

BTW, if you change your mind and want to re-enable a pkg, then check the XDA article in the link, there's an ADB command for that too

Before you remove the stock launcher, please make sure you have another one installed.

Code:
BIXBY
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework

GENERAL SYSTEM
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.launcher
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social

SAMSUNG PASS / PAY
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw

GIMMICKY APPS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers

FACEBOOK
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services

CAR MODE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

PRINTING
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler

SAMSUNG EMAIL
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp

SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

SAMSUNG BROWSER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

GEAR VR
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore

SAMSUNG KIDS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

SAMSUNG LED COVER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

EDGE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

SAMSUNG DEX
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

Please "thank" and vote 5 * on this post if you appreciate my work. That's all I ask :)

How to get rid of Bixby and remap the button for 1 press, 2 press, and long press... remove these packages:

Code:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

I did not remove the Bixby Vision / Framework packages because then we still retain built-in QR, barcode scanning and other AI stuff from the stock camera app.

Then, install your fav button remapper app from the Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton

For an explanation of what these packages do, please see this informative post by @Ace42:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79191238&postcount=38
 
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Tel864

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Please see my original post from the Galaxy S8 to see the XDA article on how to do this.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s8/how-to/s8-debloat-bloatware-thread-t3669009

New phone, new list! I've compiled a list of most of the bloatware packages on the Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus.

Just debloat what you don't need. Of course, this is NOT a complete list. Some have reported that Bixby is completely safe to remove, as well as, Pay but I'll leave that up to the community to discuss. I've removed Bixby and replaced it with Button Remapper app and my Bixby Button works great! I get single press, double press, long press remaps working 100%! It's the only reason why I like Bixby and it's because we get an extra physical button for our personal use.

Thanks, you just did what I was too lazy to do. I won't disable all of those but now at least I don't have an excuse for not removing some junk.
 
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kdog2021

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I recently used the adb method to get the mobile data quick settings tile back on my AT&T S10. Is there a way to disable the "Are you sure you want to turn off data?" prompt that now comes up using this same method?
 
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XdividerX

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Just debloat what you don't need. Of course, this is NOT a complete list. Some have reported that Bixby is completely safe to remove, as well as, Pay but I'll leave that up to the community to discuss. I've removed Bixby and replaced it with Button Remapper app and my Bixby Button works great! I get single press, double press, long press remaps working 100%! It's the only reason why I like Bixby and it's because we get an extra physical button for our personal use.


Thank you for this thread. Very helpful. ? I removed bixby and a few other apps on the list.
 
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AetherNex

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Could you be more specific about which method you used to remap Bixby? I see a number of remapper apps, and a few walkthroughs here, but am interested in what you did exactly?

Thanks!

Edit: Also, thanks for sharing this post, it's awesome and makes the phone feel that much better!
 
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jasonboukheir

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Phone is Starting hangup

Thanks for the guide! I'm running into an issue with an S10e when I remove some of the apps, where the home screen on my phone is unresponsive and displays a message "Phone is starting." I'm currently trying to find which app it is, but it seems to be under GENERAL SYSTEM header.

I'm going to try removing everything in safe mode. Thanks again!
 

XdividerX

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Thanks for the guide! I'm running into an issue with an S10e when I remove some of the apps, where the home screen on my phone is unresponsive and displays a message "Phone is starting." I'm currently trying to find which app it is, but it seems to be under GENERAL SYSTEM header.

I'm going to try removing everything in safe mode. Thanks again!

If you removed app.launcher and don't have an alternate launcher installed (e. g. Nova Launcher) , that might be your issue.
 

Norup58

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Jan 2, 2015
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I'm using Minimal ADB & Fastboot as Terminal but when I enter the ADB command get the error 'pm' is not recognized as an internal or external command.....

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
 

narutowindy

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recent gesture not working after debloating!! s10

recent gesture not working after debloating!! s10

Extra by me~!!:

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.calendar
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.contacts
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.rubin.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopcommunity
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.cocktailbarservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.SMT
 
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Tel864

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I'm using Minimal ADB & Fastboot as Terminal but when I enter the ADB command get the error 'pm' is not recognized as an internal or external command.....

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Try first using the command "$ adb shell" without the quotes or enter adb shell before every pm command such as adb shell pm uninstall -k
 
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Norup58

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Try first using the command "$ adb shell" without the quotes or enter adb shell before every pm command such as adb shell pm uninstall -k

Many thanks.
Couldnt get the '$ adb shell' to be recognized but uninstall works well by putting 'adb shell' first in each command line :good:
 

madmaxzz1

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Please see my original post from the Galaxy S8 to see the XDA article on how to do this.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s8/how-to/s8-debloat-bloatware-thread-t3669009

New phone, new list! I've compiled a list of most of the bloatware packages on the Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus.

Just debloat what you don't need. Of course, this is NOT a complete list. Some have reported that Bixby is completely safe to remove, as well as, Pay but I'll leave that up to the community to discuss. I've removed Bixby and replaced it with Button Remapper app and my Bixby Button works great! I get single press, double press, long press remaps working 100%! It's the only reason why I like Bixby and it's because we get an extra physical button for our personal use.

Code:
BIXBY
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework

GENERAL SYSTEM
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.launcher
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social

SAMSUNG PASS / PAY
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw

GIMMICKY APPS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers

FACEBOOK
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services

CAR MODE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

PRINTING
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler

SAMSUNG EMAIL
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp

SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

SAMSUNG BROWSER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

GEAR VR
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore

SAMSUNG KIDS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

SAMSUNG LED COVER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

EDGE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

SAMSUNG DEX
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

I'm using Package Disabler pro to debloat things im not using, is this a good method or should i use adb? Is it disadvantage with using disabler pro?
 

iOSNick

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Dec 6, 2016
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Anyone have an idea on what to disable to stop my settings (specifically Caller ID) disabling daily? I assume this is a Verizon measure with running unlocked firmware to promote their caller id subscription.

If I enable caller id in phone settings, it will last for about 24 hours before randomly toggling itself off. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

Klaas1241

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I used your removal list.
Thanks for that.
However, now I am stuck with vertical recent apps page.
Any idea which package I have to install again to get Samsung's horizontal recent apps back?

Found it.... its in Samsung OneUI launcher
adb shell cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.launcher
 
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    Please see my original post from the Galaxy S8 to see the XDA article on how to do this.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s8/how-to/s8-debloat-bloatware-thread-t3669009

    New phone, new list! I've compiled a list of most of the bloatware packages on the Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus.

    Just debloat what you don't need. Of course, this is NOT a complete list. Some have reported that Bixby is completely safe to remove, as well as, Pay but I'll leave that up to the community to discuss. I've removed Bixby and replaced it with Button Remapper app and my Bixby Button works great! I get single press, double press, long press remaps working 100%! It's the only reason why I like Bixby and it's because we get an extra physical button for our personal use. I hope Samsung never gets rid of Bixby, having an extra customizable button is invaluable!

    BTW, if you change your mind and want to re-enable a pkg, then check the XDA article in the link, there's an ADB command for that too

    Before you remove the stock launcher, please make sure you have another one installed.

    Code:
    BIXBY
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
    
    GENERAL SYSTEM
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.launcher
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social
    
    SAMSUNG PASS / PAY
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw
    
    GIMMICKY APPS
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
    
    FACEBOOK
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
    
    CAR MODE
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub
    
    PRINTING
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler
    
    SAMSUNG EMAIL
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp
    
    SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin
    
    SAMSUNG BROWSER
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge
    
    GEAR VR
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore
    
    SAMSUNG KIDS
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload
    
    SAMSUNG LED COVER
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover
    
    EDGE
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe
    
    SAMSUNG DEX
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

    Please "thank" and vote 5 * on this post if you appreciate my work. That's all I ask :)

    How to get rid of Bixby and remap the button for 1 press, 2 press, and long press... remove these packages:

    Code:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

    I did not remove the Bixby Vision / Framework packages because then we still retain built-in QR, barcode scanning and other AI stuff from the stock camera app.

    Then, install your fav button remapper app from the Play Store.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton

    For an explanation of what these packages do, please see this informative post by @Ace42:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79191238&postcount=38
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    Is there a consolidated list of what these things do before we kill them?
    com.samsung.android.app.spage / Bixby homepage on experience launcher.

    com.samsung.android.app.routines / Bixby Routines, located in settings. Needed for automated tasks.

    com.samsung.android.bixby.service / Likely needed for Bixby features.
    com.samsung.android.visionintelligence / Bixby vision is a camera feature.
    com.samsung.android.bixby.agent / Bixby voice.
    com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy / Test or debug app (?).
    com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework / Core part of Bixby vision.

    com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels /Ant components are related to bluetooth and accessories like watches, or fitness tracking.
    com.dsi.ant.service.socket / com.dsi.ant.server / com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus

    com.android.egg / Android Easter egg. Nothing crucial.

    com.sec.android.easyonehand / One hand mode gesture (motion and gestures)?

    com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps / Homescreen widget. Not crucial.

    com.sec.android.app.launcher / OneUI / Experience launcher.

    com.samsung.android.mateagent / Galaxy Friends. Junk.

    com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent / Smart Switch component.

    com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub / Galaxy Wearable. Junk.

    com.sec.android.daemonapp / S Weather. Odd name.

    com.samsung.android.app.social / What's New. Junk.

    com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
    Com.samsung.android.samsungpass
    Samsung Pass. Auto fill app.

    com.samsung.android.spay + com.samsung.android.spayfw
    Payment app. Samsung Pay and its framework.

    com.samsung.android.aremoji / AR emoji. Create an AR avatar.

    com.google.ar.core / Google AR core platform for camera. Possibly needed to allow AR emoji or chars to interact with environment.

    flipboard.boxer.app / News app. Flipboard.

    com.samsung.android.wellbeing / Digital wellbeing. Tracks phone usage and has grayscale.

    com.samsung.android.da.daagent / Dual Messenger. Needed to login same app twice.

    com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing / Live Message. Must be keyboard related.

    com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers / emoji stickers. Needs AR emoji app

    com.android.bips + com.android.printspooler
    Print service components. Likely needed for mobile printing and scanning.

    com.samsung.android.game.gamehome / Main part of game launcher

    com.enhance.gameservice / Legacy game service

    com.samsung.android.game.gametools / Game related tools like screen locks, ingame screenshot, etc.

    com.samsung.android.game.gos / Optimizing service for games. Game launcher has a tuning function.

    com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin / Not on my US S10+. Game tuner.

    com.sec.android.app.sbrowser / Samsung Internet.
    com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge / Edge lanel for Internet

    com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc / 3 parts for Samsung's Gear VR accessories com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell

    com.google.vr.vrcore / Google VR core. Their VR platform.

    com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
    Kids mode: https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/kids-mode/

    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload
    Face decorations. AR emoji related; might be the mask function.

    com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe
    People edge. Junk.

    com.sec.android.cover.ledcover + com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
    Samsung LED case. Barely anyone owns one.
    13
    Thanks and some tricks on this

    Hi!

    Thanks a lot for this post. I've read all the +50 pages! (Which I deeply recommend prior to decide which things delete/uninstall).

    I'm a sight disabled person and thus I don't like to have things I don't use. I need to keep things simple. I'm a system senior engineer with a high tech background in UNIX systems (and Android is a Linux variant created for SoC, so essentially it works in a similar way as other -IX flavors). Nevertheless, I'll keep this post simple. Also I'll share a small trick to reinstall apps quickly and two other simple tips for getting the most out of this superb phone. Read on!

    I debloated various Samsung phones -also from other brands too- and found that the ADB method is exactly the same, it only differs in the brand-specific packages. Android and Google ones are generic.

    As per my Samsung Galaxy S10 (8 Gb. RAM, 128 Gb. ROM, Android 10, last security patch, non-rooted) I debloated several Google items:

    - Gmail (I use K-9 Mail + OpenKeyChain) for PGP signing, all free, tiny and incredibly fast)
    - Chrome (I use Lightning Browser, buyed the Plus version to support the author, although the free one is as good and features an ad blocker)
    - Play Music and Play Movies, I do not use these - see below.
    - Google Duo (never used, so never mind)
    - Google drive (Heavyweight app -see below)
    - YouTube (I use Vanced + MicroG)

    Other items I sent to oblivion:
    - Microsoft's OneDrive (Useless to me, enough with Google -usable via other apps, see below- and Mega, IMHO)
    - Samsung Notes (I use the Notepad app by Braden Farmer -free, tiny, simple). Here"s the Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farmerbb.note

    Now for the trick. The matter is, see, I debloated the Samsung App Store just to find that the Samsung apps like the Edge Screen app won't update, though they work well anyway.

    So, as I'm using the File Manager+ app (find it in Play Store, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alphainventor.filemanager) which has the useful ability to show the / (root) partition, and knowing that all the installable apps are within

    /system/app

    and

    /system/priv-app

    is simply a matter of finding there the one(s) you deleted and tapping on the .apk to start the (re)install. That simple. You can use any file manager which allows you to see the / partition -there are several. But read a little more and I'll explain why I prefer this one.

    This trick worked in all my Samsung devices, rooted and non-rooted like this one. Also with some Redmi 5, 7 and 8 I had. Curiously didn't worked with a nasty Huawei Mate 20 Lite which I have (I mean, the apps are there, in the / partition, but many of them won't install, still dunno why -but I will ;) )

    I just love that small and simple File Manager+ app. It's very visual, tiny, ad-free and features an audio/video player (there are some video files it won't play, mkv I guess, but for that there's always VLC for Android) and it can access directly to your Google Drive account. Again, I purchased a license to support the author and because I need the dark theme -only available in the paid version).

    Now a small note on how to record calls. Wuth my old J3 2016 it was piece of cake... There's a extra nice Open Source Call R0ecorder app full of options and with great recording quality. But from Android 9 on, AFAIK, it's not that simple. That app records only sikence. Google has locked that feature, who knows why... But, I've found an app which works fine. it's called CubeACR. Its Play Store link is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.catalinagroup.callrecorder

    The free version only record calls in amr format, but sounds great and even can record from VoIP (Whatsapp, etc). Only must follow carefully all the setup steps and you're done. Then go to the app settings and adjust other options like dark mode, recording delay etc. No root needed!

    And a small goodie. Wanna avoid ads globally? Easy, non-root way? Good then. Setup a private DNS by going to your phone Settings - Connections - Additional Settings - Private DNS. Now set

    dns.adguard.com

    Save, exit and enjoy! No ads neither browsing nor in many apps. Super simple!

    There are a bunch of free DNS to filter other items (i.e. adult contents should you hand the phone to a child...). Go ahead and investigate by yourself. :)

    Hope this helps. Cheers to everyone and all the best!

    CREDITS TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY!!!

    P.S. Sorry for my bad english. I'm almost blind (I see around a mere 10%) plus I'm somewhat rusty with my english LOL ;)

    Manu
    10
    Bxactions required one or two Bixby apps on the Note 8, haven't tried it in a long time. Maybe things are different on Pie, or the app has seen many updates.

    I've tried BXactions, not really a fan. I switched to Button Mapper:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton&hl=en_US

    I like it MUCH MORE. Plus, the free version is not crippled like BXactions. BXactions was a total waste of $$.

    Rubbish. What's useful is subjective. I don't need Wearable for wired, that simple. But for you to feel so offended is comical, yet, the lack of respect is truly revolting. You won't make it very far with that attitude.

    A group of friends is not an accurate sample size. No researcher would judge an entire market this way. Does not happen. Much of your ranting doesn't pertain to my comment. Must adore the sound of your own voice.

    +1

    I don't get why people go into a thread just to trash it. The subject is DEBLOAT. If that's not something you're into, then don't friggin go into the thread. Some people are real losers.

    DEBLOATING, the way XDA Developers show us how to do it, DOES NOT permanently bork your phone, it's so easy to re-enable the packages. That guy sounds like a drama queen. LoL :eek:
    10
    This may already be around the place as information but I always struggle to find it in one place, so here in case it helps anyone else is my list of what has been disabled and, where I can work it out, what it probably does:

    android.autoinstalls.config.samsung / Installs Samsung bundled apps
    com.android.apps.tag / Related to NFC
    com.android.backupconfirm / Confirmation dialog for backup/restore
    com.android.bips / Related to printing
    com.android.bookmarkprovider / Bookmark provider, not required for in-browser bookmarks
    com.android.calllogbackup / Backup call log
    com.android.captiveportallogin / Auto log in to WiFi at e.g. coffee shops using their portal page
    com.android.chrome / Default browser
    com.android.dreams.basic / Screensaver while charging
    com.android.dreams.phototable / Photo screensaver while charging
    com.android.egg / Easter egg
    com.android.emergency / Emergency service launcher?
    com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle / Screen-off wake up for Ok Google
    com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle / Screen-off wake up for Ok Google
    com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.corner / UI related, doesn't seem to be needed for S10
    com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.double / UI related, doesn't seem to be needed for S10
    com.android.managedprovisioning / Work account container related
    com.android.printspooler / Related to printing
    com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks / Sponsored bookmarks
    com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus / Related to ANT+ radio
    com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels / Related to ANT+ radio
    com.dsi.ant.server / Related to ANT+ radio
    com.dsi.ant.service.socket / Related to ANT+ radio
    com.enhance.gameservice / Gaming related, perhaps helps shut down background apps etc.
    com.facebook.appmanager / Facebook related
    com.facebook.katana / Facebook related
    com.facebook.services / Facebook related
    com.facebook.system / Facebook related
    com.google.android.apps.docs / Google Docs
    com.google.android.apps.photos / Google Photos
    com.google.android.apps.restore / Backup related
    com.google.android.apps.tachyon /
    com.google.android.apps.turbo / Instant apps?
    com.google.android.backuptransport / Sync backups to Google Drive?
    com.google.android.configupdater / Auto installs apps?
    com.google.android.ext.shared /
    com.google.android.feedback / Related to Play Store
    com.google.android.gm / Google Mail
    com.google.android.gms.policy_sidecar_aps /
    com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox / Launcher screen search bar
    com.google.android.music / Google Music
    com.google.android.onetimeinitializer / Android first set up
    com.google.android.partnersetup /
    com.google.android.printservice.recommendation / Related to printing
    com.google.android.setupwizard / Android first set up
    com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar / Calendar sync
    com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts / Contacts sync
    com.google.android.tts / Google Text to Speech
    com.google.android.videos / Google Videos
    com.google.android.youtube / Youtube
    com.hiya.star / 3rd party call blocker
    com.linkedin.android / LinkedIn
    com.microsoft.office.officehubrow / Microsoft Office
    com.microsoft.skydrive / Onedrive
    com.osp.app.signin / Samsung account related
    com.samsung.SMT / Speech to text - keyboard related?
    com.samsung.android.allshare.service.mediashare / MediaShare service
    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facear.preload / Face stickers for camera
    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload / Face stickers for camera
    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearexpression.preload / Detects facial expressions for camera
    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearframe.preload / Finds face outline for camera?
    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload / Stamps for camera
    com.samsung.android.app.clipboardedge / Edge panel clipboard history (system clipboard works without)
    com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder / Samsung Finder app (search box in app drawer etc.)
    com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover / For LED phone cases
    com.samsung.android.app.mirrorlink / Related to car link
    com.samsung.android.app.omcagent / Related to OS features dependent on country?
    com.samsung.android.app.routines / Bixby Routines
    com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge / Samsung Browser
    com.samsung.android.app.simplesharing / Simple share
    com.samsung.android.app.social / Social hub
    com.samsung.android.app.spage / Bixby page
    com.samsung.android.app.taskedge / Edge panel task mamager
    com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub / Watch manager
    com.samsung.android.aremoji / Emoji for camera
    com.samsung.android.authfw / Authentication framework, tied to Samsung Account?
    com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent /
    com.samsung.android.beaconmanager / Possibly related to battery usage measurement
    com.samsung.android.bio.face.service / Face recognition service
    com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy / Bixby service
    com.samsung.android.bixby.service / Bixby service
    com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup / Bixby service
    com.samsung.android.calendar / Default calendar
    com.samsung.android.clipboarduiservice / Unrelated to basic clipboard functionality
    com.samsung.android.da.daagent / Dual Messenger related
    com.samsung.android.dqagent / Samsung Device Quality Agent (app security?)
    com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub / Car Mode
    com.samsung.android.dsms / Dual Messenger related
    com.samsung.android.easysetup / Easy Mode set up
    com.samsung.android.emojiupdater / Emoji updater service
    com.samsung.android.fast / Secure Wifi
    com.samsung.android.fmm / Find My Mobile
    com.samsung.android.game.gamehome / Gaming mode
    com.samsung.android.game.gametools / Gaming mode
    com.samsung.android.game.gos / Gaming mode
    com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc / VR related
    com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller / Kids mode
    com.samsung.android.knox.analytics.uploader / Knox
    com.samsung.android.knox.containeragent / Knox
    com.samsung.android.knox.containercore / Knox
    com.samsung.android.knox.containerdesktop / Knox
    com.samsung.android.location / Samsung Location (GPS still works without)
    com.samsung.android.lool / McAfee Smart Manager
    com.samsung.android.mateagent / Galaxy Friends
    com.samsung.android.mdecservice / Call & Message Continuity
    com.samsung.android.mdm / Work account container related
    com.samsung.android.mobileservice / Samsung Experience
    com.samsung.android.net.wifi.wifiguider / WiFi tips
    com.samsung.android.networkdiagnostic / WiFi quality?
    com.samsung.android.nlphub / Voice to text
    com.samsung.android.rubin.app / Personalisation service
    com.samsung.android.samsungpass / Samsung Pass
    com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill / Samsung Pass
    com.samsung.android.samsungpositioning / Samsung Location (GPS still works without)
    com.samsung.android.scloud / Samsung Cloud
    com.samsung.android.sdk.handwriting / Handwriting recognition
    com.samsung.android.securitylogagent / Device Security?
    com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing / Live Drawing
    com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe / Contacts Edge Panel
    com.samsung.android.shortcutbackupservice / Shortcut Backup
    com.samsung.android.sm.policy / McAfee Smart Manager
    com.samsung.android.smartcallprovider / Smart Call
    com.samsung.android.smartface / Face recognition service
    com.samsung.android.spayfw / Samsung Pay
    com.samsung.android.tadownloader / Background update downloader
    com.samsung.android.tapack.authfw / Authentication framework, tied to Samsung Account?
    com.samsung.android.wellbeing / Nagging As A Service
    com.samsung.clipboardsaveservice / Clipboard save (clipboard works without it)
    com.samsung.desktopsystemui / Samsung Desktop related
    com.samsung.faceservice / Face recognition service
    com.samsung.klmsagent / Knox related (lms = License Manager Service?)
    com.samsung.knox.securefolder / Secure Folder
    com.samsung.safetyinformation / Safety Information
    com.samsung.storyservice / Gallery Stories
    com.sec.android.app.DataCreate / Automation / Bixby Routines related?
    com.sec.android.app.billing / Samsung Billing
    com.sec.android.app.chromecustomizations / Chrome related
    com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher / Samsung Desktop related
    com.sec.android.app.magnifier / Accessibility tool
    com.sec.android.app.myfiles / Default File Manager
    com.sec.android.app.personalization / Personalisation service
    com.sec.android.app.quicktool / Quick Tools Edge Panel
    com.sec.android.app.safetyassurance / Safety assurance
    com.sec.android.cover.ledcover / LED cover support
    com.sec.android.desktopcommunity / Samsung Desktop related
    com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice / Samsung Desktop related
    com.sec.android.diagmonagent / Diagnostic Monitor / Logger
    com.sec.android.easyonehand / One handed mode
    com.sec.android.emergencylauncher / Emergency launcher
    com.sec.android.emergencymode.service / Emergency mode
    com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers / Face stickers for camera
    com.sec.android.omc / OM Customize
    com.sec.android.preloadinstaller / Install bundled apps?
    com.sec.android.provider.emergencymode / Emergency Mode
    com.sec.android.service.health / S Health
    com.sec.android.soagent / Background update downloader
    com.sec.android.widgetapp.easymodecontactswidget / Easy Mode widget
    com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps / Samsung Apps widget
    com.sec.android.widgetapp.webmanual / Web Manual widget
    com.sec.automation / Bixby Routines
    com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation / Knox related
    com.sec.enterprise.knox.cloudmdm.smdms / Knox related
    com.sec.enterprise.knox.shareddevice.keyguard / Knox related
    com.sec.enterprise.mdm.services.simpin / Work account container related
    com.sec.location.nsflp2 / Samsung Location (GPS still works without)
    com.sec.spp.push / Samsung Push?
    com.sem.factoryapp / Factory Tests?
    com.skms.android.agent / Protocol-specific NFC related
    com.wsomacp / Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning - cellular network update prep?
    com.wssyncmldm / Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (data sync standard)
    de.axelspringer.yana.zeropage / Upday

    If anyone has a clue for the packages where I don't have what it is, please do let me know! Obvious disclaimers apply: I may have got the use case wrong, you may disable something you make use of if you disable this whole list, make a backup before you tinker, etc.
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