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[GUIDE] [DEBLOAT] Remove stock apps WITHOUT ROOT [24-DEC-2018]

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AVinaSh_S

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Asus Zenfone has stock android without bloatware .. why this thread is created ??
Agreed that we have near stock android and most of the apps can be disabled in settings.
But with the method mentioned below, app will never wake up to consume battery and will be uninstalled for current user.
Also ADB is way faster than individually selecting and disabling apps.​

You need to enable USB debugging and have ADB setup. (Refer https://www.xda-developers.com/quickly-install-adb/ is you are new to these things.)
Now once you have device connected via USB, run adb devices command to see if your device is connected via ADB.
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Now copy and run the commands from below list for the app which you want to remove.
This will remove apps for current user and will return in case of factory reset. So if you mess something up, do factory reset to get out of trouble.
In case the command fails then the app is already removed .. so no negative impact / issue in that case :good:


adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.asus.soundrecorder # Sound Recorder
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager # Facebook App Manager
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana # Facebook App
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.orca # Facebook Messenger
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system # Facebook App Installer
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs # Google Drive
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps # Google Map
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.messaging # Google Messaging
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos # Google Photos
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon # Google Duo
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.calendar # Google Calendar
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox # Google Search App
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music # Google Music
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos # Google Movies
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.webview # AOSP webview
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.instagram.android # Instagram
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.asus.ia.asusapp # Asus Service Center
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.keep # Google Keep
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube # YouTube
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.asus.calculator # Asus Calculator
 
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sachinm

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Thanks Man,

Also I suggest all to backup the apk file before uninstalling. Do it using App Backup And restore application.

You need to set setting to show System Application.

Note : I uninstalled Launcher3 application and changed to NOVA. Later double tap to sleep went wrong. And finger print scanner again asking to enter pattern.

Share command to uninstall Google GMAIL app.
 
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fabelbish

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Sep 26, 2009
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Thanks a lot. I managed to uninstall FB, IG & Messenger. However I have this game called FreeFire comes pre-installed. I bought a Malaysian set and not sure if the Indian set have the game or not. I have disabled the game for now. Any command to delete it?
 

Zulfi

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Aug 28, 2008
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Thanks a lot. I managed to uninstall FB, IG & Messenger. However I have this game called FreeFire comes pre-installed. I bought a Malaysian set and not sure if the Indian set have the game or not. I have disabled the game for now. Any command to delete it?

We don't have pre installed garbage except stock app!
 
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watatara.102

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Oct 11, 2018
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Thanks a lot. I managed to uninstall FB, IG & Messenger. However I have this game called FreeFire comes pre-installed. I bought a Malaysian set and not sure if the Indian set have the game or not. I have disabled the game for now. Any command to delete it?

try this
Code:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dts.freefireth
 

RoStHa

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Jun 30, 2017
2
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Just for information.This method does not remove programs from system (apk).Tried to remove the program on the phone with root.The apk file remained in place, but the Android thought that there was no program in the system.Because memory is not released.This method is very convenient for the fact that the program did not work in the background and to disable auto-update Fota.
 

xdknight

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Dec 30, 2018
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Not working for me and i did it twice. Apps still there. For now i only disabled it. I have the indonesian version. Even the update is still not there. Still using the october patch and no update yet.

Does anyone have a solution?
 

Tyakrish

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Jun 13, 2016
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Just for information.This method does not remove programs from system (apk).Tried to remove the program on the phone with root.The apk file remained in place, but the Android thought that there was no program in the system.Because memory is not released.This method is very convenient for the fact that the program did not work in the background and to disable auto-update Fota.
Hey, Can you please tell me how did you root your device ?
 

RoStHa

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Jun 30, 2017
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Hey, Can you please tell me how did you root your device ?
I have several phones.Checked the remove programs on Asus Zoom.Way of obtaining Root has long been known.If Root is needed for Asus M2 Max Pro-a few people got it.Unfortunately I can't give the link because I do not have a sufficient number of messages.This is a forum 4pda[point]ru.
 

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    Asus Zenfone has stock android without bloatware .. why this thread is created ??
    Agreed that we have near stock android and most of the apps can be disabled in settings.
    But with the method mentioned below, app will never wake up to consume battery and will be uninstalled for current user.
    Also ADB is way faster than individually selecting and disabling apps.​

    You need to enable USB debugging and have ADB setup. (Refer https://www.xda-developers.com/quickly-install-adb/ is you are new to these things.)
    Now once you have device connected via USB, run adb devices command to see if your device is connected via ADB.
    https%3A%2F%2Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2FNHOZLfIZlXusbKx8JITRJttyAZA%3D%2Fhttps%253A%252F%252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252FBlDVsJLUowpSkP8tsnlmLvNlUEI%253D%252Fhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%25252FpbwfmY7P4Bi3DLl2hvApUl3-aVo%25253D%25252Fhttps%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2525252FXZ3ayFkLUEDpqs4yDodbpWwX04E%2525253D%2525252Fhttps%252525253A%252525252F%252525252Fsites.google.com%252525252Fsite%252525252Frodsmods13%252525252F_%252525252Frsrc%252525252F1370839220039%252525252Fhome%252525252Fexample%252525252520screenshot.png


    Now copy and run the commands from below list for the app which you want to remove.
    This will remove apps for current user and will return in case of factory reset. So if you mess something up, do factory reset to get out of trouble.
    In case the command fails then the app is already removed .. so no negative impact / issue in that case :good:


    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.asus.soundrecorder # Sound Recorder
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager # Facebook App Manager
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana # Facebook App
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.orca # Facebook Messenger
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system # Facebook App Installer
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs # Google Drive
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps # Google Map
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.messaging # Google Messaging
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos # Google Photos
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon # Google Duo
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.calendar # Google Calendar
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox # Google Search App
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music # Google Music
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos # Google Movies
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.webview # AOSP webview
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.instagram.android # Instagram
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.asus.ia.asusapp # Asus Service Center
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.keep # Google Keep
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube # YouTube
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.asus.calculator # Asus Calculator
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    Thanks a lot. I managed to uninstall FB, IG & Messenger. However I have this game called FreeFire comes pre-installed. I bought a Malaysian set and not sure if the Indian set have the game or not. I have disabled the game for now. Any command to delete it?

    try this
    Code:
    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dts.freefireth
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    Awsome dude, Deleted 9 applications.
    Thank you so much