Guide: Remove Huawei bloatware - Noob friendly

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Senior Member
Dec 23, 2008
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
MediaPad 10.4 New Edition

Just uninstalled some of the Apps and the Device kept working.
Pending to restart and check.

Used the command adb uninstall --user 0 [package name]

Thank you


Senior Member
Dec 8, 2012
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Any idea why I'm getting /system/bin/sh: adb: inaccessible or not found when trying to remove stuff?

I think I'm connected

127|HWLYA:/ $

whatever i type in it doesn't work

adb uninstall -k --user 0 for example


Senior Member
Jan 23, 2014
I removed before I read "NOT" to.

Does this break only the launcher or make the system unstable?


Nov 22, 2015
hi I am new to EMUi, I have exoerience with ADB. I want to use another launcher, will removing the EMUI launcher allow me to set another launcher as deafult? I am running EMUI android 10 on Mediapad M6 Turbo Chinese Rom

thanks I advanced
I have "Discreet launcher" from f-droid store installed, set as default launcher.
removed huawei home with adb.

Only thing that is gone is:
: swipe from bottom up. (only swipe left or right close app now)
: because of above, no more multiple apps open, only one, because if i swipe it away with discrete launcher itcloses app (unless app runs in notification area like tidal, vlc and so on)

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    Hello Guys

    I found many threads talking about removing huawei apps, but it was not that organized for all

    Here is a quick-easy guide for all:

    1. Install adb files

    Main thread here:

    2. Enable USB debugging from developer options:
    • To enable developer options:
    - Step 1: go to Settings.
    - Step 2: Find and open "System" option.
    - Step 3: Select "About phone".
    - Step 4: Tap "Build number" almost seven times you will see a prompt “You are now a Developer “.
    • Go to developer options, enable USB debugging.

    3. Connect your phone to your computer and press yes if it asks you to trust the PC.

    4. Launch command prompt (windows key + R) and type cmd, and enter the following commands:
    - “cd c:\adb”
    - “adb shell”
    - “abd devices” (make sure your device appears in the list)
    - “adb uninstall -k --user 0” + the app you want to remove from the list below:

    For example:
    This command will delete Huawei mirror app:
    adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.mirror

    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 - removes Huawei launcher app. ( don’t remove if you don’t have a custom launcher )
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 - removes MirrorShare feature.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 - removes Huawei Weather app.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.compass - removes Huawei Compass app.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.hidisk - removes Huawei File Manager app.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.phoneservice - removes HiCare app.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.mirror - removes Huawei Mirror app.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.vassistant - removes HiVoice app.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.nuance.swype.emui - removes Huawei Swype functions.
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 – removes HiSearch app
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 - removes Huawei Stock Music App
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.appmarket - removes Huawei App Gallery
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 - removes Stock Huawei Email Composer
    - adb uninstall -k --user 0 – removes Translator

    All credits for:
    RedSkull23 (Huawei App list)
    Snoop05 (adb files and drivers)
    Just keep in mind guys, if you break something from removing a system app the only way to get it back is to do a factory reset

    That's not the case, because you only uninstall it for the current user the APK is still on the system so you can use the following to reinstall:

    adb shell cmd package install-existing <package name>
    Can you please send in the command for installing and reinstalling PowerGenie please? Thanks.. :cowboy:

    in adb shell do:

    pm uninstall --user 0 com.huawei.powegenie


    cmd package install-existing com.huawei.powegenie
    Hi guys,
    i have debloated the following apps and now when i open Settings it closes by itself after a second. All apps were listed as safe to remove but it happens for 2nd time after 2 updates:

    Packages Known Description Safe to Remove?
    com.huawei.hifolder Huawei Cloud Folder Yes Huawei Music Yes
    com.huawei.hicard Huawei Cards Yes
    com.huawei.hiview Yes
    com.huawei.iaware Yes
    com.touchtype.swiftkey Keyboard Yes Yes
    com.huawei.nearby Huawei Nearby Places Yes Floating Tasks Yes
    com.huawei.appmarket Huawei App Store Yes
    com.huawei.parentcontrol Parental Controls Yes Huawei Search Yes Dependant On Carrier. Safe To Remove Yes
    com.huawei.iconnect Yes
    com.huawei.hiviewtunnel Yes
    com.hisi.mapcon Huawei Maps Related Yes Google Duo Yes Stock Calendar Yes
    com.huawei.livewallpaper.matetwenty Yes Yes Facebook Services Yes Yes Video Playing App Yes
    com.swiftkey.swiftkeyconfigurator Swiftkey Keyboard Configurator Yes Photo Screnesavers Yes Bookmarks Provider Yes Live Wallpaper Picker Yes Tags Yes
    com.facebook.system Facebook Yes Yes Android Bookmarks Yes
    com.huawei.pcassistant Yes Stock Email Yes Custom Dictionary Yes Stock Huawei Clock Yes
    com.facebook.appmanager Facebook Yes Karaoke Effect Yes
    com.huawei.vassistant Huawei Voice Assistant Yes

    Can someone tell which app removal causes the problem with Settings fc? Thanks.
    adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.nuance.swype.emui - removes Huawei Swype functions.

    does this move back home recents gestures?

    It removes the Swype keyboard.