How to debloat without a custom ROM?

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Guttergorm

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Jun 9, 2016
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Moto G
I am new to the Pixel 3a and used to TWRP installations and custom ROMs and started to understand the special situation with pixel, root etc. I would like to keep the Pixel stock, but want to get rid of all google apps. Is there a way - without using a custom ROM (the boot.img-way) - to degoogle this phone?

Thank you in advance!
 

desertcat

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Apr 18, 2016
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Tucson
Google Pixel 3a
I am new to the Pixel 3a and used to TWRP installations and custom ROMs and started to understand the special situation with pixel, root etc. I would like to keep the Pixel stock, but want to get rid of all google apps. Is there a way - without using a custom ROM (the boot.img-way) - to degoogle this phone?

Thank you in advance!

The best way that I know to debloat with or without root is to use ADB. See the XDA tutorial here.
 

bubbyj

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Dec 31, 2015
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I use System App Remover myself. Through trial and error, I was able to remove about 40 different apps and programs from the factory system.

I now just use microg for a few of the things I need, and then sideload all the apps I use.

Prior to that, I used a couple of magisk modules to minimize the battery use of the google services. I also froze and disabled what I could.