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[HOW TO] Disable Google Apps [and any other app] without Root in MIUI8

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Thri11

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Oct 17, 2012
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Hi All,

Since in MIUI 8 there is no way to disable the installed apps, here is the trick to disable Google Apps and other insalled apps for the devices without root access.

Things needed:
1. QuickShortcutMaker [Playstore link]
2. Phone with MIUI8 installed.

Stpes:
1. Download and open the QuickShortcutMaker app
2. In the search box type "Installed" and hit search.
3. Select the highlighted ($ManageApplicationsActivity)option and tap "Create".
4. A settings icon will be created on the home screen.
5. Tap the icon and select the app which you want to disable (for eg. Hangouts).
6. Tap Disable (it may ask to uninstall the updates, just uninstall the update and disable the app).

P.S. If you are using Nova Launcher, then you can create the shortcut of the activity by using the widget feature.

Edit: You cannot disable the MIUI apps by this method.

Here is the video Thanks @TheDj408

 

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Ikawboang000

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QUOTE=Thri11;71198393]Which app?[/QUOTE]

Google music google duo. It will just go to black screen then reload the setting app and when you check its not dissabled. Already uninstalled updates to said apps. Thanks a lot for the quick reply ^^
 

amn1987

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I don't know about RN3 if but disabling either Google/MIUI apps in latest MIUI Global Stable results in a bootloop. And if you have not unlocked the bootloader it can be a big hassle as recently the EDL mode has also been locked. Learned this the hard way when my Redmi 3s got stuck in a bootloop necessitating a visit to service center. The Deep Flash cable method is only other way.
 
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Dovidhalevi

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I somehow disabled the system's dialer from regular setting. Circuitous but I go there. This was where the quickshortcut took me.
Using quckshortcutmaker would be easier, can be quite a powerful app.
 
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BlueJeans

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I don't know about RN3 if but disabling either Google/MIUI apps in latest MIUI Global Stable results in a bootloop. And if you have not unlocked the bootloader it can be a big hassle as recently the EDL mode has also been locked. Learned this the hard way when my Redmi 3s got stuck in a bootloop necessitating a visit to service center. The Deep Flash cable method is only other way.
Since when the EDL mode has been locked for RN3? AFAIK it was for Mi5 and others but not RN3.
 

OllyLopes

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Stupid question:

Why can't we just disable them through Google Play help section, as explained on en.miui.com/thread-490604-1-1.html?
This way we don't need to install anything...
 

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    Hi All,

    Since in MIUI 8 there is no way to disable the installed apps, here is the trick to disable Google Apps and other insalled apps for the devices without root access.

    Things needed:
    1. QuickShortcutMaker [Playstore link]
    2. Phone with MIUI8 installed.

    Stpes:
    1. Download and open the QuickShortcutMaker app
    2. In the search box type "Installed" and hit search.
    3. Select the highlighted ($ManageApplicationsActivity)option and tap "Create".
    4. A settings icon will be created on the home screen.
    5. Tap the icon and select the app which you want to disable (for eg. Hangouts).
    6. Tap Disable (it may ask to uninstall the updates, just uninstall the update and disable the app).

    P.S. If you are using Nova Launcher, then you can create the shortcut of the activity by using the widget feature.

    Edit: You cannot disable the MIUI apps by this method.

    Here is the video Thanks @TheDj408

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    I don't know about RN3 if but disabling either Google/MIUI apps in latest MIUI Global Stable results in a bootloop. And if you have not unlocked the bootloader it can be a big hassle as recently the EDL mode has also been locked. Learned this the hard way when my Redmi 3s got stuck in a bootloop necessitating a visit to service center. The Deep Flash cable method is only other way.
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    Here is a Quick video that I made about this article- https://youtu.be/-ywkVg9YzgI
    Feel free to add it in the OP!