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ZeuBug

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Thanks for this tutorial!

But the apks remain in the list of disabled applications. Is there a way to make them disappear like on the OnepLus xXx NoLimits rom? I searched but not found ... thanks for your help!
 

ZeuBug

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Hum, Android auto is a user installed app. You should be able to fully uninstall using conventional means. Might be something your carrier added which can be tough to kill depending on the approach they took.

Thanks for your help.
Before, I have uninstalled all the apps like you said. But there are still prebuilt apks in system folders. And it's that I would like to clear...
Here is the list of the app I have tried to uninstall. With xXx Nolimits rom, they are invisible after. But not with this method...

.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.projection.gearhead
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.wellbeing
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bookmarkprovider
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.verizon.mips.services
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.tag
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.wearables.maestro.companion
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tips
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.chrome
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.recorder
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.nbu.files
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.pixel.livewallpaper
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.breel.wallpapers20
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.youtube.music
.\adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.dreamliner
 

DB126

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Thanks for your help.
Before, I have uninstalled all the apps like you said. But there are still prebuilt apks in system folders. And it's that I would like to clear...
Here is the list of the app I have tried to uninstall. With xXx Nolimits rom, they are invisible after. But not with this method...
Probably can't be much additional help. I rarely ditch pre-installed components on 'clean' ROMs unless there is a resource use/abuse issue.

You could go the custom launcher route and 'hide' items that are bothersome.
 
May 27, 2014
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thanks

I have finally disabled most of the useless apps and i want to know that in running services i see connectivity health service running . so i wanna know if it is of any use and if i can disable it or not?
 

ka1rat

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Would like to add some extra apps for disabling. Considering them as a bloatware too:

# Google Tips app
pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tips
# Google Services for AR
pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.ar.core
# Google Playground (ex VR Stickers)
pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.vr.apps.ornament
# Gboard (Stock Google Keyboard). Remember to replace it with other keyboard first (!!!)
pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.inputmethod.latin
 

digger16309

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Would like to add some extra apps for disabling. Considering them as a bloatware too:

# Gboard (Stock Google Keyboard). Remember to replace it with other keyboard first (!!!)
I've done this in the past and regretted it. When the replacement keyboard flaked out after an update, I was left without one. I had backups password protected. Play store login wasn't set to automatic either. I forget now how I solved it, but never again will I disable the stock keyboard.
 

ersnkhrmn

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Hello, and thanks for the brilliant tips!
There is also the possibility to disable/uninstall the System update app?
Is it the command "com.android.dynsystem"?
I also found a video:
Could this also work with the Pixel?!?

I am more than an amateur in this field.
Sorry for my poor english...I am only a german :)
 

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    Now that factory images have finally been posted, we got to work with what many people have pre-installed (qd4a.200805.003). Pretty clear of bloat compared to many of the other manufactures, but there are still some apps we really don't need, and some that we can definitely do without, especially those that nibble away simultaneously at your privacy, data allotment, and battery. We have tried to categorize each type, and comment a little regarding each entry.

    Probably the easiest way to debloat on this phone today is to issue the "pm disable-user --user 0" command via ADB as explained here:

    https://www.xda-developers.com/disable-system-app-bloatware-android/

    Without further ado, here is what we came up with:
    PHP:
    # Google Pixel 4a qd4a.200805.003 Debloat Script
    # ================================================
    #
    # Generally Undesirable or un-nessary Pre-Loaded Apps
    #-------------------------------------------------
    # bookmark provider
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.bookmarkprovider
    # Device Personalization Services
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.as
    # Google Partner Setup
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.partnersetup
    # Google Market Feedback Agent
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.feedback
    # Google Carrier App Logging
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.carrier.log
    # Google Connectivity Metrics
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.connectivity.metrics
    # Partner Bookmarks
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
    # Google Wearables Companion
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.wearables.maestro.companion
    # OTA / Dynamic System Updates (if you prefer to manually update)
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.dynsystem
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.factoryota
    # Tethering (Un)Entitlement
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.tetheringentitlement
    #
    # Verizon - Specific Stuff
    # -------------------------------------------------
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.verizon.mips.services
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.customermobile.preload.vzw
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.verizon.llkagent
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.verizon.obdm_permissions
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.vzwomatrigger
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.customermobile.preload.vzw
    #
    # Pre-Loaded Google Apps I personally dont use 
    #-------------------------------------------------
    # Chrome 
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.chrome
    # Stock Youtube App 
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.youtube
    # 1st Run Setup Wizard
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.setupwizard
    # Digital Wellbeing (battery drain)
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.wellbeing
    # GMail 
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.gm
    # Google Docs
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
    # Youtube Music
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.youtube.music
    # Google Play Movies & TV
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.videos
    # Google Photos (uses lots of data...use other gallery app instead)
    pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos
    #


    This is just our first draft of what we have done so far on our phone, so please feel free to comment, add, and delete.
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    Would like to add some extra apps for disabling. Considering them as a bloatware too:

    # Gboard (Stock Google Keyboard). Remember to replace it with other keyboard first (!!!)
    I've done this in the past and regretted it. When the replacement keyboard flaked out after an update, I was left without one. I had backups password protected. Play store login wasn't set to automatic either. I forget now how I solved it, but never again will I disable the stock keyboard.
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    same here...mine is Fi directly from Google Fi store and it had all those Verizon apps even though Fi does not use Verizon!
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    I have an unlocked phone and the Verizon apps are on it, but disabled and not visible. They do show up in Titanium Backup, which is the only way I knew they were there.