S4 System Apps Safe To Remove

Obagleyfreer

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Here is a list of Galaxy S4 i9505 system apps safe to remove:

Please use some caution when deleting apps, just because they are 'safe' to remove doesn't mean you won't need them.
For example: DO NOT delete GoogleContactsSycAdapter.apk if you need to sync your Google contacts.
I have deleted everything on this list from my system apps as they are things I don't use.

I actually NEVER REMOVE system apps completely. I MOVE them to a folder on my external SD. That way if I ever want anything back I can simply copy it back again. I would suggest you do the same.

AccuweatherPhone2013.apk
Airmotiontryactually.apk
Alarmwidget.apk
AllShareCastPlayer.apk
AllshareControlShare.apk
AllshareFileShare.apk
AllshareFileShareClient.apk
AllshareFileShareServer.apk
AllshareMediaServer.apk
AllshareMediaShare.apk
AllSharePlay15.apk
AnimatedScene.apk
BasicDreams.apk
BeuteyFace.apk
BestFace.apk
Bluetoothtest.apk
Blurb.apk
Books.apk
ChatON_feature.apk
ChatONV_J.apk
ChocoEUKor.apk
Chrome.apk
CHS_J_Device_only.apk
CloudAgent.apk
Clockpackage.apk
Collage_fhd.apk
Colourblind.apk
Com2usPoker_ASGC.apk
CoolEUKor.apk
DigitalClock21.apk
DigitalClock.apk
DioDict3service.apk
Directconnect.apk
DirectshareManager.apk
DroidSansSherifItalic.apk
Dropbox.apk
DropboxOOBE.apk
DSMForwarding.apk
DSMLawmo.apk
DualClockDigital.apk
Earth.apk
EasyFavouritesContactsWidget.apk
Easylauncher.apk
ELMAgent.apk
Episodes.apk
Eraser.apk
Flipboard.apk
FotaClient.apk
FWUpgrade.apk
Gmail.apk
GroupPlay_20.apk
GoogleCalendarSycAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSycAdapter.apk
GoogleTTS.apk
GroupPlay_20.apk
HealthContentProvider.apk
Hearingdro.apk
InteractiveTutorial.apk
Kies.apk
kieswifi.apk
KikinSearch.apk
KnoxAgent.apk
LocalFOTA.apk
Magazines.apk
Match3VS.apk
Minimode-res.apk
MobilePrint2.apk
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS.apk
MobilePrintSvc_Epson.apk
MobilePrintSvc_HP.apk
MobilePrintSvc_Samsung.apk
MobileTrackerEngineTwo.apk
MusicFX.apk
MusicLiveShare.apk
MusicPlayerWT.apk
Music2.apk
Navigator_Select_Samsung.apk
NfcTest.apk
NoiseField.apk
OmaCP.apk
Peel.apk
PageBuddyNotiSvc2.apk
PhaseBeam.apk
PhotoRetouching_fhd.apk
PhotoTable.apk
PicAction.apk
PickUpTutorial.apk
PlusOne.apk
PolarisViewer5.apk
PreloadInstaller.apk
PrismBooks.apk
PrismGames.apk
PrismLearning.apk
PrismMusic.apk
PrismStore.apk
PrismVideo.apk
RoseEUKor.apk
S-Voice_Android_Phone_J.apk
S_Translator_CSLi.apk
SamsungApps_J_Only.apk
SamsungAppsUNA3.apk
SamsungBooks.apk
SamsungGames.apk
SamsungHub.apk
SamsungHubUpdater.apk
SamsungLearning.apk
SamsungMusic.apk
SamsungOCR2.apk
SamsungSans.apk
Samsungservice.apk
SamsungTTS.apk
SamsungTTS_white.apk
SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk
SamsungSans.apk
Sa,sungVideo.apk
SBrowser.apk
SBrowserTry.apk
sCloudBackupApp.apk
sCloudBackupProvider.apk
sCloudDataRelay.apk
sCloudDataSync.apk
sCloudQuotaApp.apk
sCloudSyncCalendar.apk
sCloudSyncContacts.apk
sCloudSyncSBrowserBookmark.apk
sCloudSyncSBrowserTabs.apk
sCloudSyncSNote.apk
SecDownloadProviderUi.apk
SecEmail_J.apk
SecExchange.apk
SecLiveWallpapersPicker.apk
SecSafetyAssurance.apk
SecLauncher3.apk - Must have 3rd party launcher installed before deleting!
SecNoteMyFiles.apk
SecSetupWizard2013.apk
SecVideoList.apk
SecWalletManager.apk
SensorService.apk
SetupWizard.apk
SHealth2.apk
SimpleWidget.apk
SmartBriefing4x2.apk
SNS.apk
SMemo2.apk
SNoteProvider.apk
SphericalMosaic.apk
SPlannerAppWidget.apk
SPPPushClient_Prod.apk
StoryAlbumWidget.apk
S_Translator_CSLi.apk
S-Voice_Android_phone_J.apk
SyncmlDM.apk
SyncmlDS.apk
Talk.apk
Talkback.apk
TravelService.apk
TravelWidget.apk
TrimApp_phone_J.apk
TripAdvisor.apk
Velvet.apk
VoiceRecorder.apk
VoiceSearchStub.apk
WeatherWidgetDaemon.apk
WebManual.apk
WfdBroker.apk
WlanTest.apk
wssyncmlnps.apk
YahoonewsPhone2013.apk
YahoostockPhone2013.apk
YosemitePHN.apk
YouTube.apk

If you want apps to stay deleted after reboot you must remove the PreloadInstaller.apk from system/apps
I will update this as I find more.
If people know of any apps not on this list let me know so I can add it to OP.


If you have removed apps and you need some back you will find stock system apps from XXUAMDE firmware here

http://db.tt/IknDNOVj

Thanks!
 
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SBERG117

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All these apps or i should say whichever i remove should be deleted directly from system/app as well as the preloadinstaller? Correct? Usually i just use titanium backup. Just wanna cover myself before i start doing stuff..Thnx for the list :good:
 
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Mykew

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All these apps or i should say whichever i remove should be deleted directly from system/app as well as the preloadinstaller? Correct? Usually i just use titanium backup. Just wanna cover myself before i start doing stuff..Thnx for the list :good:
Thanks for the list mate. Can you freeze these through Titanium, or will they pop up again because of the preloadinstaller?
 

Obagleyfreer

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Freezing in TB is different. If you freeze apps you don't need to worry about the preload installer, no harm in freezing this anyway though :)

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Sp1tfire

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Thanks for the list. I'm puzzled about com2usPoker and match3VS. Those are definetely games, but they are nowhere to be found, except for the preinstalled apps section. Why on earth would they put them there? Can't play them and can't delete them without root. My phone is unlocked and bought straight from Samsung, so that is not carrier bloatware. Seems to me like Samsung released a rushed-out firmware that contains junk as well.

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Obagleyfreer

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Thanks for the list. I'm puzzled about com2usPoker and match3VS. Those are definetely games, but they are nowhere to be found, except for the preinstalled apps section. Why on earth would they put them there? Can't play them and can't delete them without root. My phone is unlocked and bought straight from Samsung, so that is not carrier bloatware. Seems to me like Samsung released a rushed-out firmware that contains junk as well.

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Yeah it's weird isn't it. I think you're right about rushed firmware.....in fact I think the whole phone has been rushed if I'm honest. It just doesn't feel to me like it was ready to be released yet.
 

joelvn

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Thanks for the list. I'm puzzled about com2usPoker and match3VS. Those are definetely games, but they are nowhere to be found, except for the preinstalled apps section. Why on earth would they put them there? Can't play them and can't delete them without root. My phone is unlocked and bought straight from Samsung, so that is not carrier bloatware. Seems to me like Samsung released a rushed-out firmware that contains junk as well.

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Those 2 games are part of the group play application.

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Sp1tfire

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Yeah, found out earlier. Group Play along with tons of other Samsung crap were the first I disabled. That's why I didn't know where they are located.

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