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jajk

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Jul 18, 2014
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This requires a rooted phone.

The primary aim in this thread is to identify the functionality of the miriad of Samsung apps and those that can be safely removed.
All Google Play components can be safely removed.
It is the responsibility of all users to ensure they have backups of whatever they are deleting and the capability to restore them just in case it turns out to be a needed component....you have been warned;)

I highly recommend MyAndroidTools and SD Maid as useful tools to see what apps are installed, which ones are starting automatically, what can be disabled (frozen) successfully without the need to uninstall etc.

To get a complete list of what apps are installed, using a Terminal app, type su to gain root and then type pm list packages.
The output can be save to a file which will look like this:
Code:
:/ $ su
:/ # pm list packages
package:com.samsung.android.provider.filterproviderpackage:com.sec.android.app.DataCreate
package:com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim
package:com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
package:com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant
package:com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp
package:com.sec.android.app.setupwizardlegalprovider
package:com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder
package:com.sec.location.nsflp2
package:com.samsung.android.themestore
package:com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.corner
package:com.google.android.ext.services
package:com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.double
package:com.android.providers.telephony
package:com.sec.android.app.parser
package:com.samsung.android.calendar
package:com.samsung.android.timezone.updater
package:com.android.providers.calendar
package:com.osp.app.signin
package:com.samsung.clipboardsaveservice
package:com.sec.automation
package:com.android.providers.media
package:com.google.android.onetimeinitializer
package:com.google.android.ext.shared
package:com.samsung.android.spdclient
package:com.android.wallpapercropper
package:com.samsung.android.wallpaper.res
package:com.samsung.android.smartmirroring
package:com.skms.android.agent
package:com.sec.android.app.safetyassurance
package:com.samsung.android.incallui
package:com.samsung.android.knox.containercore
package:com.sec.factory.camera
package:com.sec.vsimservice
package:com.sec.usbsettings
package:com.samsung.android.easysetup
package:com.android.documentsui
package:android.auto_generated_rro__
package:com.android.externalstorage
package:com.sec.android.easyonehand
package:com.sec.factory
package:com.android.htmlviewer
package:com.android.companiondevicemanager
package:com.android.mms.service
package:com.sec.android.wallpapercropper2
package:com.android.providers.downloads
package:com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
package:com.samsung.ucs.agent.boot
package:com.wsomacp
package:com.samsung.faceservice
package:com.monotype.android.font.foundation
package:com.sec.android.widgetapp.easymodecontactswidget
package:com.samsung.android.MtpApplication
package:com.sec.android.app.factorykeystring
package:com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
package:com.sec.android.emergencymode.service
package:com.google.android.configupdater
package:com.sec.android.app.wlantest
package:com.sec.android.app.billing
package:com.sec.epdgtestapp
package:com.samsung.android.timezone.data_P
package:com.android.defcontainer
package:com.sec.ims
package:com.sec.sve
package:com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation
package:com.android.providers.downloads.ui
package:com.android.simappdialog
package:net.cdeguet.smartkeyboardpro
package:com.samsung.android.SettingsReceiver
package:com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tall
package:com.sec.android.app.soundalive
package:com.sec.android.providers.security
package:com.sec.android.provider.badge
package:com.android.certinstaller
package:com.samsung.android.securitylogagent
package:com.android.carrierconfig
package:com.samsung.android.knox.containeragent
package:com.samsung.SMT
package:com.samsung.cmh
package:com.samsung.mlp
package:com.samsung.rcs
package:android
package:com.samsung.knox.keychain
package:com.samsung.android.sm.devicesecurity
package:com.samsung.android.aircommandmanager
package:com.samsung.android.net.wifi.wifiguider
package:com.samsung.android.bixby.service
package:com.samsung.android.smartface
package:com.android.mtp
package:com.android.nfc
package:com.android.stk
package:com.samsung.android.messaging
package:com.android.backupconfirm
package:com.samsung.klmsagent
package:com.samsung.android.smartfitting
package:com.sec.android.app.SecSetupWizard
package:com.pcmehanik.smarttoolkit
package:com.samsung.android.app.telephonyui
package:com.samsung.android.samsungpositioning
package:com.android.statementservice
package:com.sec.android.CarrierCodeChanger
package:com.sec.android.app.hwmoduletest
package:com.android.settings.intelligence
package:com.sec.bcservice
package:com.sec.modem.settings
package:com.android.systemui.theme.dark
package:com.monotype.android.font.samsungone
package:com.sec.android.app.servicemodeapp
package:com.sec.android.preloadinstaller
package:com.sec.android.uibcvirtualsoftkey
package:com.google.android.setupwizard
package:com.samsung.android.tadownloader
package:com.sec.android.gallery3d
package:com.android.providers.settings
package:com.samsung.accessibility
package:com.sec.imsservice
package:com.android.sharedstoragebackup
package:com.samsung.android.mobileservice
package:com.android.dreams.basic
package:com.android.se
package:com.android.inputdevices
package:com.samsung.android.kgclient
package:com.samsung.knox.securefolder
package:com.android.stk2
package:com.samsung.android.app.simplesharing
package:com.samsung.android.da.daagent
package:com.samsung.android.app.reminder
package:com.samsung.android.smartcallprovider
package:com.samsung.advp.imssettings
package:com.samsung.android.location
package:com.sec.android.app.clockpackage
package:com.sec.android.RilServiceModeApp
package:com.google.android.webview
package:com.samsung.android.mdecservice
package:com.sec.android.app.simsettingmgr
package:com.android.server.telecom
package:com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
package:com.samsung.crane
package:com.sec.imslogger
package:com.samsung.android.clipboarduiservice
package:com.android.keychain
package:com.samsung.android.ipsgeofence
package:com.samsung.android.themecenter
package:com.google.android.packageinstaller
package:com.google.android.tts
package:android.autoinstalls.config.samsung
package:com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch.withoutcornerround
package:com.android.calllogbackup
package:com.sec.android.diagmonagent
package:com.sec.spp.push
package:com.android.carrierdefaultapp
package:com.sec.android.app.myfiles
package:com.android.proxyhandler
package:com.samsung.android.app.siofviewer
package:com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare
package:com.sec.android.mimage.photoretouching
package:com.sec.android.app.launcher
package:com.samsung.adaptivebrightnessgo
package:com.samsung.sec.android.teegris.tui_servicepackage:com.samsung.android.wellbeing
package:com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar
package:com.samsung.android.setting.multisound
package:com.samsung.android.authfw
package:com.samsung.safetyinformation
package:com.samsung.android.dialer
package:com.samsung.android.dqagent
package:com.sec.android.app.ringtoneBR
package:com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator
package:com.samsung.android.beaconmanager
package:com.sec.enterprise.mdm.services.simpin
package:com.android.apps.tag
package:com.sec.android.soagent
package:com.samsung.android.fmm
package:com.samsung.android.mdm
package:com.sec.phone
package:com.google.android.backuptransport
package:com.samsung.android.samsungpass
package:com.android.storagemanager
package:com.samsung.android.scloud
package:com.samsung.android.app.soundpicker
package:com.sec.app.RilErrorNotifier
package:com.samsung.android.spayfw
package:com.android.settings
package:com.samsung.app.newtrim
package:com.samsung.android.dsms
package:com.samsung.android.lool
package:com.sec.android.app.bluetoothtest
package:com.sec.android.sdhms
package:com.samsung.android.knox.analytics.uploaderpackage:com.samsung.android.sm.policy
package:com.sec.android.emergencylauncher
package:com.sec.hearingadjust
package:com.sec.android.easyMover
package:com.google.android.apps.turbo
package:com.samsung.android.bluelightfilter
package:com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
package:com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler
package:com.android.cts.ctsshim
package:com.sec.android.splitsound
package:com.samsung.android.svcagent
package:com.samsung.android.networkdiagnostic
package:com.samsung.android.shortcutbackupservice
package:com.android.vpndialogs
package:com.samsung.android.providers.contacts
package:com.android.phone
package:com.android.shell
package:com.android.wallpaperbackup
package:com.android.providers.blockednumber
package:com.samsung.android.app.omcagent
package:com.hiya.star
package:com.android.providers.userdictionary
package:com.sec.enterprise.knox.cloudmdm.smdms
package:com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload
package:com.wssyncmldm
package:com.samsung.ims.smk
package:com.android.location.fused
package:com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
package:com.sec.epdg
package:com.android.systemui
package:com.sec.android.app.personalization
package:com.sec.factory.cameralyzer
package:com.android.bluetoothmidiservice
package:com.samsung.android.sdk.handwriting
package:com.samsung.android.app.clockpack
package:com.samsung.aasaservice
package:com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch
package:com.android.traceur
package:com.samsung.android.allshare.service.mediashare
package:com.sec.android.app.fm
package:com.sec.android.provider.emergencymode
package:com.sec.android.app.camera
package:com.android.bluetooth
package:com.samsung.android.contacts
package:com.samsung.ipservice
package:com.sec.android.app.magnifier
package:com.sec.android.widgetapp.webmanual
package:com.samsung.sec.android.application.csc
package:com.android.captiveportallogin
package:com.samsung.android.sdm.config
package:com.samsung.android.app.dofviewer
package:com.samsung.android.tapack.authfw
package:com.samsung.android.bio.face.service
package:com.samsung.android.a20.d01.wallpapermulti
package:com.samsung.android.video
package:com.google.android.apps.restore
:/ #
Some of these apps are self-explanatory, most are not.
sec is short for Samsung Electronics Corp if you are wondering;)
The above list is after Google has been largely removed and some Samsung apps uninstalled. I would appreciate a virgin list (before any debloating has taken place. Preferably from a non-carrier locked, June updated ROM.
No doubt there are similar threads for other late model Samsung phones with near identical bloat. If you find any good ones, add a link here.
I will try to build up a table showing the function and ramifications of uninstalling each app (with the help of fellow A20 rooters)
 

jajk

Senior Member
Jul 18, 2014
1,514
1,646
Work in progress.....
Code:
android
android.auto_generated_rro__
android.autoinstalls.config.samsung
com.android.apps.tag
com.android.backupconfirm
com.android.bluetooth
com.android.bluetoothmidiservice
com.android.bookmarkprovider                                                  uninstallable
com.android.calllogbackup
com.android.captiveportallogin                                                 needed for WiFi connecting
com.android.carrierconfig
com.android.carrierdefaultapp
com.android.certinstaller
com.android.chrome                                                                    uninstallable
com.android.companiondevicemanager
com.android.cts.ctsshim                                                     needed
com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim                                             needed
com.android.defcontainer
com.android.documentsui
com.android.dreams.basic                                              uninstallable
com.android.dreams.phototable                                    uninstallable
com.android.egg                                                              uninstallable
com.android.emergency                                                 uninstallable
com.android.externalstorage                                           needed
com.android.htmlviewer
com.android.inputdevices                                                needed
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.corner
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.double
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tall
com.android.keychain                                                               needed
com.android.location.fused                                                      needed
com.android.mms.service                                                         needed - messaging
com.android.mtp                                                                       needed
com.android.nfc
com.android.pacprocessor                                                     uninstallable
com.android.phone                                                                 needed
com.android.printspooler                                                       uninstallable
com.android.providers.blockednumber
com.android.providers.calendar
com.android.providers.downloads
com.android.providers.downloads.ui
com.android.providers.media
com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks                         uninstallable
com.android.providers.settings                                           needed
com.android.providers.telephony                                        needed
com.android.providers.userdictionary
com.android.proxyhandler
com.android.se
com.android.server.telecom
com.android.settings
com.android.settings.intelligence
com.android.sharedstoragebackup
com.android.shell
com.android.simappdialog
com.android.statementservice
com.android.stk
com.android.stk2
com.android.storagemanager                                           needed
com.android.systemui                                                         needed
com.android.systemui.theme.dark
com.android.traceur
com.android.vending                                                            uninstallable - part of Google Play
com.android.vpndialogs
com.android.wallpaper.livepicker                                      uninstallable
com.android.wallpaperbackup
com.android.wallpapercropper
com.diotek.sec.lookup.dictionary                                     uninstallable - dictionary
com.enhance.gameservice                                                uninstallable
com.facebook.orca                                                             uninstallable
com.fitbit.FitbitMobile                                                        uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app                       uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.docs                                          uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.docs                     uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.sheets                  uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.maps                                         uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.photos                                      uninstallable
com.google.android.apps.restore
com.google.android.apps.turbo
com.google.android.backuptransport
com.google.android.configupdater
com.google.android.ext.services
com.google.android.ext.shared
com.google.android.feedback                                           uninstallable
com.google.android.gm                                                      uninstallable
com.google.android.gms                                                      uninstallable
com.google.android.gms.policy_sidecar_aps                   uninstallable        
com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox                     uninstallable
com.google.android.gsf                                                       uninstallable
com.google.android.inputmethod.latin                             uninstallable  - keyboard
com.google.android.keep                                                   uninstallable
com.google.android.music                                                   uninstallable
com.google.android.onetimeinitializer                              disable
com.google.android.packageinstaller
com.google.android.partnersetup                                      uninstallable
com.google.android.printservice.recommendation          uninstallable
com.google.android.projection.gearhead                           uninstallable
com.google.android.setupwizard                                         disable
com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts                       uninstallable / disable - needed if Google sync used
com.google.android.tts                                                         uninstallable - Google Text to Speech
com.google.android.videos                                                   uninstallable
com.google.android.webview                                              needed
com.google.android.youtube                                               uninstallable
com.hiya.star
com.hp.android.printservice                                                  uninstallable
com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler
com.microsoft.office.officehubrow                                         uninstallable
com.microsoft.skydrive                                                             uninstallable
com.monotype.android.font.foundation
com.monotype.android.font.samsungone
com.osp.app.signin
com.samsung.aasaservice
com.samsung.accessibility
com.samsung.adaptivebrightnessgo
com.samsung.advp.imssettings
com.samsung.android.a20.d01.wallpapermulti
com.samsung.android.aircommandmanager
com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare
com.samsung.android.allshare.service.mediashare
com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facear.preload              uninstallable
com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload              uninstallable
com.samsung.android.app.clockpack
com.samsung.android.app.dofviewer
com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder
com.samsung.android.app.notes
com.samsung.android.app.omcagent
com.samsung.android.app.reminder
com.samsung.android.app.simplesharing
com.samsung.android.app.siofviewer
com.samsung.android.app.social
com.samsung.android.app.soundpicker
com.samsung.android.app.telephonyui
com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
com.samsung.android.authfw
com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
com.samsung.android.beaconmanager
com.samsung.android.bio.face.service
com.samsung.android.bixby.service
com.samsung.android.bluelightfilter
com.samsung.android.calendar
com.samsung.android.clipboarduiservice
com.samsung.android.contacts
com.samsung.android.da.daagent
com.samsung.android.dialer
com.samsung.android.dqagent
com.samsung.android.dsms
com.samsung.android.easysetup
com.samsung.android.email.provider                                                uninstallable
com.samsung.android.emojiupdater                                                    uninstallable
com.samsung.android.fmm
com.samsung.android.game.gamehome                                             uninstallable
com.samsung.android.game.gametools                                               uninstallable
com.samsung.android.game.gos                                                           uninstallable
com.samsung.android.incallui
com.samsung.android.ipsgeofence
com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator
com.samsung.android.kgclient
com.samsung.android.knox.analytics.uploadercom
com.samsung.android.knox.containeragent
com.samsung.android.knox.containercore
com.samsung.android.location
com.samsung.android.lool
com.samsung.android.mateagent                                                       uninstallable
com.samsung.android.mdecservice
com.samsung.android.mdm
com.samsung.android.messaging
com.samsung.android.mobileservice
com.samsung.android.MtpApplication
com.samsung.android.net.wifi.wifiguider
com.samsung.android.networkdiagnostic
com.samsung.android.oneconnect
com.samsung.android.provider.filterprovider
com.samsung.android.provider.stickerprovider
com.samsung.android.providers.contacts
com.samsung.android.rubin.app                                                                    uninstallable - pushes ads
com.samsung.android.samsungpass
com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
com.samsung.android.samsungpositioning
com.samsung.android.scloud
com.samsung.android.sdk.handwriting
com.samsung.android.sdm.config
com.samsung.android.securitylogagent
com.samsung.android.setting.multisound
com.samsung.android.SettingsReceiver
com.samsung.android.shortcutbackupservice
com.samsung.android.sm.devicesecurity
com.samsung.android.sm.policy
com.samsung.android.smartcallprovider
com.samsung.android.smartface
com.samsung.android.smartfitting
com.samsung.android.smartmirroring
com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant
com.samsung.android.spayfw
com.samsung.android.spdclient
com.samsung.android.stickercenter
com.samsung.android.svcagent
com.samsung.android.tadownloader
com.samsung.android.tapack.authfw
com.samsung.android.themecenter
com.samsung.android.themestore
com.samsung.android.timezone.data_P
com.samsung.android.timezone.updater
com.samsung.android.video
com.samsung.android.wallpaper.res
com.samsung.android.wellbeing
com.samsung.app.newtrim
com.samsung.clipboardsaveservice
com.samsung.cmh
com.samsung.crane
com.samsung.faceservice
com.samsung.ims.smk
com.samsung.ipservice
com.samsung.klmsagent
com.samsung.knox.keychain
com.samsung.knox.securefolder
com.samsung.mlp
com.samsung.rcs
com.samsung.safetyinformation
com.samsung.sec.android.application.csc
com.samsung.sec.android.teeris.tui_service
com.samsung.SMT
com.samsung.storyservice
com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch
com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch.withoutcornerround
com.samsung.ucs.agent.boot
com.sec.android.app.billing
com.sec.android.app.bluetoothtest
com.sec.android.app.camera
com.sec.android.app.chromecustomizations         uninstallable (along with Chrome)
com.sec.android.app.clockpackage
com.sec.android.app.DataCreate
com.sec.android.app.factorykeystring
com.sec.android.app.fm
com.sec.android.app.hwmoduletest
com.sec.android.app.launcher
com.sec.android.app.magnifier
com.sec.android.app.myfiles
com.sec.android.app.parser
com.sec.android.app.personalization
com.sec.android.app.popupcalculator
com.sec.android.app.ringtoneBR
com.sec.android.app.safetyassurance
com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
com.sec.android.app.SecSetupWizard
com.sec.android.app.servicemodeapp
com.sec.android.app.setupwizardlegalprovider
com.sec.android.app.shealth
com.sec.android.app.simsettingmgr
com.sec.android.app.soundalive
com.sec.android.app.voicenote                                                            uninstallable
com.sec.android.app.wlantest
com.sec.android.CarrierCodeChanger
com.sec.android.daemonapp
com.sec.android.diagmonagent
com.sec.android.easyMover
com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
com.sec.android.easyonehand
com.sec.android.emergencylauncher
com.sec.android.emergencymode.service
com.sec.android.gallery3d
com.sec.android.inputmethod                                                                 uninstallable - Samsung keyboard
com.sec.android.mimage.photoretouching                                            uninstallable
com.sec.android.preloadinstaller
com.sec.android.provider.badge
com.sec.android.provider.emergencymode
com.sec.android.providers.security
com.sec.android.RilServiceModeApp
com.sec.android.sdhms
com.sec.android.soagent
com.sec.android.splitsound
com.sec.android.uibcvirtualsoftkey
com.sec.android.wallpapercropper2
com.sec.android.widgetapp.easymodecontactswidget
com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
com.sec.android.widgetapp.webmanual
com.sec.app.RilErrorNotifier
com.sec.automation
com.sec.bcservice
com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation
com.sec.enterprise.knox.cloudmdm.smdms
com.sec.enterprise.mdm.services.simpin
com.sec.epdg
com.sec.epdgtestapp
com.sec.factory
com.sec.factory.camera
com.sec.factory.cameralyzer
com.sec.hearingadjust
com.sec.ims
com.sec.imslogger
com.sec.imsservice
com.sec.location.nsflp2
com.sec.modem.settings
com.sec.phone
com.sec.spp.push
com.sec.sve
com.sec.unifiedwfc
com.sec.usbsettings
com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp
com.sec.vsimservice
com.skms.android.agent
com.spotify.music                                                               uninstallable
com.wsomacp
com.wssyncmldm
 
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physwizz

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Sep 16, 2013
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Sydney
Mine is Vodafone

Code:
$ su
:/data/data/com.termux/files/home # pm list packages
package:com.samsung.android.provider.filterprovider
package:com.sec.android.app.DataCreate
package:com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim
package:com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant
package:com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp
package:com.sec.android.app.setupwizardlegalprovider
package:com.google.android.youtube
package:com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder
package:com.sec.location.nsflp2
package:stericson.busybox
package:com.sec.android.app.chromecustomizations
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jajk

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@physwizz Is that before any Samsung apps have been removed?
I see you're the optimistic type with TWRP app installed....
 

physwizz

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So we should be able to use titanium backup to uninstall all of these.
BIXBY

com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup

com.samsung.android.app.spage

com.samsung.android.app.routines

com.samsung.android.bixby.service

com.samsung.android.visionintelligence

com.samsung.android.bixby.agent

com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework

GENERAL SYSTEM

com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels

com.dsi.ant.service.socket

com.dsi.ant.server

com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus

com.android.egg

com.sec.android.easyonehand

com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps

com.sec.android.app.launcher

com.samsung.android.mateagent

com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent

com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub

com.sec.android.daemonapp

com.samsung.android.app.social



SAMSUNG PASS / PAY

com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill

com.samsung.android.authfw

com.samsung.android.samsungpass

com.samsung.android.spay

com.samsung.android.spayfw

GIMMICKY APPS

com.samsung.android.aremoji

com.google.ar.core

flipboard.boxer.app

com.samsung.android.wellbeing

com.samsung.android.da.daagent

com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing

com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers

FACEBOOK

com.facebook.katana

com.facebook.system

com.facebook.appmanager

com.facebook.services

CAR MODE

com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

PRINTING

com.android.bips

com.google.android.printservice.recommendation

com.android.printspooler



SAMSUNG EMAIL

com.samsung.android.email.provider

com.wsomacp

SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER

com.samsung.android.game.gamehome

com.enhance.gameservice

com.samsung.android.game.gametools

com.samsung.android.game.gos

com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

SAMSUNG BROWSER

com.sec.android.app.sbrowser

com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

GEAR VR

com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc

com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub

com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell

com.google.vr.vrcore


SAMSUNG KIDS

com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller

com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

SAMSUNG LED COVER

com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover

com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

EDGE

com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

SAMSUNG DEX

com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice

com.samsung.desktopsystemui

com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
 

physwizz

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If you want to do a ROM backup this looks promising.
https://flashfire.chainfire.eu/
Unfortunately it doesn't work with magisk 17+ and mine is 19.3
Screenshot_20190813-150924_FlashFire.jpg
The only way I can see to make use of it would be to take the A20 back to stock, download an older Magisk Manager apk which is linked to magisk 16, patch the boot.img etc....
I found one here
https://romprovider.com/2018/02/download-magisk-16-0-magisk-manager-5-6-1/

Haven't tried it yet.

Edit: the other possibility is to set the custom update channel to grab magisk 16.0.
 
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jajk

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Not being a Samsung fanboy / victim / aficionado / whatever, I am struggling to understand the benefits or functionality I am getting from Bixby and Knox. Can somebody explain the reason why I should be impressed with and keep or not be amused and delete the services?
 

TheSnizz

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Not being a Samsung fanboy / victim / aficionado / whatever, I am struggling to understand the benefits or functionality I am getting from Bixby and Knox. Can somebody explain the reason why I should be impressed with and keep or not be amused and delete the services?

Samsung Knox is an underlying system that enables personal and business data to exist on the same Samsung device, while keeping the data isolated.

As for Bixby, it's supposed to be your personal assistant ala hello google or alexa, but with more functionality hardwired into the system with gestures and mapped buttons. To me this is bloat, and I do not need a personal AI assistant.
 
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I'm using the adb uninstall for user 0 trick rather than completely removing it from the system so that if I mess up i can just run the command pm install -k --user 0. This way the app doesn't load at phone boot for the user, but is still available in the system directory for future OTA updates.

I don't really see any sense in using root for debloating or much else until we develop a working custom ROM for our device.

Things I have debloated so far without issue:

Samsung Bloatware:

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
(Samsung App Store)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
(Bixby Personal Assistant)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
(Galaxy Essentials Widget)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
(Small hand bloat)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
(Samsung Galaxy Friends)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartfitting
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant
(Samsung Smart Switch)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
(Wearable Manager Installer)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.emojiupdater
(Emoji Update Service)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
(Samsung Game Launcher)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.billing
(Samsung Billing)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
(Samsung Wellbeing)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.spp.push
(Push Notifications for samsung app updates)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.opera.max.oem
(Max Data Saving)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.fmm
(Samsung Find My Mobile)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.beaconmanager
(Samsung Smartthings)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.diagmonagent
(Samsung Diagnostic Monitoring for Who knows what)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartmirroring
(Samsung Smart Mirroring)

Knox Spyware Bloats:

Google Bloatware:

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core
(Augmented Reality)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.partnersetup
(Allows a certain app to change settings of another app or some such, uses a lot of permissions. Got rid of cause paranoid.)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm
(Gmail)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube
(Youtube)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bookmarkprovider
(3rd Party Chrome Bookmarks)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
(Google Quick Search Box)


General System Bloatware:

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
(Google Easter Egg)

Facebook Bloatware:

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana

Microsoft Bloatware:

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.skydrive
(Microsoft OneDrive)
 
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jajk

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@TheSnizz Thanks for the explanation of Bixby and Knox.....definitely a bloatware/spyware combo in my opinion.
The pm uninstall -k --user 0 technique is a good one while we do not have a working TWRP.
I have damaged the Samsung Camera app by removing / disabling something totally unrelated.... have to backtrack now to find out what it was. In other Samsung threads, it appears there are many traps set to punish those who just bought Samsung hardware and do not want to leak their entire life to be onsold to all-comers.
 

TheSnizz

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Does anyone know what these packages do?

Duckduckgo searched them, and couldn't come up with adequate explanations.

com.sec.android.diagmonagent ?

com.samsung.android.app.omcagent ?
 

jajk

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@The snizz A clue to unknown apps function can be found if you unzip the apk and look through the individual files using a suitable text editor. This is how I find some of the (not so) cleverly disguised adservers, data harvesters etc. The more important the name sounds, the more likely it is to be stealing your data;)
 

jajk

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Possibly the safest option for now until we can get a fully functional TWRP that can back up data partition is to disable apps via adb or directly in a terminal app. This has an advantage over uninstalling apps in that it is easy to reinstate apps if there is some weird dependency that breaks something you need.
From a PC running adb, the commands look like this:
Code:
adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 <package_to_disable>       to disable app for user 0
adb shell pm list packages -d                                                                     to view disabled apps
adb shell pm enable <package_to_enable>                                            to re-enable an app
 

Spaceminer

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Possibly the safest option for now until we can get a fully functional TWRP that can back up data partition is to disable apps via adb or directly in a terminal app. This has an advantage over uninstalling apps in that it is easy to reinstate apps if there is some weird dependency that breaks something you need.
From a PC running adb, the commands look like this:
Code:
adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 <package_to_disable>       to disable app for user 0
adb shell pm list packages -d                                                                     to view disabled apps
adb shell pm enable <package_to_enable>                                            to re-enable an app

I created a debloat script that you're welcome to adapt for this purpose. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the app names are still the same. It's from the Galaxy J727p for Virgin Mobile. Any line with a # in front of it will be ignored. Just don't try flashing that as is.
 

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    @Spaceminer Thanks, funny that almost every Samsung forum has so much effort going into debloating. It is sad that we have to go to such lengths but Samsung has certainly raced to the bottom (and won) with their entire range of newer phones. As every day go by, I am less impressed with my A20.......a severely crippled phone in every way possible:rolleyes:

    I feel the same way buddy. If you buy it, you own it. And if you want to change anything about it, that's your right. The manufacturer can get bent if they don't like it. Making something that you own suit your needs, shouldn't be such a hassle. One day I think someone will make a blank phone that you can install any OS on, just like a PC. Something modular perhaps with standardized slots for ram, ssd, and gpu/cpu upgrades. (Just like sim or sdcard slots.) This is the future I'm hoping for anyhow.
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    is it possible to debloat permanently without root ?

    I want to root and then make a factory reset. Will this bring the apps back ?

    Thanks
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    Yep....don't touch anything to do with Samsung Payment services!
    Unfortunately Samsung has set nasty traps in app dependencies and fiercely protects it "right" to plunder your personal data by forcing you to leave certain apps intact that provide their backdoors. Each update brings different traps so there is no simple answer to "what can I remove?" It is more a question of "what must stay" and are you O.K with that!
    After a few brickings trying to find a satisfactory solution, it became obvious to me that there is only one course of action......install a GSI ROM and put up with the minor losses in some hardware functionality. I don't mind loosing some camera functionality because, quite frankly the camera is crap (2 crap cameras do not make a single good camera).
    Fingerprint sensor is a bit dodgy too so don't really miss that either. I am not a fish in a barrel waiting to be shot and I don't play nice in "walled gardens" so no more Samsung garbage for me.