How To Guide Watch4 ADB Commands - Disable/Enable/Uninstall/Restore system app, Install/pull Apps

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q.snake

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The uninstall command removes app for active user but doesn't remove it from system, so the watchface is still there, Samsung is rolling out watch4 update and the watch5 watchfaces for the watch4, check for watch updates from time to time

It's not the apk or Samsung pay, it's the watch CSC, in other words, region, and there is no safe way of changing it as far as I know...

You can create a new thread asking for help, a lot will see your question that way, in here, it's less likely to be seen...
Thank you, have just got the update!
 
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Did the first one, they updated the watch 2 times to latest one but csc isn't changing, I asked them what's the further course of action, service center people were clueless I asked for a replacement if nothing works. Let's see I'll update if any thing works on changing the csc or we need to change the whole watch for it to work.
Update: Got the motherboard replaced saying lte calls are dropping and unfrequent switching off of watch with full charge(both are fine) so service had no other option but to replace the motherboard, now it's back to Normal updated to One UI 4.5. Better use the above reasons if you also need a replacement since sc people have required tools for a software update, so they will update your watch over jig and give it back, there will be no ota's until the csc is changed which isn't happening as of now.
 
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    Hello Everyone,
    I hope you all are good,
    So I see some on you wondering about how to uninstall, reinstall, install, pull, enable and disable apps for the watch, so I decided to make this thread to address these different scenarios, this is based on test of users, if there is any incorrect command, let me know and I will update the thread...

    Requirements: ADB (to execute adb commands)...


    ~~~ Enabling Watch4 ADB ~~~

    The first thing you need to do is enable the watch developer mode by going into watch settings then about and tap the version many times till it says switched on, inside developer mode enable ADB, it will enable ADB Wi-Fi, if it doesn't, enable then go to Wi-Fi and make sure that Wi-Fi is connected to the same network of the PC, head back to developer mode and you will see under ADB Wi-Fi IP address...

    ~~~ Running ADB & Connecting to the Watch4 ~~~

    Watch is ready for some ADB action and adventure lol, on pc start PowerShell or CMD inside ADB folder by holding down SHIFT and right clicking on empty area:
    1629877310549.png
    or if you have cmd-here.exe, run it...

    type the following:
    adb connect <IP>
    (if it's your first time, check your watch for RSA authentication and allow the PC to connect)
    Now here is the list of scenarios...

    ~~~ Scenario 1: Installing Apps ~~~
    Place the apk in adb folder then type:
    adb -s <IP> install <apk-name>.apk
    once you are done disconnect:
    adb disconnect

    ~~~ Scenario 2: Uninstalling System Apps ~~~
    Be very careful, don't uninstall vital system apps, uninstall apps that you see on the watch home screen drawer or watch widgets...
    Enter Shell mode typing:
    adb shell
    then type:
    pm list packages
    Find the packages you want to remove then type for each package
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 <package-name-to-uninstall>
    once you are done exit and disconnect:
    exit
    adb disconnect

    ~~~ Scenario 3: Disabling/Enabling System Apps ~~~
    Enter Shell mode typing:
    adb shell
    then type:
    pm list packages
    Find the packages you want to:

    • Disable then type for each package
    pm disable-user --user 0 <package-name-to-disable>
    • Enable then type for each package
    pm enable --user 0 <package-name-to-enable>
    once you are done exit and disconnect:
    exit
    adb disconnect

    ~~~ Scenario 4: Reinstalling/Restoring System Apps ~~~
    Enter Shell mode typing:
    adb shell
    Find the package you want to restore (thanks to @adfree)
    com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim

    com.google.android.ext.services

    com.samsung.android.knox.wkes

    com.sec.location.nfwlocationprivacy

    com.android.providers.telephony

    com.sec.android.app.parser

    com.android.dynsystem

    com.samsung.android.networkstack

    com.samsung.android.calendar

    com.samsung.android.watch.cameracontroller

    com.android.providers.calendar

    com.sec.automation

    com.android.providers.media

    com.google.android.ext.shared

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.analoguefont

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simplecomplication

    com.skms.android.agent

    com.samsung.android.wear.shealth

    com.samsung.android.incallui

    com.sec.usbsettings

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.premiumanalog

    com.sec.factory

    com.android.companiondevicemanager

    com.android.mms.service

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.myphoto

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.mystyle

    com.android.providers.downloads

    com.samsung.android.video.wearable

    com.google.android.networkstack.tethering.overlay

    com.samsung.android.storage.watchstoragemanager

    com.monotype.android.font.foundation

    com.samsung.android.gallery.watch

    com.samsung.android.watch.compass

    com.sk.vas.tshare

    com.sec.android.app.factorykeystring

    com.samsung.android.watch.runestone.app

    com.sec.android.app.samsungapps

    com.samsung.android.sdk.handwriting.watch

    com.samsung.android.watch.findmyphone

    com.samsung.android.watch.findmywatch

    com.sec.android.app.wlantest

    com.google.android.overlay.modules.permissioncontroller

    com.android.vending

    com.android.networkstack

    com.samsung.android.watch.weather

    com.google.android.wearable.batteryservices

    com.android.modulemetadata

    com.android.certinstaller

    com.android.carrierconfig

    com.google.android.marvin.talkback

    com.samsung.android.app.esimkeystring

    com.samsung.SMT

    com.samsung.rtl

    android

    com.samsung.rtlassistant

    com.google.android.overlay.modules.cellbroadcastreceiver

    com.samsung.android.aircommandmanager

    com.google.android.apps.wearable.settings

    com.android.mtp

    com.android.nfc

    com.samsung.android.messaging

    com.android.backupconfirm

    com.samsung.android.stextclassifier

    com.samsung.android.app.telephonyui

    com.android.statementservice

    com.samsung.android.wear.musictransfer

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.basicclock

    com.samsung.android.bixby.agent

    com.sec.android.app.hwmoduletest

    com.sec.bcservice

    com.sec.modem.settings

    com.samsung.hidden.SKT

    com.monotype.android.font.samsungone

    com.google.android.permissioncontroller

    com.android.wearable.resources

    com.sec.android.app.servicemodeapp

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simpleclassic

    com.android.providers.settings

    com.samsung.accessibility

    com.sec.imsservice

    com.samsung.android.service.health

    com.google.android.apps.wearable.systemui

    com.android.webview

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.dualwatch

    com.android.se

    com.android.inputdevices

    com.samsung.advancedcallservice

    com.samsung.android.app.contacts

    com.samsung.android.app.reminder

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.together

    com.samsung.android.watch.flashlight

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.typography

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.large

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.animal

    com.google.android.apps.maps

    com.samsung.android.qrreader.watch

    com.samsung.advp.imssettings

    com.samsung.android.watch.alarm

    com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver

    com.sec.android.RilServiceModeApp

    com.samsung.android.mdecservice

    com.samsung.android.watch.timer

    android.ext.shared

    com.samsung.android.smartgesture

    com.samsung.android.wear.blockednumber

    com.android.server.telecom

    com.samsung.euicc

    com.android.keychain

    com.google.android.packageinstaller

    com.google.android.gms

    com.google.android.gsf

    com.google.android.tts

    android.ext.services

    com.android.wifi.resources

    com.google.android.partnersetup

    com.sec.android.diagmonagent

    com.android.localtransport

    com.samsung.android.batterysavingsettings

    com.samsung.android.wearable.knox.attestation

    com.samsung.android.watch.stf

    com.google.android.wearable.ambient

    com.samsung.packageinstalleroverlay

    com.samsung.android.shealthmonitor

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.aremoji

    com.android.managedprovisioning

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.analogmodular

    com.android.networkstack.tethering

    com.android.soundpicker

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.emergency

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.simpleanalogue

    com.samsung.android.dialer

    com.samsung.android.watch.safety_assistance

    com.samsung.android.dqagent

    com.google.android.clockworkicons

    com.google.android.wearable.overlay.home.merlot

    com.samsung.android.wearable.setupwizard

    com.sem.factoryapp

    com.samsung.android.watch.stopwatch

    com.google.android.wearable.healthservices

    com.samsung.wear.contacts.sync

    com.ims.dm

    com.google.android.apps.wearable.retailattractloop

    com.sec.android.soagent

    com.samsung.android.wearable.sysui

    com.sec.phone

    com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup

    com.samsung.android.honeyboard

    com.samsung.android.scloud

    com.samsung.android.location.locproxy

    com.sec.app.RilErrorNotifier

    com.samsung.euicc.wmservice

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.bitmoji

    com.sec.android.app.bluetoothtest

    com.sec.android.sdhms

    com.android.networkstack.permissionconfig

    com.samsung.android.mediacontroller

    com.google.android.wearable.app

    com.android.cts.ctsshim

    com.samsung.android.watch.screencapture

    com.samsung.android.wear.samsungvoiceinput

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.digitalmodular

    com.samsung.android.wcs.extension

    com.samsung.android.wearable.samsungaccount

    com.samsung.android.providers.contacts

    com.android.phone

    com.android.shell

    com.android.wallpaperbackup

    com.android.providers.blockednumber

    com.android.providers.userdictionary

    com.android.providers.media.module

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.superfiction

    com.google.android.clockwork.oemsetup

    com.wssyncmldm

    com.samsung.android.watch.worldclock

    com.android.hotspot2.osulogin

    com.samsung.android.clientconnection

    com.android.location.fused

    com.sec.android.app.personalization

    com.samsung.android.apps.wearable.recent

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.digitalfont

    com.samsung.aasaservice

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.endangeredanimal

    com.samsung.android.cidmanager

    com.android.bluetooth

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.companionhelper

    com.samsung.sec.android.application.csc

    com.samsung.android.samsungnetworklocation

    com.google.android.wearable.frameworkpackagestubs

    com.samsung.android.watch.watchface.tickingsound

    com.samsung.android.mcfds
    type to restore
    pm install-existing <package-name-to-reinstall>
    once you are done exit and disconnect:
    exit
    adb disconnect

    ~~~ Scenario 5: Pulling Apps ~~~
    Enter Shell mode typing:
    adb shell
    then type
    pm list packages
    Find the package of interest then type
    pm path <package-name>
    this returns the path of the apk package location, exit shell
    exit
    now pull it typing:
    adb pull <path-to-apk-package> <package-name>.apk
    you have pulled the apk into the adb folder...


    ~~~ End of Scenarios ~~~
    I have one thing to say, sorry for the caps in advance, but I got to do it
    TURN OFF ADB ON WATCH
    otherwise it will drain your watch battery...
    ~~~ Don't forget to ~~~
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    agrred, but its hard to find gapps for wear os

    Do you think there a way to found them on or extract them ?
    Here's a dump of every APK on my GW4, even the non-system apps(why not?).

    Keep in mind, some of the apps are now split-apks. I've made those apps individual folders, and you'll need to cd into them and then use adb install-multiple base.apk split1.apk split2.apk etc, in order to install those apps. (I hope somebody ports SAI to Wear OS soon....)
    5
    Ok, so I disabled Bixby agent+wakeup yesterday (instead of uninstalling like before...) and no problems since. I can use all the other functions just fine, and GPS/WiFi toggle as expected. All good.
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    someone tried to install google assistant via adb?
    Can´t find an apk and have no other watch to extract it -.-
    When I get my watch and see that I have it, I will pull and upload it for you...
    I apologise for dumb question: i always wanted to play with adb (for uninstalling and disabling apps) on my phones...but i didn't have the guts or knowledge. Can i use this guide (to the letter) to do it on my phone?
    Including using the minimal adb zip you provided?
    I intend to uninstall stuff when my fold3 and watch 4 classic lte arrive
    No question is dumb and yes you can use the guide as a reference, just keep in mind that packages of phone are different than the watch, also, on the phone you can disable system apps but you can't uninstall them like the watch (as far as I know) and finally, no need to do adb install on the phone because it's a direct install...

    Unless when you said use it on the phone as in execute adb commands on the phone for the watch, yes it will work too...
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    There is an error for enabling package: pm enable-user --user 0 <package-name-to-disable> should be : pm enable --user 0 <package-name-to-disable>