How to easily get rid of bloatware apps (root)
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And that's how you easily remove bloatware on Android.
1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It's a shame Samsung has made some of their latest phones hard to root -- Galaxy S5 on Verizon and ATT, for example. KNOX may be useful for the enterprise, but I'd rather have easy root on my phones. Samsung should offer this option. Better yet would be a website customers could go to that would allow them to unlock their bootloader and/or get root on their phones.
IMO, without being able to root, the Android you get from most carriers is not very user friendly. It should be easy for people to get rid of apps and services they don't want.
2. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
Actually, it's not only just Samsung. The LG g2 was difficult to root because you have to download all these LG softwares and i believe the tmobile model can't root while on kitkat. Manufacturing companies and the efforts from carriers are both making it more hard nowdays. Ihope android's future doesnt continue this path.
10. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Don't blame it on Samsung. Rooting my dad's note 10.1 2014 edition(knoxed) was not so hard. It is the carriers which enforce locking of bootloaders. Mainly because the custom roms have tether provisioning disabled many a times, and they want to charge you heave for tethering.
16. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
User friendly?! Thats an odd thing to say. Having root privileges is not something intended for average user! I think what you meant was to flash a custom rom, which is a difficult process and is not for ordinary people.
3. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
Is there a difference between this app and titanium backup free version?
4. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1644; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Chrome was the only bloatware I wanted to remove.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Chrome is more in the spyware category than bloatware :)
5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Titanium Backup is the best to use with tons of options...
7. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
i use that with McTweaker app. Great indepth rooting.
Also use VMHeaptools, for making the buffer app opening to 16mb RAM. Similar like 64bit
11. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
+1 to rom toolbox. My go to tool for managing everything about my rom.
12. express77 (unregistered)
I use titanium backup but I will give it a try.
13. Planterz (Posts: 1644; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
This app might be handy for ID'ing what apps you can/should remove. Clean Master has this feature too, as well as many other handy tools. But it's much safer to use Rom Toolbox or Titanium Backup (or similar) to first freeze the app to make sure removal doesn't affect the phone. Then, if all is OK, you remove it. Personally, I mainly just freeze the apps rather than removing them (NFL Mobile can go right to digital hell though). Most bloatware (I call them craplications) doesn't take up all that much space, and I feel safer knowing I can just unfreeze.
AND ALWAYS DO BACKUPS!!!!!!
14. Planterz (Posts: 1644; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Frankly, I think Clean Master is the better chooser of which apps to remove, based soley on the screenshot of System app remover suggesting that you "could remove" Google Play, rather than "should keep". Because why the hell would anyone want to remove Google Play?!?!?
15. express77 (unregistered)
Can someone suggest me an adfree app which have one tap cache cleaner, one tap dalvik cleaner, uninstall system files and easy to use.