Remove bloatware and install Android 4.2 apps on the Galaxy S III with PalaTool

XDA-Devs member shahar2k9 has come up with a wonderful little PalaTool that removes bloatware of your choosing from the Samsung Galaxy S III, and installs Android 4.2 versions of many default apps on the handset.

You need to be rooted, and CWM recovery installed, but after that, it's fairly straightforward - just boot into recovery mode from ROM Manager, and point to the PalaTool zip file.

Here's the full list of what gets removed, and which Android 4.2 apps can be added:

As you can see, the author also throws in Nexus 4 UI elements like fonts and wallpapers, as well as CyanogenMod APN list, and he promises many other mods to be added in the future. Saves time in removing bloatware piece by piece, and installing newest app versions, no doubt.

source: shahar2k9 (XDA-Devs)

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Cool! very nice!!! i will try that

2. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Anything Everything Posible In one Click When it Comes SAMSUNG + Google's Android !

3. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Very useful

4. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

will the camera work fully? **wink: photosphere**

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

As much as i like customising my phones and tab i'd totally advise against rooting. Warrantys are instantly voided. I've seen it many times phones coming in for problems and repair being refused by manufacturers because the device is rooted and "altered beyond manufacturers set specificaions,warranty voided" See the many issues that can happen to phones on a daily basis a warranty is something not to be messed with wether its the 1 year apple warranty or the 2 year from any of the other manufacturers.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

thing is, what manufacturer offers a 2 year warranty? 1 year is pretty much the standard in the industry. In fact Apple is one of the few manufacturers that actually offers extended warranty options, most require you to get these services through carriers.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Anywhere in the EU anyhow. Its your legal free right to have a full 2yr warranty. Every manufacturer obeys this law except apple. Every manufacturer gives the 2 yr cover free. Apple still fights this and offers one. If your iphone breaks down after 14 month for instance its time to buy a new one. Some saps do pay apple extraordinary amount of cash to apple under the title "apple care" and receive the free legal 2 ye warranty for a nice cash payment

6. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

So... this is just a /wipe system and install 4.2 gapps with some Nexus 4 aroma...

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

Touch wiz sucks

8. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Only for the quad-cores.

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