TrulyClean is a Samsung Galaxy S4 bloatware cleaning script

Nobody likes bloatware on their Android smartphone. It just sits there doing nothing but occupying scarce system resources. Isn't there a way to get rid of it once and for all? Sure there is, and if the Samsung Galaxy S4 is your smartphone of choice, TrulyClean is a script that can free it of bloatware.

TrulyClean, which is compatible with both GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 models of the Samsung Galaxy S4, removes nearly 100 apps, thus cleaning over 600MB of storage space. That includes not only S Voice and the Samsung Hub, but also things like Google Earth, Google+, and Gmail. Of course, users are free to download the last three apps manually in case they want to. And those who are brave enough to do so may edit the script themselves.

TrulyClean script can be obtained from the XDA-Developers forum so follow the link below in case you're interested.

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Arggg! Wish this was Note 2 compatable.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This will not eliminate the bloat problem on the S4. If you want to do that, get the Goofle edition.

5. horsecock unregistered

You're a genius

8. VictorP

Posts: 24; Member since: May 29, 2013

What's the Goofle edition?

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

@ Mxyzptlk back in PA with a BANG (as Thumbs Down has been removed)... Yes Mxyzptlk, you are a GENIUS... /s

3. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Wow an app that uninstall all those S4 gimmicks that Samsung did commercials with.. kinda stupid x)

4. HASHTAG unregistered

Not really, because I would love to have some of those stupid gimmicks removed.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which particular advertised gimmick for the S4 can't you turn of in settings?

7. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I do not think it is so much turning them off, but not having them take up memory on the phone if you aren't going to use them. I can't speak for HASHTAG, but that is what I am suspecting was meant. For me, one of the best things about flashing my ROM was getting rid of all of the bloat.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That makes sense. Thanks.

10. HASHTAG unregistered

ECPirate37 that is exactly what I mean. I wouldn't mind these gimmicks on the S4, but the fact that they take up almost half the phone's memory it does bother me. Then again, I do have an SD card, but still I would like to have more internal memory available, like for apps and other media.

12. iEpic

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Me, I like just make folders and put all the useless apps in the "trash" folder, and only open it when I need something in there.

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

So, is root required for this, or no? Sounds like it's a prereq...

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