Since the launch of Android, Carriers, and OEMs are busy installing the unwanted pieces of software onto our devices. These applications are called bloatware, and bloatware is famous for slowing down the devices with the passage of time. Today, we will tell you How to Uninstall Bloatware From Any Android Device – No Root Required. Bloatware is actually a subjective term and can range from Samsung’s own messaging application to Google’s own music player application to even actual spyware like DT Ignite. But one thing is clear, you cannot disable or uninstall Carrier/OEM Bloatware that’s why we are bringing this guide to you so you could debloat your Android Device and free up some precious memory occupied by the Bloatware.
There are many debloater apps available in the market, some of them work like a charm and some just refuse to work. The thing is, most of the apps require Root Access and they work on specific phones. Today’s method is universal and doesn’t require root access. Therefore, if you want to manually uninstall these system applications without root access then follow the below guide.
How to Uninstall Bloatware From Any Android Device – No Root Required
- Install USB Drivers for your device. Download Android USB Drivers.
- Download ADB Binary according to your system. (Windows, MAC, Linux)
- Extract the zip file into a folder which is easily accessible later, on your computer.
- Now pick up your phone head towards Settings >> About Phone here find the build number and tap on it 7 times to Enable Developer options.
- Now enter the Developer options and enable USB Debugging.
- Plug your phone into the computer and change it from “charge only” mode to “file transfer (MTP)” mode.
- Browse to the folder where you extracted ADB Binary, earlier.
- Launch a command prompt in your ADB Folder. To do so, press and hold shift and at the time right click with the mouse anywhere on within the folder. After that, click “Open command window here”.
- In command prompt/terminal enter the following command: adb devices
- You will see a prompt on your device asking you to authorize a connection with the computer. Grant it. This prompt will only appear if this is your first time running ADB.
- Again enter the command adb devices, this time terminal will print your device’s serial number. This means you are now ready to debloat your device/phone.
- Enter the following command: adb shell
- Execute the “pm list packages | grep ‘<OEM/Carrier/App Name>‘” command (without quotes) to find package names.
- Execute the command like so: “pm uninstall -k –user 0 <name of package>” command (without quotes) to uninstall a specific system application.
This is it! This way you can uninstall any system application without root and uninstall bloatware from any Android Device. It’s a very powerful method for debloating, thus shall be used with caution. Uninstalling any essential system app could cause your phone to stop working and then you will have to factory reset it to make the device work again.