Bloatware is extremely frustrating at times. There’s usually no problems when removing a couple, but things just get tedious when you have no idea which app is safe to remove or not. It’s even more of a hassle when your Galaxy S 4 comes with nearly 100 of them baked into the system, meaning leaving it to either a pre-cleaned ROM or an AOSP-derived, source-built ROM are your two best options. However if you want to do it yourself, you should check out the TrulyClean script by XDA Senior Member schoolsux.
Initially created for schoolsux’s own personal use, the TrulyClean script removes more than 98 apps considered bloatware, taking out the guesswork and saving you the time and effort. Installation, or uninstallation rather, is quite straight forward, requiring you to flash the provided zip file and running the prompted script. Schoolsux does recommend you to do a full wipe of your device and install either a stock or custom ROM first before installing, but it’s not strictly a requirement.
Apps such as Gmail, Earth, and Google+ will be on the chopping block, and so will S Voice and Samsung Hub. And for those who prefer the stock browser as opposed to the 3rd party alternatives, there’s even a version which keeps it intact. If there are other apps you’d rather not get removed, there’s a quick and easy tutorial briefly guiding you through the steps to edit the script to your liking.
Schoolsux’s TrulyClean is compatible with both the i9500 and i9505 S4 variants. If this has you interested, be sure to check out the original thread for more information and download._________
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