Samantha · Feb 8, 2014 at 08:00 am

Bulk-Delete Apps on Your Android Device through AROMA

A common way for Android users to delete a large number of apps, such as bloatware, is to find a convenient bloatware removal script. Just download the base script, edit it by adding and removing the undesirable apps, and run it on your device, and voila. Of course, using a text editor to change the script can be quite a tedious process, especially if you do this often or have a massive number of apps to remove. If this is the case, you may want to check out an alternate method of bloatware removal through an AROMA package.

Originally developed for the Samsung Galaxy Y by XDA Senior Member the_pirate_predator, the AROMA package simply named Bloatware Remover, allows you to not only perform the expected function of removing apps in bulk, but also enables you to easily choose which apps to remove right there and then. This means no more manually editing scripts with apps you wish to remove and save, a benefit many folks may appreciate. Additionally, to reduce instability and the time you spend finding a particular app, the_pirate_predator has made it so the AROMA installer only displays apps that can be deleted.

Additional kudos must be given to the_pirate_predator, as he has also provided a detailed guide to port this device-specific AROMA package to other devices, so users of other devices will also be able to give this bloatware removal method a go. So if you’re interested in trying out an alternate method of removing bloatware from your Android device, make sure to check out the original thread for the Galaxy Y, and the porting tutorial for more information.

Update: It seems like users looking to port this AROMA package still must manually include all the apps that one wants to be included as ‘bloatware’ during the porting process. However, no more script editing is required after this initial process is done.


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