Remove Bloatware from Your Android Device – XDA TV

Remove Bloatware from Your Android Device – XDA TV

Carriers and manufacturers sometimes have the nasty habit of installing apps at the factory. These apps are claimed to be useful and helpful. However, why do I need Verizon’s Navigation app when Google Maps is already installed? Why do I need Samsung’s Mail app to check my Gmail? Android already comes with a much nicer Gmail app.

So, you can just ignore some of the apps, but some still run in the background. Also, your app drawer could potentially be crowded with this junk making it harder to find the stuff you actually need!

XDA TV Producer RootJunky presents instructions on How to Remove Bloatware from Your Android Device using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and pretty easy. This video shows you use Gatesjunior’s Debloater tool. The process is the same for just about any Android device. So if you wanted to get rid of bloatware on your Android device, take a moment and check this video out.

Requirements:

  • Developer Options turned on with ADB or USB debugging enabled
  • Manufacturer Drivers installed
  • KitKat – No Root Needed
  • Lollipop, Jelly Bean and below require root access

Links to Files mentioned:

Check out RootJunky’s (Tom’s) YouTube Channel.

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Jimmy McGee
Jimmy McGee

As the resident token curmudgeon Senior Moderator of the XDA Forums, get off his lawn. Member of XDA since the Windows Mobile days Jimmy McGee heads up the YouTube channel for XDA dubbed XDA TV. Technology Geek by trade and security analyst by training, he has a lot to say about things found on the internet, some of which can be safely ignored.