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How to uninstall pre-installed apps on Android without root

25 mayo, 2021

When we launch a new mobile or tablet we see that our Android device comes with a great variety of pre-installed apps, and when we start to clean up that annoying bloatware to leave only the applications that we want, we see that some applications will not even allow us to disable them.

Luckily already No need to be root to uninstall system applications. We can uninstall all bloatware thanks to the Android Debug Bridge command line tool that Google officially offers to developers. We tell you how.

Uninstalling system applications

Previous step

USB debugging

In order to uninstall the system applications we have to prepare our Android device and our PC by performing the following steps:

  1. Enable USB Debugging.
  2. Install the USB Driver of your mobile.
  3. Download Platform-Tools and unzip its folder on your PC.



Once the USB Debugging is activated, the drivers installed and the SDK tools downloaded, we only need connect our mobile phone to the computer by USB cable and open a command window.

In the command window we have to enter the folder Platform-Tools and perform the following commands:

  1. adb shell
  2. pm list packages | grep "nombre del OEM/Operador/Aplicación"
  3. pm uninstall -k --user 0 "nombre paquete de la aplicación"


To uninstall Youtube As a system application, we enter the shell, look for the application named YouTube in the list and then uninstall it by typing the name of the complete package.

  1. adb shell
  2. pm list packages | grep youtube
  3. pm uninstall -k --user 0

Via | XDA
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