By purchasing an Android device, the user herehe also notices a lot of installed applications and programs. These are the so-called pre-installed applications, without which, according to the developer of the operating system or the manufacturer of the mobile device, the user simply can not do, but often these very pre-installed applications are completely not in demand.
The situation is aggravated by the fact thatpre-installed applications are often assigned a system rating, which means that the user can not delete them without so-called root rights. Let's see what the root-rights are and how to use them to remove the built-in system applications of Android.
Root-rights (or superuser rights) areThe account of the chief administrator, having access to which, any device owner can change system files, themes, shortcuts, delete standard applications, assign new options to hardware functions, create backup copies of the system, etc.
How to get root-rights, you can read in the article How to hack Android.
However, it is important to consider, having received root-rights, youyou will no longer be able to service your phone under warranty, as the manufacturer is not responsible for the actions that you will perform with the system using root-rights, as well as the consequences of your actions. You should understand that removing an unnecessary, in your opinion, system file, can lead to a system crash.
Delete standard applications
So, you got root-rights, now you can start to remove uninstalled applications.
- Go to the / system / app folder.
- Locate the .apk file for the application you want to remove.
- Click on the file menu and select the option "Delete".
- Find the .odex file of the same application (it does not always work).
- Go to the / data / app folder, if the .apk and .odex application files are there, remove them from there.
All! As you can see, with root-rights everything is quite simple! Just be careful, you can safely remove programs such as Gmail or Google Drive, if you do not need them, but files with names like CertInstaller.apk or PackageInstaller.apk should not be touched - it threatens to crash further system performance.
Read also: How to remove the system applications Android.
More on the features and capabilities of its operating system, look for in the Android section.