How To Remove Bloatware From Samsung Galaxy S3

Remove Galaxy S3 Bloatware

Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone has been launched last week and there are already several guides that will help your install CWM Recovery and root it. Here you can find instructions on how to remove the Samsung bloatware from your Galaxy S3 without damaging its ROM.

This guide is addressed for advanced Android owners who know how to properly manage and take control of the Android sub-system in order to successfully remove the bloatware from their SGS3. The Auto Bloat Remover tool has been created by eaglerazor123, an XDA recognized developer.

The Auto Bloat Remover Tool for Samsung Galaxy S3 needs for your phone to have CWM Recovery with ADB. Also, ‘ADB’ software has to be installed on your computer. The SGS3 has to be rooted, its USB drivers should be installed on your computer and the USB debugging option enabled from the phone settings. This guide should be easy to follow and if you cannot remove the bloat ware apps and services from it then you should ask for help in comments.

I think that these should be all the general info that you had to read and gain some perspective over the actions that you need to take in order to get rid off all Samsung bloat ware apps, files and services. For the moment, it has been reported that this app works with stock ROM of SGS3, but it might work also with various custom ROM installations and your free to experiment with them and see if you can get rid of other bloatware from other firmware.

So, if your device is rooted, CWM Recovery with ADB software is installed on it, the USB debugging mode option is activated and your computer  features the Galaxy S3 USB drivers, then, it means that you’re ready to move to the tutorial guide. Please that you’re removing at your own risk, all these bloat files, apps and services that Samsung has installed on your phone.

How to remove all bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S3 with Auto Bloat Remover Tool:

  1. Download the Auto bloatware removing app from here. Please note that this is a zip file.
  2. Extract its contents into a single folder.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC. Make sure that the USB Debugging option is enabled.
  4. Now, go to folder where you’ve created at step 2 and double click on the ‘debloat.bat’ file.
  5. Your phone will boot into CWM Recovery and you will have to follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Make sure to type Y, when you’re asked if you wish to remove the Samsung bloatware.
  7. Your phone will not be emptied of all bloat files and you will be asked if you wish to remove the TouchWiz. This is optional, as the TW launcher doesn’t seem to be that bad.
  8. Finally, you will be asked to reboot the device. Confirm this and after the Galaxy S3 boots the Android ICS you will notice that all Samsung bloatware files have been successfully removed.

That’s should be last step that you had to take. As you can see this guide is kinda automatic and it might work for beginners also, but it is still recommended for an advanced Android user to assist them while working with ADB commands, CWM and .bat files.

In case you weren’t able to complete the tutorial guide, then please feel free to ask for help in comments.

  • Gbit

    Is it possible to run ICS clean without rooting the Galaxy S. Supposedly one of the biggest news in ICS was the fact that Google required all phone makers to enable uninstalling all software runing on the phone. I’m surprised this seems to not to be true..

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      Yes, your device must be rooted. It’s not possible otherwise. Unfortunately it’s true, ICS is not what it should have been.

  • BeerBaron

    i could you pls heal me

    after starting ADB in the debloat.bat it says: Can’t remove (the app) ; no such file or directory
    it happens with every other app in the list

  • Ipahwa

    Worked like a charm!! Thank You.

  • Brian Preble

    Interesting, though I’m not sure why you consider Gmail bloatware. Android phones require a gmail account to activate them. And curiously, your batch file does not remove Color, whatever the heck that is.