Android is an open source OS that can be anytime optimized. In that matter you must become an advanced user and learn some dedicated operations, just like the process which will be described during the following guidelines: removing bloatware from Galaxy branded devices. Yes, that’s right, you can now easily get rid of annoying in built apps and carrier branded programs by using a dedicated script. Anyway, read the following lines if you are interested in completing this Android operation.
As we all know, each Android featured smartphone and tablet is usually pre installed with various in built apps, features and programs which cannot be uninstalled or deleted – of course, if you have a Nexus branded handset, then you don’t have to deal with these annoying pre loaded apps. All these apps are slowing down your Android devices, especially if we talk about mid range handsets. Thus, the best will be to find a way in which to easily and safely remove the bloatware in order to clean RAM memory and storage capacity and for speeding up our smartphones and tablets.
Now, if you own a Galaxy device, including the latest models such as Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, I have something really interesting for you. Blaz1nfor from xda-developers managed to bring a script, flashable through custom recovery, which will take care of pre loaded apps and carrier branded tools. Thus, with this .zip file you can easily and safely remove bloatware from your own Galaxy smartphone or tablet.
The script will erase only unnecessarily apps in order to bump the speeds on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone / tablet. However, you should first check the list of apps that will be removed (I will tell you how in a few moments) in order to ensure that all your favorite tools remains installed on your device – I will also teach you how to change the list off apps that will be deleted, so do check all the lines from this step by step guide.
In case of wondering, the script will not delete system processes and apps, so you won’t risk in bricking your Galaxy device while removing bloatware from its Android OS. Moreover, root access isn’t required, though a custom recovery image must be installed on your phone or tablet – as already pointed out, the script comes in form of a .zip file that can be installed only though a custom recovery environment like CWM or TWRP recovery.
Anyhow, in order to avoid unpleasant situations (for example, you forget to change the bloatware list of apps that will be removed) you should now backup all the apps that are running on your Android device. In order to do so, you should use the custom recovery image in order to apply a Nandroid backup. In addition, you can also use compatible backup and restore tools from Google Play, cloud storage platforms, a computer or even a SD card.
The best is that you can reduce the size of your Android ROM by up to 400 MB by using the script. Moreover, you can substantially improve the speeds of your Samsung Galaxy device by removing bloatware and also reduce the boot / reboot time by 50%. So, are you ready to bump speeds on your Android device? I know you are, so let’s see what you need to do before flashing the .zip file through recovery mode.
As already mentioned, the script will remove carrier loaded apps and other Samsung branded tools. However, it is important to ensure that you remove only the apps that you find unnecessarily for your daily need. In order to do so, first of all save the script on your computer. Then, Extract the zip file of the debloater tool into a separate folder (anywhere you want) and access the updater-script file. On this file you will have access to the delete-recursive commands for all apps that are going to be removed from your Galaxy device.
Thus, if you would want a certain app to remain installed on your phone, just add the # value in the app’s line’s beginning, just like in the following example: the Gmail app will be deleted by the script by default; thus, in the delete-recursive command you will have: “delete_recursive(“/system/app/Gmail2?);”. Good; so for keeping the Gmail client change the mentioned command into “#delete_recursive(“/system/app/Gmail2?);”. Don’t forget to save your changes in the end and before flashing the script on your Android device.
Perfect; so now you know how to access all the apps and bloatware that will be removed by default on your Samsung Galaxy device. You also know how to change that list and how to avoid unpleasant situations by making a proper backup. So, basically, you can start the uninstall process – in that matter, just follow the steps from below.
How to Easily Remove Bloatware from any Samsung Galaxy Device
- A computer is required as you will have to save the script on the same – first, temporarily turn off security protection on your PC as the antivirus tools might interfere with this download operation.
- Of course, your Galaxy device must be near you as a connection between these devices will have to be established.
- On your phone developer options and USB debugging must be enabled – from “menu – settings – about phone” tap several times on built number and then check the USB debugging box within “menu – settings – developer options”.
- Charge your smartphone / tablet before using this tutorial if the battery power left is lower than 30%.
- Good; now download the script on your computer from this page.
- Connect your Galaxy device with your PC via USB cable and transfer the downloaded file from desktop to your phone / tablet.
- When done, unplug the USB cable and turn off your device.
- Enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- From recovery load the script (select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”).
- Wait while the flashing process is completed.
- In the end, reboot your device and enjoy.
There you have it; that’s how you can remove bloatware from any Samsung Galaxy branded smartphone or tablet. So, how things worked for you? Do share your experience with us by using the comments field from below.