Remove bloatware Samsung S9

Jul 09, 2019

#Samsung#S9#Galaxy#Bloatware#Privacy

ADB tools

Some apps can only be disabled or can't be disabled at all. To remove these apps we are going to use a tool called ADB (Android debug bridge).

  1. Install USB drivers for your Device (not always necessary)
  2. Download and Install ADB tools
  3. Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging
  4. Plug in your phone into the computer with a good usb cable
  5. Open a terminal and type:
adb devices
  1. This command should return the Id of your device if not check all previous steps
  2. Go into the adb shell by entering the following command
adb shell
  1. To list all installed packages type the following command in the shell
pm list packages
  1. To list packages of a certain manufacturer type following command with the name of the manufacturer (for example: 'samsung')
pm list packages | grep 'samsung'
  1. To remove a package type in the following command followed by the package name
pm uninstall -k --user 0 <name of package>

The following list shows you some bloat apps and their packages that you can remove.

Samsung bloatware

Bixby

  • com.samsung.android.bixby.service
  • com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
  • com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
  • com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
  • com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
  • com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
  • com.samsung.android.app.spage
  • com.samsung.android.app.routines

Samsung themes

  • com.samsung.android.themestore
  • com.samsung.android.themecenter

Samsung Galaxy store

  • com.sec.android.app.samsungapps

Samsung Pass

  • com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
  • com.samsung.android.samsungpass
  • com.samsung.android.authfw

Samsung Pay

  • com.samsung.android.spayfw

Samsung Cloud

  • com.samsung.android.scloud

Samsung Messaging

  • com.samsung.android.messaging

Samsung billing

  • com.sec.android.app.billing

Samsung voice

  • com.samsung.svoice.sync
  • com.samsung.android.svoiceime
  • com.samsung.android.svoice

Secure folder

  • com.samsung.knox.securefolder

Game launcher

  • com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
  • com.samsung.android.game.gametools
  • com.enhance.gameservice
  • com.samsung.android.game.gos

Kids home

  • com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller

Samsung browser

  • com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

Facebook bloatware

  • com.facebook.katana
  • com.facebook.system
  • com.facebook.appmanager
  • com.facebook.services

Google bloatware

Gmail

  • com.google.android.gm

Google

  • com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox

Misc

chococooky (extra font)

  • com.monotype.android.font.chococooky

Copy pasta

To remove all apps listed copy and paste this into adb shell.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.themestore
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.scloud
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.messaging
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.billing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.svoice.sync
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.svoiceime
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.svoice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.securefolder
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.monotype.android.font.chococooky