How do I get rid of my Android apps?

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How do I get rid of the google home page and go back to the originl home page?
DebbyLundell Created on May 25, I worked this out after already writing out the entire question so thought to document it here for others in the future instead. Tom Hazell 2. I do worry about the warning every time? So that is a last resort.

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Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. Above answer only stops them from appearing, it doesn't remove them. For that you'll need to root. Here's a guide that kind of answers your problem: That being said, even rooted uninstalling a stock app does not give you any usable free space they're not on "user storage". Disabling these app however, as suggested before, gives you all the other benefits you desire even on a stock, non-rooted Android.

This is getting more complex than I thought. It depends on how the phone was designed. I am beginning to think Disable may be the best option. It turns off I think at least some of that task and along with Clear and Default should free up some resources. I do worry about the warning every time? Some smart guy with a rooted phone and lots of experience needs to check memory before and after Disable and then Root remove and compare. It is harder and more dangerous to use root and we all need to know if it is a benefit to resources, including RAM, CPU cycles, as well as more ephemeral things like reliability and useability.

I used Root Explorer to backup the. I thought freezing was a better option than removing, just in case. I also installed DCentral1 to see what apps could be spying on me.

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