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Samsung Galaxy S8 debloat list
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# Phone apps and services #
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adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.stk" # SIM toolkit
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.stk2" # SIM toolkit (maybe for dual-sim devices)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.simsettingmgr" # SIM card manager, maybe required, contains configuration and settings for handling dual SIM (give a SIM an icon, a name, and so on)
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartcallprovider" # The 4th tab in the Phone app for 'local places'
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp" # NSDSWebApp. The Non Sim Device Solution (NSDS) is linked to VoLTE and VoWifi (Wifi Calling). NSDS allows connecting non sim devices to IMS core: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hemant-kumar-dewnarain-2b779679
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.cts.ctsshim" # Probably linked to accessibility feature "Captioned Telephone Service. No internet access required
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim" # Probably linked to accessibility feature "Captioned Telephone Service. No internet access required
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.crane" # Phone, with extended features: share rich data (doodles, location, text messages). Couldn't find a way to access it from an official interface
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.hiya.star" # Possibly linked to the Phone app "Caller ID and spam protection service" as well as the "Places" feature
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.ims" # IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) is linked to VoLTE, WiFi Calling and Rich Communication Services (RCS): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Multimedia_Subsystem
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.imslogger" # ImsLogger (see above for IMS)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.imsservice" # IMS Service (see above for IMS)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.advp.imssettings" # Seem linked to IMS
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.epdg" # ePDG (evolved packet data gateway) could be linked to WiFi Calling and possible VoLTE: http://www.oracle.com/us/industries/communications/wifi-calling-epdg-wp-2874668.pdf
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# System apps #
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adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.accessibility" # Accessibility settings (useful for apps creating virtual buttons such as a pie-menu)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.app.soundpicker" # The ringtone picker provided by the system for any Alarm app
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare" # Wi-Fi Direct (bluetooth-wifi sharing of files)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.allshare.service.mediashare" # Nearby service, maybe related to the previous wifi direct fileshare
# Ant+ wireless technology
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus" # ANT+ Plugins Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels" # ANT + DUT
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server" # ANT+ HAL service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket" # ANT Radio Service
################################
# Samsung specific system apps #
################################
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.lool" # The Setting entry "Device Care" with battery, storage, memory, and security
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.app.aodservice" # Always-on-Display, handles most of the lockscreen
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.MtpApplication" # PC connection doesn't work well without this helper utility. It is responsible for the popup "Attention, the connected device is unable to access data on this device" if MTP is unsupposted by the computer.
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.wssyncmldm" # Software update: doesn't check OTA updates without
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.emergencymode.service" # EmergencyManagerService, linked to the battery's "Maximum power saving" mode
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.sdhms" # Samsung Device Health Manager Service, most likely linked to "battery habits" analysis
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover" # LED Cover Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.location.nsflp2" # Samsung Location SDK
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.location" # slocation
# Maybe Knox-related
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.ucs.agent.boot" # bootagent, probably linked to "eSE UCS Plugin" below, probably required by Knox
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.ucs.agent.ese" # eSE UCS Plugin, eSE is for "embedded SEcurity", probably required by Knox
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.smartmirroring" # Smart View, for screen mirroring and Chromecast
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# Samsung user apps, customization, and services #
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adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.contacts" # Samsung "Contacts" app
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.myfiles" # My Files, file browser
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.video" # Video, the default video player
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.themecenter" # Samsung Themes
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.themestore" # Galaxy Themes
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.samsungapps" # Galaxy Store
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser" # Samsung Galaxy Browser
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.rubin.app" # Customization Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.daydream.customization" # Some daydream VR customization capability?
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.chromecustomizations" # Chrome browser customization
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.scloud" # Samsung Cloud
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent" # Samsung Galaxy Friends
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mobileservice" # Samsung Experience Service, handling the Samsung account and experience, required for Samsung Pay
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.weather"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp" # Weather
# Samsing SmartSwitch
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant" # Samsung SmartSwitch
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover" # Related Smart Switch
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent" # Smart Switch Agent
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.shortcutbackupservice" # ShortcutBNR, linked to SmartSwitch Samsung Cloud features
# Equalizers
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.soundalive" # SoundAlive, responsible for Dobly Atmos and other equalizer stuff (accessible from the Settings app)
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.hearingadjust" # Adapt Sound, the sound equalizer in Accessibility services
# SmartThings
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.beaconmanager" # SmartThings. It is required to enable the "Settings -> Connections -> More connections settings -> Nearby device scanning". This *may* be required for detecting Chromecast and other smart TVs.
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.ststub" # SmartThings
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.easysetup" # SmartThings
# Samsung Health
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.shealth" # Samsung Health
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.service.health" # Health Service, from Samsung
# Widgets
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.easymodecontactswidget" # Favorite Contacts, probably the favourite contacts when enabling the "simple use" senior mode
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps" # Galaxy Essentials Widget
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.webmanual" # User manual
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# Mandatory Knox apps, and other security apps #
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adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.knox.containeragent" # Knox thing that gets re-enabled at update
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.knox.containercore" # Knox thing that gets re-enabled at update
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.knox.analytics.uploader" # Knox Analytics Uploader
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.knox.containerdesktop" # KnowContainerDesktop
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler" # Samsung's Work profile for Entreprise proxy
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation" # Knox-related
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.enterprise.knox.cloudmdm.smdms" # Knox Enrollment Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.securefolder" # Secure Folder
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.securefolder.setuppage"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.klmsagent" # KLMS Agent, most likely linked to Knox
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.trustonic.teeservice" # TeeService, for Samsung Pay? Trustronic "Trusted Execution Environment": https://www.trustonic.com/news/blog/devices-trustonic-tee/
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.trustonic.tuiservice" # TuiService, for Samsung Pay? Trustronic "Trusted User Interfaces": https://www.trustonic.com/news/blog/devices-trustonic-tee/
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay" # Samsung Pay
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw" # Samsung PaymentFramework
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass" # Samsung Pass
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill" # Autofill with Samsung Pass
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# Samsung camera related apps #
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adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.camera" # Samsung Camera
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.app.interactivepanoramaviewer" # Interactive panorama viewer (taken with the Samsung Camera)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.app.motionpanoramaviewer" # Motion panorama viewer (taken with the Samsung Camera)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.app.selfmotionpanoramaviewer" # Self-motion panorama viewer (taken with the Samsung Camera)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.app.highlightplayer" # Useful for the Video editor
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.app.slowmotion" # Slow-motion viewer, taken with the Samsung Camera
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.gallery3d" # Samsung Gallery
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.mimage.photoretouching" # Photo editor
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.provider.stickerprovider" # If disabled, the "AR Emoji" button crashed the Camera app
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.vepreload" # Video Editor
# Gallery's recognition and identification of content (same "shared user id")
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.cmh" # CMHProvider (CMHProvider.apk), required by the Gallery. Responsible of face recognition in the Gallery
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.mlp" # mlp (MediaLearningPlatform.apk), has permissions linked to cmh, and visionintelligence
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.storyservice" # Gallery stories (StoryService.apk), creates stories from the user photos and videos
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.faceservice" # (FaceService.apk)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.ipservice" # (IPService.apk)
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facear.preload" # Default live sticker
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload" # Stamps
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# Samsung Edge #
################
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.cnn.mobile.android.phone.edgepanel" # CNN edge app
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.appsedge" # Apps edge
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.clipboardedge" # Clipboard edge
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.cocktailbarservice" # Edge screen
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge" # Samsung Internet panel
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.taskedge" # Tasks edge
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe" # People edge
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.finance" # Finance, edge widget
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.sport" # Sport, edge widget
#################
# Samsung Bixby #
#################
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage" # Bixby Home
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.settings.bixby" # SettingsBixby
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.es.globalaction"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.plmsync"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.voiceinput"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.svoice" # SVoice
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.svoice.sync" # Voice Service, S Voice is the ancestor of Bixby
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.systemui.bixby"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.systemui.bixby2"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence" # Bixby Vision
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.visionprovider" # VisionProvider, maybe linked to Bixby?
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# Samsung DeX #
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adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui" # Samsung DeX System UI
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher" # Samsung DeX Home
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopcommunity" # Samsung DeX community
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice" # Samsung DeX
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# Hidden apps (debug and diagnostics) #
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# Dialable apps
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.factorykeystring" # DeviceKeyString (dial *#0283# to open audio LoopbackTest control, dial *#2663# for TSP firmware update)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.hwmoduletest" # HwModuleTest, a hardware test app (dial *#0*# to open). Fun low-level stuff to see in there
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.servicemodeapp" # SysDump, low-level debugging and diagnostics tools (dial *#9900# to open)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.RilServiceModeApp" # Service mode RIL, for diagnostics (dial *#0011# for modem connectivity info, *#9090# for diagnostics control)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.factory.camera" # Camera Test (dial *#34971539# to open CameraFirmware Standard)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.usbsettings" # USBSettings, choose from ADB, MTP, RNDIS, ACM, DM (dial *#0808# to open)
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.factory.iris.usercamera" # Camera Iris User Test, the test from the *#0*# menu
# Other apps
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.networkdiagnostic" # Network diagnostic
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.bcservice" # Linked to some diagnostics? It mentions TcpDump
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.bluetoothtest" # BluetoothTest, probably a priviledged diagnostics app
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.diagmonagent" # DiagMonAgent, probably diagnostics data collection from Settings > Biometrics and security > Send diagnostic data
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.factory" # DeviceTest
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.wlantest" # WlanTest
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.epdgtestapp" # EpdgTestApp, test app for ePDG functionnality?
################
# Game-related #
################
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos" # Samsung Game Optimizing Service
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# Google apps #
###############
# Visible apps
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.google.android.apps.docs" # Google Drive
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.google.android.apps.maps" # Google Maps
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos" # Google Photos
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.GoogleCamera" # Google Camera
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm" # Gmail
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos" # Google Movies
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube" # Google's YouTube
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music" # Google Music
# More hidden apps
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.google.ar.core" # Google Play Services for AR (Augmented Reality)
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.google.vr.vrcore" # Google VR (Virtual Reality) Services
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.google.android.tts" # Text-to-speech synthesis
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle" # Enroll for "OK-Google"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle" # Enroll for something
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher" # Removes the Google launcher
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.restore" # Restore data from the cloud or transfer it from another device
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.backuptransport"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.ext.shared"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.feedback" # Market feedback agent
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gms.policy_sidecar_aps"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox" # The super fat Google app, handling thousands of things. Required for Android Audo (even disabled is OK)
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.onetimeinitializer"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.partnersetup"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation" # Print Service Recommendation Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.setupwizard" # The initial setup wizard, that can pop later to "finish the setup" with recommended apps
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar" # Google Calendar Sync
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts" # Google Contacts Sync
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.turbo" # Device Health Services
####################
# Third-party apps #
####################
#adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.skype.raider" # Skype
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.linkedin.android" # LinkedIn
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.excel" # Microsoft Excel
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.powerpoint" # Microsoft PowerPoint
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.word" # Microsoft Word
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.skydrive" # Microsoft SkyDrive
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 de.axelspringer.yana.zeropage" # upday
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app" # Flipboard
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager" # Facebook
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana" # Facebook
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services" # Facebook
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system" # Facebook
################
# Unclassified #
################
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.apps.tag"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.emergency"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.keychain"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.nfc"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.providers.blockednumber"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.providers.calendar"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.providers.settings"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.proxyhandler"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.settings.intelligence"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.wallpaperbackup"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.wallpapercropper"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.wallpapercropper2" # Background image and lock-screen cropping tool
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.android.wallpaper.livepicker"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.app.smartcapture"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.authfw"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.bio.face.service"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.mdm"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.messaging"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.providers.context"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.server.iris"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.wallpaper.res"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.samsung.sec.android.application.csc"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.app.clockpackage"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.emergencylauncher"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.ofviewer"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.provider.emergencymode"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.android.providers.security"
adb shell "cmd package install-existing com.sec.modem.settings"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 android.autoinstalls.config.samsung"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.backupconfirm"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips" # Default print service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bluetoothmidiservice"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bookmarkprovider"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.calllogbackup"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.captiveportallogin"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.chrome"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.basic"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.htmlviewer"
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.inputdevices" # Input devices, only contains a receiver named "Android keyboard", possibly for an external keyboard
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.managedprovisioning" # Work profile setup
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.mms.service" # MmsService, no activity but a service, with permissions related to carrier connectivity. For receiving MMS?
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.pacprocessor"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler" # Print spooler
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks"
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.sharedstoragebackup" # One service (ObbBackupService), nothing else. No internet access, and might be useful
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.statementservice" # Intent Filter Verification Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.diotek.sec.lookup.dictionary" # Dictionary
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.galaxyfirsatlari"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.gd.mobicore.pa"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.mobeam.barcodeService"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.monotype.android.font.chococooky"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.monotype.android.font.cooljazz"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.monotype.android.font.foundation"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.monotype.android.font.rosemary"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.osp.app.signin"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.policydm"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.aasaservice"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.accessory"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.accessory.beansmgr"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.accessory.safiletransfer"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.accesscontrol"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.advsounddetector" # Sound detectors
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.assistantmenu" # Assistant menu
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.color"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.filterinstaller"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder" # Finder, the "search in device" feature
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledcoverdream" # LEF icon editor, for LED covers
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.mirrorlink" # Samsung MirrorLink 1.1, to connect the phone to a car
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.multiwindow"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.notes"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.omcagent" # Configuration update, some activities are very suspicious: "Recommended apps"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.panel.naver.v"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder" # Reminder, does regular network access
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.simplesharing" # Link sharing
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social" # What's new
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.talkback" # Voice Assistant
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub" # Wearable Manager Installer
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.withtv"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent" # BBCAgent
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.calendar" # Calendar
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.clipboarduiservice" # ClipboardUIService
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.coreapps"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent" # Dual messenger
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.dlp.service"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.dqagent" # DQA (Device Quality Agent), reportedely keeps tabs on Wi-Fi quality throughout the device
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub" # CarmodeStub
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.emojiupdater"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.fingerprint.service"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.fmm" # Find my mobile
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gearoplugin"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc" # Gear VR Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator" # Keyguard Wallpaper Updator, seems linked to selecting multiple lockscreen wallpapers, features removed in S8 but app stayed
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller" # Kids Home Installer
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.oneconnect"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.provider.shootingmodeprovider"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpositioning" # Samsung Positioning
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.sdk.handwriting" # Handwriting Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.sdk.professionalaudio.app.audioconnectionservice"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.sdk.professionalaudio.utility.jammonitor"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.securitylogagent"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartface" # SmartFaceService
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.smartfitting" # SmartFittingService
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.sm.devicesecurity" # This is the antivirus in Settings -> Device care -> Security
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.sm.policy" # SCPM Client, *might* be used for power savings: https://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyS6/comments/4cg70v/what_is_scpm_client/d2ij0ep/ but performs network requests
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdclient" # Security policy updates, updates the SELinux policies according to Security Enhancements for Android (SE for Android)
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdfnote" # Write on PDF
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.stickercenter" # StickerCenter, related to Samsung stickers: https://developer.samsung.com/galaxy/stickers
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.svcagent" # SVC Agent
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.timezone.autoupdate_O"
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.timezone.data_P" # Samsung Time Zone Data
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.timezone.updater" # Time Zone Updater
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.universalswitch" # Universal switch, accessibility feature to control the phone: https://www.samsung.com/uk/accessibility/mobile-universal-switch/
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visioncloudagent"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.voc"
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.app.newtrim" # Video trimmer
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.clipboardsaveservice" # ClipboardSaveService, probably the clipboard history sometimes accessible
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.dcmservice"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.enhanceservice"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.hiddennetworksetting"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.rcs" # RcsSettings (Rich Communication Services "joyn"), has permissions linked to cmh, and visionintelligence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Communication_Services
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.safetyinformation" # Some safety information, telling you not to put your phone in you eyes (I'm serious)
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.SMT"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.apex" # Samsung ApexService, provides a Motion Photo player/viewer
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.applinker" # AppLinker, talks about firmware update and FeliCa Networks.
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.billing" # Samsung Checkout
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.DataCreate" #
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.magnifier" # Magnifier, uses the phone's camera
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.parser" # DRParser Mode, maybe linked to IME (Input Method Engine?) Secret Codes
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.personalization" # Perso, related to read/write phone state according to the app's permissions
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.popupcalculator"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.quicktool" # Quick tools
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.ringtoneBR" # ringtonebackup
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.safetyassurance" # Safety assistance, related to phone-based emergency services. Keep for safety
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.SecSetupWizard"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.setupwizardlegalprovider" # SetupWizardLegalProvider
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.suwscriptplayer" # SuwScriptPlayer
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sysscope"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.voicenote"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.AutoPreconfig"
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand" # Probably the shrinked display for a 1-hand use feature
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.gear360editor" # 360° Photo Editor, the photo editor for the Samsung Gear 360 device
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.preloadinstaller" # Application Installer, the Internet says it's responsible of (re-)installing junk on your mobile
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.provider.badge" # BadgeProvider
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.soagent" # Software update, works along com.wssyncmldm?
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.splitsound" # SplitSoundService, probably the capability to play different music on the local device and on a bluetooth speaker
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.uibcvirtualsoftkey" # UIBCVirtualSoftkey, probably the service to get a software button for accessibility
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.app.RilErrorNotifier" # RilNotifier
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.automation" # TetheringAutomation, linked to an "always on tethering" option
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.downloadablekeystore"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.enterprise.mdm.services.simpin" # Entreprise Sim Pin Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.enterprise.mdm.vpn"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.mldapchecker" # MLDAPlog
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.smartcard.manager"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.spp.push" # Samsung Push Service
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.sve" # SecVideoEngineService
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sem.factoryapp" # SEMFactoryApp
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.setk.widget"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.skms.android.agent" # SKMSAgentService, Samsung KMS (Key Managment Service?) talks with the eSE device (embedded SEcurity): https://android-apk.org/com.skms.android.agent/
# adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp" # Configuration message, linked to OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) CP (Client Provisioning) messages: carrier related, but can cause problems: https://gbhackers.com/single-sms-wap-crap-can-break-samsung-galaxy/
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wssnps"
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 org.simalliance.openmobileapi.service"
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@GLLM GLLM commented Oct 27, 2020

Hi @gsurrel

Thanks for the list I've extensively used.

2 comments :

  • com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox : it is needed (even deactivated) for Android Auto. Its download is forced upon AA launch. You can then deactivate it (restore to factory version) and it works.
  • com.samsung.android.mobileservice" : it is needed for Samsung pay ... because you don't have any Samsung account on the smartphone without this app. And the Samsung account is necessary for Samsung Pay. Once added again, Samsung Pay works fine again.

Cheers,
GLLM

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@gsurrel gsurrel commented Oct 27, 2020

Hi @GLLM,

Thanks for the comment, I've updated the list accordingly. 👍

I haven't changed the enable/disable state as it's my personal preference for now: I have never used Samsung Pay nor Android Auto, so I don't miss them 😉

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@GLLM GLLM commented Oct 29, 2020

Sure, no probs ... it's your list .. but readers might be interested ;)

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@RockyJE RockyJE commented Feb 24, 2021

I love stuff like this! I've created and shared similar for my Galaxy Tablets, with varying degrees of detail about the individual packages, but nothing like this.

I'm going to use this to review my current app stuation for my Galaxy Tab S6.

Thanks!

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@blasterman blasterman commented Feb 25, 2021

Thanks for making this list! This is really handy, especially since there's no AOSP rom support for the Snapdragon model.

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@gsurrel gsurrel commented Feb 25, 2021

I'm glad it's useful to others. I needed a lot of time to track things down and try to figure out what is each package doing.

I've just updated two lines for more details (MtpApplication, and beaconmanager). The latter might be useful if you cannot connect to a SmartTV/Chromecast or a similar thing. I don't own one so I cannot test it out.

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@blasterman blasterman commented Feb 25, 2021

I've just updated two lines for more details (MtpApplication, and beaconmanager). The latter might be useful if you cannot connect to a SmartTV/Chromecast or a similar thing. I don't own one so I cannot test it out.

Nice. I don't have the means to test it either but I've updated my list with the explanatory parts. 'Preciate it :)

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@Ezeky3l Ezeky3l commented Mar 27, 2021

Hi
Nice work ! Thanx for sharing.
My S8+ is now clean and fully functional (in the way i want) & without root

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@markbojack markbojack commented Apr 7, 2021

Thank you so much :)

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@Rollese Rollese commented Apr 17, 2021

Seems like it's not possible to change wallpaper after running the script. No option anywhere in settings, and long touch on screen and choosing Wallpapers results in "App not found" message. Any idea which app it is?

/edit: Figured I have to download an image, open it in gallery and there in extra menu is option to set as wallpaper. No way to go back to the animated wallpapers from Samsung though?

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@markbojack markbojack commented Apr 18, 2021

Seems like it's not possible to change wallpaper after running the script. No option anywhere in settings, and long touch on screen and choosing Wallpapers results in "App not found" message. Any idea which app it is?

/edit: Figured I have to download an image, open it in gallery and there in extra menu is option to set as wallpaper. No way to go back to the animated wallpapers from Samsung though?

Thank you for this comment! I didn't realize that I also couldn't change wallpapers (didn't try yet). Anyway here's the solution:

TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE:
Comment out these lines of the script before running:
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.themecenter" # Samsung Themes
adb shell "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.themestore" # Galaxy Themes

TO FIX THE PROBLEM AFTER RUNNING THE SCRIPT:
adb shell
cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.themestore
cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.themecenter

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@gsurrel gsurrel commented Apr 20, 2021

Hi,

Before @markbojack commented, I couldn't understand what you meant. Indeed, I always changed my wallpapers either from the gallery of from the app launcher I use (Lawnchair). I didn't know there was a Samsung wrapper for that which appeared in the settings.

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@invinciblevenom invinciblevenom commented May 18, 2021

Hi,
@gsurrel Please add Device Customization App also which is "com.samsung.android.alive.service".
And why are you using -k argument?

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@lodx-xd lodx-xd commented May 23, 2021

What a nice list, thanks for the hard work to compile this list and put what each package refers to! My S8+ even after 3 years, looks like new now and so clean.

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@invinciblevenom invinciblevenom commented May 24, 2021

For reference you all can check my script here https://github.com/invinciblevenom/debloat_samsung_android

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@gsurrel gsurrel commented May 27, 2021

Hi,
@gsurrel Please add Device Customization App also which is "com.samsung.android.alive.service".
And why are you using -k argument?

After checking, I never have seen something close to com.samsung.android.alive.service on the few Samsung ROMs I tried.

For the -k option, as far as I remember it asks to keep the app data and cache when uninstalling. Surprisingly, this lets the uninstallation happen properly (and would otherwise fail for system packages).

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@RockyJE RockyJE commented May 27, 2021

After checking, I never have seen something close to com.samsung.android.alive.service on the few Samsung ROMs I tried.

I have a S6 tablet, and the only 'alive' package I can find is com.sec.android.app.soundalive. Obviously for sound. Also, I've been slowly-but-surely uninstalling stuff with SD Maid so I might have already uninstalled the 'alive' for wallpapers.

I like solid-color wallpapers so use the 112k apk size RGB Color Wallpaper (com.tecdrop.rgbwallpaper) app.

Thanks to all who are contributing to this discussion.

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