How do I uninstall default applications on a rooted Galaxy S3?

Cristián T July 27, 2013
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Hello. I just recently rooted my smartphone and I was wondering how to remove bloatware on my system, specifically the apps that the manufacturer installed that they, under normal circumstances, don’t want you to uninstall. I don’t know if there is an app that does it, so please help.

My phone is the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III SCH-3500. Much appreciated.

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  1. Dalsan M
    July 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Susendeep brings up a good point about backing up, but if you want a backup image of your device, go into the custom recovery (most likely ClockWork Mod since this is the most common installation for rooting Galaxy devices) and perform a nand backup. Should anything happen, all you have to do is recover from the backup in the custom recovery and your phone should be brought back to the exact state your phone was in when you backed it up.

  2. Susendeep D
    July 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Before removing any apps,make sure that you use Titanium backup (if you purchase its pro version),to fully backup the OS.

    How to Remove Default Applications from Rooted Android Phones

  3. Hovsep A
    July 27, 2013 at 8:40 am

    install Titanium Backup Pro and use it to freeze applications you want to remove. It’s safer to “freeze” apps instead of un-installing them. A frozen app is disabled completely, after few days if things go well with your android then you can think to un-install them, deleting them is an advantage only if you're running out of storage. always do a backup with Titanium Backup Pro.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/115533/how-to-disable-or-uninstall-android-bloatware/

    Root Uninstaller
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rootuninstaller.free

    NoBloat
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tvkdevelopment.nobloatfree

  4. Chris Hoffman
    July 27, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Yup, there are ways! We've covered this pretty well here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-you-need-to-know-about-removing-android-bloatware-si/

    In short, you're better off just disabling the apps. That way they won't get in your way -- they won't be able to run in the background or clutter your app drawer.

    The article also lists some ways to remove the apps entirely, but there's some risk there -- if you don't really need the space, it's not worth the bother.