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Is it possible to uninstall built in applications?

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    Default Is it possible to uninstall built in applications?

    There are some apps in my Android devices that I don't use and I have no plan to use. I was shocked how some of them were so big in size and I could have given the spots of those unwanted apps with apps that I actually want. I really don't know where to begin but there are some apps that I don't want at all but I cannot uninstall them because they were installed on my device since the beginning. I heard rooting can make it possible but I really don't know how to root a phone or tablet.

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    All android devices come with bloatware courtesy of Google, and unfortunately all you can do is disabled and force stop the apps you don't want or use, you can't actually delete them entirely.

    As you say, with a rooted phone then the extra customisation is there and you are able to delete them, I'm not a fan if rioting as if done wrongly you could brick your phone altogether so for me it's not worth the risk.

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    I wonder if there are Vanilla Android devices available in the market. What I mean is an Android OS device with no other Apps but the store. I just want it to be that way so my Tablet is a complete customized one. I really hate this bloatwares that are impossible to install.

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    Well, it is possible but you have to go through a technical process to do this. If you are aware of rooting your phone, then its the way to go. Don't do rooting unless you have a proper knowledge of what you are doing. I would suggest you to Google it and learn from XDA forum because its not that difficult. Rooting will help you uninstall unnecessary apps frol your phone.

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    I saw some tutorials on how to root my phone but they were making me very nervous. I do need to make more research because I don't want to mess this up. They pay off is cool though because I can finally get rid of those annoying apps but the risk makes me nervous.

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    Do not start rooting process unless you are sure of what you are doing. Though its not very tough, but I would suggest you to learn it even if it takes a little time. If anything goes wrong, you might end up bricking your phone and that would get you in some serious trouble.

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    You will have to root your device to unistall built-in apps. I recommend KingoRoot if it supports your device.

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    Yes it's posible to uninstall some of them but unfortunately they will be reinstalled the next time your Android updates the apps (when you connect it to a wi-fi conection). Or unless you root it and disable updates!

    Good luck with that!

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    I don't know if my Android will ever update. My Tablet is running under Android Jelly bean. I haven't upgraded to Marshmallow until now. It is not updating at all so I guess it won't be an issue to me. I have a feeling though those apps will return if I rebooted my tablet to factory version.

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    If you really want to uninstall built-in apps from your Android phone, you must root your Android device. It is the first step for removal of default apps from your Android phone. But, you must be careful about the side effects of rooting Android. After rooted your device, you’ll be able to do more with your Android phone and can get the full access of your smartphone. Now, you should install any of the following app for uninstalling the default apps from Android device.

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