Oppo, Vivo, and Samsung offer customized versions of Android on their devices. These companies pack in a lot of extra apps that one may not need but are still eating resources on the phone. Therefore, we are here with a quick guide on how to uninstall bloatware from Oppo, Vivo, and Samsung phones without root.

Remove Bloatware from Oppo, Vivo and Samsung Phones without Root

The common method to remove bloatware or uninstall system apps on any Android phone is to disable them altogether. However, not all apps can be disabled due to restrictions applied by the manufacturer.

In that case, anyone having a basic knowledge of computers can use ADB to uninstall stock apps without rooting the phone.

What You’ll Need

  • A PC or Laptop (Windows, macOS or Linux)
  • Samsung, Oppo or Vivo Smartphone
  • A compatible USB cable

USB Drivers, ADB, and USB Debugging

1] Install USB drivers on your PC. You can either install universal drivers by Google or the ones from your phone manufacturer’s website.

2] Download ADB on your computer. Extract the zip file in an easily accessible folder on your drive.

Windows  | Mac | Linux

3] Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Head  to Settings > About Phone and tap the Build Number for seven times until it says, “Developer options have been enabled.” Then, go to Settings > About Phone > enable USB debugging.

Connecting Phone via ADB

Now, you need to connect your phone to the computer via ADB. The process may seem lengthy, but is quite easy once you understand the steps.

1] Connect your phone to PC using a compatible USB cable that supports data transfers.

2] Change the connection mode to File Transfer (MTP) from notification pane.

3] Now, head to the folder where you extracted ADB files on your computer. Here, hold the Shift key and right-click anywhere on the screen. Select Open PowerShell Window Here (or Terminal in case of macOS).

Uninstall System Apps on Oppo, Vivo and Samsung Phones

4] Once the Powershell window opens, enter “adb devices” without quotes.

Remove Stock Apps from Samsung, Vivo and Oppo Phones

Your phone’s serial number should appear on the next line, i.e., it’s connected. If not, check the steps again and re-enter the command. Make sure to confirm the USB debugging prompt on your phone.

Uninstalling Bloatware or Stock Apps via ADB

Uninstall System Apps on Oppo, Vivo and Samsung Phones using ADB

Once the phone is connected via ADB, get into ADB shell by typing “adb Shell.” To uninstall a particular system app, you can use the command pm uninstall -k –user 0 <package name of the app>.

Below, we’ve mentioned commands for common system apps and bloatware. Once in the device’s shell, you can paste these commands to remove the desired package.

Commands to Remove Bloatware on Oppo

  • Compass: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.coloros.compass2
  • Photos App: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.coloros.compass2
  • Video App: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.coloros.video
  • ThemeStore: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.nearme.themestore
  • Clone App: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.coloros.oppomultiapp
  • Music App: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.oppo.music
  • Browser: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.nearme.browser
  • Roaming App: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.redteamobile.roaming.deamon
  • Weather: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.weather.service
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.weather2
  • Facebook Services:
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.services
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.system
  • Google Apps
    Gmail: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
    Duo: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon
    Calendar: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.calendar
    Drive: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
    Keep: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.keep
    Google Maps: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps
    Talkback: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
    Youtube: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.youtube

Commands to Remove Bloatware on Vivo

  • Vivo Browser: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.vivo.browser
  • App Store: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.vivo.appstore
  • EasyShare: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.vivo.easyshare
  • Vivo Website Shortcut: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.vivo.website
  • Vivo Email: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.vivo.email
  • Music: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.android.bbkmusic
  • iManager: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.iqoo.secure
  • Vivo Tips: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.vivo.tips
  • Vivo Cloud: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.bbk.cloud
  • Google Apps
    Gmail: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
    Duo: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon
    Calendar: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.calendar
    Drive: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
    Keep: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.keep
    Google Maps: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps
    Talkback: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
    Youtube: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.youtube

Commands to Remove Bloatware on Samsung

  • Bixby, Bixby Vision:
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
    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.agent.dummy
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
  • Device Health Services: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.turbo
  • Samsung Smart Switch:
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant
  • Car Mode: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub
  • Samsung AR Doodle: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.ardrawing
  • AR Emoji: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
  • AR Stickers: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
  • Samsung Browser: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser,
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowseredge
  • Samsung Dex:
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
  • Samsung E-mail: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
  • Samsung Game Launcher:
    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.samsung.android.game.gos
  • Samsung Kids:
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller,
    com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload
  • Samsung Finder: pm uninstall -k –user 0  com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder
  • Samsung What’s New: pm uninstall -k –user 0  com.samsung.android.app.social
  • Samsung Daily: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
  • LinkedIn: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.linkedin.android
  • Microsoft Onedrive: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.microsoft.skydrive
  • Samsung Tips: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.tips
  • Samsung Members: pm uninstall -k –user 0com.samsung.android.voc
  • Samsung MirrorLink: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.mirrorlink
  • Samsung Weather: pm uninstall -k –user 0com.sec.android.daemonapp
  • Samsung Galaxy Friends: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
  • Samsung Reminder: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder
  • Samsung Cloud: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.scloud
  • Facebook Services:
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.facebook.katana
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.facebook.services
    pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.facebook.system
  • Google Apps
    Gmail: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
    Duo: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon
    Calendar: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.calendar
    Drive: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
    Keep: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.keep
    Google Maps: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps
    Talkback: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
    Youtube: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.youtube

Note: Some applications are necessary for the device to function properly. Attempting to remove these applications may halt some functions or corrupt the device. You must be careful about what you are doing.

Read: How to Uninstall Clean Master from Xiaomi, POCO, Realme, Oppo Without Root

How to Find Package Name for Apps

Didn’t find the command for an app you want to uninstall? To know the package name of any app, you can install Package Name Viewer 2.0 from Google Play Store.

The app will show you the list of all user and system apps alongside their package name. The same can be used in the pm uninstall -k –user 0 <package name> to remove the app.List All Packages ADB

Alternatively, you can get a list of all packages on your device directly through adb. Type ‘adb shell’, press Enter and then use the command pm list packages to list all packages.

Restore Uninstalled Apps

Accidentally removed an app you didn’t want to? Well, the apps can be restored through the simple adb command-  adb shell cmd package install-existing <package_name>.

Another way is to perform a full factory reset. If you remove an essential app causing the device to brick or go in a boot loop, you’ll either have to reset the phone via recovery or flash stock firmware using your PC. So, again, be cautious about the app functions.

Wrapping Up

We hope that now you’re able to remove or uninstall bloatware from your Oppo, Vivo, and Samsung smartphones without root. This will likely solve storage issues for most while curbing the consumption of RAM and battery power by unnecessary apps.

Anyway, make sure not to uninstall important system apps as it may cause issues on your device. Stay tuned for more such articles.

Also, read- How to Uninstall Bloatware from Realme phones without root

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