Disabling system apps are not working
I'm trying to disable some system apps. However, when I reboot they are enabled again; all of them.
BTW, I'm not using any program for this.
My device is a Note 2 with rc3:
RE: Disabling system apps are not working - Added by Kurtis Hanna about 1 year ago
Thanks for your message. While I am not sure that we have explicit documentation for this use case, I believe that you should be able to adopt the directions at this link in order to achieve your goal: https://redmine.replicant.us/boards/9/topics/14079?r=15389#Installation-Troubleshooting
In short, I believe that you will need to connect to your Note 2 using adb from a separate computer and then delete the apps you are trying to disable in /system/app/ or maybe also in /system/priv-app/ in order to disable them in a manner that ensures they won't be enabled again after a reboot.
Please let me know if you have any questions and if this is helpful.
RE: Disabling system apps are not working - Added by John Newtral 12 months ago
That seems to work. Thanks!
I was also disabling using adb and App Manager from F-Droid but didn't work either.
It could be interesting if we could disable apps easily in order to reduce RAM and CPU usage.
Anyway, thanks again for the workaround.
RE: Disabling system apps are not working - Added by Kurtis Hanna 12 months ago
Great! Happy to hear that this helped. You're very welcome. :-)
RE: Disabling system apps are not working - Added by John Newtral 8 months ago
BTW, using the local terminal, enabling it in developer options, works too.
These are the steps:
mount -o remount,rw /system
rm /system/app/name.ofthe.app/name.ofthe.app.apk or rm /system/priv-app/name.ofthe.app/name.ofthe.app.apk
reboot (due to mount -o ro,remount /system shows error. Anyway, it also works without that command)