Although the Galaxy Note 9 is an amazing phone, many members of the Android community will not even look at it. Not only because of the Samsung Experience interface, but also because of the large amount of bloatware shipped with this device. With a little work, however, you can remove everything
Using a computer and a USB cable, you can disable any app that comes preinstalled on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, including system apps that protect Samsung from uninstalling. Disabled apps behave as if they were uninstalled, unless you reset the phone. Only when the factory settings are reset will the bloatware be displayed again and you will have to repeat the procedure to remove the bloatware.
- USB data cable
- Windows, Mac, or Linux computer
To remove bloatware from your smartphone, you need ADB support Commands that require a specific program on your computer. We realize how daunting this step can be and have therefore created a complete guide that guides you through the process. Read the following link to get started.
For a Windows-based computer, you need to install Samsung's driver for your computer to properly detect your phone when it's connected via the internet USB cable. Use the link to download the ZIP file and extract the content to your computer. Run the EXE or PKG file and follow the instructions on the screen to install the drivers.
After completing this process, your computer will not only recognize your phone correctly, but also send ADB commands to your device.
When you disable apps using ADB, you must retrieve the app's package name. Unfortunately, this is not easy to find in the settings menu. Therefore, you must use a feature of a third-party app that displays the exact package name of each app. It will also provide you with the app's icon to let you know which app belongs to which package name.
Step 4: Enable USB Debugging  Connect your phone to the computer via the USB cable (preferably the OEM cable). Unlock developer options and enable USB debugging. If you do not know how to unlock developer options, have a look at our tutorial below.
A prompt appears asking if you want to allow "USB debugging". Select "OK" in the popup.
On your computer, locate the ADB and Fastboot installation directory. For Windows users, this is usually found at C: Program Files (x86) Android android-sdk platform-tools . For Mac and Linux users, it depends on where you extracted the ADB folder when you installed the utility. Therefore, search for the folder platform-tools if you have forgotten this.
Open Command Prompt (for Windows Users) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux) and type:
Replace location with exact location of platform-tools (19659021) For example, Windows users type: cd C: Program Files (x86) Android android-sdk platform-tools. You can also hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and right-click an empty space and then select "Open command window here" in the ADB and fastboot directories to open the command prompt within the directory.
If you chose Minimal ADB and Fastboot instead, find the installation directory and choose cmd-here. This will open the command prompt within the directory.
First, you should check the ADB connection between your computer and your phone. Enter the following code:
For Windows users: adb devices For Mac / Linux users: ./adb devices
You should see a sequence of random numbers and letters, followed by "device". This indicates that you can send commands. If you do not see this, check your USB cable to make sure it is fully inserted. If you are not authorized, disable and enable "USB Debugging" on your phone and make sure you select "OK" under "Allow USB Debugging" prompt.
Next, enter the following code to start the ADB Shell service:
For Windows users: adb shell For Mac / Linux users: ./adb shell
Step 7: Disable Bloatware
Return to your phone and open the App Inspector. Select an app from the list you want to remove. Under "Package name" you will find the package name of the app you need.
Return to your computer and enter the following code:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 XX
Replace XX with the app's full package name. For example, to remove the Bank of America app, your code would look like this:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.infonow.bofa
If done correctly, a message will appear the inscription "Success" The bloatware is removed. Now you just have to repeat this process for the other apps.
The problem with this method is that you can uninstall an app that can not be safely removed. Depending on how heavily Samsung has integrated the app, removal may prevent basic tasks and force you to reset the device. Fortunately a user on XDA created a list for Samsung devices regarding the packages that can be safely removed.
Open the list on your computer and copy and paste each line into Terminal or Command Prompt. Using a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 9, we used both the Samsung Bloat list and the Verizon Bloat list to remove everything.
Note that this list is based on Samsung Galaxy S8, so the grade 9 will have some apps that are different. If any of the bloatware apps are not on your Galaxy Note 9, the message "Not installed for user 0" appears. Just skip this package and go to the next one. Then use the App Inspector to search for apps you may have missed, and be careful. If you're not sure about an app, ask for it in the comments section.
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