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[Discussion] Detox-debloat, Universal Android Debloater (UAD)

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What do you do for sanitation and "housekeeping"

  1. I love the mess I live in

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  2. I sometimes use private mode

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  3. Lemme tell you, check below

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    30.8%
  4. Potato?

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  1. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 27, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 27, 2021 :
    In the old days the Tech sub used to be full of interesting articles and How-to's, third party developed stuff, a million ways to tweak and personalise your phone, the world moved on I guess.

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    Anyway, I thought it might be interesting to share a bloatware removal tool.

    I found something interesting on Gitlab

    The UAD is a so called "Bash script" using ADB to debloat rooted and non-rooted android devices. Improve your privacy, the security and battery life of your device.

    This seems like a very interesting tool, when I have the time I'll try and test it. I currently block apps from connecting to the Internet, use privacy browsers and ad blockers.

    Edit: Here is a similar tool, suggested by Auristic:


    Comment by Rahul:

    Discussion:
    • Are you currently using privacy apps or a debloater?
    • If so, which one and what do you like /dislike about it?
    • If not, what precautions do you do take, if any?
    Edit: please refrain from "Great thread" comments just to up xp count, thank you..
     
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  2. .Deleted_Member.
    Nougat Feb 27, 2021

  3. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 27, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 27, 2021 :
    Thank you lizard sloth ghost ;)
     
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  4. SJBoss
    Lollipop Feb 27, 2021

    SJBoss , Feb 27, 2021 :
    An appropriate post in the tech section after a long time. I'll drink to that.
    Lizard? :rolleyes:
    Sir we ask for bloat here... Ofc I need all Facebook Apps pre-installed that auto-update themselves I don't mind the data mining :rolleyes:
     

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  5. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 28, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Cheers bud ;)

    Yes, people ask for bloat, music players, gallery apps, you name it, they're to lazy to cherry pick their own :(
     

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  6. SJBoss
    Lollipop Feb 28, 2021

    SJBoss , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Play store serves a purpose, but these people are mostly unaware of that.
     

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  7. pablofg1978
    Head Moderator Head Moderator Feb 28, 2021

    pablofg1978 , Feb 28, 2021 :
    I bet that they would fight against anyone trying to control their lives, like their parents or partners, but then is like, please "phone brand" force me to use the App that you put in my device and I can't remove.
     

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  8. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Feb 28, 2021

    Tokolozi , Feb 28, 2021 :
    But when will my phone finally come with all the games pre-installed with all the social media apps and 12 different media players?
     

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  9. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Feb 28, 2021

    the_o2 , Feb 28, 2021 :
    I usually disable the apps which I don't use whether it is Netflix or Zen Mode or Google's XYZ crap and disable the background data of most of the apps and Wi-Fi or data usage for peace of mind :sweatsmile:;)
     

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  10. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Feb 28, 2021

    the_o2 , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Go for Tencent Phone ;):p:D
     

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  11. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Feb 28, 2021

    Tokolozi , Feb 28, 2021 :
    But does it come with call recorders?
     

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  12. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Feb 28, 2021

    the_o2 , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Of course and collaboration with Facebook for better sound quality :p:cool:
     

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  13. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Feb 28, 2021

    Dresa91 , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Oh nice:)
    Thanks for this thread:)
    I may give it a try:)
     

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    Auristic, Tokolozi, Mr. BG and 2 others like this.
  14. .Deleted_Member.
    Nougat Feb 28, 2021


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  15. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Feb 28, 2021

    Tokolozi , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Giant sloths? The kind that ate avocados whole?
     

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  16. .Deleted_Member.
    Nougat Feb 28, 2021


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  17. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Feb 28, 2021

    dsmonteiro , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Just pinned it to the top and shared on recommended. Nice thread, kind sir!
     

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  18. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 28, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 28, 2021 :
    Thanks Dave ;)
     

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  19. pkg3107
    Honeycomb Feb 28, 2021


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  20. sumitMZ007
    Jelly Bean Feb 28, 2021

    sumitMZ007 , via OnePlus 6 , Feb 28, 2021 :
    I mostly give individual permission to each app according to its requirements! I also stop background access to other settings and storage required for app ! And I've paused all my web activity, location, search, history, maps activities,YouTube search etc in Google setting so that I don't get unnecessary pages according to my likes! And always uses ads blocker browser like brave that too in incognito mode!
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021

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