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How to Remove Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 Without Root

If you’ve got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone, you would quickly find out how fantastic a device it is, and how the software it runs on is bloated. If you don’t like Bloatware, you would definitely want to get rid of all of it, when you can.

It is thought that getting rid of Bloatware on the Samsung Galaxy S10 strictly requires rooting the phone, but it turns out that you can remove bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 without root. Here are the procedures for getting rid of the Bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone:


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Steps to Removing Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 without root

First, you need to know that, for this process, you would need:
• A laptop or PC (for running ADB commands)
• A USB Cable (for the connection between the Computer and the device
• Your Samsung Galaxy S10

If all of these are on the ground, it’s the time to move on to the steps and procedures. The first thing needed to be done is to install ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot on your laptop or PC. Once you’ve gotten ADB and Fastboot up and running, you can then move on to the next step.

The next step would be carried out on the smartphone itself. You would have to go into the phone’s settings, find About Phone; once there, find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times. By the time you tap correctly 7 times, you should see the ‘Developer mode has been turned on” message on the screen.

Now, you can return to the Settings, scrolling down, you would now find the Developer options; go into the Developer options and turn on the USB Debugging option.
Now, you would connect your Galaxy S10 device to your PC (via the USB Cable), and then navigate your way to the folder where you installed the ADB and Fastboot tools (it’s generally This PC: Local Disk (C): ADB.)

While there, right-click on the empty space in the folder, and select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ option in the menu that pops up. Enter the command ‘adb devices’ in order to verify the connection via ADB, you should get a prompt which says “Allow USB Debugging?”; click on “Yes”.

This verifies your plugged in the device and shows you a device ID on your PC under the command prompt. Now, open the ADB shell by typing “adb shell”. Once you’ve gotten to this stage, you can now type in a particular command to uninstall a pre-installed system app from your Samsung Galaxy S10. The command should look like this “pm uninstall –k –user 0 <app-package-name>” and you would have to replace “app-package-name” with the package name of the system app you wish to uninstall.

Check out the list of the package names of the pre-installed apps on Samsung S10 here. After typing in the command, ADB would automatically remove/uninstall the specific system app, and give you a “Success” message. All you’ve got to do is to repeat the commands for the different package names you wish to uninstall completely. Once done, your Samsung Galaxy S10 would be with bloatware no more!

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Michelle Paulsen

Michelle, a former author for renowned tech publications TechCrunch and The Verge, has established herself as a prominent figure in technology journalism. With her deep industry knowledge and experience, she excels at breaking down complex tech topics into engaging, reader-friendly articles. Known for her sharp analysis and compelling storytelling, Michelle has a proven track record of enlightening readers about the latest tech trends and innovations.

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