how to uninstall apps that wont uninstallSupport


  1. mi6-bond

    mi6-bond Well-Known Member

    hi guys,i installed an app called bandog but its not really much good,however when going to uninstall it,it just wont,i keep getting a message"uninstall not successfull".is there anyway(other than rooting),i uninstalled from the market place but that just clears it from there not the phone,ive emailled the developer anyway,any ideas,thanks.

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  2. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    you could try using adb shell on a computer
    type lines in oder
    adb shell
    cd data/app
    ls
    (this will show you a list of apps in data/apps)
    rm name.of.apkfile.apk


    cant remember if you need root for it but you will deffo need android sdk installed and the drivers for adb for htc

    have you checked in applications that its moved to phone and not on sdcard? vice verse, then uninstalled it after moving it (if there is an option)
  3. mi6-bond

    mi6-bond Well-Known Member

    hi,thanks for reply,im not an advanced pc user so i diddnt really understand most of that(sorry),as for the app,its stored on the phone memory an cannot be moved,if i could move it to card i could just wipe it,i'll just have to wait on the developer then i guess.
  4. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    adb shell is a command line utility bundled with with android sdk
    you enable support for this by turning on debug mode in "settings>applications>development"

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  5. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member

    SysAdmins. Don't you just love 'em. No inability to communicate in English (you are a SysAdmin aren't you RM :D)

    Shall I translate (geek to English is a speciality of mine :cool:)

    Rastaman is suggesting you install a piece of specialist software called the Software Development Kit and run some operating system commands to manually delete the installation file for the app :eek:

    As a non-technical user you probably don't want to go there.

    There are a number of apps in the market that claim to delete problematic applications. Search for uninstall in the market and try whatever takes your fancy.

    HTH :D
  6. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    this is true however my experience of developers is that they do not respond or will ask you to do just what i did
    applications that remove software just link to the android uninstaller

    other than tat he can wipe the device :p

    yes i am a sys admin/server admin type. however i try and help in the simplest manner
    The reason i went straight for SDK is because there are not many options
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