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Can't Uninstall Some Applications.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Linux404, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Linux404

    Linux404 Lurker
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    A little while ago we got the tab 10.1" tablet. I use my desktop and it was intended mainly for someone else in the household however I might use it also upon occasion. Someone's installed an application that in-turn has installed three other applications with rather generic names such as 'cool apps' and 'droid apps'. They don't seem to appear with the other applications when attempting to uninstall them.

    The tablet does currently have AVG installed despite receiving Norton I think it was when we bought the tablet. I'll have to get around to installing that. However I've often heard that Norton on the PC only works when it wants to?

    How can I uninstall those applications and is Norton on Android any good?
     


  2. acoolphone

    acoolphone Newbie

    Some apps are "factory installed" and can't be uninstalled unless the device is rooted
     
  3. Bosbouer

    Bosbouer Android Enthusiast

    You can disable unwanted/unused apps

    >Settings> all apps> select and disable the ones you do not require. You will be warned by the system if you are disabling a critical component
     
  4. ThatTabGuy

    ThatTabGuy Member

    You can always try rooting (at your own risk!) and using NoBloat or App Backup & Restore from the Play store and remove unwanted apps that way.

    NoBloat is a bit riskier than AppB&R because it lists all the system apps up front, while the latter app requires you to select an option to show all the system apps. Whatever you decide, do so at your own risk.
     

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