How to remove bloatware apps from your smartphone without PC or root


If you have an Android smartphone, you probably have several additional apps pre-installed to the operating system, the so-called bloatware. Sometimes these apps are essential (see Phone and Messages), other times much less. On more than one occasion the issue has been debated, especially at Xiaomi, often with controversy reserved for the management of MIUI. Precisely for this reason we have explained to you how it is possible uninstall system apps, that is, those apps that cannot be deleted with a click. We talked about it for Xiaomi and for Huawei and in both cases it is necessary to rely on the computer. Precisely for this reason, today I propose an alternative method that allows you to obtain the same result but directly from the smartphone.

No more bloatware and superfluous apps on your smartphone and you don't even need a PC

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When it comes to uninstalling system apps, it's all about ADB, an acronym that stands for Android Debug Bridge. The software platform created by Google allows users and developers to access advanced commands for communication between smartphones and PCs. These commands allow various things, including the ability to install and uninstall apps (including system). But since these are also delicate operations, the Android team has decided to limit their potential to a minimum, starting from the need to operate from a PC. This means that the smartphone cannot be accessed, so that an overly curious user does something clumsy.

Until now, to use the same commands that are sent via ADB directly on the smartphone it was necessary to have root permissions enabled. But the work done by the modders, especially the XDA member tytydraco, is making this possible too without having root permissions. This marks a change not of poco account for the world of modding, avoiding the need to void the warranty to obtain root permissions.

This is how LADB works

The app that allows this is called LADB, or Local ADB, and costs € 2,99. Its purpose is to be able to manage ADB commands directly from the smartphone, without a PC or root. Unlike the various apps that emulate a terminal that are already on the Play Store, it integrates an ADB server that uses the “ADB over Wi-Fi” support. In a nutshell, it is as if you are wirelessly connected to a PC with ADB, but in reality everything happens within the LADB app.

Download LADB - Local ADB Shell

First of all, you need to configure it and the procedure is different depending on the version of Android you have on your smartphone. If you have Android 10 or earlier, you can find the procedure on the dedicated page and you will need a one-time PC. If you have Android 11 or later, then you can do the configuration directly from your smartphone.

  • Download LADB
  • Activate Developer Options
  • From the Developer Options, enable the items "USB debugging"And Wireless debugging"
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  • Open the LADB app in Split Screen mode
  • On the other side of the screen, go to the Wireless Debugging section in Developer Options
  • Click on "Pair device with pairing code"
how to uninstall ladb bloatware app
  • Copy the 6 digits into "WiFi Pairing Code"And glue them in the space"Pairing code"In LADB
  • Copy the 5 digits of the IP address port (those after the colon) and paste them in the "Port" space in LADB
how to uninstall ladb bloatware app

If everything went as it should, everything should be properly configured at this point. At this point, you can use the LADB app to enter ADB commands directly from your smartphone. You can find a long list of everything you can do directly in this XDA page.

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