The only thing annoying about buying a new phone is the bloatware that comes with it. These are the stoke apps that you’ll probably never use, clutter your apps drawer and take up your internal storage. You can disable most of them but they’ll still use the valuable storage. To remove them, you’ll need root access, and they are difficult to remove as you will need to track each of them down. However, a Magisk module makes it easier to track these apps down and safely remove them. Here’s how to remove bloatware using Magisk.
Remove Bloatware using Magisk
Developer Val Mandantes has created a Magisk module that lets you uninstall all the bloatware that you think you’ll never use. You will need two things to make this work;
- Root Access
Step 1: Install the module
The first thing you’ll need is the module. Open Magisk Manager app and then go to Downloads (inside Menu). Tap on the search icon located on the upper right corner of the screen and then search for Debloater. Install the module by tapping on the download arrow icon.
Step 2: Install BusyBox module
You’ll need another module called BusyBox to make Debloater module work. Again, go to Download and search for BusyBox. Install the module like you installed the Debloater module. After the module finishes installing, restart your device.
Step 3: Install Terminal
If you already have Terminal, you can skip this step. If you do not have one, or do not know what it is, install the app called Termux. Open Google Play Store and search for Termux (or visit its Google Play Store page).
Step 4: Enter Commands
Now, you need to open Termux and type in the following command;
When prompted, tap on Grant on Superuser Request pop-up. Now, type the following command;
This will launch the Debloat module where you can start removing those useless apps.
Step 5: Debloat
Now you get to see those useless bloatware being removed while you sit back and sip wine. After you run the Debloat module, you will see a few options. This tutorial focuses on the first option. Type 1 and hit enter. A scan will commence. After the scan is finished, you will get the list of all the system apps installed on your device. type the number before each app to remove them, or you can batch uninstall by typing the number of each app with space in between them.
Hit enter and type “y” to let the module uninstall the apps. Type “n” to get back to the main menu. If you want to uninstall only the apps provided by the Vendor, choose 3. I recommend you do not touch System Priv-Apps option as these apps are sensitive and may mess up your device if you do not know what you are doing. After you’re finished uninstalling the apps, reboot your device and you’re done.