Trying to remove built in programs from Android devices

Trying to remove built in programs from Android devices

I am trying to remove built in applications like Samsung store and other Samsung apps. Also trying to remove some stuff that i don't need. 

Also is there a way to make home shortcuts from apps already existing on the device?

Device:                      Samsung Tab A ( 2019)
SOTI agent version:    14.5.5.1023

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Rafael Schäfer | posted this 06 September 2021

1. Answer: You have to block those apps with Blacklist. Look up the package name up and then add them to the Application Run Control profile.

2. I currently don't know to do that. On our full managed devices the shortcuts are created automatically when apps are installed (only if via managed playstore).

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Michael Broderick | posted this 06 September 2021

Hi Rafael,

thanks for answering number 1, i will get that done now. As for number 2 we run managed app store but they seem to not appear on the home but just on the application screen. Maybe there is a setting i need to check.

Thanks

Michael

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Rafael Schäfer | posted this 06 September 2021

Maybe check the setting in the account you use for google managed playstore.

Could be that there's a setting which have to be set.

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Michael Broderick | posted this 06 September 2021

I have removed all the apps i don't want using the Application run control apart from one which i cannot seem to remove. 

Galaxy Store is very illusive and i cannot seem to find the app within ARC. But the rest was perfect. :)

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Rafael Schäfer | posted this 06 September 2021

Regarding Galaxy Store: did you use following to blacklist: com.sec.android.app.samsungapps

Otherwise you could enroll your devices (if enrolled via Zero-Touch) with the keep_system_apps_enabled:false instead of true (not sure about correct wording). 

But then you have to install a profile which enables the needed applications via script (enable_system_app packagename).

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Michael Broderick | posted this 06 September 2021

Thanks Rafael,

I will try this. Much appreciated. :)

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