In this guide, we will show you the steps to uninstall Google App from your Android device via the ADB command. No OEM lags behind when it comes to enhancing its user interface with pre-installed apps. While most of this Bluetooth software is instantly useless, there are some that users won’t mind putting on their devices. These apps are mostly from search engine companies and include others like Gmail, Chrome, YouTube. And you can add Google Apps to this list.
Its popularity is growing with each passing day and it is also becoming one of the most popular apps for many users. One of its most notable features is the Discover Feed, which provides you with curated news and web stories based on your interests and preferences. But despite being connected to everything, it is not free from its fair share of problems. More often than not, you can easily fix these issues by clearing the cache and data, forcing it to stop, or disabling and reactivating it. But in some cases, these adaptations may not be enough.
As a result, you may have to resort to the nuclear method of uninstalling and then reinstalling the Google App from your Android device. However, you will not find this tweak anywhere because it is generally believed that the system and pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled. Just to dispel this myth – this is totally wrong as you can easily uninstall every app on your device, whether it is system / user-installed / pre-installed, or Bluetooth. Be And on that note, this guide will show you the steps to uninstall the Google app from your Android device via the ADB command. Follow along.
The Prerequisites to Uninstall Google App on Android via ADB Command
This guide will show you how to uninstall, re-install, disable and re-enable Google App on Android- all via ADB Commands. So checkmark all the prerequisites from below and then get started with the tutorial.
STEP 1: Download Android SDK
First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging
Next up, you will have to enable USB Debugging on your device so that it is recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
STEP 3: Verify ADB Connection
- To begin with, connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
Now in the following command in the CMD window to verify the ADB connection:
- If you get the device ID, then the connection stands successful. Now type in the below command to open the Shell environment:
- It will now list out your device codename (such as sunfish for Pixel 4A), which means that the shell connection has been successfully established as well, and you are good to go ahead.
STEP 4: Find Google App ID
Your next course of action is to get hold of the Google App ID. Now there are three different methods through which this could be carried out.
- Open the Play Store on your browser and search for the Google App [direct link].
- Then go to the URL and copy the value after id=, which would be
Uninstall Google App on Android via ADB Command
Execute the below ADB command in the CMD window to uninstall the Google App from your Android device:
pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
Reinstall Google App on Android via ADB Command
Copy-paste the below ADB command in the CMD window to reinstall the Google App on your Android device [or you could also reinstall the app from Play Store as well]:
cmd package install-existing com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
Disable Google App on Android via ADB Command
Type in the following ADB command in the CMD window to disable the Google App on your Android device:
pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
You could also disable the Google app by going to Settings > Apps > See All Apps > Select Google > Tap on Disable > Disable App.
Re-Enable Google App on Android via ADB Command
Use the below ADB command to re-enable the Google App on your Android device:
pm enable com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
You could also enable the Google app by going to Settings > Apps > See All Apps > Select Google > Enable.
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