Universal Android Debloater

Cross-platform GUI written in Rust using ADB to debloat non-rooted android devices. Improve your privacy, the security and battery life of your device.


Universal Android Debloater GUI

DISCLAIMER: Use it at your own risk. I am not responsible for anything that could happen to your phone.

v0

This software is still in a early stage of development. Check out the issues, and feel free to contribute!

Summary

This is a complete rewrite in Rust of the UAD project which aims at improving privacy and battery performance by removing unnecessary and obscure system apps. This can also contribute to improve security by reducing the attack surface.

Packages are as well documented as possible in order to provide a better understanding of what you can delete or not. The worse thing which could happen is removing an essential system package needed during boot causing then an unfortunate bootloop. After about 5 failed system boots, the phone will automatically reboot in recovery mode and you’ll have to perform a FACTORY RESET. So make a backup!

In any case, you can NOT brick your device with this software! That’s the main thing, right?

Features

  •  Uninstall/Disable and Restore/Enable system packages
  •  Multi-user support (e.g apps in work profiles)
  •  Export/Import your selection in uad_exported_selection.txt
  •  Logging of all your action in the uad.log file

NB : System apps cannot really be uninstalled without root (see the FAQ)

Universal debloat lists

  •  GFAM (Google/Facebook/Amazon/Microsoft)
  •  AOSP
  •  Manufacturers (OEM)
  •  Mobile carriers
  •  Qualcomm / Mediatek / Miscellaneous

Manufacturers debloat lists

  •  Archos
  •  Asus
  •  Blackberry
  •  Gionee
  •  LG
  •  Google
  •  HTC
  •  Huawei
  •  Motorola
  •  Nokia
  •  OnePlus
  •  Oppo
  •  Samsung
  •  Sony
  •  TCL
  •  Wiko
  •  Xiaomi
  •  ZTE

Mobile carriers debloat lists

CountryCarriers
FranceOrange, SFR, Free, Bouyges/Sosh
USAT-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T
GermanyTelekom

How to use it

  • Read the FAQ!
  • Do a proper backup of your data! You can never be too careful!
  • Enable Developer Options on your smartphone.
  • Turn on USB Debugging from the developper panel.
  • From the settings, disconnect from any OEM accounts (when you delete OEM account package it could lock you on the lockscreen because the phone can’t associate your identity anymore)
  • Install ADB:

LINUXMAC OSWINDOWS

  • Download the latest stable release of UAD GUI here.

NOTE: Chinese phones users may need to use the AOSP list for removing some stock apps because those chinese manufacturers (especially Xiaomi and Huawei) have been using the name of AOSP packages for their own (modified & closed-source) apps.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will have to run this software whenever your OEM push an update to your phone as some uninstalled system apps could be reinstalled.

How to contribute

Hey-hey-hey! Don’t go away so fast! This is a community project. That means I need you! I’m sure you want to make this project better anyway.

==> How to contribute

Special thanks

  • @mawilms for his LotRO plugin manager (Lembas) which helped me a lot to understand how to use the Iced GUI library.
  • @casperstorm for the UI/UX inspiration.