The guide describes one method that allows you to remove system apps, or any other application for that matter, from Xiaomi devices.
While I could have picked a flagship phone that would set me back six hundred or even more Euro without contract (I only buy direct and without contract), I decided to save money without sacrificing much in the process.
Having used the phone for more than six months now, I can say that it is an excellent phone both hardware, software, and security-wise.
Remove system apps
There are a couple of minor things that are not ideal though. Apart from making it really difficult to unlock the device to gain root access, those are mostly software-based if you ask me.
The first and third point are the main reasons why I have decided to look for ways to remove system apps from the device as I have no intention of using them.
Note: The following method requires root. It should work with the majority of Xiamoi devices and the latest version of Miui.
Warning: Backup your device before you remove any application on it as you may run into issues otherwise if you have no restoration options available. You can use Xiaomi's PC Suite for that or any other backup application.
Download the application Device Control [root] from Google Play or another store it is available in. The application is very powerful and provides you with lots of features to gain greater control over hardware or software.
One of the features is the ability to disable or uninstall applications including system apps.
To remove or disable, one or multiple system apps from the device, do the following:
You should get a success or failure message right afterwards. Please note that you may not be able to remove some system apps as they are essential for the operation of the device.
Uninstall removes the application completely from the device while disable keeps its files but turns it off instead.
I have used Device Control to remove system apps from my Xiaomi Mi4c device that I don't use and are not required for the device to function properly.
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