You buy a brand new Huawei P30 Lite, complete the initial setup and see that there are a lot of pre-installed Huawei applications that are installed from the factory. A priori, EMUI, the customization layer that moves under Android, prevents uninstalling Huawei applications. The only way to get rid of these is to disable them from the Settings application… Unfortunately, this method does not eliminate any application, but instead serves to hide them from the user's view. The good news is that there is a method that allows us to uninstall Huawei applications from the factory without root. The only requirement? Have a Windows or Mac computer and a USB data cable.
Since the steps we will detail below are applicable to any version of Android and EMUI, the tutorial is compatible with all Huawei and Honor phones. Huawei P9 Lite, P10, P8, Y5, Y6 2018, Y7, Y9, Mate 10 Lite, Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20, Mate 10, P30, Huawei P20, P20 Lite, P20 Pro, P8 Lite 2017, P30 Lite, P Smart and P Smart Plus, among others.
Fastboot and ADB: everything you need to uninstall Huawei applications
ADB and Fastboot are the two tools that we will use to uninstall Huawei preinstalled applications that come by default on the mobile. Both tools they use the Windows CMD and the Mac Terminal to execute commands that will eliminate any application of the system. We can download them from the links that we will leave below.
After downloading the tool in question, we will execute the file adb.exe in the case of Windows and adb in the case of Mac and we will press on the Y key to accept the installation of ADB.
Then we will proceed with the installation of the drivers of our mobile phone through the HiSuite program.
This last step is optional, since the system usually recognizes the phone without any problem.
Activate development settings and USB debugging on your Huawei mobile
The next step to enable the telephone connection with ADB and Fastboot is based on activating the development settings. In Huawei we can proceed by accessing the System section in Settings. Then we will go to About phone and we will press several times on Compilation number until the settings are activated. To access them we will go back to System again.
Once inside we will have to activate the USB Debugging option that can be found in the Debugging section. Now we just have to connect the phone to the computer and wait for a message similar to the one we can see just below this paragraph. In case the message does not appear, we will have to activate USB debugging just after connecting the phone to the computer.
Finally we will accept the operation and We will mark the option Always allow on this computer.
Install App Inspector on your Huawei mobile
Before proceeding with the uninstallation of Huawei factory applications, we will have to resort to the App Inspector application to know the exact route of the application in the Android registry. We can download it from the following link.
After having installed it on the phone, we will open it and we will select all the applications that we want to uninstall. To know the exact route of the applications we will have to access each of the applications through App Inspector and write down the text string indicated in the package name section. The text format is somewhat similar to com.swiftkey.swiftkeyconfigurator, and the most recommended is write it down in a text note or a WhatsApp or Telegram conversation.
Something that we must take into account before choosing an application is that we cannot uninstall those services that are necessary for the base operation of the system. Applications such as Android Updater, SMS, MMS, Bluetooth, GPS … Uninstall any of these services it can lead to system failures that will only be solvable through the restoration of Android.
List of junk applications that we can uninstall in Huawei
Not sure which application to delete on your Huawei mobile? Meet some of the services that we can uninstall in Huawei.
- com.android.chrome (Google Chrome)
- com.android.email (Mail)
- com.google.android.apps.docs (Google Drive)
- com.google.android.apps.maps (Google Maps)
- com.google.android.apps.photos (Google Photos)
- com.google.android.apps.tachyon (Google Duo)
- com.google.android.gm (Gmail)
- com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox (Google)
- com.google.android.marvin.talkback (Talkback)
- com.google.android.music (Google Music)
- com.google.android.videos (Google Movies)
- com.google.android.youtube (YouTube)
- com.huawei.android.totemweatherapp (Time)
- com.huawei.appmarket (Huawei App Store)
- com.huawei.phoneservice (Hi Care)
- com.touchtype.swiftkey (Swiftkey keyboard)
Now, uninstall any Huawei application
With everything ready, we will just have to Start either CMD on Windows or Terminal on Mac. In either of the two programs we will have to enter the following command:
If everything went well, and the system recognizes our phone with the development settings activated correctly, we can see a screen similar to this:
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Then we will enter the following command to open the ADB tool:
Finally we will be shown a screen like the one we can see below:
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Now, to uninstall any factory application that comes installed in EMUI we have to paste the following command:
- pm uninstall -k user 0 com.xxx.xxxx (where X is the record we have previously discovered through App Inspector)
If we want to uninstall the Swiftkey keyboard, for example, we will have to apply the following command:
- pm uninstall -k user 0 com.swiftkey.swiftkeyconfigurator
Once the application has been uninstalled, ADB should show us a screen similar to this:
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Now we just have to repeat the same process as many times as we want to erase any application We want to uninstall.
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