There are tons of applications that mobile phone manufacturers introduce for different kinds of purposes. Among them, the Samsung Mobile Installer app could be a discussion in the Samsung users’ community due to its features. While some like the app, others do not. So, what is Mobile Installer app? It helps to discover new applications, but at the same time, your phone storage can be limited because of bloatware. Today, we will reveal to you all the important factors regarding the Mobile Installer app. Thus, Refer to the below sections.
What is Mobile Installer App?
Mobile Installer app is a built-in application on Samsung phones. Especially you can find them on Samsung devices that come from Sprint since Sprint carrier has pre-installed apps. The purpose of the Mobile Installer app is to act as an intermediary for downloading bloatware and other carrier applications in the background.
When Mobile Installer wants to install an app, you will get a ‘Processing Request’ notification that cannot be dismissed. This app does not harm your device or steal your information. Mobile Installer does not essentially contain any system applications.
You can discover new applications through the Mobile Installer app. So, you will not miss those hidden gems. There are some drawbacks of this application, too; you will notice that Mobile Installer installs the apps without the user’s permission. Consequently, there will be a lot of bloatware on your device, and they take the space in the memory. And the apps that Mobile Installer downloads are not essential ones.
Is Bloatware Harmful?
As once said, Mobile Installer manages bloatware on your device. Mostly, bloatware is sent due to the partnerships between mobile phone manufacturers and application providers. They want you to be aware of new apps, so this is an extra function for the device. Some people misunderstand that bloatware and adware are the same. Indeed, the adware can be recognized as another form of bloatware. And they relate to a particular kind of bloatware that deals with advertisements.
Bloatware does not harm your device, but they take up a lot of space in the memory. Moreover, they cannot be easily removed. If the manufacturer has weaved in bloatware to ROM, there may be some consequences of removing them. And this bloatware might run in the background. Thus, it can affect the battery percentage of your phone too.
Can you Uninstall Mobile Installer App?
Unfortunately, you cannot uninstall Mobile Installer as you uninstall and disable other apps that are installed from Google Play Store. In addition, Mobile Installer might appear every time when there is an update on the device. In general, you are not encouraged to delete this app because some functionalities of phones need third-party applications for sustenance. So, if you delete the app, it can affect the standard process of the phone.
But if you want to uninstall the app, you can use ADB or some other software such as NoBloat. Some kinds of software can root the device and remove the application permanently. Thus, it would be better to use ADB to uninstall the app since it does not root the phone.
How to Uninstall Mobile Installer App Using ADB?
To follow this method, you have to use a computer because you need to type some codes.
- First, download the USB drivers that are compatible with your device.
- Next, you should install the corresponding ADB binary according to your computer’s OS. Usually, ADB is installed as a zip file. You can extract the zip file to access it easily.
- Go to the settings on your mobile phone and click on ‘About Phone.’ find the ‘Build’ number and keep tapping on it until you can access ‘Developer Options.’
- Then, you will see the ‘USB Debugging’ option. Tap on it. Secondly, click on ‘Enable.’
- Connect the mobile phone to the computer and set it to ‘File Transfer’ mode.
- Go to the ADB binary folder.
- Next, locate ‘Command Prompt’ to launch it on the folder. In order to do that, you should press the ‘Shift’ key. At the same time, right-click and select ‘Open command prompt here.’
- After that, ‘adb devices’ should be typed on the command prompt. If this is your first time, you should allow the action to complete.
- The device’s serial number will be displayed after you run the command. There, type ‘adb shell.’
- Next, locate this option to run – ‘pm list packages ǀ grep <OEM/Carrier/App Name>.’
- When you run that option, the package names of system apps can be found. You need to find the relevant package of Mobile Installer to uninstall it.
- In order to delete the app, you should run this command – ‘pm uninstall -k -user 0 <name of package>.’
How to Avoid Bloatware?
Now, the bloatware-managing application is a common thing due to mobile app development. If you want to strongly avoid bloatware on your device, you can follow these instructions.
- Buy a mobile phone that does not contain a lot of bloatware or an unlocked device that does not have a partnership with a carrier. You can easily search for a model on the internet. For example, Nokia 9 Pureview is a model that has lesser bloatware.
- You can use some App Removal programs on your device. If it is difficult to root or jailbreak the device, these programs can help to remove the bloatware.
- Some applications can be packaged into bloatware apps. So, it would be better to download the relevant software from their original sources. Here the drawback is the downloading process takes a lot of time.
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Mobile Installer on Samsung devices installs different kinds of bloatware on the device’s background with or without the user’s permission. Users are able to learn new apps through the installer, but it takes up a lot of space in the memory. If the user wants to remove the installer permanently, it can be done by rooting the device. But if ADB binary is used, there is no need to root the device. Lastly, this article discussed how to avoid bloatware in the future.
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