Permanently Remove Factory Installed Application

Article ID: 15932802

Issue / Question

How to remove applications that are part of the base image? 

e.g. google books, google hangouts, games  etc.

Issue Details 

The goal could be to prevent end users (of the device) running the applications or free up memory space.

Applicable To

TC55

Resolution / Answer

These applications are part of the GMS build and cannot be removed. 
An option is to replace the GMS variant on the device with the AOSP build instead. 

+ Applicable Products

  • TC55 Touch Computer