If an apk were copied to /data/app, android would install it automatically; and if an apk were deleted from /data/app, android would uninstall it automatically. How does android implement this? with i notify? where is the related codes?
Well i figured out how to uninstall apps. kind of. when i goto manage apps, there is a button for uninstall but i can't click it it's greyed out. it's the amazon mp3 app. it came with the phone. how to get rid of this? also how to you delete it. Uninstall and deleting are different things.
I'm developing an application that should add it's shortcut to home screen after installation and remove it after the application is being uninstalled. The application will be preinstalled on the end user device, but still should have an option for uninstall). The task looks very simple but I've faced lots of troubles implementing it. What I have done:
Add shortcut to the home screen using com.android.launcher.action.INSTALL_SHORTCUT on app first launch or on newt device reboot. MANUALY remove shortcut using com.android.launcher.action.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT................
I am having trouble removing apps. I go to "All apps", touch and hold on the app I want to delete until the front page comes up with the trash can saying remove. I drag it over top of it and let go. But then I go check, and it still shows up on the "All apps" page. What am I missing/doing wrong?
I need to delete Google Play Service completely from my phone or totally disable it! Even when I disable it, using phone "disable feature" Google play service and all it's apps are still eating my battery 45% (Running). The only way to kill it it's root my phone? I can't find way to contact Google or Android there is no email on the internet! Many people want to delete Google Play Services I've seen a lot of threads but found no solution! I don't need Google Play Services at all.
Touchdown works great with my exchange account. The only problem is it asks for password each time after my phone has slept. Anyway to get rid of the password protection? I don't mind to type it in when the program launches the first time but asking for password every 5 min is simply annoying!!
I have just swapped from an iPhone 3G to the Desire and am getting stuck whilst familiarising myself with the phone (and making it similar to my iPhone). I have put an unlock password on the phone but it is a pain as it requires alpha and numeric so I want to go back to using the visual password. Problem is I cannot find how to get the phone to swap back to using a visual p/w. Anyone able to help Whilst here is there an app out there to wake up the phone when you press any key and/or have the iPhone keypad pop up to unblock the phone? Other than that it is an impressive bit of kit and better than the iPhone in many ways but flawed in some basic areas such as the pathetic speaker. It nearly went back when I first heard it and seems a surprising oversight given it is obviously aimed at the social end of the market.
I'm new to android but just used the guides at this forum to root my LG Optimus V. I was wondering if now that I have root there is a way to install a boot password similar to the one I have on my computer. Before it loads the operating system, the BIOS asks for a password. Is there any similar functionality for android?
Also, is this possible on other devices even if it is not on mine? It's one of my favorite laymen security measures.
I downloaded an icon pack and decided I did not want it anymore so I went and uninstalled it... but it told me that it did not work and now it shows up as installed on my phone still in the market but I can't choose install or open, they are grayed out...
I have some Android market feedback for my app Hire*A*Droid where users complain that they are unable to uninstall the application. Here's two I have so far (about 10 days apart): janelle: I uninstalled this app, but its still showing that its installed under my downloads. What can i do ? valerie: It's frozen I can't open or delete it.
We are plannig to write a new music application from scratch. Also we want to uninstall the built-in music application to ensure only our application resides on the phone. adb ls /data/app command doesn't list built-in applications. So, I am unable to uninstall the built in music application without knowing its name. So, I am getting a feeling like built in applications uninstallation is handled in different way.
I have an application which stores data in preference (to save initial settings) and sqllite database. So, if uninstall the application (through market), will the preference and database be deleted? how about upgrade? Is there a way for me to test this before I upload my upgrade to the market? I don't want people report that they have to re- setup everything and the data in sqllite Database is missing.
I've just bought a HTC Desire. Very nice! I downloaded Camera 360. I liked it so much I bought it! (it was cheap) Now I also have Camera 360 Pro in my apps...Should I uninstall Camera 360? And how do I do that? Will doing that stop Camera 360 Pro from working..?
I downloaded a version of Swype from a website (can't remember which) that was apparently just a trial which recently ran out. It coincided with Swype sending me their beta version (I had signed up to get it on their site) so I figured I would just download that. Unfortunately, it won't install because there's already another version of Swype on my phone. I tried QuickUninstaller but not surprisingly it doesn't show up in there. Any idea how to get it off my phone so I can install the newer one?
I hope this hasn't been asked before. Here is the situation. I bought a paid app (Droid DJ) and everything was fine until I was notified that an upgrade was available. When I upgraded, the app not longer worked on my Nexus One. I contacted the developer and they immediately fixed the problem and issued a new version. The problem is that the Android Market hasn't notified me of the new upgrade. I am hesitant to uninstall the app then download it again (I don't want to have to pay again). Does anyone know how this works?
I see a few "uninstall apps" on the market and I am wondering why there are such applications. Uninstalling an app from the phone is not that complicated and it is quite fast. Maybe my question is silly but I am very new to Android. I know that Windows for example does not uninstall programs properly, and one needs often a third party program to really make a clean uninstall. Is that the same with Android, or do these apps just make it faster to uninstall an app (with the same result that one will get with a "uninstall" process through the apps manager)?
Thread title says it all. Chomp SMS has been working great and out of nowhere it's renamed itself to com.p1.chompsms.activities.Main Activity HTC Hero - Android 1.5 How can I fix this without uninstall / reinstall?
When my app is uninstalled, it's app widgets get left behind with a lovely white error message on a black background. Is it expected that the user has to clean these things up when an app is uninstalled, or am I missing some notification ? (or option 3)
I've an issue related to the application uninstall. Actually when my application is removed, all the related accounts are removed, and consequently all the account contacts disappear from the device. I was wondering if there is a way to keep the accounts information or eventually to be notified when the application is being uninstalled, in order to allow the application to advice the user.
I have one application which play with content provider(contacts etc) now when i uninstall my application i want to arranger the original data of content provider. Is there any way, if my application is going uninstall at that time i get event and do my work.
I wan't to uninstall applications using my application... I can retrieve the list of packages installed but I don't know how to remove them... I used the PackageManager class, getInstalledApplications() method... I can't find any method like removeApplication() or uninstallApplication().
the only method I saw in this class is the removePackageFromPreferred (String packageName) method... It retrieves a list of preferred packages.. I don't exactly know what preferred packages means or somehow how to retrieve them... I tried to put a package name in the method "removePackageFromPreferred (com.dev5.fivegame)" but it gives an error...
I have developed an Android app. Now I want to perform a few operations (i. e. - Reset the settings etc.. ) at the moment the app gets uninstalled from the phone. Is it possible to reigster a listener or a function that is called at the moment the app is removed?
I was attempting to install the android sdk to my PC so i can push a file to my phone. i downloaded the android sdk from the website and unzipped it to my desktop. i ran the .exe setup from my desktop but i read somewhere that the folder was suppose to be put in the C: directory so i panic and canceled the installation process so now i think it partially installed. i went to my control panel and tried to uninstall but i didn't see any android or sdk program installed. anywhere know where else to look?