Uninstalling preinstalled programs

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  1. Prior22
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    I have a Nvidia Shield and am looking to uninstall two of the pre-installed games (to clear up additional space). There isn't an uninstall option for these games though. How would I go about uninstalling these games? Thanks.
     


  2. the_randomizer

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    You would probably need to root and unlock the device, which tends to void the warranty.
     
  3. RevPokemon

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    Yes you would have to root and that will void your warranty. Another option you may could try would be to move the apps to an sd card via the native application manager.
     
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    Sometimes you can "un-root" a device removing all traces of it ever being rooted. Moving to SD card would be the next best bet.
     
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    You can unroot via apps (towel root or what not) or by flashing a ROM(which is harder) but moving to a mirco sd card would be the best option if you don't want to root
     
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    Yeah, it would be the best option for sure.
     
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    Although the only issue he MAY have would be the amount of data it moves to to the micro SD as rarely it moves 100%
     
  8. DarkFlare69

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    Root it; or just disable them, it won't free up storage but it'll free up RAM.
     
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    Yeah but I highly doubt the games take up much ram as I really don't think they work in the background.
     
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    You'll be surprised how much crap runs in the background. I have an app called Clean Master. Whenever i THINK there's nothing running, I open it and it frees 400 - 600 MBs of ram.
     
  11. eriol33

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    root it, and install a program like titanium backup, and then un-root it
     
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  12. RevPokemon

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    Yeah I know as I use that app and generally my games don't use much ram while most of it is the is the os,chrome, play services and Qualcomm
     
  13. Yepi69

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    Root or GTFO
     
  14. yusuo

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    of course it'll free up storage, deleting files = more free space
     
  15. yusuo

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    sorry, i just realised what you were saying and now i feel like a knob
     
  16. RevPokemon

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    It ok every one makes mistakes, except you speĺed knob not noob and thats unforgivable :)
     
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    What if you're wrong and he DOES feel like a knob?
     
  18. RevPokemon

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    Then im a door if he is a knob.
     
  19. yusuo

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    im a knobly noob, happy :P
     
  20. bobmcjr

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    Root. Nvidia has been known to still honor their warranty on rooted devices so long as it is obvious that rooting or physical damage is not what broke your device. (e.g. if the speaker fails or something they will fix it, but if your processor melts from too much overclocking, they won't).