George Profenza George Profenza - 17 days ago 5
Android Question

How to uninstall an android app from command line on the device

I can uninstall an app on the device from my computer using

adb uninstall <package_name>
,
but I'd like to do the same with a script on the actual device.

I've also tried running an
android.intent.action.DELETE
intent using
am
but it prompts the user for confirmation.

Given that the device is rooted, is it possible to run a command on the device to uninstall an app without requiring user action/confirmation ?

Answer

Trying using the pm command:

pm uninstall <package_name>

or

pm uninstall -k <package_name>

The -k flag keeps the data and cache directories after the package is removed.

I haven't tested this myself, but I don't think this should show a warning message.

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