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    Default Android 4.4.4 - Remove Gmail App?

    I have a MTCC headunit in my car (Eonon)
    I would like to just remove the Gmail App, but obviously keep my Google Account running for YouTube, Apps and other syncing

    Can i use ES Explorer (with Root privileges) to just delete the Gmail App?

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    System/App
    Data/App (And remove anything relation to Gmail)

    Then reboot the unit without conflicts?

    I really just want to remove Gmail from my car headunit, but keep all other Google services running.
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    Well, if anyone is interested

    I removed the Gmail App from system/apps
    And have rebooted the unit 3 times with no issues
    Gmail has been removed and all other Goggle Services have remained working

    However, the next time the unit is connected to the internet, Google Services "may" want to download and reinstall Gmail....
    Hopefully it doesnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    However, the next time the unit is connected to the internet, Google Services "may" want to download and reinstall Gmail....
    Hopefully it doesnt
    It may just secretly do that in the backgroud, worth a check.
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    why did you want to remove it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyPatrol View Post
    why did you want to remove it?
    Don't really want my work emails popping up in the car
    It was also very annoying that "bing" noise everytime you turned the unit on
    Gave anyone in the car access to my email account.
    I would have my phone with me, so really no need to also have them on the Car Stereo

    It has been useful for emailing Apps or Settings or App Data to my Headunit directly.
    But outside that, waste of time having it run on your Headunit

    I guess the scary part is, the car could be stolen and someone just downloads Gmail and has access to all my stuff, as the Google Account would be still logged in
    Hopefully i can deactivate that via Google Devices though
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    i thought about trying to do the same thing but in the end left it alone and just made a
    bodgy gmail account so i could access the play store etc.

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    Yeah, mine had that
    But i really like having YouTube linked and a few other things

    Making a Full Back up of the MTCC unit now

    Removing Gmail was simple
    I'll post if the app comes back without me asking
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    Can it be uninstalled from the google play?

    Also, if you ever do a factory reset or update firmware it will probably come back. On my head unit the app is part of the firmware and I can't simply remove it - it is kind of protected.

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    Just had the MTCC unit connected to the internet
    And while Auto Update on other Apps started, Gmail didn't come back
    I also turned off Auto Update, once the first few started.

    Now, if anyone knows a fool proof way to make a complete Back Up, i'd be grateful.

    Thinking of using TWRP Manager with (ROOT)
    Can i back up to SD card or for Recovery, does it need to be the Internal Flash Memory?

    I have not tried yet.
    Last edited by ol' boy; 14-10-18 at 03:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fromaron View Post
    Can it be uninstalled from the google play?

    Also, if you ever do a factory reset or update firmware it will probably come back. On my head unit the app is part of the firmware and I can't simply remove it - it is kind of protected.
    ES Explorer with ROOT, will remove it
    I never even thought to use Google Play, but as you say, because it is part of the ROM, i doubt uninstall will be an option
    Last edited by ol' boy; 14-10-18 at 03:01 PM.
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