Manufacturers, and Samsung in particular, are notorious for loading up their phones with a bunch of software that either the carrier or third parties paid them to put on the phone. The worst part about all of this bloatware as it’s called, is that you can’t simply uninstall it. It’s there. Forever.
Well, maybe not forever. Thanks to a crafty developer over at XDA, you can easily remove all of the bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in one fell swoop. Not only that, but it also adds some really cool optimizations to the phone as well making it faster and more efficient.
To get this great little script working, you need to first root your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, then downoad and run the .bat file in the script to let it do it’s magic. With that being the gist of it, here’s how to remove all the bloatware on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
I. Root the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge
- You need to first be rooted for this. If you aren’t head to my how to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge tutorial, follow that until it is done and return here to continue.
II. Install the Debloater Script
In addition to removing all of Samsung’s bloatware, this script will also solve a bunch of issues including the phone overheating, CPU performance enhancements, and more. For a full list of changes check out the XDA link below in step 3.
- On the phone, open the SuperSU app (that should be there from doing the rooting procedure above) and tap on Settings and turn off Enable SU During Boot under Security.
- Now, head to the Play Store, search for and install the Flashfire app.
- Download the debloater script for your particular device under Recommend Next Steps from here on XDA and save it to your desktop on your PC.
- Plug the phone in via USB and copy the debloater .zip file to the phone’s internal storage. Not inside any folder just on the root of the directory (makes it a lot easier to find later).
- Unplug the phone and open Flashfire and tap on the + symbol and select Flash Zip or OTA.
- Select the debloater .zip.
- Under options, select Mount System Read/Write and make sure the rest is unchecked.
- Tap flash and it’ll flash and reboot a couple of times.
Done. Wasn’t that hard, right? Now that you’ve done that I recommend doing a reboot of the phone to let things settle and speed up and then check out Xposed if you want to further customize the phone. Let me know if you need any help with this in the comments below and if you found this tutorial helpful please share it –it’s greatly appreciated.