How To: Clean Off The Bloatware Apps On All Versions Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Clean Off The Bloatware Apps

The Samsung Galaxy line of devices offers some great smartphones.  Samsung provides good support for this line with many official ROMs.  The downside to Samsung Galaxy devices and the ROMs that come out for them are they tend to have a lot of bloatware.

Bloatware is often unnecessary apps that bring down the performance of a device, causing it to lag, consume a lot of battery and slowing the devices performance.

Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S4, has some pretty powerful hardware – a Quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, but it is prone to lagging.  It also has almost 3 different pages of System apps, most of no real use to the User.


Removing some of these system apps or bloatware might improve the performance of the device.  In this post, we’re going to show you how you can use an app called True Clean Script to remove the bloatware on a Samsung Galaxy S4.

In order to use this app, you need to have root access on your device.  You also need to be running official or stock firmware.

You will also need NotePad ++ installed on the PC that you are going to use.

The True Clean Script app can remove 100+ apps from a Galaxy S4, clear 500 MB of space,


Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, ROMs and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.



How To Use True Clean Script to Remove Apps.

  1. Copy the downloaded file to your device’s SD card.
  2. Boot your device into recovery by first turning it off then pressing the power, home and volume up button.
  3. Go to Install Zip from SDcard. Select Choose Zip from Sdcard.
  4. Confirm Installation and Wait for it to end.
  5. Go Back and Select Reboot System.

The above method is for some Specific apps, but if you want to remove more of them, Proceed Below.

Download and Install NotePad ++.

Download  True Clean Zip but do not extract it.

Open and Right-click Updater-Script then Select Open With.

Select NotePad ++ from the Suggested Apps.

The Updater-Script will open now and you will see the list of all the Stock apps.


On  NotePad ++ delete the line number of the app you want to be removed.

When you are done, save the changes and then close the Zip Tool.

Copy and then flash the modified True Clean zip on your device and then flash it.  Bloatware should now be gone.

Have you cleared the bloatware from your device?

Share your experience in the comments box below.


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