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setti
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remove bloatware

Post by setti » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:46 pm

Is it safe to remove bloatware apps which preinstalled and cant be removed via apps on rooted tv by rm /usr/apps/...?

And how the fuck do i remove TVPLUS crap? Ive already disable hbbtv and deleted the channels numbers 5000+, but they come back :(

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Re: remove bloatware

Post by zoelechat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:57 pm

No don't rm /opt/usr/apps!!
To properly uninstall, first list apps using:

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wascmd -l
Then retrieve value from app_package_name line, e.g.:

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[...]
--------------app_tizen_id                          =tisT7SVUug.tunein-------------
--------------app_package_name                      =tisT7SVUug-------------
[...]
and uninstall with -u app_package_name:

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wascmd -u tisT7SVUug
Beware that if you don't block (apps).samsungcloudcdn.com, "bloatware" will systematically reinstall on TV bootup.

No idea what is TVPLUS, local provider I guess :)
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Re: remove bloatware

Post by setti » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 pm

TV plus seems to ne something hbbtv related. Something like freeview? Although ive disabled this, I get these extra channels again on every reboot. Grrrrr.

Thx for wascmd hint, but it seems I cant remove preinstalled apps, like I cant via UI.

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tv-schlafzimmer~ # wascmd -l |grep maxdome
--------------app_title                             =maxdome-------------
--------------app_icon_path                         =/opt/usr/apps/Kxeo5u275R/shared/res/Kxeo5u275R.maxdome.jpg-------------
--------------app_tizen_id                          =Kxeo5u275R.maxdome-------------
tv-schlafzimmer~ # wascmd -u Kxeo5u275
uninstall Kxeo5u275
app_id[Kxeo5u275] uninstall start
app_id[Kxeo5u275] uninstall failed[132]
spend time for wascmd is [56]ms

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Re: remove bloatware

Post by zoelechat » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 pm

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--------------app_tizen_id                          =Kxeo5u275R.maxdome
wascmd -u Kxeo5u275
Uninstall failed because you forgot an R at the end :D
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Re: remove bloatware

Post by setti » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:52 pm

Umh, fuck. I need glasses.... Works, Thx!

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Re: remove bloatware

Post by zoelechat » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Isn't there a TVPLUS app you can delete btw? Watch full app list (don't grep)
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Re: remove bloatware

Post by zoelechat » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:14 pm

Also you can have a look at /opt/share/packages folder contents, there's an xml per installed app, and possibly hidden to wascmd ones.
You can also try:

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ls /opt/usr/apps/*/bin
e.g.: adplatform.ADPlayer (speaks by itself, can be uninstalled!!)

Unlikely that your tvplus is hbbtv related if hbbtv is disabled. More a "background app" imho.
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Re: remove bloatware

Post by zoelechat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:01 pm

So? Fixed? Feedback allowed :)
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Re: remove bloatware

Post by setti » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:15 pm

sorry. bloatware deleted. tvplus, seems to be some systemd service, and channels are loaded, when i scan satellite via predefined astra 19.2 sat.
how to disable systemd services permanently?

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tv-schlafzimmer~ # systemctl status tvplus-service
● tvplus-service.service - tvplus-service
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/tvplus-service.service; static)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-07-17 22:12:28 CEST; 2min 9s ago
 Main PID: 2236 (tvplus-service)
   CGroup: /system.slice/tvplus-service.service
           └─2236 /usr/bin/tvplus-service
tv-schlafzimmer~ # systemctl status tvplus-service.path
● tvplus-service.path - tvplus-service services are launched
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/tvplus-service.path; static)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 1970-01-01 01:00:01 CET; 48 years 6 months ago
tv-schlafzimmer~ # ll /tmp/tvplus_*
-rw-r--r-- 1 app app 0 2018-07-17 22:12 /tmp/tvplus_first_boot
-rw-r--r-- 1 app app 0 2018-07-17 22:12 /tmp/tvplus_ready
tv-schlafzimmer~ #

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Re: remove bloatware

Post by zoelechat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:32 pm

Permanently you can't, it's part of firmware and read-only, but you can at least stop service on every boot using systemctl...
In case it's restarting anyway, you can do something like this:

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mount -o bind /tmp/waitforever /usr/bin/tvplus-service
killall tvplus-service          # or systemctl stop service
/tmp/waitforever is some dummy script created during root init (=already there), and that's what is gonna be "restarted" instead of true service once mounted.
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