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When you get a new phone, the last thing you want to deal with is a ton of preinstalled programs staring back at you. They not only clutter your home screen with apps you’ll probably never use, but they’re also wasting space on your internal storage and potentially draining battery. To truly uninstall them, you’ll need root — but even then, it can be hard to pin down all the apps that should be removed.

Nowadays, preinstalled apps are scattered across several different partitions. There’s the vendor partition, where your OEM or carrier can load bloat. Then there’s the system partition, which… more