246-Android Sanitization

246-Android Sanitization

Update: 2022-01-142
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This week I discuss Android sanitization without custom ROMs, unlocked boot-loaders, or rooted devices. You may be surprised how easily you can make any Android device more private and secure.

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ANDROID SANITIZATION:

ADB Installation:
Linux: sudo apt update && sudo apt install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Mac: brew install android-platform-tools
Windows: choco install adb

USB Debugging:
Settings > About Phone > Build Number (x7)
Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable > USB Debugging > Enable

ADB Test:
adb devices

List all packages:
adb shell pm list packages --user 0

List specific packages:
adb shell pm list package --user 0 | grep 'google'

Uninstall a package for primary user:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube

Reinstall a package for primary user:
adb shell cmd package install-existing com.google.android.youtube

Disable a package for primary user:
adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.youtube

Reenable a package for primary user:
adb shell pm enable com.google.android.youtube

Google services and apps examples:
Google Services: com.google.android.gsf
Google Play: com.google.android.gms
Google Store: com.android.vending
Google Carriers: com.google.android.ims
Google Speech: com.google.android.tts
Google Telemetry: com.google.mainline.telemetry
Google Photos: com.google.android.apps.photos
Google Maps: com.google.android.apps.maps
Google Calendar: com.google.android.calendar
Google Contacts: com.google.android.contacts
Google Messages: com.google.android.apps.messaging
Google Dialer: com.google.android.dialer
Google Keyboard: com.google.android.inputmethod.latin
Gmail: com.google.android.gm
Youtube: com.google.android.youtube

Simple Tools:
https://www.simplemobiletools.com

Extract and Install Example:
adb shell pm path com.android.gallery3d
adb pull /product/app/Gallery2/Gallery2.apk
adb install --user 0 Gallery2.apk

Secondary Profiles:
adb shell pm list packages --user 10
adb shell pm list package --user 10 | grep 'google'
adb install --user 10
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 10 com.google.android.youtube
adb shell cmd package install-existing --user 10 com.google.android.youtube
adb shell pm disable-user --user 10 com.google.android.youtube
adb shell pm enable --user 10 com.google.android.youtube

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246-Android Sanitization

246-Android Sanitization

Michael Bazzell