Xperia S

How to Debloat or Remove Unwanted Default Carrier Apps in SONY Xperia S

Xperia S LogoBloat ware is what we all hate, just in case if you don’t know on what is bloat ware then this is basically the apps which come pre-loaded with the device. This bloat ware comes generally with the devices which come with the mobile operator branding. So, in the process of this article, we will be checking out on how you can debrand your SONY Xperia S smartphone. Please note that you need to follow the detailed guide which we have mentioned in this article. Over a period of this article, we will check out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with a detailed tutorial to debrand SONY Xperia S.

Rooting Information: Please note that this procedure won’t be rooting the device in any manner and also it doesn’t require you to unlock the boot loader. This process also won’t be erasing or corrupting the data. Since the device is neither rooted or the boot loader is unlocked, the warranty will not get void in any manner.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Though it’s not a compulsory one but we recommend you to back up all the data present in your Xperia S so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging in your SONY Xperia S from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture. Also, ensure that the minimum charge left in your phone is 60% so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

USB Debugging

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, it’s time to proceed to next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial to debloat your Xperia S.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Prasanna

    August 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I downloaded the pdf file from gmail application in my xperia s mobile.the file is downloaded but it is not removed in the temporary downloading screen

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      you can update the gmail app with the newer version

  2. tj

    May 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    this didnt work!!! all it did was reset my phone and delete all my apps! bloatware apps such as “video unlimited” are still here! rubbish!

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