How can I stop TMobile from installing crapware?

  • 15 March 2023
  • 4 replies


I just got my OnePlus 10Pro finally updated to Android 13 this week, and found a few extra T-Mobile bloatware apps on my phone, like AppSelector, Device Manager, Global Search, Kid Space, T-Mobile Diagnostics, T-Mobile Play, and (worst of all) MCM Client.

These are all things I don’t need, and am not able to uninstall them.  I can’t even disable most of them.  I can force stop them, but many of them come back.

Today, I got a notification from MCM Client that it had installed TikTok on my phone.  I guess it’s good that I was told that T-Mobile installed a major security risk on my phone, and I need this to stop.

How can I get this crap off of my phone and be the only person who has control over my phone?  T-Mobile is going to have to pay me an enormous amount of money for me to go along with this.  Unfortunately, I got this phone on a payment plan, and I will never, ever do that again.  It’s not worth the sacrifice of security and privacy.

So, how do we get this stopped?

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Userlevel 7
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This is a Oneplus not a Tmobile update so most of those apps were added by Oneplus who's owned by Oppo a Chinese company.

Maybe @syaoran has more inside into how to delete/disable those apps.

Userlevel 7
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ADB is about the best way.  You can find just about everything you need on how to use ADB, drivers, and files over on the XDA forum for your device.  You will also want an app from the Play Store called, Package Name Viewer 2.0.  This app will show you the full package nam e of each app, which you need to uninstall  through ADB.

Personally, I hate the bloat ware T-Mobile installs as well.  They put these self-installing apps on all newer devices.  I had to make sure that junk was removed off of mine because my girlfriend is a government employee and there is a list of apps we are not allowed to have on our devices.  


Thanks syaoran. I'll dig into that today. I just got the same crap installed again this morning, and need to make it all stop. Now I have a project for today. 


I'm also using private DNS through a Pihole, and need to go through the logs to blacklist some stuff. I think that might help too. 


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Manufacturers don't seem to be any better.  With the March update for the S23 Ultra's installing this morning.  There was a new app that uses your location from Samsung to push you coupons through notifications. is what you will want to remove after the update.  

Edit:  This is the app link for the Galaxy Store in case you want to read more on the newest crapware Samsung has pushed upon us..