It’s the reason that stops many users from buying a phone from Samsung because overtime these bloatware just drains the heck out of your phone’s resources (battery, storage, etc.) and ultimately killing the behemoth of a phone it once was when you first bought it.
Thanks goes out to XDA user BAYmustafa96 who helped compile and create the file that we will be using to disable all bloatware on Galaxy S9 and eventually get the best performance out of them.
In this guide, I’ll show you the safest and most effective way on how you can disable all bloatware on your Galaxy S9 (or S9 Plus).
How to Safely Disable All Bloatware on Galaxy S9: 7 Steps
Step 1: Go ahead and download the XML file below which automatically disables bloatware. I have tried the file on my Galaxy S9 and I have also made some edits to clean things up a bit to make it even safer for you. 🙂
Step 2: Next, jump into your Google Play Store to download an app called BK Package Disabler (Samsung) by WakaSoftware. You can search for it on the Play Store or you can simply tap the link below to jump straight to it. Just so you know the app does cost $2.49 but when you think about it’s pretty worth it considering this is the most safest and effective way you can disable all the bloatware that’s on your Galaxy S9. Just make sure to not open the app just yet.
Because of some changes made by Samsung, BK Package Disabler for Samsung needs a another companion app for it to work. Don’t worry, however, as the app (BK Plugin 2) is both free and safe.
Step 3: Jump into your Play Store then look for and download the BK Plugin 2 app or you can tap on the link below to jump right to it.
Step 4: Great work! Now go ahead and open the BK Package Disabler for Samsung app and you see that you’ll need to grant it’s sister app (BK Plugin 2) some permissions. So follow through by opening your BK Plugin 2, then tap Activate It when you’re asked.
Step 5: To finish it up, you’ll be taken to your Device Administrator page, over here just tap Activate down below towards the bottom of your screen. That’s it for the setup, pretty easy wasn’t it? Now let’s get on with our Operation: Debloat.
Step 6: Now that we have both BK Package Disabler and BK Plugin 2 installed and enabled, go ahead and open the BK Package Disabler. Then tap on the three-dot menu icon which you can find on the top right hand corner of your screen. Tap on Import/Export XML.
Step 7: Next you’ll see a pop-up, just tap Import from XML then tap on Select Path.
Step 8: Lastly, jump into your Downloads folder on your Galaxy S9 to retrieve the XML file you had just downloaded earlier. Found it? Sweet. Just tap on the XML file and select Import.
The little XML file you had downloaded will now work its magic and start to automatically disable more than 120 different bloatware apps for you on your Galaxy S9. It’s oddly satisfying for some reason.
Once it’s done, you’ll be brought to the app’s main page and you can look around, scroll and verify which of all the bloatware that’s been checked off and disabled. You can now exit the app and grab that chocolate frosted donut.
Wait, I find one of my apps has been disabled accidentally!
If you find any of your frequently used apps like Bixby, Adapt Sound or your Photo Editor gets disabled, then all you have to do is just open your BK Package Disabler app, find the app you’re missing and then simply tap the box next to it to re-enable it.
That’s it! 🙂
Share this guide with anyone, your friends or your family and help them to remove bloatware on their Galaxy S9. 🙂