DEX died after Android Debug Bridge (ADB) Bloatware Removal



  • I decided to debloat my Samsung Note 20 Ultra phone of all the garbage apps Samsung installs. I used ADB shell to perform this bloatware removal and the list shown below identifies all the Samsung bloatware app names which I used as a guide in my removal process.

    Everything went perfectly except for the fact I mistakenly uninstalled DEX which is an app that allows me to connect my Note 20 Ultra to a monitor via an HDMI connection. Once the connection is established DEX would automatically start and magically generate a "Windows Like" desktop GUI on the monitor. In short, my DEX is no longer working in the same way it was working before I performed the debloat process.

    I hope somebody in this community can identify to me which Samsung parent app from the list shown below is the DEX app subordinate to? Because my theory is the DEX app is hiding inside one of the parent apps shown below and what is not making it easy is how the word "DEX" is nowhere to be seen. Therefore, I hope somebody can tell me which of the Samsung apps shown below I should leave untouched so my DEX app remains operational.

    Any tips welcome.

    :Samsung Bloatware App Removal List
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing           ::Penup app
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller             ::Kids Mode
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.storyservice                  ::Samsung Story video collage app, now defunct.
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe          ::Access contacts etc from Edge Screen
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder          ::Phone Search App
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.airviewdictionary     ::Samsung Translate
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.easysetup             ::Smart Things setup
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.beaconmanager             ::Bluetooth beacon service, location tracking and smart things
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.scloud                ::Samsung Cloud Service
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw                ::Framework for Samsung Pay
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass               ::Biometric replacement for web logins etc
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw                ::Samsung Authentication Framework for Samsung Pass
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill           ::Samsung Pass autofill
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub          ::Galaxy Gear Watch App
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.svoiceime             ::Samsung Voice Input
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.sec.android.app.billing               ::Samsung Billing
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.simplesharing         ::Samsung Link Sharing (Using Samsung Cloud)
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover                ::LED Phone Cover Service
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.rubin.app             ::Customisation Service
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.stickercenter             ::Call Stikers, discontinued by Samsung
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji               ::AR Emoji
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.livestickers              ::Deco Pic, Photo decoration app
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.diotek.sec.lookup.dictionary              ::Samsung Dictionary
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social                ::What's New, Samsung Social. Samsung Social Network with Contacts
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.forest                ::Digital Wellbeing and parental controls
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.ardrawing             ::AR Doodle, drawing on photos and video in 3D
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.arzone                ::AR Zone, Provides AR features.
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.tips              ::Tips, User manual and usage tips.
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremojieditor
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
    pm uninstall --user 0 com.samsung.android.kgclient              ::Payment Services 
    


  • Others I don't know but you'd need to keep finder as finder is a search framework that is also used in dex. There may be more apps you need to leave alone




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