Android Go edition is a lightweight version of the Android operating system that is designed to run on low-end devices with limited processing power and storage capacity. While it is optimized for performance and efficiency, some users may prefer to remove it from their device for various reasons, such as wanting to use a full version of Android or freeing up storage space. In this article, we will discuss how to remove Android Go edition from your device.
Back Up Your Data
Before proceeding with the removal process, it is important to back up your data to prevent any loss of important information. You can back up your data by syncing it with your Google account or by using a third-party backup app.
Unlock Developer Options
To remove Android Go edition, you need to unlock the developer options on your device. To do this, go to your device’s settings and scroll down to “About phone.” Tap on it and then tap on “Build number” repeatedly until you see the message “You are now a developer.”
Enable USB Debugging
Once you have unlocked the developer options, go back to the main settings menu and tap on “System.” From there, select “Developer options” and enable the “USB debugging” option. This will allow your device to communicate with your computer when you connect it via USB.
Download and Install ADB
ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a command-line tool that allows you to communicate with your device from your computer. You will need to download and install ADB on your computer before proceeding with the removal process. You can download ADB from the official Android website.
Connect Your Device to Your Computer
Next, connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your device, and that your computer recognizes your device. You can check this by opening the command prompt on your computer and typing “adb devices.” If your device is listed, it means that it is connected and recognized by your computer.
Enter ADB Commands
Once your device is connected to your computer via USB, you can enter ADB commands to remove Android Go edition. The following are the commands you need to enter:
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.android.vending
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.gms
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.apps.youtube.go
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.apps.mapslite
These commands will uninstall the Google Play Store, Google Play Services, YouTube Go, and Google Maps Go, which are the main components of Android Go edition. This will effectively remove Android Go edition from your device.
Restart Your Device
After entering the ADB commands, restart your device to complete the removal process. Once your device has restarted, you should have a full version of Android without Android Go edition.
That’s it! You have successfully removed Android Go edition from your device. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to consult the official Android website or seek assistance from a professional.