The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a phenomenal tablet for 2018, but like most Samsung devices, it does come with a bit of unwanted bloatware. In this Appuals guide, we will show you how to debloat this tablet, as well as give you a list of all the bloatware that can safely be removed from the device, without harming its status.
Please note that root is required for this procedure – if your Galaxy Tab S4 is not rooted, see Appuals guide How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.
- Magisk + Debloater module
- Terminal app of your choice
- The first step is to launch Magisk, and search for the ‘Debloater’ module. Install it, and reboot your Galaxy Tab S4.
- Now launch your terminal app, and grant it root access with the su command.
- In the terminal, type: debloat
- Now you can press “1” to debloat normal apps, or “2” to debloat priv-apps. Normal users should go with option 1, advanced users can go with option 2.
- The terminal will now display a huge list of apps installed on your device, in numbered sequence. To remove them, you simply type debloat # – for example, to remove a whole bunch of apps at once, you would type debloat 1 18 25 24 56, to remove all of those apps together.
- After debloating your Galaxy Tab S4, reboot it, and run a tool like SD Maid Cleaner to remove any residual files that were not removed during the debloat process.
Alternative Script Method
We are providing a script that will debloat the majority of Samsung’s bloatware from your Galaxy Tab S4. You can copy the entire script into a text file, then transfer it to your Galaxy Tab S4, and place it in the /cache folder using a root file explorer. Then you will launch the terminal, type ‘debloat’, and then type ‘I’ to import the script.
Caution: You should read through the script carefully and delete any lines containing apps you might want to keep.