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Failed to remove a system app #19
I tried to remove a system app (actually a spyware installed by the Chinese manufacturer) named com.android.service, from an Android 6.0 smartphone. OpenAPK complained with the error message:
Actually it seems that the App was partially removed: the .apk file was removed while the .odex file remains. The files to be removed are:
According to SuperSU popup messages, the .apk file is correctly indentified and removed, no traces of removing the .odex file.
I looked through the code and in theory it should have removed all the files, I will have to look into this a bit more. Android seems to have special rules for all kinds of apps and files. I just found out recently that even if an app is not in the system partition it will have issues with the extract action when it is a paid app. Verbose error messages should definitely be added soon.