Despite years of user complaints, OEMs are still preinstalling third-party apps on brand new devices. Even in 21018, you’ll still find plenty of phones with Facebook preinstalled. What’s worse, it’s installed as a system app, so it can’t normally be uninstalled without root access. However, there are a few workarounds.

Especially with the recent Facebook data scandal, OEMs need to stop preinstalling these apps which take up unnecessary space and resources. Apps should be chosen, not forced upon you. By making it a system app, removal is much more difficult — but not impossible.

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