1. kchtwd09's Avatar
    I tried to download a third party app but a different apk downloaded instead and installed because I wasn't paying attention to the name of the app on the screen when i tapped install. So now i have an app called file manager and my phone will not let me Uninstall it. When i go to the application manager its listed but the Uninstall button is grayed out and will not let me even clear default or data. File manager is not even listed in my app drawer. I try to Uninstall it from sandisk memory app but it says i cannot Uninstall it because it's a device administrator. So i go into device administrator but file manager is not listed. I've uploaded pictures to help diagnose this issue. Can't Uninstall file manager-uploadfromtaptalk1434159580409.jpgCan't Uninstall file manager-uploadfromtaptalk1434159597112.jpgDoes anybody know whats going on and how to fix this? Thanks
    06-12-2015 08:39 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Has that "Android Settings" always been there in the Device Adminisrators? I've never seen that in any of my devices. Try unchecking that, then try uninstalling the File Manager app again.

    Can't believe they used Lloyd on their app icon.
    06-13-2015 01:32 AM
  3. AndroidProf's Avatar
    It doesn't look like a safe app, but give a go on B.Diddy's advice and post an update.
    06-13-2015 01:43 AM
  4. Nikhil Malik's Avatar
    i am also facing exactly the same issue. please help guys.? if I try to uncheck the android settings it just would not allow. As soon as I click it it opens S voice for me.
    06-13-2015 10:23 AM
  5. kchtwd09's Avatar
    i am also facing exactly the same issue. please help guys.? if I try to uncheck the android settings it just would not allow. As soon as I click it it opens S voice for me.
    Mine was doing the same thing. My husband installed root uninstaller and deleted the app. Its back to normal.
    06-13-2015 10:37 PM
  6. kchtwd09's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your time and advice.
    06-13-2015 10:38 PM
  7. Tiger is back's Avatar
    Hi friends
    I have same problem, i install "root uninstaller" but its not working.
    My device is xolo q1010i v4.4
    Plz help me
    My phone is now working good after installed file manager
    06-13-2015 11:42 PM
  8. Tiger is back's Avatar
    Root uninstaller show"uncheck file manager ".when i try to uncheck it's back to main page.i try many time but cant uncheck...plz help
    06-13-2015 11:46 PM
  9. Themya47's Avatar
    Could someone please help me? It won't let me uncheck it as an administrator and i even installed the root uninstaller app

    How did you husband do it? Could you please tell me
    07-09-2015 12:33 AM
  10. Juan Casas 098's Avatar
    Has that "Android Settings" always been there in the Device Adminisrators? I've never seen that in any of my devices. Try unchecking that, then try uninstalling the File Manager app again.

    Can't believe they used Lloyd on their app icon.
    PLEASE help me it has the same thing and it won't let me uninstall it
    07-11-2015 09:02 AM
  11. Juan Casas 098's Avatar
    Can you please help me uninstall it please
    07-11-2015 09:08 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It might be best to do a factory reset:

    1. Make sure all of your important data is backed up or synced.
    2. Go to Settings>Backup & Reset, and uncheck Automatically Restore.
    3. Now do the factory data reset.
    4. After the reset is done, go through the Setup Wizard, then immediately go to Google Play Store and stop any app that might be automatically installing.
    5. Now start installing apps one by one, and look to see if that File Manager app installs with any of them.
    07-11-2015 04:54 PM
  13. Sudesh Persad's Avatar
    Hi friends
    I have same problem, i install "root uninstaller" but its not working.
    My device is xolo q1010i v4.4
    Plz help me
    My phone is now working good after installed file manager
    Plzz help us i have the same problem 😢
    08-12-2015 04:50 PM
  14. Jeffrey You's Avatar
    Plzz help us i have the same problem 😢
    To fix this NO RESET required! NO ROOT REQUIRED

    1. Open settings
    2. Go to "Backup and rest" (In the settings app)
    3. Uncheck the "Automatic Restore" and the "Backup my data"
    4. Go to "Security" (In the settings app)
    5. Go to "Device Administrators (In the settings app which is in the security tab that you opened earlier)
    6. Find "Android Settings" and Uncheck it. (The android settings is the file manager)
    7. Go to "application manager" the open the "Downloaded" tab. (In the settings app)
    8. Lastly scroll down and find an app called "File manager" with an Android on it. Open and uninstall.
    9. You may turn on "Automatic Restore" and "Backup my data".

    No more adware. I hope this worked... It worked for me.
    08-26-2015 04:39 PM
  15. cynfulto's Avatar
    It didn't work for me on droid turbo. Any more suggestions? They'd be greatly appreciated. I've got several things going on with my phone right now and at a loss.... TY.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-27-2015 11:15 AM
  16. Christopher Redmond's Avatar
    This worked perfectly Jeff THANKS!!!!
    09-01-2015 09:52 AM
  17. Blu the Butcher's Avatar
    To fix this NO RESET required! NO ROOT REQUIRED

    1. Open settings
    2. Go to "Backup and rest" (In the settings app)
    3. Uncheck the "Automatic Restore" and the "Backup my data"
    4. Go to "Security" (In the settings app)
    5. Go to "Device Administrators (In the settings app which is in the security tab that you opened earlier)
    6. Find "Android Settings" and Uncheck it. (The android settings is the file manager)
    7. Go to "application manager" the open the "Downloaded" tab. (In the settings app)
    8. Lastly scroll down and find an app called "File manager" with an Android on it. Open and uninstall.
    9. You may turn on "Automatic Restore" and "Backup my data".

    No more adware. I hope this worked... It worked for me.
    Thanks heaps Jeff. Got rid of the ******* app.

    Note: for this to work on my s4 I had to force stop all apps, clear ram. And complete process in under 30seconds as the rouge app will start up again and make it impossible to remove the administration rights to uninstall
    09-01-2015 05:01 PM
  18. Gschico's Avatar
    I tried what you said but when i click to deactivate the Android Settings it takes me right back to the security settings page. Please help asap. I am literally pulling my hair out because of this and don't wanna have to reset my device.
    09-13-2015 10:59 PM
  19. macho321's Avatar
    I tried what you said but when i click to deactivate the Android Settings it takes me right back to the security settings page. Please help asap. I am literally pulling my hair out because of this and don't wanna have to reset my device.
    Ok you have to install root jninstaller.
    1. Go to Settings- Apps- App. Manager- Running tab- File Manager- Stop.
    2. Settings- Security- Device Administrator- Android Settings - Deactivate.
    3. Open Root uninstaller- 3rd Apps- File Manager- Uninstall.
    This worked for me.
    Hope this work for you!☺
    Also where i got the info said to turn off wifi. I also turned off data.
    09-15-2015 10:02 AM
  20. Kavya Nagaraj's Avatar
    Try the app 'Appmgr lll'...works for unrooted devices....N uninstall the file manager
    May not work initially but try try N try N finally it works...dats wat happened with me....
    09-18-2015 04:32 PM
  21. noahexploradora1's Avatar
    It worked!!!You're great!!!I've been trying to uninstall that "File Manager" forever!!
    12-15-2015 05:04 PM
  22. DC6839's Avatar
    Yeah, worked for me too.. thanks genius !
    01-04-2017 01:48 PM
  23. abhishwek's Avatar
    I tried to download a third party app but a different apk downloaded instead and installed because I wasn't paying attention to the name of the app on the screen when i tapped install. So now i have an app called file manager and my phone will not let me Uninstall it. When i go to the application manager its listed but the Uninstall button is grayed out and will not let me even clear default or data. File manager is not even listed in my app drawer. I try to Uninstall it from sandisk memory app but it says i cannot Uninstall it because it's a device administrator. So i go into device administrator but file manager is not listed. I've uploaded pictures to help diagnose this issue. Click image for larger version. 

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    03-13-2017 11:42 PM
  24. abhishwek's Avatar
    Install app uninstaller from playstore
    03-13-2017 11:43 PM

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