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    Default How do I uninstall Chrome

    I'm a noob. How do I uninstall chrome? I am having problems downloading some PDF files and I see in other posts that Chrome can be a problem. What browser do you recommend and where can I get it?
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by entrancing1 View Post
    I'm a noob. How do I uninstall chrome? I am having problems downloading some PDF files and I see in other posts that Chrome can be a problem. What browser do you recommend and where can I get it?
    why do you want to uninstall chrome? just dont use it. download other browser and set it to default when prompted.
    uninstalling system app will cause issues. far more issue than having problem downloading pdf.

    and btw, pdf files download fine for me on chrome.

    other browsers, dolphin or firefox.
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    You can't uninstall it (unless you're rooted, I suppose) because it's built into the Android operating system. You can disable it by going into Settings > Apps > All > Chrome, and pressing Disable, though I wouldn't recommend that.

    I've not had a problem downloading pdf's and opening them in 3rd party pdf readers (I use Adobe Acrobat Reader). However, it is true that the mobile version of Chrome cannot open a pdf from within the browser. I don't know of other browsers that can do this, as I've not had a need for that.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Just hold it down until it flashes, then drag it to the button at the top of the display.
    It disappears into the app file, not uninstalled or disabled... just gone from your app screen and you then go get a different browser in the GPlay store...
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    Sooooo... is it okay to uninstall Chrome in favor of Chrome-Beta to free up about 40MB (have root)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOP_Drive View Post
    Sooooo... is it okay to uninstall Chrome in favor of Chrome-Beta to free up about 40MB (have root)?

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    Nope!!! chrome beta changes will come to chrome in a week or 2
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    When I try uninstalling chrome it will not uninstall. I do not see the install/uninstall options, all I see are Update and Install. I'm trying to permanently uninstall because for the last three days I have had to uninstall Google Music Downloader because it launches itself all the time. It also doesn't allow me to uninstall. In my opinion, Google IS a virus. I'll never install anothe google app, that's for sure. Is there a way of permanently deleting these apps? I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note III.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by STVEIDE View Post
    When I try uninstalling chrome it will not uninstall. I do not see the install/uninstall options, all I see are Update and Install. I'm trying to permanently uninstall because for the last three days I have had to uninstall Google Music Downloader because it launches itself all the time. It also doesn't allow me to uninstall. In my opinion, Google IS a virus. I'll never install anothe google app, that's for sure. Is there a way of permanently deleting these apps? I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note III.
    Chrome is installed on the system partition. Meaning, the user can't uninstall it without root access.
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    i have most of the gapps disabled. only gmail, play books, and keep do i have going.

    settings...apps....all....chrome....disable.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by STVEIDE View Post
    When I try uninstalling chrome it will not uninstall. I do not see the install/uninstall options, all I see are Update and Install. I'm trying to permanently uninstall because for the last three days I have had to uninstall Google Music Downloader because it launches itself all the time. It also doesn't allow me to uninstall. In my opinion, Google IS a virus. I'll never install anothe google app, that's for sure. Is there a way of permanently deleting these apps? I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note III.
    2 things: first of all, you cannon uninstall system apps unless you have rooted your device. Second of all, ANY app downloaded from google play store is definitely uninstallable, not including updates to system apps. For rooting, I used kingroot. If you have root access, then I would suggest ex file explorer.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by MJKearney View Post
    You can't uninstall it (unless you're rooted, I suppose) because it's built into the Android operating system. You can disable it by going into Settings > Apps > All > Chrome, and pressing Disable, though I wouldn't recommend that.

    I've not had a problem downloading pdf's and opening them in 3rd party pdf readers (I use Adobe Acrobat Reader). However, it is true that the mobile version of Chrome cannot open a pdf from within the browser. I don't know of other browsers that can do this, as I've not had a need for that.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    How do I root my phone. And will that help me get back on the internet because Google chrome is encrypted obsolete cipher suite
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by jennygirl84 View Post
    How do I root my phone. And will that help me get back on the internet because Google chrome is encrypted obsolete cipher suite
    That would completely depends on what model of phone you have, which we can't know or assume since this is the forum for the Nexus 7 tablet.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    why do you want to uninstall chrome? just dont use it. download other browser and set it to default when prompted.
    uninstalling system app will cause issues. far more issue than having problem downloading pdf.

    and btw, pdf files download fine for me on chrome.

    other browsers, dolphin or firefox.
    I have set Firefox as the default three times now, yet chrome keeps opening when I click on links. When I go back to the default settings, chrome has set itself to be the fricken default again! Don't want it! How do I lock in my default choices?
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    why do you want to uninstall chrome? just dont use it. download other browser and set it to default when prompted.
    uninstalling system app will cause issues. far more issue than having problem downloading pdf.

    and btw, pdf files download fine for me on chrome.

    other browsers, dolphin or firefox.
    I would like to uninstall because I do not want to update it and that banner asking me to do it so all the time is driving me crazy!

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