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    Default Reinstall default apps w/o factory reset

    Just curious if there's a way to re-install the factory default apps without doing a factory reset and losing info/data.
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    Default Re: Reinstall default apps w/o factory reset

    Counter question: Are you having trouble with an app, or do you not like one of the updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Counter question: Are you having trouble with an app, or do you not like one of the updates?
    No issues or problems. A "smart" friend was trying to 'show me something' and uninstalled a handful of apps, some of which were the stock apps that I simply prefer to use over other apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlybuster View Post
    No issues or problems. A "smart" friend was trying to 'show me something' and uninstalled a handful of apps, some of which were the stock apps that I simply prefer to use over other apps.
    Ok. Which apps are you referring to? Are you rooted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Ok. Which apps are you referring to? Are you rooted?
    Still running stock at the moment... The Clock/Weather app, Messenger (honestly not a big deal), Wifi-Calling, ugh there's another but I can't think at the moment. But the main was the Wifi-Calling, the others I can manage without.
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    Default Re: Reinstall default apps w/o factory reset

    I've done it with a few apps like the stock message when it seemed the app was flakey

    I went to APPLICATIONS MANAGER, found the app, cleared cache and data. It came back with no issues and is now working fine. No reset needed.

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    Default Re: Reinstall default apps w/o factory reset

    Quote Originally Posted by theonlybuster View Post
    No issues or problems. A "smart" friend was trying to 'show me something' and uninstalled a handful of apps, some of which were the stock apps that I simply prefer to use over other apps.
    Many of the pre-installed apps can't be totally uninstalled but can only be disabled (turned off). Go into settings, application manager, swipe all the way over to the "turned off" tab and look for the apps there. If you find them, just select them and turn them back on.
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