1. duckydesign's Avatar
    Is it possible to remove the Google Play store or hide it while still allowing content to be installed via website? There is content in the store that I don't want viewable on the phone. My computers are locked down with monitoring software, so it would be ok for apps to be installed from the website. I heard that stock apps can be removed by rooting a phone. If the Google Play store was removed, would that prohibit installing apps via website too?

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    08-07-2012 11:13 AM
  2. Zhara's Avatar
    Idk what kind of content you mean exactly, but if you go to the settings in the play store there is a filter where you can choose the level of maturity of apps that show.

    I wouldn't un uninstall the play store. It'll probably cause trouble. Most custom launchers allow you to hide certain apps from showing up in your app drawer if the filter isn't good enough.

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    08-07-2012 11:51 AM
  3. duckydesign's Avatar
    Some of the content that I want blocked includes the magazines. There is content in there that is worse than the apps show and is not able to be filtered. There is also some questionable content that gets through the filter set at medium maturity. I have looked into the launchers that let you hide apps, such as the store, but it doesn't block the app from running. It just makes it a little harder to access.

    Thanks for the reply
    Brandon Coolu likes this.
    08-07-2012 12:05 PM
  4. gauravgeeta's Avatar
    it is possible to remove google play store from anroid phone
    05-25-2014 06:01 AM
  5. AsianSwagg's Avatar
    it is possible to remove google play store from anroid phone
    09-21-2014 11:04 PM
  6. Developer3000's Avatar
    You can remove the Google Play store from your phone by doing two steps. First, you have to make a root for your device so your device will be rooted. Second step is downloading an app to remove the Google Play store, I really can't remember this app name but I think its name is "Remove System Apps" or something like that and you will find many other apps like it on the market. After removing the Google Play Store from your device, you will still be able to install apps from the website to your phone but you will not be able to access Google Play store anymore from your phone.
    09-25-2014 12:05 PM
  7. Mahesh Paudel's Avatar
    Yes, by rooting a phone, we can remove completely any files and can also add if we want. But a careful attention is needed, i.e. we should have a vision of what we are doing. I've been completely playing with rooted phone. Your straight answer is: Yes, we can remove google play store and avoid automatic installing of Google Play Services but you see, Google Play Services may then misbehave. The one that came with your phone works but other doesn't. The other apps that rely upon Google Play Services like youtube.apk, gmail.apk, doesn't word except those which doesn't depend upon it. Memory is consumed a lot by Google Play Services. Removing google play helps to increase memory too.
    For compensation of Google Play Store, we can use other forms of similar downloading like 1MobileMarket.apk, Mobogenie.apk, etc. For youtube, we can use online browsing from web browsers (.apk).
    09-04-2015 11:49 PM