Sunday, 22 April 2018

Samsung Android 8.0, How to disable Bixby

Finally after having to use 3rd party apps to suppress Bixby for many many months, I have found a way of disabling it which :-

A > does not need a Samsung account
B > does works even on the latest update (as of 22/4/2018)
C > persists across reboots
D > does not require a 3rd party app
E > does not need root access

the process is as follows,

1> connect to the device over adb from your computer (note you need adb tools for this https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools.html)

2> access the device shell (adb shell)

3> disable the apps with the following commands
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.es.globalaction
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.plmsync
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.voiceinput
      pm disable-user com.samsung.systemui.bixby
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

Bixby should no longer open when pressing the button on the side of the phone

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