@userLhdFVAxsRz To be clear, this doesn't require rooting your phone. adb allows you to uninstall packages that you have installed simply by putting your phone in debug mode and using the shell. The frustrating part is that you cannot simply disable the services and take a risk by removing packages / services that could potentially be critical for the OS to function. That's why mito recommended backing up the phone prior to removing these packages. Thankfully, this doesn't seem to be the case so far, I've been running fine for a week with Bixby gone with no negative impact.
I am in complete agreement that this is scummy on Samsung's part but at least there is a workaround. Unfortunately this just seems to be the way that companies are moving these days (I'm looking at you Windows 10) by filling the OS with bloatware that nobody wants and re-enabling services that you've disabled when a major update comes in.
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Thanks for the procedure, I was running into permissions issues using PowerShell and adb, I switched to cmd and it seems to work fine. Double-tap no longer opens Bixby so it might actually be gone (until Samsung and Verizon force another update).
One note, my phone didn't have this package installed:
Though these Bixby packages were still installed:
$ pm list packages --user 0 | grep "bixby"
I removed the Bixby service package because I assume that's what is running the core service in the background, though do you think it's adventageous to remove the other two? I'm assuming the other two are superficial packages just by their names but I'm not seeing any errors or issues with them still installed. I may pull them off anyway.
Thanks again, this seems to have worked great. Though it would be nice if this was available natively in the OS.
EDIT: Thinking about this again, I don't think it was permissions issues with PS vs. cmd, I think I was trying to disable the package vs. uninstall it. Obviously, disabling the package would be preferred in the event it completely borks the phone, but either way, it got the job done.
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Galaxy S9+ user here. I don't understand why Bixby can't be disabled after this latest update. Siri can be disabled. If you want Bixby to compete with Siri, please allow us to turn it off. When my 70+ y/o father calls me up and says "I thought you turned this Bixby stuff off, I hate it!", you know you've lost the feature battle.
I understand that Bixby cannot be disabled
I understand that I can turn off the Bixby Home page
I understand that I can turn off Bixby Voice
I understand that I can change the auto-open from one-tap to two-taps on the Bixby button
I understand that adb won't allow me to disable the package
Feature Request: One-click disable all Bixby features and services
Justification: Anecdotal, but I have not met one Galaxy user that likes it, let alone uses it at all. Even looking at this board, you can see that the community wants to be able to disable it completely. It is invasive, it is not useful, and forcing users to have it using system resources is not only terrible from a usability standpoint, it shows bad faith to your community. I don't care if it has to be put in the Developer Options, put it somewhere. Please.
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