I have a problem with the preinstalled file manager. As it looks really bad to me I have installed the SimpleTools FileManager.
No problem when I browse the filesystem by myself but when the browser or another app ask me to do so (for instance because I want to attach a file while writing an email) the started app is always the preinstalled file manager, not the new one.
I tried to uninstall the app but it’s obviously impossible, I tried to disable it but the button “disable” is not there (this is the only app I’ve found that doesn’t have neither “Disable” nor “Force Stop” buttons, all other preinstalled app could be disabled).
Do you have any idea about how to get definitely rid of this application without rooting the phone?
I assume you defined the stock file manager as default app. In the settings under Apps you should find a lisiting with default applications. When you click in the file manager App in this list, you should then see a small list with all file manager installed and change the default one.
When I open a WA chat and want to attach something, then select document a list with docs I recently used will open. When I then click on browse other files it looks that way for me, i.e. I can choose which application I want use and can select always or just once.
When I want to attach a document to an email (I use K9 Mail), a window opens (I think its the pre-installed file viewer/manager) and when I then open the menu on the left (3 lines) and scroll down I can select the other file manager I have installed.
Of this all does not work, you can always select the document in the file manager and select share and then select application to be used to share, like mail or WA.
all just Workarounds, however you should be able to select what application to use to browse for the file to be attached. Also with Lineage on the FP2 its not possible to deactivate the pre-installed file manager app, so looks as if there would be reason for this. Also reading through the post linked above I understand that running that script would not remove the file manager.
By the way… I had already read your post about that script. I guess I could just copy and paste your lines and solve the problem but I’m interested in better understanding the possibility of “making maintenance” to my phone through adb. Can you point me to a good source of information?
I’ve used once adb (logcat) from my Linux box while trying to understand why my phone kept rebooting and I had the feeling there are a lot of interesting things that could be done through adb. I know there is a lot of good documentation about it I could start from, the problem isv in the “a lot” part
to be honest, I don’t really use adb except for the basic stuff like rebooting my phone, sideloading stuff and removing/installing apps. I would suggest you rading the official Android Developers page, although it might be a bit hard to understand:
I don’t use Fairphone OS currently, so I can’t check, but there’s a chance you can see the package name of an App in Settings - Apps & notifications - (select your App) - (scroll to the bottom of the page, or tap “Advanced” and scroll to the bottom of the page).