What default apps are installed?


the main reason i want to have root access is to uninstall unneccessary or bloated apps. Because lots of them can’t be uninstalled without root access, because their protected by the os. (i think their just normal “useful” apps installed into the system…)

Anyways, can i see somehow a list of apps which are per default installed? (on both 4.4 and 5.1 versions of fairphone 2 os) I mean both, system and user apps. Additionally, is there a way to see the permissions of those apps? or the code?

Generally speaking, i’d love if the fairphone os system app part would be kept to a minimum and the rest just user apps.


Android 4.2 is FP1, Android 4.4 “just” available unofficially. Only Android 5.1 is running on Fairphone 2.

Preinstalled Apps are per se system apps and can’t be deleted or updated by the user.

If you go to Settings > Apps > All you can go through all Apps and view their permissions.

All code of apps included in the FP OSOS build is probably found here: http://code.fairphone.com/
AFAIK that only excludes GAPPS.

The list of preinstalled apps on FP2:

  • Fairphone Specific Apps
  • Clock Widget
  • Fairphone Launcher
  • Fairphone Updater
  • My Contacts
  • Privacy Impact
  • Google Apps & Services that can be disabled (deleted with root?)
  • Camera
  • Chrome
  • Drive
  • Gmail
  • Google Account Manager
  • Google App
  • Google Backup Transport
  • Google Contacts Sync
  • Google One Time Init
  • Google Partner Setup
  • Google Play Movies & TV
  • Google Play Music
  • Google Play Store
  • Google Services Framework
  • Google Text to Speech Engine
  • Hangouts
  • Maps
  • Photos
  • TalkBack
  • Youtube
  • Google Apps & Services that can’t be disabled
  • Google Play Services
  • Location Services
  • “User Apps” preinstalled as System Apps
  • Amaze
  • iFixit
  • Utilities
  • Android Keyboard (AOSP)
  • Calculator
  • Clock
  • Contacts
  • Email
  • FM Radio
  • Sound Recorder

Thanks for your reply and correction.

Of course, but i haven’t owned a fairphone yet.