I don’t have a /e/ account, because i don’t need one. I use Syncthing to sync my files and a mail provider which offers sync for calender and such.
Is it okay to remove /e/ Drive or is it needed for any system related functionallity? If this is already documented, please post a link. Thank you very much.
I too would also be interested in that.
It might be a good idea to separate /e/ services from the /e/ ROM, just like OpenGApps is separate from Lineage OS. Give’s users more choice (and a cleaner slate), and reduce space used by the ROM.
Don’t want to bug you (you do a fantastic job with /e/), but could someone give a short statement if is safe to remove /e/ Drive if the user do not sync anything to the /e/ environment or even has a /e/ account? Or point us to the documentation, thank you.
I am sure there is no official document on how to remove the /e/ drive from the ROM. There are some posts on this subject. Not sure if anyone has tried this before with the /e/drive. There is a chance it may impact the working of the ROM so be prepared with backups and alternate ROM’s downloaded in case you need to roll back.
Hi @Manoj and thank you for the fast response. I know how to remove the application, but i’m not sure if this would impact the OS. I was hoping a dev could answer this question with ease, but it doesn’ seem to be so easy. I’ll leave /e/ Drive on the system for now and will update the thread if i decide to test it myself.
Hello, I would be interested too in removing some native /e/ apps. Thank you for your help and keep up the good work!
I see you have the /e/ user tag, so i guess you’re using the /e/ services (which include /e/ Drive)? If so, i would be careful in removing /e/ applications.
I stopped /e/ Drive and removed the storage permission to see if this has any impact. After some tests, i decided to remove the application. I do not really remove it from the entire system, i remove the apps for my user with
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 [APP_NAME], so i can reinstall the app with
adb shell cmd package install-existing [APP_NAME] if necessary.
Thanks to @AnotherElk, who has given me the hint.
Please keep in mind that you can break something, fiddle on your own risk and don’t make /e/ responsible if something didn’t work as expected after you mess with the system applications.
Thank you @spktkpkt for your answer and for sharing your experience. I was expecting developers’ answers to see if they plan to make this removal available without breaking anything
The developer are not planning on making such modifications to the code at the moment. There was an plan to come out with a version of the /e/OS with uninstallable default apps. That could not progress beyond the concept stage as the amount of code rework involved with substantial. We may plan it at a later stage but no ETA’s for now.
Never mind - keep on track with the main job, thank you for your good work!
Whenever it comes, I’ll be looking forward to that!