Debloat Redmi K50i 5G: Eliminate Adware and Bloatware

Because these apps are considered system apps, you cannot uninstall or remove them from the App Info page. However, the problem does not end there. Xiaomi has included advertisements within the operating system itself.

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These advertisements can be found everywhere, including the device’s Settings page. This enrages users, and rightly so. However, with the help of some ADB commands and a few handy tweaks, you can now remove all of these ads as well as the bloatware. Here are all of the instructions for completing these tasks on the Redmi K50i 5G.

Redmi K50i 5G Bloatware Removal

We’ll start by going through how to delete pre-installed apps, such as those from Mi, as well as bloatware. Both the Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Tools and ADB commands can be used to accomplish the same task. The steps for both are listed below. But first, be sure to read the required section and follow the instructions.

Requirements

Turn on USB Debugging first on your Redmi K50i 5G. This is required in order for your PC to identify your device in ADB mode. Go to Settings > About Phone > then. seven times on the MIUI Number > Activate USB Debugging by returning to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options.

  • Then, on your PC, download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools and Xiaomi USB Drivers.
  • Download the latest version of the Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Tools here: XiaomiADBFastbootTools.jar. This tool also requires Java 11 to be installed. If you go the ADB Command route, you don’t need both of these applications.

You can now proceed with uninstalling or removing bloatware from your Redmi K50i 5G devices.

Method 1: Using the Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Tools

  1. Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
    Select PTP Mode from the resulting menu (and not the FTP mode.)
  2. Select all of the apps you want to remove from your device. If you want to know a list of all the safe apps to uninstall, look at the list below (given in the ADB section below).
    Finally, select the Uninstall option.

ADB Fastboot Tools

Method 2: Using ADB Commands

Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is turned on.

Navigate to the platform-tools folder, type CMD into the address bar, and press Enter. This will open the Command Prompt window.

Via ADB Commands

Now run the following command to ensure you get a string of alphanumeric characters as well as the device keyword:

 adb devices 

Next, run the following shell command (this will display the codename of your device in the CMD window):

 adb shell 

To remove the desired bloatware from your Redmi K50i 5G device, use the following syntax:

 pm uninstall –user 0  

Replace the package name with one of the application package names listed below. All of these apps are completely safe to remove from your device. This list was provided by XDA Senior Member bacitoto.

com.android.chrome | Chrome Browser (you may loose webview)
com.android.deskclock | Stock Clock app
Google Bloatware on Xiaomi Phones
com.google.android.apps.docs | Google Docs
com.google.android.apps.maps | Google Maps
com.google.android.apps.photos | Google Photos
com.google.android.apps.tachyon | Google Duo
com.google.android.apps.subscriptions.red | Google One
com.google.android.music | Google Play Music
com.google.android.videos | Google Play Movies & TV
com.google.android.feedback | Feedback app
com.google.android.youtube | Youtube
com.mi.android.globalminusscreen | App Vault
com.mi.android.globalFileexplorer| Mi File Manager
com.mi.android.globallauncher | POCO Launcher
com.mi.globalbrowser | Mi Browser
com.mipay.wallet.in | Mi Wallet (India)
com.miui.analytics | MIUI Analytics (spyware)
com.miui.backup | Backup app
com.miui.bugreport | Bug reporting app
com.miui.calculator | Mi Calculator
com.miui.cleanmaster | System Cleaner
com.miui.cloudbackup | Cloud Backup service
com.miui.cloudservice | Cloud service
com.miui.micloudsync | Cloud Sync
com.miui.cloudservice.sysbase | Cloud service
com.miui.compass | MIUI Compass
com.miui.fm | MIUI FM
com.miui.freeform | MIUI Picture in Picture service
com.miui.hybrid | Quick Apps (data mining app)
com.miui.hybrid.accessory | Quick Apps (data mining app)
com.miui.miservice | Services & feedback
com.miui.mishare.connectivity | Mi Share
com.miui.miwallpaper | Wallpaper app (may not change lockscreen wallpaper after)
com.miui.msa.global | MSA or MIUI Ad Services
com.miui.notes | Notes
com.miui.phrase | Frequent phrases
com.miui.player | Music Player
com.android.soundrecorder | Sound Recorder
com.miui.screenrecorder | Screen Recorder
com.miui.touchassistant | Quick Ball feature
com.miui.videoplayer | MIUI Video player
com.miui.weather2 | Weather app
com.miui.yellowpage | Yellow Page app
com.xiaomi.account | Mi Account
com.xiaomi.calendar | Mi Calendar
com.xiaomi.discover | Xiaomi System apps updater
com.xiaomi.glgm | Games
com.xiaomi.joyose | Junk and safe to remove
com.xiaomi.midrop | Mi Drop
com.xiaomi.mipicks | GetApps(Xiaomi app store)
com.xiaomi.miplay_client
com.xiaomi.mircs | MIUI to MIUI Message
com.xiaomi.mirecycle | Mi Recycle (MIUI Security)
com.xiaomi.misettings | Mi Settings
com.xiaomi.payment | Mi Pay
com.xiaomi.scanner | Scanner app
com.xiaomi.xmsf | Xiaomi Service Framework
com.xiaomi.xmsfkeeper | Xiaomi Service Framework
com.netflix.partner.activation | Netflix
com.netflix.mediaclient | Netflix
com.tencent.soter.soterserver | Chinese Payment service
com.facebook.appmanager | Facebook
com.facebook.services | Facebook
com.facebook.system | Facebook
com.facebook.katana | Facebook

That sums it up nicely. These were the two main tactics for removing bloatware from the Redmi K50i 5G; now let’s take a look at the ways to remove advertisements from your device.

How to Get Rid of Advertisements on the Redmi K50i 5G

In this section, we will provide you with a set of methods that will allow you to delete advertisements from various parts of your Redmi K50i 5G.

Ads will no longer be displayed in MIUI folders, themes, the Google Play Store (when installing an app), Mi Security, Mi Browser, Mi Music, Mi Video, and Downloads. Additionally, we will remove them from Google Play Store. Keep up with me here.

Disable MSA

To begin, we would disable the MIUI System Ads (MSA). To do so, go to your device’s Settings page and select Passwords & Security.

Then, in Authorization & Revocation, deactivate the MSA toggle. Then return to the Authorization & Revocation page. This time, navigate to Privacy > Ad Services and uncheck the “Personalized ads recommendations” box.

disabling the MIUI System Ads

Remove Advertisements from Redmi K50i 5G Applications

We’ll show you how to remove ads from MIUI folders, Themes, and the Google Play Store in this section.

Folders: Hold down the folder’s name for a few seconds to disable the “Promoted apps” option.

Themes: To disable ads on the Themes page, go to the Personalized option in the bottom right corner. Then, in Settings, uncheck the “Show ads” and “Personalized recommendations” options.

Google Play Store: After installing an app from the Play Store, navigate to another page (screen). Then, go to Settings and uncheck the “Receive recommendations” box.

Remove Advertisements from MIUI Apps

Now look at how to hide ads in various MIUI apps.

Security App: Tap on Settings, which is located above the startup screen, and uncheck the “Receive recommendations” box.

Mi Music: Go to Settings, which is located to the left, above the startup screen. Then go to Advanced Settings, scroll down to the “Show ads” option, and turn it off. Similarly, you should think about disabling the “Online Content services” option.

Mi Browser: In the browser, navigate to the Personalized section at the bottom right. Then, from the upper right corner, tap Settings and scroll down to the Other section. Tap on Advanced then unchecks the box next to “show ads.”

Mi Video: Navigate to the Settings page, which is located directly above the startup screen, and uncheck the “Personalized recommendations” box.

Downloads: Go to Settings, just above the startup screen, and uncheck the “Show recommended content” box.

This brings us to the end of our guide on how to remove bloatware and ads from the Redmi K50i 5G. We hope that the tips above will provide your device with a bloat-free and ad-free experience.

If you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments section below.

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