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[SAMSUNG A54 5G] how do i recover samsungs contacts app if i removed it using universal android debloat tool?

(Topic created on: 05-08-2023 11:08 AM)
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Basicly what i did was debloating (Using Universal Android Debloat GUI] the phone and installing googles apps instead, but now when i think of it it just wasted the amoled expirience of most of the apps. i managed to reinstall some back, because i like the theming of pure black and + it saves possibly some battery life, in short i prefer samsung apps better then this. but im here to ask how do i restore samsungs contacts app without resetting the phone? ive tried to install an APK from apkmirror [well trusted atleast to me] it failed so... how do i get the contacts app back?

 

The app: 

Samsung Contacts

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smg1
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Try and do a Factory Reset after a backup. That might bring everything back.

I'd you want pure customisation in the future I suggest GoodLock. Produced my Samsung so you can go wrong and everything is reversible.
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i dont want factory reset im worried that this could go wrong and im too lazy to setup everything, like even apps

smg1
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I know. I actually do a factory reset every so often. If you have backups of all your data it's surprising how much is restored. Your phone is like new and it's not as bad as it used to be to restore. It's just like getting a new phone.
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Yea, i mean if i did this i could also root my phone (for personal reasons) i mean i could do it but im not type of guy who likes to do it, especially cuz i have all my things on sd card, i dont know how to do a backup where i could restore everything through a backup including app data (logins etc.)

smg1
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All your backups are in

Settings>Accounts and Backups

WhatsApp has its own chat backup

Make sure your samsung photos are synced with OneDrive

Google photos are set to backup your folders.

Restoring is done when you set your phone up after the factory reset, part of the setting up process
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isnt there just any other way instead of resetting? i feel i will ***** this process

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Pugs1957
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What error message did you get when you tried to install the apk file? Did you allow installation from unknown sources on your phone?
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App not installed as package appears to be invalid

yes i did allow it, it askes you to give it the permission if it doesnt have it

 

i also tried different sites idk which versions but honestly the latest ones

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Pugs1957
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I think there are dependencies for the contacts app which you may have removed by de-bloating. I haven't the time to explore this ATM but may be worth exploring.
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