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    How to disable Advertisements on Blue Like US BLU R1 HD Mobile Phone
    My wife bring me a Android 6 powered Phone produced and sold for Amazon from America. The phone is the so called BLU R1 H1. This mobile runs Android version 6.0 and is a fully featured Android Smartphone, the only problem is it shows annoying advertisements every now and then. So as a true hacker I decided to get rid of the useless Ads. Here is how to do it:

    1. Open “Settings”
    2. Select “About device” at the very bottom
    3. Scroll down to “Build number”
    4.Tap “Build number” several times until it says “You are now a developer!”
    5. Press back and select “Developer options”
    6. Turn on “USB debugging”
    7. Select “OK” on the popup message (message should say Allow USB Debugging
    8. Before continuing, you must have a notification present on your phone so that your lock screen does not show any full screen ads. If you don’t have a notification, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN and POWER buttons until a screenshot is taken. This will add a screenshot notification.
    9. Plug your phone into a PC using a USB cable. A message will appear on your phone. Check the box and select “OK”
    10. Open Terminal (in GNU / Linux or Mac) or a Command Prompt (Windows) and run the command:

    adb start-server

    11. Verify that your phone is detected by running the command:
    adb devices
    List of devices attached
    ZPRF8P8HZJ8TKFT0 device

    12. Connect to phone shell environment with

    adb
    adb shell

    13. Run following commands inside the shell to uninstall everything related to Amazon:

    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k -user 0
    com.amazon.widgets
    Error: Unknown option: -u
    1|shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.widgets
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.kindle
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.alphafirstrun
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.mShop.android
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.avod.thirtpartyclient
    Failure - not installed for 0
    1|shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.deep.app
    Failure - not installed for 0
    1|shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.deep.app
    Failure - not installed for 0
    1|shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.deep.now
    Failure - not installed for 0
    1|shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.dee.app
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.now
    Success
    shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.clouddrive.photos
    Success

    14. Finally not required but useful is to remove Google Annoying Search bar on top of phone (that would presumably disable also the microphone of the bar which I guess is configured to listen all the time, just like Mac OS's / iOS's Siri
    hipo‎: shell@R1_HD:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearc>
    Success

    P.S. This hack is based on the following article - http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-disable-lock-screen-ads-on-amazons-subsidized-blu-r1-hd-moto-g-smartphones/ big thanks and credits goes to the author and the commentors

    • Further on I guess it is best to not update the phone from now on, otherwise this changes might be reverted the Kernel.
      The exact custom build from Amazon that worked here is V6.6 Generic, today is 7th of October 2017.
      Enjoy

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