How to Remove pre-installed Apps from Nokia Asha 5xx

Nokia Asha is one sweet surprise from Nokia directly dedicated to the fans of its feature phone segment. Although priced around $100, the phones don’t compromise at the built quality and provide a tough competition to the entry level smartphone flooded by the Chinese manufacturers. One of the drawbacks however of these phones is that you can’t uninstall the pre-installed apps. Luckily that is possible now. Here’s how:

Removing pre-installed Apps from Nokia Asha 5xx

We will make use of the Hack Tool made by Taufik Developers. It is a little application that can be directly installed on the Asha devices.

  1. Download the application from here. (Supported devices: Nokia Asha 230, 501, 502, 503).
  2. Install the Hack Tool.
    Hack Tool
  3. Now open it. You will see 2 options. Select Open Root to access the internal memory.Hack Tool
  4. You will see the folders as in the image below. Navigate to folder named ‘_system_applications’.System Application
  5. Now select the apps you want to remove and delete them.
After removing the apps if the icons of those apps still remain there, then take a backup of of your messages and contacts. Remove the memory card and factory reset your phone. To factory reset you can dial *#7370# in the dialpad

More that you can do with this tool:
When you open the Hack Tool and select OpenRoot. You see many folders. Search for folder named “images”. This folder contains all the default wallpapers. If you want you can backup them.

14 Responses to How to Remove pre-installed Apps from Nokia Asha 5xx

  1. Ashwin May 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    Any idea how to paste into ROOT
    to change boot animation

    • Saif May 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

      The Development of the app is stopped. 🙁
      So it’s not possible now 🙁

      • Ashwin May 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

        Just allow me to paste something into the root directory
        Or maybe some other app or method to do so
        Or maybe acces Root via pc

        • Saif May 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

          This was the only way to get the root access.
          I will contact the developer and let you know if he wishes to update it or not.

  2. Samita May 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    I was removing pre installed app in my Nokia asha 501 but unfortunately I has removed internet kindly tell me how I can reinstall it

    • Narender Singh May 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

      Download and Install the Opera Mini browser. That’s what internet is, right?

  3. sujay May 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

    I was trying to root my asha230 with hacktool but it couldn’t be installed and errormsg showed

    • Saif May 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

      What Error Did you get?
      by the way It should work on Asha 230 also as 5XX Series and 230 has the same Software.

  4. Ajay shakya October 22, 2016 at 4:08 am #

    Useless help i want how can uninstall my opera mini in my Nokia 501 & they provided me how can install opera mini

    • Narender Singh October 22, 2016 at 10:09 am #

      Who provided you with how you can install Opera Mini? You naturally do need a browser to use the internet on your device. If you don’t remove it as well. As simple as that.

  5. Keemtilal October 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    I deleted opera mini please tell solution

    • Narender Singh October 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm #

      You can install it again from the store.

  6. Magadhraj November 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    thnks for given such wonderfull trik (”)

  7. Satish November 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    Thanks a lot.

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