Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Uninstall App programmatically in Android


Today we will learn How to an Android Application can Uninstall itself Programmatically


Note:  here we need to pass package name in URI
so we are passing package name in which main/default/startup Activity Present
that we also define in manifest file at top level

Okay let's try this simple app

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App Name: UninstallApp
Package Name: com.rdc
Android SDK: Android SDK 2.3.3 / API 10
Default Activity Name: UninstallAppActivity
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UninstallAppActivity.java


package com.rdc;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
import android.widget.Button;

public class UninstallAppActivity extends Activity {
 @Override
 public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
  super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
  setContentView(R.layout.main);
  Button btn = (Button) findViewById(R.id.button1);
  btn.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

   @Override
   public void onClick(View v) {
    Uri packageUri = Uri.parse("package:com.rdc");
    Intent uninstallIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_DELETE,
      packageUri);
    startActivity(uninstallIntent);
   }
  });
 }
}

main.xml

 


AndroidManifest.xml

 

 
  
   
    
    
   
  

 


The output Screen will be like this..


You can download the complete source code zip file here : UninstallApp

 cheers!!

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