Making Apps System Applications In Android: How-to

In android, System applications are those applications that are always found on the phone regardless. Either that you just bought the phone, just did a factory reset, hard reset, or format the phone; system applications always survive with android devices.

Broadly speaking, system applications are those applications with read-write permissions and are found in the root app directory on the phone.

In this tutorial, I will be discussing how to making any installed applications on your android device, a system application.

Why Make An Application A System Application?

Although, it is not advised to making every installed applications on your android device, a system application; some apps deserve to be given system application rights and privileges.
Some ads-free installed lunchers like the HTC Sense 7 with BlinkFEED, Nova, Apex among other apps alike deserves to be given system application's rights.

By not making them system applications, it does not mean that they will not function well, making them system applications let them perform better, effortlessly and more efficiently.

And the best part of it, making an application a system app with appropriate root access and rights lets such application consume much lesser memory and battery.

How to Making Installed Application A System Application On Android Device

Any application can be made a system application by either flashing it on the phone through the recovery or manually. In either ways, you need to have root access on the android device.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually make an application a system application on android device.

1- Root the Device: it has earlier been noted that root access is required for this method to work therefore; if the device is not rooted, you should root it.

2- Download And Install A Root File Manager: it could be ES Explorer, X-plore or any other android root file manager. Just download and install any of them on your android device.

3- Extract the .apk file of the App: if the application is already installed on your android device, re-extract the .apk file of the app or re-download its .apk file on the android device.

4- Move the .APK File to /system/app Directory: now, using any root file manager such ES Explorer, you should now move the .apk file to the /system/app directory on the phone. See the image below.

5- Define -RW-R--R-- Rights for the Apps: now, set the appropriate right privilege for the apps. See the image below to have an idea of what -RW-R--R-- rights should look like.

6- Reboot the Phone: you can now reboot the phone and below
Once the phone is rebooted, the app will manifest on your android device's app drawer and will overwrite the already installed app; if any.

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