Preinstalled application management method for mobile terminal and mobile terminal

  • US 11,106,446 B2
  • Filed: 02/11/2019
  • Issued: 08/31/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/13/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A preinstalled application management method for a mobile terminal, wherein the mobile terminal comprises storage space with a first directory that stores an installation package of a first preinstalled application, wherein the first preinstalled application is installed in the mobile terminal as a factory default, and wherein the preinstalled application management method comprises:

  • uninstalling, by the mobile terminal, the first preinstalled application in response to the first preinstalled application having a user-level permission that allows uninstallation by a user, wherein the installation package is retained in the first directory after the uninstalling;

    starting the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is restored to the factory default;

    automatically scanning, by the mobile terminal, the first directory after starting the mobile terminal; and

    automatically installing, by the mobile terminal, the installation package with the user-level permission based on the scanning to generate the first preinstalled application having the user-level permission.

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