Preinstalled application management method for mobile terminal and mobile terminal

  • US 9,703,542 B2
  • Filed: 06/07/2016
  • Issued: 07/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/13/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A preinstalled application management method for a mobile terminal, wherein storage space of the mobile terminal comprises at least one directory, the method comprising:

  • uninstalling one or more preinstalled applications, wherein the one or more preinstalled applications have user-level permission to allow the uninstallation via a user,wherein the one or more preinstalled applications were previously installed from an installation package located in the at least one directory as factory defaults;

    retaining the installation package in the at least one directory when the one or more preinstalled applications are uninstalled;

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

    scanning, in response to the starting the mobile terminal, the at least one directory for the installation package of the one or more preinstalled applications having the user-level permission;

    determining whether the one or more preinstalled applications have been installed;

    installing the installation package of the one or more preinstalled applications in the at least one directory scanned to generate the one or more preinstalled applications having the user-level permission when the one or more preinstalled applications have not been installed.

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