What is CarmodeStub App and Can You Remove it?

The CarmodeStub App is an Android application developed by Samsung Electronics which uses MirrorLink technology. This is a built-in app so naturally, people are concerned about its applications.

This article answers all your concerns about the CarmodeStub app like what does this app do, is it safe and can you remove this app from your device.

What is CarmodeStub App and What does it do?

CarmodeStub App is a default system application found in Samsung Android devices that uses MirrorLink technology to mirror your smartphone’s screen to your car’s screen and enables you to navigate to a destination via Google Maps, accept and reject phone calls, listen to and pause music right from your car screen without touching your phone.

CarmodeStub App is a type of Stub application. Stub applications are apps that simulate the behavior of software components and they are used by other major applications to access information.

The Android Package(APK) file of the CarmodeStub app is com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub.

Samsung Drive Link app

It is clear from the APK file that the Carmodestub app is a stub application used by the main Samsung car app called the Drive Link app. Drive Link is a Samsung in-car application that allows drivers to use their smartphones for navigation, messaging, calling, and listening to music right from their car screen.

What is MirrorLink?

MirrorLink is a car-smartphone connectivity technology that allows users to connect their MirrorLink-enabled smartphones to their MirrorLink-enabled vehicles without using any cables.

You can access navigation via Maps, music, hands-free calling, and phone apps right from your car screen. The apps will run on your smartphone but you can see them on your car’s display screen and hear the audio through the car’s speakers.

The MirrorLink app is similar to other car connected apps like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

MirrorLink app

MirrorLink has a beautiful User Interface(UI) that’s very easy to use. The screen displays apps with huge icons which makes them easy to control while driving. Overall, the MirrorLink technology makes connected driving easier and safer than all other connected technologies in the market.

Is CarmodeStub Safe?

CarmodeStub is a totally safe application and it is not a virus, malware, or bloatware.

Usually, when people see apps running in the background which they haven’t installed manually, their first feeling is that this app is malware or bloatware. Android devices especially Samsung do have a history of using pre-installed bloatware like KLMS Agent and RoseEUkor but that is not the case with CarmodeStub.

CarmodeStub is an important system application that is required to connect your smartphone to your car while driving so you can control your smartphone right from your car’s dashboard screen.

This app doesn’t cause any harm to your device and it uses minimum system resources so it won’t slow down your device and cause any lags.

How to Download CarmodeStub app?

The CarmodeStub app is a system application that you cannot find in Google Play Store. However, you can download this app from the APKMirror website by clicking on this link.

Can You Remove CarmodeStub?

CarmodeStub is a system application so you cannot uninstall/disable this application in the traditional way you uninstall third-party apps. To uninstall/disable this app, you’ll have to use ADB or the System App Remover application.

I recommend not to uninstall the Carmodestub system application because doing so could cause issues while connecting your smartphone to your car. Also, if you uninstall this app then you cannot access the Car mode feature in Samsung devices.

How to Uninstall CarmodeStub?

If you don’t want to use the Car mode feature in your phone meaning you aren’t interested in connecting your smartphone to your car while driving then you can uninstall the CarmodeStub application either using ADB or System App Remover. Both the methods are mentioned below in detail.

Uninstall CarmodeStub app using ADB

ADB allows you to bring up a Unix shell so you can issue commands directly on the Android device. You can use it to install, uninstall, debug and disable apps. You’ll need a Windows PC to use ADB. This is my preferred method to uninstall system apps because it doesn’t require root access.

Here are the steps to uninstall the CarmodeStub app using ADB.

Step 1 – Go to Settings > System > About phone

Step 2 – Tap on the Build number 7 times to activate Developer Options.

Step 3 – Go back to the main Settings menu and tap on Developer Options to open it.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging by tapping on it.

Step 5Download ADB on your PC.

Step 6 – Extract the ZIP file into a folder.

Step 7 – After extracting the ZIP file, open that folder.

Step 8 – Press and hold the shift button and right-click in a blank area.

Step 9 – Click on “Open Powershell window here.”

Step 10 – Enter the command adb devices

Step 11 – Connect your Android device to the PC using a USB data cable. 

Step 12 – Type the command adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub and press Enter to run this command. Wait for a few seconds and you’ll notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.

Note – You can disable this app instead of uninstalling it by replacing “uninstall” with “disable” in Step 12 of the ADB command shown above.

Uninstall CarmodeStub using System App Remover

This method requires you to gain root access to your device. If you don’t know how to root your Android device then check our Android Rooting guide. After gaining root access, follow the steps below to uninstall the CarmodeStub app.

Step 1 – Download and install the System App Remover application.

Step 2 – Launch the System App Remover application, search for CarmodeStub in the Search barand select the app by tapping on it.

Step 3 – Tap on the Uninstall button to completely uninstall the app and delete its data.

Conclusion

CarmodeStub is a system application in Samsung that allows you to mirror your smartphone’s screen to your car’s screen using the MirrorLink technology. This allows you to navigate, call and listen to music right from your car screen without touching your smartphone.

It is a safe application that can be uninstalled using ADB or System App Remover. The detailed steps for uninstalling this app are mentioned in the article.

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