What is com.tmobile.pr.adapt? (Explained)

The com.tmobile.pr.adapt is a system application present on Android devices with T-Mobile carrier subscription. A lot of people have complained that this app is bloatware like KLMS Agent and causes a lot of issues like battery draining, high mobile data consumption, etc.

This article explains what is this app, what is its purpose, what issues does it generally causes, and how to disable/uninstall it.

What is com.tmobile.pr.adapt app?

com.tmobile.pr.adapt is a pre-installed system application found on Android devices with T-Mobile carrier subscription or MetroPCS carrier subscription. This app is not required for any system process and doesn’t carry out any important tasks. This app downloads some random apps without user permission.

Some users in mobile forums claim that com.tmobile.pr.adapt is an Adware. Adware is an unwanted software that generates advertisements on your screen while disguising itself as legitimate software required by your device. However, it cannot be said for sure.

com.tmobile.pr.adapt app has different versions like com.tmobile.pr.adapt 3.36.2com.tmobile.pr.adapt 3.35.3, etc. that behave similarly to the main app.

There have been some noticeable issues caused by this app on devices both with and without root access. These issues are discussed in the next sections.

What is T-Mobile?

T-Mobile is a mobile telecommunication network in the United States that provides wireless voice, messaging, and data services. MetroPCS now known as Metro by T-Mobile is a prepaid wireless service provider in the United States which is now owned by T-Mobile.

What issues does com.tmobile.pr.adapt cause?

This app has been said to cause some noticeable issues like battery draining, high mobile data consumption, downloading bloatware, etc. This app is being considered as Adware or even Spyware in most forums but there is no official confirmation of this. The issues caused by this app are mentioned below.

Battery Draining

com.tmobile.pr.adapt is said to cause battery draining issues in some devices especially the ones with low battery capacity. This app runs in the background and drains your battery relatively quickly. In some devices, this app can be found in the top 10 list of apps with high battery usage.

battery draining issue

You can check battery usage in Android by going to Settings > Battery > Battery Usage. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to check battery usage.

Downloading Bloatware

The biggest issue with the com.tmobile.pr.adapt app is that it downloads and installs a lot of random apps without your permission that are considered bloatware.

These downloaded apps consume a lot of system resources like CPU and RAM, drain the battery quickly, take up storage space on your device and consume your mobile data.

com.tmobile.pr.adapt downloads a lot of apps but the most downloaded one is App Selector by T-Mobile. This is a well-known bloatware in Android devices with the T-Mobile carrier network.

High Mobile Data Consumption

com.tmobile.pr.adapt uses your mobile data to run background processes and download bloatware. Some of these downloaded bloatware apps have a size of 3-5 MB so your mobile data can be consumed quickly if you don’t have a lot of data.

This may not affect users with WiFi access but still, why would you let an app consume your data unnecessarily downloading unwanted bloatware.

Uses Storage Space

The com.tmobile.pr.adapt app itself doesn’t require a lot of storage space but the downloaded bloatware ends up consuming a decent amount of storage space on your device. If your device doesn’t have a lot of internal storage then it could cause storage issues.

Is com.tmobile.pr.adapt a Virus or Spyware?

No, com.tmobile.pr.adapt is not a Virus, Spyware, or Malware. It doesn’t cause any intentional harm to your device and it definitely doesn’t spy on your data and sell it to third parties.

spyware

This app does download bloatware to your device and it can be considered Adware. However, there are no security issues caused by this app.

Is com.tmobile.pr.adapt Safe?

Yes, com.tmobile.pr.adapt is safe and doesn’t cause any damage to your device. There are also no security issues detected while using this app.

However, this app can download some other random apps which is why it is considered Adware. It can cause minor issues like battery draining, mobile data consumption, and storage space consumption but it doesn’t cause any intentional harm to your device and neither does it spy on or sell your data.

com.tmobile.pr.adapt Installing Apps

com.tmobile.pr.adapt downloads random apps without user permission. Most of these downloaded apps are bloatware that consumes your system resources like CPU and RAM, drains your battery, and slows down your device.

Many users have complained about the AppSelector app on their device which upon further checking showed that it was downloaded and installed from com.tmobile.pr.adapt.

AppSelector is an app developed by T-Mobile that lets users select and install multiple T-Mobile and third-party apps during the initial device setup.

You can uninstall AppSelector from your device but it has been found that com.tmobile.pr.adapt reinstalls AppSelector even after it has been uninstalled. The AppSelector app then starts downloading more random apps without your permission.

How to Disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt ?

If you are facing a lot of issues from this app like downloading bloatware, battery draining, etc. then disabling this app will fix these issues. Before you disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt, keep in mind that some system apps are connected to this app and if you disable it then it might cause issues with those system apps.

You can disable this app using two methods – Using System Settings or Using the Package Disabler App.

Disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt using System Settings

You can disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt from your System Settings by following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1 – Go to Settings.

Step 2 – Tap on Apps.

Step 3 – Tap on the Ellipsis icon (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.

Step 4 – Tap on Show System Apps.

Step 5 – Locate com.tmobile.pr.adapt from the list and tap on it.

Step 6 – Tap on the Disable button.

Disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt using Package Disabler App

You can also disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt using the Package Disabler or Package Disabler Pro app. These apps allow you to disable/freeze all unwanted bloatware and system apps. You can use it without rooting your device but sometimes it doesn’t work without rooting and in that case, you’ll need to root your device.

Follow the steps mentioned below to disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt with Package Disabler.

Step 1 – Download and install the Package Disabler Android app.

Step 2 – Launch the app and grant all the required permissions.

Step 3 – Allow administrator access to this app.

Step 4 – Wait for the app to generate the list of installed system apps and bloatware. Once the list is generated, locate com.tmobile.pr.adapt and check the box next to it.

Step 5 – Tap on the Disable button.

How to Uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt?

The com.tmobile.pr.adapt app comes preinstalled and does not offer an option to uninstall the app directly, but you can uninstall this system app using either the System App Remover application or using the Android Debug Bridge (ADB).

Uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt 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 uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt permanently. You’ll need a Windows PC to use ADB.

Here are the steps to uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt 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 -k –user 0 com.tmobile.pr.adapt and press Enter to run this command. Wait for a few seconds and you’ll notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.

Uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt 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 or check out the video below that shows how to root your Android device using the Dr.Fone software.

After gaining root access follow the steps below to uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt.

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

Step 2 – Launch the System App Remover application, search for com.tmobile.pr.adapt, and tap the checkmark box next to the app.

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

Unfortunately com.tmobile.pr.adapt has stopped

A common issue that Android users with com.tmobile.pr.adapt app installed on their device face is the “Unfortunately com.tmobile.pr.adapt has stopped” error pop up.

This error could be caused by corrupted Cache files that haven’t been cleared for some time, data crashes due to problems in Mobile data and WiFi, or improper app installation during the device setup.

You can fix the “Unfortunately com.tmobile.pr.adapt has stopped” error by following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1 – Go to Settings.

Step 2 – Tap on Apps.

Step 3 – Tap on the Ellipsis icon (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.

Step 4 – Tap on Show System apps.

Step 5 – Search for com.tmobile.pr.adapt and then tap on it.

Step 6 – Tap on Storage.

Step 7 – Tap on the “Clear Cache” option.

If this doesn’t fix the issue then you need to Force Stop the app. To Force Stop this app, follow Steps 1-5 mentioned above, then instead of tapping on Storage, you need to tap on the Force Stop button.

If this also doesn’t fix the issue, it’s better to uninstall the app or factory reset your device.

Conclusion

The com.tmobile.pr.adapt is a system application found on Android devices with T-Mobile carrier subscription. It installs random apps without user permission. It is not a virus, spyware, or malware but it can be considered bloatware. You can uninstall this app using ADB which doesn’t require rooting or using the System App Remover application which requires rooting.

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