What is com.tmobile.pr.adapt? Issues and Their Solutions

What is com.tmobile.pr.adapt? Issues and Their Solutions

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The com.tmobile.pr.adapt app is pretty popular on online forums for being the reason behind draining the battery, installing Bloatware, consuming mobile data, and more. This article explains, what is this app, what does it do and how you can disable or completely remove it. 

What is T-Mobile

If you already know what T-Mobile is, you can skip this paragraph and start reading the next one. For those who are not familiar with it, it’s a mobile communications company that provides wireless voice, messaging, and data services in multiple countries. 

Everything About com.tmobile.pr.adapt

com.tmobile.pr.adapt is a system app found on T-Mobile and Metro devices operating on the Android system. The app does not provide any useful features but can create issues on both rooted and non-rooted devices.

Keep in mind com.tmobile.pr.adapt 3.36.2com.tmobile.pr.adapt 3.35.3 and other versions function in a similar way. 

Issues Caused by com.tmobile.pr.adapt

The app is found to be causing multiple issues like battery draining, downloading Bloatware, and more. It is unofficially known as Adware and Spyware because of its suspicious behavior. Below we have mentioned some of the issues it can cause.

Drains the battery: In some devices, com.tmobile.pr.adapt app can be found in top apps in the battery usage list. It runs in the background and can drain the battery quickly.

Downloads Bloatware: The app starts downloading and installing random apps that come in the Bloatware category. These apps can create more problems like high RAM/CPU consumption, High storage usage, battery draining, and more. The most common app com.tmobile.pr.adapt is known for downloading is App Selector by T-Mobile, you can find more information about this later in this article. 

Consumes Mobile Data: The app uses the user’s internet data to download Bloatware and for background activity. The amount of data it consumes will not be too much for users with unlimited Wi-Fi access, but every MB counts for people who usually use cellular data. 

Uses Storage Space: com.tmobile.pr.adapt app does take a little storage space. The storage it takes will not be an issue for some people, but the app also downloads Bloatware, which also take some storage space. 


Is com.tmobile.pr.adapt Safe?

Yes, com.tmobile.pr.adapt is not a virus as some people think it is. It behaves like Adware and can cause issues like battery draining but it does not act like a virus. 


Com.tmobile.pr.adapt Installing Apps

com.tmobile.pr.adapt is known for downloading apps without user permission. The apps downloaded by it are often Bloatware that use high CPU/RAM and slow down your device. Thousands of users have noticed the AppSelector app on their device; upon checking app details, it says app installed from com.tmobile.pr.adapt. AppSelector is a feature by T-Mobile; according to their website it lets users select and install multiple T-Mobile and third-party apps while setting up a new device. But uninstalling the Appselector app is not enough to permanently remove it, com.tmobile.pr.adapt downloads it again, and soon these apps start downloading more apps without user permission. 

How to Disable com.tmobile.pr.adapt 

On Android, system apps can’t be uninstalled without rooting the device first but disabling the apps is allowed for most apps. Disabling the com.tmobile.pr.adapt app will prevent the app from downloading Bloatware and draining the device battery. 


Step 1.) Go to System Settings.

Step 2.) Tap on Apps.

Step 3.) Tap on the Ellipsis icon (three vertical dots).

Step 4.) Tap on Show System Apps.

Step 5.) Find and tap on com.tmobile.pr.adapt.

Step 6.) Tap on the Disable button.

What to Do if It Does Not Work?

com.tmobile.pr.adapt can also be disabled using an Android app like Package Disabler. You can simply install it and remove all the Bloatware and Adware apps from your device. To use this app, you don’t need to root your device first. But if it does not work for you, then the only option you will have is rooting your device. 

Use Package Disabler App

Step 1.) Download and install Package Disabler or Package Disabler Pro

Step 2.) Launch the app, accept permissions, and allow administrator access.

Step 3.) The app may take a minute or two to show you all the Bloatware; once you see the list, search for com.tmobile.pr.adapt and check the box next to it.

Step 4.) Now click on the Disable button. 


How to Uninstall com.tmobile.pr.adapt

Root Your Device

Note: Rooting your device will void the device warranty. 

You can root your Android device with an Android app or using a Windows app. Most latest devices can’t be rooted without a computer, but we have mentioned both ways so you can try without a computer first.

Root without a PC

  1. Download and install the KingoRoot app on your Android device.
  2. Launch the app and tap on the Root button.
  3. Within minutes your device will be rooted. (If it fails, the app will ask you to try the computer version of KingoRoot.)

Root with a PC

As mentioned before, if your device can’t be rooted using an Android app, you will have to connect your device to a Windows computer and root it using the Windows version of Kingroot or any other software. 

  1. Go to Settings > System > About phone. 
  2. Tap the Build number until you see the message “You are already a developer” or “No need, developer mode has already been enabled.”
  3. Go back to the previous menu and tap on Developer options.
  4. Turn on USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
  5. Download and install KingoRoot on your Windows PC.
  6. Connect your Android device to the PC using a USB cable.
  7. Launch the KingoRoot app and wait until it detects your device. 
  8. Click on the root button and wait (it may take some time, depending on the network speed.)
  9. Once it’s done, you can remove your Android device. 
  10. Download and install System App Remover on your rooted device.
  11. Launch the app, search for com.tmobile.pr.adapt and check the box next to it.
  12. Now tap on the uninstall button. 


Unfortunately com.tmobile.pr.adapt has stopped

If the Unfortunately com.tmobile.pr.adapt has stopped dialog keeps popping up on your device, follow the steps to fix the issue. 

Step 1.) Go to System Settings.

Step 2.) Tap on Apps.

Step 3.) Tap on the Ellipsis icon (three vertical dots).

Step 4.) Tap on Show System Apps.

Step 5.) Find and tap on com.tmobile.pr.adapt.

Step 6.) Tap on the Force Stop button and then clear data.

If this method does not fix the issue, you may have to factory reset your device. 


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