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[GUIDE] Debloat - How to remove bloatware on AT&T LG G3 - ROOT REQUIRED

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neverends

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HOW TO REMOVE BLOATWARE

Step 1. Root your phone using one of the two methods listed here
ROOT YOUR LG G3

Step 2. Download and install Root Explorer
Play Store

Step 3. Create the following file structure on your internal or external SD CARD

Main Folder: RemovedApps

Sub Folders in RemovedApps:
APP
PRIV-APP
VENDOR

Sub Folder in RemovedApps/Vendor
APP

This step will give you the following folder structure

RemovedApps/APP
RemovedApps/PRIV-APP
RemovedApps/VENDOR/APP

Step 4: Open Root Explorer and use the firs tab to navigate to root/system/ (NOTE: Root Explorer will ask for SuperSU permissions - make sure to give it permission) and the second tab in Root Explorer to Navigate to your newly created RemovedApps Folder

Step 5. use the following list to cut and paste the listed files from your system folder to the RemovedApps Folder NOTE: remember to copy files to corresponding folders IE system/app to RemovedApps/APP and System/vendor/app to RemovedApps/Vendor/APP NOTE: once you try to cut the system files, Root Explorer will ask if you are sure you want to modify system files - say yes

System/app

ATT_Skyfire_Observer.apk
Book.apk - Google Book Store
Books.odex
ChromeWithBrowser.apk - Chrome Browser
ChromeWithBrowser.odex
ELTTest.Apk - Diagnostic Test
ELTTest.odex
Facebook.apk - Facebook
GnssAirTest.apk - GLONASS Airwave Test
GnssAirTest.odex
GnnsPosTest.apk - GLONASS Positioning Test
GnssPosTest.odex
GnssTest.apk - GLONASS Test
GnssTest.odex
GoogleDrive.apk - Google Drive
GoogleDrive.odex
GoogleTTS.apk - Google Text to Speach
GoogleTTS.odex
Hangouts.apk - Google Hangouts
Hangouts.odex
LADDM.apk - Carrier IQ
LGLIA.apk - LG Intelligent Agent
LGLIA.odex
LGPartnerBookmarkProvider.apk
LGPartnerBookmarkProvider.odex
LGWernickeManager.apk
LGWernickeManager.odex
LIAInformant.apk - LG Intelligent Agent Widget
LIAInfromant.odex
Magazines.apk - Google News Stand
Magazines.odex
Maps.apk - Google Maps
Maps.odex
Music2.apk - Google Play Music
Music2.odex
PlusOne.apk - Google+
PlusOne.odex
QuicksetSDK.apk - IR Sensor
Street.apk - Street View
Street.odex
Twitter.apk
Videos.apk - Google Videos
Videos.odex
WVTest.apk - Diagnostic Test
WVTest.odex
youtube.apk
youtube.odex

System/PRIV-APP

AAB.apk
AAB.odex
ATT_DriveMode.apk - AT&T Driver Mode
ATT_Games.apk
ATT_Home.apk
ATT_Locker.apk
ATT_Lookout.apk
ATT_MobileLocate.apk
ATT_RemoteSupport.apk
ATT_SmartWifi.apk
ATT-Caller-NameID.apk
com.mobitv.client.tv.apk - AT&T TV
ISIS_Wallet.apk
LGBackup.apk - Back up fiels to LG
LGBackup.odex
LGBrowser.apk - Stock Browser
LGBrowser.odex
LGConciergeBoard.apk - LG Assistant
LGConciergeBoard.odex
LGConnectionWizard.apk
LGEasyHome.apk - Easy Launcher
LGEasyHome.odex
LGEmail.apk - Stock Email
LGEmail.odex
LGFavoriteContactsWidget.apk
LGFavoriteContactsWidget.odex
LGFileManager.apk
LGFileManager.odex
LGMessage.apk
LGMessage.odex
LGMusic.apk
LGMuisc.odex
LGMusicWidget.apk
LGMusicWidget.odex
LGPCSuite.apk - Share files with PC
LGPCSuite.odex
LGQVoicePlus.apk - Voice command - better to use Google Now
LGQVoicePlus.odex
LGSmartWorld.apk
LGSmartWorld.odex
LGThinkFreeViewer.apk - File viewer
LGThinkFreeViewer.odex
Ready2Go.1.7.apk - AT&T Ready2Go
VVM_ATT.apk - AT&T Visual Voicemail
VVM_ATT.odex

system/vendor/app

AmazonKindle.apk
ATT_FamilyMap.apk
ATT_HotSpots.apk
ATT_Keeper.apk
ATT_MHSLauncher.apk
ATT_Navigator.apk
ATT_Skyfire_Toolbar.apk
ATT_UBER.apk
BeatsMusic.apk
DeviceHelp.apk
myATT.apk
YPMobile.apk


Step 6: To be safe, copy your RemovedApps folder to your computer for backup

Step 7: Reboot phone




WARNINGS & DISCLAIMERS

Proceed with caution and at your own risk - I am not responsible if your phone self destructs, gets bricked, or melts.

Please keep in mind that both these methods will yield ROOT only - as of know there is no way to unlock bootloader on AT&T

Rooting and any other modifications to your phone will void your warranty - do not root if you do not know what you are doing.

Rooted devices will not be able to receive OTA updates. You may have to unroot and restore stock in order to accept updates.






 
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neverends

Senior Member
Mar 5, 2010
499
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South Bay
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ:

Q. Why do I need to be rooted to do this?
A. Because you will need access to the root and system folders.

Q. Why De-bloat my phone?
A. The manufacturer and the carrier install a bunch of branded apps that take up space and resources. By uninstalling these apps, you have less background activity, less space used and more resources to use for the apps you do want.

Q. Can I use Titanium Backup to Freeze these apps?
A. Freezing these apps will work, however freezing these apps does not free the space used by these apps.
 
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neverends

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Backup of Removed Files

Backup zip of Removed Files

Did you not follow the directions in the OP?

Did you just decide to delete everything instead of backing it up?

Are you trying to find the .apk for one of the apps you deleted?

Well you are lucky! Here is a zip of everything I told you to backup and remove!

RemovedApps.zip




HOW TO REMOVE CARRIER IQ
 
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abalakersky

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This is great. Thank you very much for the list. One question through. Would you be able to add descriptions to some of these apk names? I would prefer to know what I am removing. Like Gnss or LADDM, etc..

Thanks
 

Raymonf

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Jul 19, 2013
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This is great. Thank you very much for the list. One question through. Would you be able to add descriptions to some of these apk names? I would prefer to know what I am removing. Like Gnss or LADDM, etc..

Thanks

If I remember correctly, LADDM is something to do with CarrierIQ. I think you shouldn't touch it on any LG AT&T ROM.
 

neverends

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If I remember correctly, LADDM is something to do with CarrierIQ. I think you shouldn't touch it on any LG AT&T ROM.

There is no issues with removing LADDM.apk - it is CarrierIQ. It will not allow CarrierIQ to work - if you'd like you can also follow the removing CarrierIQ instructions and remove the lib files and disable everything in android tuner to completly get rid of everything. Either way - no adverse reaction to removing it... in fact its better to have one less thing stalking and tracking everything you do with your phone.
 

Raymonf

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There is no issues with removing LADDM.apk - it is CarrierIQ. It will not allow CarrierIQ to work - if you'd like you can also follow the removing CarrierIQ instructions and remove the lib files and disable everything in android tuner to completly get rid of everything. Either way - no adverse reaction to removing it... in fact its better to have one less thing stalking and tracking everything you do with your phone.

Ah, okay. I was just worried because it's AT&T!
 

idashx

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Aug 21, 2008
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I keep getting a message when I try to move the files that says it is a read only. How do I change this. I installed supersu after I rooted the phone for other apps but can't perform any removal of bloatware.
 

bradm23

Senior Member
Jul 7, 2010
879
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Thanks for putting up this how-to. I went ahead and followed the instructions to the "T", and then rebooted. I am a little confused as to why some apps still showed up in my app draw even though they were properly cut and moved to the new folder? I went ahead a tried clearing data for "home" to see if they would show when reloaded, however they still appeared. There were about 5-6 apps including twitter, ISIS, Lookout, and a few more than I forgot the names. I went ahead and manually removed them from the app draw, however I was wondering why they didn't disappear like the others did??

Thanks for your help!
 

neverends

Senior Member
Mar 5, 2010
499
923
South Bay
Thanks for putting up this how-to. I went ahead and followed the instructions to the "T", and then rebooted. I am a little confused as to why some apps still showed up in my app draw even though they were properly cut and moved to the new folder? I went ahead a tried clearing data for "home" to see if they would show when reloaded, however they still appeared. There were about 5-6 apps including twitter, ISIS, Lookout, and a few more than I forgot the names. I went ahead and manually removed them from the app draw, however I was wondering why they didn't disappear like the others did??

Thanks for your help!

Its probably because you had already updated these apps through the playstore... Just go to playstore and you should be able to uninstall them like any other app.

Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
 

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    HOW TO REMOVE BLOATWARE

    Step 1. Root your phone using one of the two methods listed here
    ROOT YOUR LG G3

    Step 2. Download and install Root Explorer
    Play Store

    Step 3. Create the following file structure on your internal or external SD CARD

    Main Folder: RemovedApps

    Sub Folders in RemovedApps:
    APP
    PRIV-APP
    VENDOR

    Sub Folder in RemovedApps/Vendor
    APP

    This step will give you the following folder structure

    RemovedApps/APP
    RemovedApps/PRIV-APP
    RemovedApps/VENDOR/APP

    Step 4: Open Root Explorer and use the firs tab to navigate to root/system/ (NOTE: Root Explorer will ask for SuperSU permissions - make sure to give it permission) and the second tab in Root Explorer to Navigate to your newly created RemovedApps Folder

    Step 5. use the following list to cut and paste the listed files from your system folder to the RemovedApps Folder NOTE: remember to copy files to corresponding folders IE system/app to RemovedApps/APP and System/vendor/app to RemovedApps/Vendor/APP NOTE: once you try to cut the system files, Root Explorer will ask if you are sure you want to modify system files - say yes

    System/app

    ATT_Skyfire_Observer.apk
    Book.apk - Google Book Store
    Books.odex
    ChromeWithBrowser.apk - Chrome Browser
    ChromeWithBrowser.odex
    ELTTest.Apk - Diagnostic Test
    ELTTest.odex
    Facebook.apk - Facebook
    GnssAirTest.apk - GLONASS Airwave Test
    GnssAirTest.odex
    GnnsPosTest.apk - GLONASS Positioning Test
    GnssPosTest.odex
    GnssTest.apk - GLONASS Test
    GnssTest.odex
    GoogleDrive.apk - Google Drive
    GoogleDrive.odex
    GoogleTTS.apk - Google Text to Speach
    GoogleTTS.odex
    Hangouts.apk - Google Hangouts
    Hangouts.odex
    LADDM.apk - Carrier IQ
    LGLIA.apk - LG Intelligent Agent
    LGLIA.odex
    LGPartnerBookmarkProvider.apk
    LGPartnerBookmarkProvider.odex
    LGWernickeManager.apk
    LGWernickeManager.odex
    LIAInformant.apk - LG Intelligent Agent Widget
    LIAInfromant.odex
    Magazines.apk - Google News Stand
    Magazines.odex
    Maps.apk - Google Maps
    Maps.odex
    Music2.apk - Google Play Music
    Music2.odex
    PlusOne.apk - Google+
    PlusOne.odex
    QuicksetSDK.apk - IR Sensor
    Street.apk - Street View
    Street.odex
    Twitter.apk
    Videos.apk - Google Videos
    Videos.odex
    WVTest.apk - Diagnostic Test
    WVTest.odex
    youtube.apk
    youtube.odex

    System/PRIV-APP

    AAB.apk
    AAB.odex
    ATT_DriveMode.apk - AT&T Driver Mode
    ATT_Games.apk
    ATT_Home.apk
    ATT_Locker.apk
    ATT_Lookout.apk
    ATT_MobileLocate.apk
    ATT_RemoteSupport.apk
    ATT_SmartWifi.apk
    ATT-Caller-NameID.apk
    com.mobitv.client.tv.apk - AT&T TV
    ISIS_Wallet.apk
    LGBackup.apk - Back up fiels to LG
    LGBackup.odex
    LGBrowser.apk - Stock Browser
    LGBrowser.odex
    LGConciergeBoard.apk - LG Assistant
    LGConciergeBoard.odex
    LGConnectionWizard.apk
    LGEasyHome.apk - Easy Launcher
    LGEasyHome.odex
    LGEmail.apk - Stock Email
    LGEmail.odex
    LGFavoriteContactsWidget.apk
    LGFavoriteContactsWidget.odex
    LGFileManager.apk
    LGFileManager.odex
    LGMessage.apk
    LGMessage.odex
    LGMusic.apk
    LGMuisc.odex
    LGMusicWidget.apk
    LGMusicWidget.odex
    LGPCSuite.apk - Share files with PC
    LGPCSuite.odex
    LGQVoicePlus.apk - Voice command - better to use Google Now
    LGQVoicePlus.odex
    LGSmartWorld.apk
    LGSmartWorld.odex
    LGThinkFreeViewer.apk - File viewer
    LGThinkFreeViewer.odex
    Ready2Go.1.7.apk - AT&T Ready2Go
    VVM_ATT.apk - AT&T Visual Voicemail
    VVM_ATT.odex

    system/vendor/app

    AmazonKindle.apk
    ATT_FamilyMap.apk
    ATT_HotSpots.apk
    ATT_Keeper.apk
    ATT_MHSLauncher.apk
    ATT_Navigator.apk
    ATT_Skyfire_Toolbar.apk
    ATT_UBER.apk
    BeatsMusic.apk
    DeviceHelp.apk
    myATT.apk
    YPMobile.apk


    Step 6: To be safe, copy your RemovedApps folder to your computer for backup

    Step 7: Reboot phone




    WARNINGS & DISCLAIMERS

    Proceed with caution and at your own risk - I am not responsible if your phone self destructs, gets bricked, or melts.

    Please keep in mind that both these methods will yield ROOT only - as of know there is no way to unlock bootloader on AT&T

    Rooting and any other modifications to your phone will void your warranty - do not root if you do not know what you are doing.

    Rooted devices will not be able to receive OTA updates. You may have to unroot and restore stock in order to accept updates.






    5
    Backup of Removed Files

    Backup zip of Removed Files

    Did you not follow the directions in the OP?

    Did you just decide to delete everything instead of backing it up?

    Are you trying to find the .apk for one of the apps you deleted?

    Well you are lucky! Here is a zip of everything I told you to backup and remove!

    RemovedApps.zip




    HOW TO REMOVE CARRIER IQ
    4
    Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ:

    Q. Why do I need to be rooted to do this?
    A. Because you will need access to the root and system folders.

    Q. Why De-bloat my phone?
    A. The manufacturer and the carrier install a bunch of branded apps that take up space and resources. By uninstalling these apps, you have less background activity, less space used and more resources to use for the apps you do want.

    Q. Can I use Titanium Backup to Freeze these apps?
    A. Freezing these apps will work, however freezing these apps does not free the space used by these apps.
    3
    Just a idea now that we have custom bootloader someone should make a script.zip for people to flash in TWRP that removes all bloatware and Removal of Carrier IQ. I would do this but I'm not skilled in that type of stuff. :)
    2
    Req update for 5.01

    thanks for your contributions!