How to Remove LG G2 Bloatware + Safe to Remove Apps (AT&T/ Sprint/ T-Mobile/ Verizon)

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Regardless of whatever OS or device from any manufacturer you might be using, the presence of bloat apps is common to all. First, your phone or tablet might have some system bloats injected by the OEM and then it might be further loaded with a lot of apps from your carrier (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.). In most cases bloat apps are useless stuff that not only populate our device, but also have a bad effect on its performance. Many of them keep running stealthily in the background and thus keep feeding the RAM and battery.

We all like a neat app drawer that has only those apps that are of use to us. Therefore, it is obvious that everybody wishes to get rid of those apps. Since all bloatware come with our device out of the box, they are pushed to the partition of our device that is inaccessible to users. You can call them imposter apps! To delete such apps, we need access to the system directory where they lay hidden. The very privilege to access our device’s system and ability to modify it is called root access.

LG’s current flagship phone is a powerhouse in itself. It is blessed with awesome  hardware specs like Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Processor, 3000 mAh Li-Po battery and 2GB RAM. Because the LG G2 does not support expandable storage, you have to do with the 16/32GB in built storage. No doubt the device performs well as it comes but it’s also true that by removing its useless system apps, you can free more system memory which else remains occupied and enjoy faster performance and better battery life.

Requirements:

  • To be able to remove bloatware from your LG G2, you’ll need root privileges on your phone. If you have it already, just skip this step. In case you still have an unrooted device, we have a pretty easy rooting tutorial for you. Just click the link below to head over to our rooting guide for LG G2:
  • Another thing that you require to have on your device is a root explorer app. Download the Root Browser app from the Play Store: 
    Root Browser
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List of Bloat Apps on LG G2:

Besides the above two prerequisites, you should also have the knowledge about what bloat/system apps are really safe to remove on your LG G2. In many cases, people unknowingly delete some essential app and later find that a function is not working properly. To save you from that inconvenient situation, we have prepared a big list of apps that you can remove from your phone. It’s also important to know that the list below contains almost all removable apps but some of them might be useful to you. You are, therefore, suggested to use your discretion while doing that.

com.amazon.fv
com.amazon.kindle
com.amazon.mShop.android
com.amazon.mp3
com.amazon.venezia
com.android.LGSetupWizard
com.android.chrome
com.apksoftware.compass
com.asurion.android.verizon.vms
com.audible.application
com.cardcam.QTranslator
com.cequint.ecid
com.fusionone.android.sync.service
com.google.android.apps.books
com.google.android.apps.magazines
com.google.android.apps.plus
com.google.android.marvin.talkback
com.google.android.music
com.google.android.street
com.google.android.videos
com.google.android.youtube
com.imdb.mobile
com.infraware.polarisoffice
com.lge.cic.polaris.logmanager
com.lge.lgfota.permission
com.lge.lifestream
com.lge.wv.hidden
com.maluuba.android.qvoice
com.mobitv.client.nfl2010
com.motricity.verizon.ssodownloadable
com.slacker.radio
com.verizon.playphone.gameportal
com.verizon.viewdini
com.vmware.mvp.enabled
com.vznavigator.Generic
com.vzw.accessories
com.vzw.hss.myverizon
com.vzw.hss.widgets.infozone.large
com.att.android.attsmartwifi
com.att.android.digitallocker
com.att.android.mobile.attmessages
com.att.featuredapps.handset
com.att.myWireless
com.facebook.katana
com.lg.ATTDeviceHelp
com.matchboxmobile.wisp
com.mobitv.client.tv
com.mtag.att.codescanner
com.muvee.ve4
com.skyfire.browser.toolbar.att
com.skyfire.browser.toolbar.att.service
com.synchronoss.dcs.att.r2g
com.telenav.app.android.cingular
com.twitter.android
com.wavemarket.waplauncher
com.wildtangent.android
com.yellowpages.android.ypmobile
com.drivemode

Remove LG G2 Bloatware:

Method 1

  1. Open the Root Browser app.
  2. Grant SuperUser permission to it when prompted.
  3. Go to system/apps directory and delete the apps that you want to remove from your device.
  4. It’s a good idea to backup the apps before you delete them.
  5. When you done with doing that, exit Root Browser and reboot your phone.

Method 2

There is yet another way to remove bloat system apps easily using the CleanTOOL script on your LG G2. The method has been tested on AT&T LG G2.

  1. Download the CleanTOOL script file: CleanTOOL.zip   [mirror]
  2. Extract it on your desktop and copy the contents found inside the zip to your LG G2.
  3. Enable USB Debugging  on your phone from Settings> Developer options. If you don’t see this option in phone Settings, refer to this guide.
  4. Connect you device to computer and then launch ADB Shell. To do this, press Shift+Right-click on your mouse. Select “Open command window here” option.
  5. Now type the following command in the cmd window:
    adb shell
  6. Then type the following lines and press the Enter key after each line:
    su
    cd /data/media/0
    chmod 777 CleanTOOL
    ./CleanTOOL
    reboot
  7. Press Enter key again and your phone will reboot.

At the completion of the procedure, the following apps will be removed from your device:

com.amazon.kindle
com.android.LGSetupWizard
com.android.chrome
com.att.android.attsmartwifi
com.att.android.digitallocker
com.att.android.mobile.attmessages
com.att.featuredapps.handset
com.att.myWireless
com.cardcam.QTranslator
com.cequint.ecid
com.facebook.katana
com.google.android.apps.books
com.google.android.apps.magazines
com.google.android.apps.plus
com.google.android.street
com.google.android.videos
com.lg.ATTDeviceHelp
com.lge.cic.polaris.logmanager
com.lge.wv.hidden
com.maluuba.android.qvoice
com.matchboxmobile.wisp
com.mobitv.client.tv
com.mtag.att.codescanner
com.muvee.ve4
com.skyfire.browser.toolbar.att
com.skyfire.browser.toolbar.att.service
com.synchronoss.dcs.att.r2g
com.telenav.app.android.cingular
com.twitter.android
com.vmware.mvp.enabled
com.wavemarket.waplauncher
com.wildtangent.android
com.yellowpages.android.ypmobile
com.drivemode
com.lge.lifestream
com.lge.lgfota.permission
com.synchronoss.dcs.att.r2g

Method 3

If you have root access on your LG G2, you can install a system app uninstaller from the Google Play Store and easily remove your desired system app. The app also creates a backup of the uninstalled system apps, so that you might restore those apps later if required.

System app remover (ROOT)
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Download
System app uninstaller
ljmobile Tools Free
Download
Easy Uninstaller App Uninstall
INFOLIFE LLC Productivity Free
Download

Try the methods described above and do not forget to share your experience with us. Enjoy a cleaner and faster G2. Cheers!

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  • Pato

    It’s there any way to get rid of all the at&t software and then unroot phone as if it were the factory model of g2? I need it to be unrooted after the whole process.

  • Cowboy Hank

    I’ve already tried searching for the files but I can’t seem to find them anywhere

  • Yes, but you will have to find the original files and push them to system directory. Another way is to flash a stock LG based custom ROM.

    You can also get the G2 clock widget and more using this app: http://www.droidviews.com/pimp-your-android-with-beautiful-clock-and-weather-widgets-with-xwidget/

  • Cowboy Hank

    Is there any way I can recover the clock widget accidentally deleted?

  • Navigate to System/app folder using Root Browser, find Chrome.apk and delete it. After deleting, reboot the phone.

  • Zatan X

    I have a rooted Micromax Unite, which may be of your radar. But if I can be guided on what system apps can be uninstalled (especially Chrome) I shall be thankful. I have already uninstalled close to 10 system apps but am leery of heavyweights like Chrome.

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  • Mian Haadi

    I have Lg G2 D800 At&t and i want to remove all Pre-loaded At7t apps

    I prefer to do it with METHOD 2 but i Can’t Understand the Step No 4

    Connect you device to computer and then launch ADB Shell. To do this, press Shift+Right-click on your mouse. Select “Open command window here” option.

    Where To Click ? I Tried Press Shift + Mouse Right Button But Still it doesn’t work for me

    Please do let me know How to Open Command Window Thanks

    & does it have any Side Effects or Phone Bricked Problem ????????????

    Suggest me That Thanks Bro

  • Then try Root Browser.

  • CG

    I just tried the system app remover (first link) and it didn’t appear to do anything. You can still run the program I removed, it still shows in the app drawer, the only change was that afterwards it said there was an update to the program and Google Play updated it automatically.

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  • Install this app:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jumobile.manager.systemapp
    And you will be able to remove any bloat app easily.

  • Freedomfighter

    I don’t have this datas in my system/apps folder, there is nothing in it… I’m rooted using the LG G2 and I want remove bloat like google chrome and other shit

  • It’s UCCW widget.

  • Pascal Seidel

    What’s that for a widget in the screenshot ?