Whatever brand or mobile device you go for irrespective of operating system, you will find bloat apps on all of them. The term bloatware refers to the preinstalled apps that come with a mobile device or computer. Bloats are usually injected by hardware manufacturers or OS vendors and are generally unwanted apps that are of no use to the end user.

Bloatware not only keeps our phone’s app drawer over-populated but they also occupy internal storage and consume RAM and CPU, making the device slow in performance. Some bloat apps keep running in the background and suck the battery juice mercilessly. Android being an open source platform with different software providers and OEMs, is more prone bloat apps. There are some countries, like Korea, where they have passed laws to force OEMs to make all pre-installed bloatware on a phone uninstallable, but those residing in other countries are not so blessed at the moment.

LG’s latest flagship, the G3, is already out and there is no doubt that it is one of the best smartphones in the globe. However, like most devices, the LG G3 also come preloaded with a lot of bloat apps. If you own the brand new AT&T or Verizon LG G3  from Verizon and want to get rid of bloatware, we have come with a list of safe-to-remove apps to help you with removing those unwanted apps easily and safely.

Verizon LG G3 Bloat Apps

VZ Tones— com.vzw.hs.android.modlite
 VZ Messages— com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs
 VZ Support & Protection— com.asurion.android.verizon.vms
 Cloud— com.vcast.mediamanager
 NFL Mobile— com.gotv.nflgamecenter.us.lite
 Slacker— com.slacker.radio
 Visual Voice Mail— com.vzw.vvm.androidclient
 VZ Navigator— com.vznavigator.Generic
 ISIS Mobile Wallet— com.isis.mclient.verizon.activity
 Caller Name ID
 VZMobile
 Kindle— com.amazon.kindle
 Mobile— com.amazon.mShop.android
 MP3— com.amazon.mp3
 Audible— com.audible.application
 IMDb— com.imdb.mobile
 Twitter— com.twitter.android
 Facebook — com.facebook.katana
 Google+ — com.google.android.apps.plus
 Music — com.google.android.music
 Newsstand— com.google.android.apps.magazines
 Youtube— com.google.android.youtube

AT&T LG G3 Bloat Apps

Mobile Locate / com.asurion.android.mobilerecovery.att
 YPmobile— com.yellowpages.android.ypmobile
 DriveMode / com.drivemode
 myAT&T—com.att.myWireless
 Navigator— com.telenav.app.android.cingular
 FamilyMap— com.wavemarket.waplauncher
 Locker— com.att.android.digitallocker
 Mobile TV / com.mobitv.client.tv
 Smart Wi-Fi— com.att.android.attsmartwifi
 Address Book
 Device Help
 Mobile Hotspots
 Google+ — com.google.android.apps.plus
 Music— com.google.android.music
 Newsstand— com.google.android.apps.magazines
 Youtube— com.google.android.youtube
 Famigo— com.famigo.sandbox
 Lookout— com.lookout
 ISIS Mobile Wallet— com.isis.mclient.atnt.activity
 Beats Music— com.beatsmusic.android.client
 Uber — com.ubercab
 Amazon Kindle— com.amazon.kindle
 Facebook— com.facebook.katana
 Twitter— com.twitter.android

Requirements

  • AT&T or Verizon LG G3 with root access. If you have not rooted your phone yet, you can do it easily using  ioRoot tool.

Remove Bloatware on Verizon LG G3

Now here’s how you can remove Bloatware on AT&T and Verizon LG G3 easily:

  1. Install a root file browser on your phone. We recommend Root Browser: 
    File Explorer Root Browser Price: Free
  2. Also, install BusyBox app, open it and tap the install button. 
    BusyBox Price: Free
  3. Now open Root Browser and grant it root permission if you are prompted to do so.
  4. Navigate to system/app folder and look for the Apk files listed above. If you do not find the desired app in that folder, also look in system/priv-app folder.
  5. Tap and hold the app file and select Delete option.
  6. In case you want to keep the bloat Apk files but remove them from your phone’s app drawer, select Rename option instead and add a .bak extension to it.
  7. When you are done with it, just reboot your LG G3.

If you do not want to go through the above procedure, there is yet another way to get rid of the unwanted apps on your device. Just try one of the following apps. Just make sure you have already installed BusyBox.

System app remover (ROOT) Price: Free
Easy Uninstaller App Uninstall Price: Free
System app uninstaller Price: Free

13 COMMENTS

  1. I understand that you need to root the phone to uninstall these unwanted apps. What is the best you can do on a Verizon LG3 WITHOUT rooting and how do you go about it?

    Thanks

  2. where oh where is the darn at&t address book apk?? THIS is the one file i would love to finally get rid of because it causes the most pain when i’m simply trying to manage my contacts and it’s a resource hog! like Matt said, many of these bloatware files were scattered in other folders…@Matt, were you able to get rid of it?

  3. root browser didn’t work, after installing busybox, however system app uninstaller now works, thanks.

  4. i rooted my phone and tried removing the bloatware (many of which were scattered in various folders not mentioned) with root browser, system app remover and system app uninstaller. they keep saying uninstall failed.

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