How to safely remove bloatware apps from AT&T LG Optimus G

AT&T LG Optimus G comes with a lot of pre-installed apps that you might not need it (bloatware apps), there are some users who don’t like if their app drawer and internal storage is filled with apps that were never used, so in the end they freeze or simply remove the bloatware apps from Optimus G.

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But not all pre-installed apps are safe to freeze or remove, if you are disabling wrong apps you will screw your phone, there are several users who uninstalling wrong app (Google Books and Music), find their phone are unable to boot or even showing Security Error on boot screen.

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In order to disable system apps you need a root access first and taking advantage of third-party apps such as Titanium Backup, ROM Toolbox or MyBackup to freeze some bloatware. If you’re planning to delete/uninstall an app make sure to make a backup of the app.
Here are the list of bloatware apps that are safe to remove/freeze from AT&T LG Optimus G:

  • Adobe Reader
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Most of the AT&T apps : Address book, Code scanner, Family map, Hot spots, locker, messages, Navigator, Ready2go, Smart WiFi, myAT&T.
  • City ID
  • DeviceHelp
  • Email and Widget
  • Facebook
  • Finance
  • Live TV
  • Smartshare
  • Social+
  • Yp Mobile
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2 Responses

  1. MikeJune 4, 2013 at 4:01 PMReply

    Titanium Backup is great. Problem is, after uninstalling all the bloatware, some AT&T icons are still in my app drawer. Solution?

    • CZFebruary 8, 2014 at 10:26 AMReply

      @Mike

      I know this is late, but maybe you are following this via eamil.

      Titanium Backup won’t uninstall some of the AT&T bloatware, I also tried it with es file explorer and it didn’t work either. “Root Uninstaller” actually uninstalled those apps TB and ES couldn’t.

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