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[Updated] Automated All Bloatware Removal v2.4 (LG Motion 4G rooted)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sepero, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    CREDITS: Many thanks goes to slipkn0t2012 for doing an excellent job on the original version 1 script! This update has been made a bit safer by not removing some apps that shouldn't be deleted. Also, it can be run directly on your phone, without requiring a connection to your pc. The code has been greatly cleaned up and I invite anyone inspect it.


    WARNING: Use any software remover with caution. The files are deleted permanently. Here is the guide for reflashing your firmware if needed:
    http://androidforums.com/motion-4g-...rick-lg-motion-unroot-getting-1-5ghz-kdz.html



    STEPS TO USE:

    This Guide requires your phone is ROOTED. It will delete many files that generally do not come with a stock Android phone.

    1. Download the script remove_bloat.sh to your phone.
    2. Download Script Manager from the google play store.
    3. Start Script Manager.
    4. When Script Manager asks for Root Permissions, grant yes allow.
    5. Navigate to the remove_bloat.sh file and tap on it to see a menu.
    6. Select the top icon labeled "Su"
    7. Press the button on the top-left that says "Run".

    The script will run, and immediately reboot your phone. Once your phone turns back on, all the unnecessary pre-installed apps will have been deleted.

    You can download a copy of all deleted files from here: bloat_backup.zip


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    ===============================================

    Here is a list of all the files that are deleted:

    From location /system/app/
    AppBox.apk
    AppBox.odex
    ApplicationManager.apk
    ApplicationManager.odex
    CarHome.apk
    CarHome.odex
    CMAS_MPCS.apk
    CMAS_MPCS.odex
    com.lge.shutdownmonitor.apk
    com.lge.shutdownmonitor.odex
    FavoriteContactsWidget.apk
    FavoriteContactsWidget.odex
    HelpCenter.apk
    HelpCenter.odex
    intoNow.apk
    intoNow.odex
    LGDefaultAccount.apk
    LGDefaultAccount.odex
    LGDrm.apk
    LGInstallService.apk
    LGInstallService.odex
    LGOnScreenPhone3.apk
    LGOnScreenPhone3.odex
    LGSetupWizard.apk
    LGSetupWizard.odex
    LGSystemServer.apk
    LGSystemServer.odex
    LinkBackup.apk
    LinkBackup.odex
    MediaUploader.apk
    MediaUploader.odex
    MemoWidget.odex
    MemoWidget.apk
    MetroEasyWifi.apk
    MetroEasyWifi.odex
    MLT.apk
    MLT.odex
    MTP.apk
    MTP.apk
    MTP.odex
    MTP.odex
    Music2.apk
    Music2.odex
    MusicFX.apk
    MusicFX.odex
    NativeLiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    NativeLiveWallpapersPicker.odex
    PhotoFrameWidget.apk
    PhotoFrameWidget.odex
    PlusOne.apk
    PlusOne.odex
    privacystar.apk
    privacystar.odex
    RhapsodyStub.apk
    RhapsodyStub.odex
    SetupWizard.apk
    SetupWizard.odex
    SmartShare.apk
    SmartShare.odex
    Sportacular.apk
    Sportacular.odex
    Stk.apk
    Stk.odex
    Street.apk
    Street.odex
    SystemBackupService.apk
    SystemBackupService.odex
    UserDictionaryProvider.apk
    UserDictionaryProvider.odex
    VideoWiz.apk
    VideoWiz.odex
    WapService.apk
    WapService.odex
    WeatherWidget.apk
    WeatherWidget.odex
    Wiper.apk
    Wiper.odex
    XtraDownloadTest.apk
    XtraDownloadTest.odex
    YouTube.apk
    YouTube.odex

    From location /system/apps/bootup/
    IMandSocial.apk
    LGWorld.apk
    LGWorldClockWidget.apk
    MailAtMetro.apk
    Marionette.apk
    Metro411.apk
    MetroStudio.apk
    MyExtras.apk
    PocketExpress.apk
    PolarisOffice.apk
    TomsDinnerLW.apk

    From location /data/app/
    com.handmark.mpp.PEX-1.apk
    com.infraware.polarisoffice-1.apk
    com.lge.lgworld-1.apk
    com.lge.livewallpaper.marionette-1.apk
    com.lge.sizechangable.worldclock-1.apk
    com.metropcs.android.metrostudio-1.apk
    com.mobileposse.client-1.apk
    com.seven.metropcs.Z7-1.apk
    com.xad.android.mobile411-1.apk
    miyowa.android.mpcs.mobileIM-1.apk

    ===============================================
    ===============================================

    Script Version Updates

    Version 2.4 Update:
    Files no longer removed from location /system/app/
    CameraTestApp.apk
    CameraTestApp.odex
    GnssAirTest.apk
    GnssAirTest.odex
    GnssPosTs.apk
    GnssPosTs.apk
    GoogleBackupTransport.apk
    GoogleBackupTransport.odex
    GoogleTTS.apk
    GoogleTTS.odex

    Version 2.3 Update:
    Files no longer removed from location /system/app/
    AAT.apk
    AAT.odex
    VoiceDialer_ics.apk
    VoiceDialer_ics.odex
    VoiceRecorder.apk
    VoiceRecorder.odex
    VoiceSearch.apk
    VoiceSearch.odex

    Version 2.2 Update:
    Correctly removes MemoWidget.odex (instead of MemoWidger.odex)
    No longer attempts to remove non-existent file LGDrm.odex
    Added bloat_backup.zip for user restorations

    Version 2.1 Update:
    Files no longer removed from location /system/app/
    HiddenMenu.apk
    HiddenMenu.odex
    IOTHiddenMenu.apk
    IOTHiddenMenu.odex
    LgHiddenMenu.apk
    LgHiddenMenu.odex
    MetropcsHiddenMenu.apk
    MetropcsHiddenMenu.odex
    VerizonHiddenMenu.apk
    VerizonHiddenMenu.odex
     


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  2. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Couple of those aren't bloatware
     
  3. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

  4. slipkn0t2012

    slipkn0t2012 Well-Known Member

    lol. That's pretty cool you got it to work from the phone. The script i have up works though, just used it last night. Twice. Ill be online more though. Kick ass though man! Bo computer needed
     
  5. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    @slipkn0t2012
    Ah yeah, sorry about that. I misread your original thread and thought you changed the instructions. I'm glad you approve of this post. You really did good in getting all the parts together. Too much reflashing for me, you really deserve the thanks. With all of that info collected, I only needed to take the script and give it a nice clean up (and get rid of the adb garbage, I hate that stuff lol).

    Now it's a much smaller download, no adb junk, no Microsoft exe files, and no computer needed. An Android device is it's own computer. :D
     
  6. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Oh probably why I didn't run the 1st one then but the hidden menus shouldnt be deleted
     
  7. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the tip! I'm doing some research on the function of HiddenMenu.apk. According to one link a person has continual call hang ups after setting hiddenmenu to auto-kill. According to another link, it is used to for displaying your IMEI and other info on screen.

    It is a small apk, so for safety I will remove it from the list for now, and continue to do further research. :thumb:
     
  8. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    Only these apps should be removed:
    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?p=4919447
    All those hidden menus are important.even if it didn't crash the phone, the metro stores use the hidden menus to reprogram the MDN (mobile directory number or your phone number) and MIN (Mobile Identification Number) which they will reprogram if your metro account was deactivated for over a month.
     
  9. fedex79

    fedex79 Lurker

    Hi;

    I'm trying to re-install the hidden menu files on my phone, particularly the Metrohiddenmenu one.
    When I try to install the apk file it gives me a "application not installed" message.
    I saw you gave the location of the files ("From location /system/app/"), but I cannot find it on the phone.
    Pardon my ignorance, I've been trying to search the forums but cannot find the answer yet, so I figured I'd ask.

    Thank you so much in advance!!!
     
  10. slipkn0t2012

    slipkn0t2012 Well-Known Member

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=666329
     
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  11. fedex79

    fedex79 Lurker

    Thanks slipkn0t2012 for the link!

    I've followed the instructions to the T, but still I cannot access the MetroPCS menu.
    I pasted all files to /system/app and I see them there, however they don't seem to be installed? I looked for them in TitaniumBu, the Metro one in particular, and don't see it listed. I do however see it listed all the way at the bottom of the list, slashed out as if it was uninstalled. The name is com.lge.metropcshiddenmenu
    I've tried uninstalling TBUp just in case it was tied to it somehow, but nothing.

    Basically I'm trying to reprogram my wife's phone due to picture text and mms not working and I need to get to this menu to do it.

    If this file installation doesn't work, is there another option? like un bricking? I tried a factory reset already and didn't fix either of my issues.

    Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!!
     
  12. firenemesis7

    firenemesis7 Android Enthusiast

    yes following the unbrick guide will bring the hidden menus back
     
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  13. daydreamingby

    daydreamingby Well-Known Member

    Hi, could you please please upload:

    IMandSocial.apk
    MemoWidget.apk
    ApplicationManager.apk

    These are actually pretty useful light apps that I use daily, specially the IMandSocial, because I hate the free and paid alternatives in Google Play.



    Please please, upload those :(

    Thanks for your hard work!
     
  14. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    @daydreamingby
    Hey friend, thanks for writing your concerns. I decided to do you one better, and I uploaded all the files deleted by this script. That way if anyone else also wants to get back the deleted files, then it's all there.

    bloat_backup.zip

    Also, I made another update to the script to correct some typos left over from version 1. Cheers
     
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  15. daydreamingby

    daydreamingby Well-Known Member



    Sweet! Thanks very much!!!
     
  16. Dipped
    Can anyone tell me what each App does before I delete them
     
  17. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Wondering if anyone can help me out

    I want this app back

    So I can select a live wallpaper, I have tried looking for an alternative but apparently it doesnt exist.

    NativeLiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    NativeLiveWallpapersPicker.odex

    How do I go about doing this?
    I have tried putting them in system/app and changing permissions rw/r/r with no luck
    Also tried following the tutorial slipkn0t2012 linked to put the hidden menus in there, didnt work either.

    What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
     
  18. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    @warock56
    I'm not sure what is wrong. It appears that the files you are looking for should be located here:
    /system/app/NativeLiveWallpaper.apk
    /system/app/NativeLiveWallpaper.odex
    /system/apps/bootup/NativeLiveWallpaper.apk

    After you replace them, perhaps try restarting your phone.
     
  19. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Android Enthusiast

    works fine :thumbsup:
     
  20. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Have tried restarting numerous times with no luck

    the apk in apps/bootup it lets me install it, saying it will replace another application, installs successfully.

    the one in app folder does not let me install it, just says application not installed.

    Since my parents both bought this phone (I rooted, debloated their phones) my mom was the one that wanted the live wallpaper thing, I guess she'll have to live without it.

    One thing I havent tried is another launcher, dont know if it will make a difference but my hopes are low, I will try and report.

    edit: nop, didnt work. tried home, apex, and nova, none of them let me do it.
    Although in the home and apex launcher I got 3 options (Gallery, Wallpaper gallery, and wallpaper) Nova only gives me the first two. Anyways thanks for trying to help me, I didnt know there was another apk in the bootup folder.

    sad face
     
  21. Donte559

    Donte559 Member

    It just doesn't seem like this was well thought out a lot that was removed is actually pretty still useful. One example when I visit McDonalds metro easy wifi automatically connects me. Or do prefer another alternative app for that since it's considered bloatware here.
     
  22. Donte559

    Donte559 Member

    1 of the most useful apps or features on my phone is voice to text especially when I'm in the car you combine that with SwiftKey keyboard plus the voice to text feature and it makes 1 awesome phone is specially when you're in the car and to remove the voice to text and consider that bloatware?
     
  23. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    Hey Donte559, I'm sorry you're not happy with the script here. To connect to McD wifi, you would just use the normal builtin wifi settings.

    The purpose of the bloat remover is to generally remove everything (LG/MetroPCS/Google) preinstalled that is unnecessary for basic functioning of the device. Anything non-standard to most Android devices. When you say "a lot that was removed is actually pretty still useful", you're 100% correct. Every app that is removed is useful to somebody somewhere.

    This is why I include a full list of what is removed, so you can see everything in advance before going through with it. Also, I uploaded the zip file containing all removed apps, so a person should be able to restore their system. If you have suggestions for improvement, I'm completely open to hearing them.

    I appreciate your thoughts.
     
  24. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Thread Starter

    I tried to clarify/quantify in the previous post, the criteria for why something is removed. If there is anything being removed that is standard to most Android ICS systems (voice to text?), then things should definitely be changed.

    Like I said, I'm completely open to suggestions.
     
  25. Donte559

    Donte559 Member

    The script is awesome I'm not bashing the work at all I love it is just some things are actually very useful and not consider bloatware just in my opinion but I can gratulations you in all that you do the script is very good work
     

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