The LG V40 is the latest flagship phone from LG, released just last month. It features a 6.4” OLED screen at 3120×1440 resolution, 6GB of RAM, and the awesome Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. It also has LG’s Hi-Fi 32-bit Quad DAC, which is absolutely amazing for audiophiles – in fact, the only companies that rivals LG’s DAC sound quality is perhaps ZTE and Sony, with their Axon and Xperia brands respectively.
In any case, the LG V40 does come with a bit of bloatware. If you want a totally clean, optimized phone, its always a great idea to debloat it. Thus, in this guide we will show you how to safely debloat the LG V40, and remove a lot of the pre-installed packages – this includes packages from the Sprint carrier in the US.
- ADB & Fastboot (See Appuals guide How to Install ADB on Windows)
- First enable USB Debugging on your LG V40. Go into Settings > About Phone > tap Build Number 7 times, until Developer Mode is activated.
- Next go into Settings > Developer Options > enable USB Debugging.
- Connect your LG V40 to your PC via USB, and launch an ADB terminal on your PC (hold shift + right click inside your main ADB folder, and choose ‘Open a Command Window Here’).
- In the ADB terminal, type: adb devices
- You may need to accept an ADB pairing dialogue on your LG V40 screen, and type adb devices again, but this command should display your LG V40’s serial number. If your serial is not displayed, or ADB returns “No devices found” or “Device offline”, you may need to reseat your USB cable, or troubleshoot your USB drivers.
- If ADB successfully recognizes your device, we can proceed with debloating.
There are two ADB commands you can use to debloat an Android device. They are:
pm uninstall -k --user 0: Will force you to perform a factory reset if you want to undo pm disable-user --user 0: Safer way, can be undone without factory reset
You can also type pm list packages | sort, which will display every package installed on your LG V40.
Its up to you which method you will use (pm uninstall or pm disable-user), but we are providing a comprehensive list of the apps / packages which are considered ‘bloatware’, and can be safely disabled without negatively effecting your device’s operations.
Sprint Zone Launcher. com.sprint.zone Preferred Activity Setter. com.sprint.w.prefact Sprint ID. com.sprint.w.installer Carrier Setup Wizard. com.sprint.psdg.sw Sprint Hub. com.sprint.ms.smf.services Sprint Device Manager. com.sprint.ms.cdm Caller ID. com.sprint.ecid Mobile Installer. com.sprint.ce.updater App Stack. com.pinsight.dw Gadget Guardian. com.lookout 360 Video. com.lge.vrplayer (not planning to use vr) Video Wallpaper. com.lge.video.vr.wallpaper com.lge.upsell Update Center. com.lge.updatecenter SprintService. com.lge.sprintserver SprintMobileFrameworkSupport. com.lge.sprintnativewfc.smf SnapPage. com.lge.snappage LDB. com.lge.mlt LG Health. com.lge.lifetracker LG Pay Qlauncher. com.lge.lgpay.qlauncher FOTA Update. com.lge.lgfota.permission Software Update. com.lge.lgdms.clientspr Software Update. com.lge.lgdms.clients G-DEC. com.lge.gdec.client GCUV. com.lge.gcuv Gaming. com.lge.gametuner 360 Image Wallpaper. com.lge.gallery.vr.wallpaper Collage Wallpapers. com.lge.gallery.collagewallpaper Exchange. com.lge.exchange Email. com.lge.email (not working for me) Parking Assistant. com.lge.carfinding (I know where my car is) App Updates. com.lge.appbox.client AnimalResource. com.lge.animal.resource Software Update. com.lge.android.atservice AppCloud. com.ironsource.appcloud.oobe ARCore. com.google.ar.core YouTube. com.google.android.youtube (I use Vanced) Google Play Movies & TV. com.google.android.videos Print Service Recommendation Service. com.google.android.inservice.recommendation Google Play Music. com.google.android.music Gboard. com.google.android.inputmethod.latin Device setup. com.google.android.apps.work.oobconfic Google Pay. com.google.android.apps.walletnfcrel Duo. com.google.android.apps.tachyon Photos. com.google.android.apps.photos (trying out lg gallery) Google News. com.google.android.apps.magazines Slides. com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.slides Sheets. com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.sheets Docs. com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.docs Cloud Print. com.google.android.apps.cloudprint Facebook App Installer. com.facebook.system (using alternative FB app) Facebook. com.facebook.katana Facebook App Manager. com.facebook.appmanager Voicemail. com.coremobility.app.vnotes com.android.voicemail.omtp Print Spooler. com.android.printspooler Default Print Service. com.android.bips Prime Video. com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient Mobile Device Information Provider. com.amazon.appmanager