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 How to root LG G3 & remove bloatware

How to root LG G3 & remove bloatware

The LG G3 is one of the most popular Android phones at the moment. However, the rooting and custom ROM scene is quite young, unstructured and complicated. This article will provide all the information you need to know including the rooting process, how to remove bloatware and which things to install to make the LG G3 even more awesome.

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Reasons to root the LG G3

So why should you root LG’s latest flagship phone? There are many reasons and here are my three personal favourites:

How to root

The process of rooting is actually quite simple once you’ve found the proper software. At the moment, there is no all-in-one solution and you have to make sure that you are using the correct rooting software. To do that, check which G3 model you are actually using (Settings –> General –> About phone –> Hardware information).

  • D850 – 4.4.2 10D – ioroot
  • D851 – Purp13Dr4k3
  • D855 – 4.4.2 10/A/B/C/D – ioroot – Newer: Purp13Dr4k3
  • F400K/L/S – 4.4.2 10/A/B – ioroot
  • LS990 – StumpRoot
  • VS985 – 4.4.2 10B – ioroot

Instructions how to use the software are usually quite simple and included in the links. Unfortunately, there is no custom recovery available for the LG G3 at the moment so you’re not able to perform a NANDROID backup afterwards. I’ll update this post as soon a custom recovery is available.

The next thing you want to do is install SuperSU to be able to manage apps with root-access. You can simply download the app on Google Play and follow the instructions when first launching it. So what’s next? I would recommend to remove unnecessary bloatware and install Xposed Framework to use the G3 TweaksBox.

How to remove bloatware

The LG G3 sometimes comes with tons of bloatware which might affect system performs and battery life and can’t be uninstalled. However, with root-access you’re able to get rid of the bloatware. I would personally suggest using Titanium Backup or System App Remover from Google Play.

Final words

I hope that I was able to give you an introduction in the world of LG G3 rooting. Please leave a comment if you’ve any questions.

Cleo Hall

Cleo Hall

Cleo Hall is a tech writer for, sharing informative articles on the latest tech trends and advancements. With a passion for technology, he aims to educate and inspire others.
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6 thoughts on “How to root LG G3 & remove bloatware

Javier Tejedasays:

So stump root works to root this device as I am anxiously waiting for it. My only concern is I have had LG phones and if not using FreeGee then the phone might brick if you remove apps. Is that also the case here or will we not be bricking ?

Rex Duissays:

Hi, I have the 858 Dual Sim model and am wondering if the 855 root file will work on that phone too?

Vlad Mikijanicsays:

Arghhhh…I have the VS985 12B build. I repeat….ARGHHHHHHH. Will I ever get to root this Damned (but I love it) phone!?

Vlad Mikijanicsays:

Is anybody figuring out how to root the later builds…please :::look of desperation::: ??

Guillermo Rodriguezsays: it works!


Thank You. Rooted my phone over my lunch hour. I had absolutely no issues. Installed Titanium Backup & system app remover. Removed the bloat and my phone (so far) is just amazing. Thanks.

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