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    Default What are the first things to do after getting G2

    I don't plan to root it (just yet) what are the first things you suggest that should be done upon receiving the LG G2 from AT&T?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    I don't plan to root it (just yet) what are the first things you suggest that should be done upon receiving the LG G2 from AT&T?
    open the box and turn it on

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    Default Re: What are the first things to do after getting G2

    Go to Settings>Apps>All and disable all the bloatware.

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    buy a case and a screen protector, then root it
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    can you tell me what the bloatware is? I am coming from iphone. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    can you tell me what the bloatware is? I am coming from iphone. thanks
    See this thread:
    Disabled Apps on LG G2
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    First thing I did was root and install TWRP (ridiculously easy btw, took me like 2 minutes). Then I started tinkering with various ROMs. I didn't even give the stock ROM a try, not worth manually removing bloatware and worrying about Carrier IQ when I could just install a debloated stock ROM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kashk5 View Post
    First thing I did was root and install TWRP (ridiculously easy btw, took me like 2 minutes). Then I started tinkering with various ROMs. I didn't even give the stock ROM a try, not worth manually removing bloatware and worrying about Carrier IQ when I could just install a debloated stock ROM.
    I can't get twrp because ATT forcefully updated my 10d to 10o

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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    I can't get twrp because ATT forcefully updated my 10d to 10o

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    That sucks. I was worried about the OTA being applied, hence why I rooted and installed a recovery as soon as I turned it on. I really, really hate out-of-the-box ROMs with their nasty bloatware and inability to customize to the extent that I want.
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    Disable all of Your bloatware and enjoy this Amazing phone.😀😁

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    Default Re: What are the first things to do after getting G2

    i've been trying to force the ATT update to my new phone but it keeps bugging out. I then planned to root.
    Should I ignore the update and root right away? Once rooted, we can't/shouldn't OTA, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nabril1569 View Post
    i've been trying to force the ATT update to my new phone but it keeps bugging out. I then planned to root.
    Should I ignore the update and root right away? Once rooted, we can't/shouldn't OTA, correct?
    If you plan to root, root it before taking the OTA. There is no safe/easy way to root and install recovery once you are on 010o (that is, if you are still with 010d).
    I was forced to update by AT&T with no option to cancel/stop update, now I am not able to root or flash recovery anymore.
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    masturbate on the screen

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    How do u disable the bloatware

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    Quote Originally Posted by nascarrace2323 View Post
    How do u disable the bloatware

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    If you can't disable the app you want under Settings then Apps then you would have to root and use a special app to disable that app's files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    If you plan to root, root it before taking the OTA. There is no safe/easy way to root and install recovery once you are on 010o (that is, if you are still with 010d).
    I was forced to update by AT&T with no option to cancel/stop update, now I am not able to root or flash recovery anymore.
    You can still root after OTA using ioroot 17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    You can still root after OTA using ioroot 17.

    Sent from my rooted LG-G2 using Tapatalk
    Thanks but without a TWRP to cover my **** I am not rooting it.
    I want to root just to try xposed but without a safe backup system image I won't go that far.
    Anyway to get twrp on 10o?

    Someone said freegee but it seems yo flash older version with no way to upgrade.
    Is older version OK to take system images and backing up IMEI and serial all that stuff?

    I know latest version is needed for 4.4 roms.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    Thanks but without a TWRP to cover my **** I am not rooting it.
    I want to root just to try xposed but without a safe backup system image I won't go that far.
    Anyway to get twrp on 10o?

    Someone said freegee but it seems yo flash older version with no way to upgrade.
    Is older version OK to take system images and backing up IMEI and serial all that stuff?

    I know latest version is needed for 4.4 roms.


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    I don't think we can currently get TWRP after OTA update. Should be able to get it eventually.

    I rooted in order to permanently disable carrier IQ, remove bloat, and use root only apps. Haven't had any issues so far.

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    Default Re: What are the first things to do after getting G2

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieter Bohn View Post
    We bought two of them off EBay (Thanks, Mr. Anonymous!) and I had to drive two hours both ways to get them at 1am. Fun times.

    It was a good thing we did it that way, though, because we don't live in a 3G area and they wouldn't have been sold at local stores.
    But aren't you worried something may mess up the phone and you won't have a recovery to fall back to?
    No matter how careful, having root access out in the open is very risky.
    You try one wrong app, all gone.
    Forget about trying custom roms, no way without a recovery.



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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    But aren't you worried something may mess up the phone and you won't have a recovery to fall back to?
    No matter how careful, having root access out in the open is very risky.
    You try one wrong app, all gone.
    Forget about trying custom roms, no way without a recovery.



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    I'm not really worried about it. I'll end up getting TWRP at some point. And I only install root apps that I've used on other phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    I'm not really worried about it. I'll end up getting TWRP at some point. And I only install root apps that I've used on other phones.

    Sent from my rooted LG-G2 using Tapatalk
    So rooted just for the apps, then? Since you can't flash anything else without TRWP? Did you check of you can get CWM?


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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    So rooted just for the apps, then? Since you can't flash anything else without TRWP? Did you check of you can get CWM?


    Sent from my LG-D800
    Yeah I rooted to get the apps and and remove bloatware. I also used a mod to fix the low volume issue. Searched xda and was able to add the latest version of CWM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    Yeah I rooted to get the apps and and remove bloatware. I also used a mod to fix the low volume issue. Searched xda and was able to add the latest version of CWM.

    Sent from my rooted LG-G2 using Tapatalk
    So you are covered with a recovery image.
    TBH, cwm's recovery images were headache with a million files, I WONDER if it's better now.
    But at least you have some fallback in case of disaster.

    Sent from my LG-D800
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    Quote Originally Posted by heading4tomorrow View Post
    So you are covered with a recovery image.
    TBH, cwm's recovery images were headache with a million files, I WONDER if it's better now.
    But at least you have some fallback in case of disaster.

    Sent from my LG-D800
    CWM has been cleaned up quite a bit. I only have a couple options for recovery (system and full).

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    Default Re: What are the first things to do after getting G2

    First thing I did was put on a screen protector, then after letting that set up and dry turned it on, rooted it, disabled carrieriq and nearly everything att,removed tethering entitlement check, then called up att and had them activate the sim, in the phone :P

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