Bear the following in mind OP:
1. There are multiple versions of some of the apps you listed. One flashlight app that's sketchy doesn't mean all the rest are.
2. Cell phone reps are not always the most knowledgeable. I've encountered some *very* sharp ones at Big Red that even code apps, but others....not so much. It's good for you to verify their claims at a place like this, but don't be surprised if many posts contest what you were told.
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