December 30th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Device(s): LG Optimus T (rooted, washed), HTC MyTouch 4G Slide (flex cable broke), Samsung Relay Slide (flaky),
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Carrier IQ on Optimus T?
I'm curious whether anyone else has found Carrier IQ on their Optimus T. According to Lookout's free CIQ detector (market link
), my phone doesn't have it. This came as quite a surprise, though, to my stepson, whose own Android phone (a much more advanced model) has it baked in. The strange thing is, he got his phone before mine; I didn't get my phone until June 2011.
Did I inadvertently kill off Carrier IQ when I rooted my phone and kicked out the bloatware (see the Rooting subforum for details)? Did I prevent CIQ from being auto-installed because I got rid of the T-Mobile "helper" apps? Is the phone so low-end that LG/T-Mo left it out because it would have killed performance? Or was my phone put on the shelf at the store before CIQ became ubiquitous?
What are other folks' experience with Carrier IQ on an Optimus T?
Background on Carrier IQ: from Wired