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Old January 25th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Does MetroPCS install CarrierIQ on their phones?

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Carrier IQ: How To Find It, And How To Deal With It | TechCrunch

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According to Eckhart’s research, Carrier IQ is capable of tracking what apps you’re running to where your phone is to what buttons are being pressed — it sounds scary, but Carrier IQ claims that collecting that information ultimately helps end-users.

Carrier IQ maintains they summarize performance information to help improve the quality of a carrier’s customer experiences, but what if you don’t want anyone else to have access to the sort of fine-grained data that Carrier IQ is capable of accessing? Here’s how you can figure out if your phone is affected, and how to go about fixing things if it is.

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Old January 25th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty interesting info there. Kinda creepy too. I moved this to the MetroPCS section. Cheers.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can check by using this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17612559&postcount=110

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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There was an app for this too. I remember checking this on my Optimus M and there wasn't carrier IQ at that point.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there a way to check without rooting my phone?
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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would believe carrierIQ would be installed is the system partition so to check would need root
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I won't buy any phone that has Carrier IQ installed. In the past I actually returned a phone from another carrier because the device had Carrier IQ installed. I currently have the LG Motion 4G and it doesn't have Carrier IQ installed. There's several applications in the Play Store that can be installed such as Carrier IQ Detector that will tell you if a device has Carrier IQ installed or not.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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metropcs doesnt and has never used carrieriq. most carriers have since stopped using it
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