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  1. PhilipX20

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    This app appears it reboots my phone whenever it's left on so I'm wondering if it's ok to remove it. Or just leave disabled?
    Thx.
     

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    "wireless update" is a pretty generic name and there isn't a single app in the play store named that. It most likely is a system app that came with your phone to update the system software.

    Could you post a screenshot of the exact notification? Don't forget to list the make/model of your phone and Android version.
     
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    Hi,
    here's a screenshot of what it looks like.
     

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    Do you have a Blu phone? I've seen a few references to that with other Blu users.

    In any case, it's probably a system app and you can't uninstall it without root. You might be able to disable it, but then you wouldn't get updates.
     
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    Not a Blu but a Geotel.
     
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    Okay. Looks like this is on Geotel phones as well. The most i can find is that it is a system update utility (or malware disguised as one). And, it does look like you can disable it if you want to. That should stop it from running at boot.
     
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    Thx. I've disabled it b4 but it keeps reactivating itself, at least with Autorun Manager it helps keeping it disabled anyhow.
     
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    Then it's a system app. Based on name it could be related to OTA, so disabling it means no updates or security patches.
     
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