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How to prevent android from backing up wireless settings?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Maltheus, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Maltheus

    Maltheus Lurker
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    Whereas I don't particularly care that google has access to my contacts and even stuff like my facebook password, I have no intention of sharing my Wifi key with them. And I'm shocked that my googling doesn't turn up anyone else who is concerned by this. Does anyone know of a way to prevent that aspect from syncing? I have root and am technically inclined, if that helps. Thanks.
     



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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Where does it say that they do that? I have never heard about that.

    AFAIR Google syncs contacts, calendar, tmail, Market data in 2.2 ROM, but never seen or heard aanything about the WiFi key being synced. How, by what app? Proof?
     
  3. Maltheus

    Maltheus Lurker
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    Well, I don't have proof. I read it in the terms when I first fired up the phone and that scared me off from trying it. And I've read a couple other posts where people refer to it. Do you (or anyone here) know for a fact that it doesn't? Have you ever restored your settings to a new or reset phone and experienced this first hand? Thanks!
     
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Every time I've reset my phone I've had to re-enter my wifi key. I back it up with Titanium, My Backup Pro and other 3rd party apps, but I've never had it restored by Google.
     
  5. Maltheus

    Maltheus Lurker
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    Thank you, that's good to know. It's my first smartphone and that was the last piece in the setup puzzle for me. Now I can finally get down to coding up some apps for it. These things are like crack on steroids.
     
  6. XboxOmac

    XboxOmac Member

    If they had your Wi-Fi key, so what? No Google employee will be nearby to use your internet. :/
     
  7. Maltheus

    Maltheus Lurker
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    Probably not. But after that incident where google was driving around, sniffing people's unencrypted connections, it's not totally outside the realm of possibility. And with the patriot act, any two bit g-man thug can scribble out a warrant on a cocktail napkin to force google to hand that info over. There's no perfect security, but I'd at least like to have a few roadblocks up.
     
  8. XboxOmac

    XboxOmac Member

    Its as simple as to changing the Wi-Fi key...
     
  9. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Any two-bit pocket-protected nerd could hack into your wireless network in less time than it takes to ... oops, too late, they're in.
     
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