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Is KK5 following my every move?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lavellep, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. lavellep

    lavellep Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    I updated my FW to the Frankenstein KK5 last week as was on 2.3.3 so thought 2.3.6 would be better. I'd also read that battery life is vastly improved.

    (Incidentally, I've noticed very little change in battery life and only a few minor cosmetic tweaks.)

    Anyway, one thing that alarms me is I periodically see in the notifications bar that my phone is looking for a GPS signal on its own. This is without me launching a GPS app or indeed having any running. It flashes, looks for a lock for about 15 secs, then goes away. I don't know if it does this at other times when the display is off too.

    Is this something that people are aware of and if so, what is it? As it's not an official build, seeing something maybe trying to track me does raise my eyebrows slightly.

    Thanks all.

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  2. skimminstones

    skimminstones Android Enthusiast

    Have you got location services turned on in Google homepage?
  3. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    Don't think you need to be paranoid. Mine doesn't do this.
  4. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    That's hardly going to fill him with confidence Syd!

    Do you have a weather widget on one of your homescreens?
    It might be this trying to update your location and get the weather forecast.
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  5. WilfMoralee

    WilfMoralee Well-Known Member

    why even have GPS enabled if not in use? disable whenever not needed, and problem is solved!

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