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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GNS1310, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. GNS1310

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    Woke up this morning and saw notifications I didn't recognize.
    Said I had 21 V-Cast uploads successful, also had 22 V-Cast uploads unsuccessful. (might have said downloads) When I go to VCast music it asks for sign in/create/retrieve, so I'm not logged into anything there...What kinda bloatware is Verizon sneaking onto my phone?...or getting from my phone?
     

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    Check under: Settings -> Accounts & sync -> V-cast Media Manager. You'll notice that there are three boxes for Media - Music, Pictures, Videos. Uncheck all the boxes.

    Verizon has set up the phone to basically steal all your Media and back it up to their cloud (V-Crap Media Manager), without your permission. So, at this point, copies of your media are probably saved to Verizon's cloud. Same thing happened to me and I was furious to find out that, without my permission, pictures of my family and loved ones were now saved in the cloud. I had to log in and erase everything as I don't want Verizon to have copies of all my media. You can't remove the account like you can with e-mail accounts, but you can disable all the media it syncs.

    I usually power down my phone at night so it took a while for this to happen to me. I forgot to power down/turn off one night and when I woke up my battery was almost dead and I had a similiar message to the one you recieved. After I found the V-Crap Media Manager under Accounts & sync I realized that it was automatically set to sync and backup every night.

    It's the only thing I hate about this phone. I find it unbelievable that Verizon would automatically set my phone to download my personal stuff to their website...I consider it stealing. I posted about this before and everyone who respnded said they unchecked the media boxes that they remained unchecked. Well, mine DO NOT. I checked again this morning after reading your post and they were all checked again, even though I've turned them off like five times. So, make sure if you are not turning your phone off at night when V-Crap syncs, that you periodically check to make sure the media boxes are not selected...unless you want your media backed up to Verizon's website.
     
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    That's it. Good thing I don't have anything too personal on there...does feel like 'stealing', you're right.
     
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    Help me out... where in the cloud are the files/pictures/etc stored? I went to verizonwireless.com, logged in, clicked on "My Verizon" tab and then "My Device - Manage & Store Media"... and it was empty. May i ask where are the files supposed to be hiding? Thanks.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you went to the right place. I think you need Backup Assistant Plus enabled/subscribed to get to the backed up media. I never enabled mine, but when I called to ask WTF?, the CSR said that Backup Assistant Plus was enabled and active on my account (I never subscribed, so I'm assuming I was automatically enrolled for some reason). The CSR removed Backup Assistant Plus from my account and I can no longer get into "Manage Media" section.
     
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    There was an opt-in page when you setup the phone.

    You can see your "stuff" if you go to mediamanager.vzw.com. You'll need Java and Plugins enabled, otherwise it's empty.
     
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    I never opted-in to Backup Assistant Plus when I set up my phone...I avoided it on my Incredible and skipped it during the set up for my Rezound. I think Verizon opted me (and other Rezounders) in as some type of promotion. I spoke with a Verizon CSR and she said that V-Cast Media Mananger is actually Backup Assistant Plus under a different name. She said the name will change (in Accounts & sync) when the Rezound get's it first OTA update (which she mentioned to me, unprompted)...

    I couldn't get her to give me a date for the first update, but I tried...
     
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    I've got the same problem. I keep unchecking the boxes check back after i change batteries and the checked again. What pisses me off is you can't remove your email address you can't unlink the account no matter what you do so it's always uploading my files which uses data which drains my battery. This is another primary reason why we shouldn't have to be forced to have their bloat ware if we don't want it. They're out devices once we purchase them they no longer belong to you VZW. The obvious other reasons have been stated time and time again. Your bloatware also slows down down our OS Android updates. Nobody as far as I've ever seen had ever said man you know all those VZW apps that you have to pay a subscription for? Yeah i love them. I know there are other apps like Google navigation that gives you turn by turn directions for free & does it better, but i really like having to pay for a lesser service & being forced to have it on MY PHONE that i paid for without the ability to uninstall. Thanks Verizon! I've can honestly say I've never ever seen anyone say that. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE had a whopping 18 bloatware VZW apps on it i believe. 18? Seriously VZW? Bad form! :-(
     
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