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Support V Crap Media Manager - Help me TURN OFF Sync!

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  1. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Well-Known Member
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    Wondering if anyone else is having the same issue? V Crap Media Manager insists on trying to sync my media to the V Crap website, without my permission.

    This started a few weeks ago when I first got the phone (which is amazing BTW!). I usually power down at night when I charge, so I didn't realize at first that V Crap Media Manager was automatically set to sync to the website. I fell asleep and forgot to power down/plug in my phone (should have been fine as I had ~70% battery left). When I woke up and checked my phone I saw that V Crap had synced and I was down to about 40% battery. I thought...No big deal, I will just go into Accounts & Sync and turn off the sync option. But then I thought, this is kind of a big deal as, without my permission, Verizon has basically gone into my phone and stolen copies of all of my media, including private stuff like photos of my family, etc...the more I thought about it, the more p*ssed I became.
    So, I went into Accounts & Sync to turn off the sync and there is no OFF option. Only the option to BACKUP, but no option to turn OFF the sync (there is also the choice when to sync and whether to use 4G Mobile or Wifi networks).
    Can anyone tell me how to turn this theft of my private information off? You have the option to uncheck which media (music, pictures, video) will sync to the website, but I have unchecked all three no less than five times and everytime I go back in, all three are checked!? I'm not positive of this, but I think all three options turn back on whenever you power down/up.
    Sorry for the rant mixed with a question and call for help, but I'm a little fired up over this. Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone else think it's BS that V Crap Media Manager can just upload your stuff without an opt out option? I went on to the website and erased everything that synced, but it happened again when I forgot to power down my phone one night.
    To me, this seems like a violation of privacy. Any tricks to disable this?
     

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  2. MrSmith317

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    Yes, you can but you have to be willing to use one of the many temp rooting procedures. I have one posted that can help if you'd like...otherwise I don't know that anyone actually got any of this crap-ware stopped without root.
     
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    Yes, I would appreciate the help. I'm cool with rooting/temp rooting, but have two questions. I may have misunderstood when I was reading about temp rooting, but don't you lose temp root when you reboot? Would I have to stop powering down at night to keep the app frozen?
     
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    Yes you will lose temp root after a reboot but the frozen apps will remain frozen.... so no need to stop powering down at night.
     
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    I unchecked the 3 boxes day one and it hasn't done it since, and they remain unchecked. :thinking:
     
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    mine stays unchecked as well?????
     
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    Same here.
     
  8. StaggerLee

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    Weird...I've had to uncheck mine about five times. They have remained unchecked since I first posted but I'll post again if I find they have rechecked themselves. Still find it strange that there is no "off" option. Oh well, this phone still rocks!

    Thanks for all your replies.
     
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    The thing that upsets me the most is the amount of crap verizon loads on to these devices.

    Why is it that Apple can get away with this and HTC, Samsung and Motorola can't? They all just bend over and take it from big red.
     
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