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Carrier IQ in leaked OS: is this possible?
I read on the CB blog that T-Mobile does indeed install Carrier IQ attached to the App World application. Which got me thinking: if we install a leaked OS meant for a carrier which allows this, is it possible that we will inadvertently install it on our device? If so, to whom does the data gathered get sent to: my carrier, the carrier of the leaked OS, or Carrier IQ itself?
- 12-04-2011, 11:01 PM #3
RIM claims that it does not install Carrier IQ on any handsets. T-Mobile states that it does install it as part of its MyAccount App. As long as you don't install this app, Carrier IQ should not be installed, therefore no data should be collected. I deduce from this that since RIM does not install it natively, it would only be installed by a carrier via the authorized downloaded app, which is blind to what OS you install. I do know that if I do a wipe/install of an OS on my Tmo Bold 9700, regardless of whether it is leaked or official, there is a "my account" icon on my BB. If i click on this, it takes me to a Blackberry Preload screen, which I then either have to accept or deny. As long as i don't click accept, it does not install the app. And, I believe that if it is indeed installed, it would most likely report the data back to the carrier.
Last edited by sjsplaty; 12-04-2011 at 11:06 PM.
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12-07-2011, 11:08 AM #5
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I can't seem to find it on my phone on AT&T. Although, I am running another carrier's OS right now.
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12-08-2011, 01:39 PM #9
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Oh, no. I didn't mean RIM. I was referring to T-Mobile's sneaky little sleazy way of sticking Carrier IQ spyware in the otherwise useful MyAccount app.
PS -- thanks for the link. I did see that, and I think it's great that people in the cb community have come together, putting differences aside and sharing information, especially about this, as it becomes available.
Last edited by Tõnis; 12-08-2011 at 01:44 PM.
- 12-08-2011, 01:59 PM #10