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  1. cameron20020's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Quick question - is there a way to turn off virus scanning? Everytime I install or update an app, notification tone is generated after virus scanning is finished. From the app list can see it's a system app, but nothing more.
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    08-03-18 12:26 PM
  2. chetmanley's Avatar
    What is doing the virus scanning? I haven't seen that before.

    Do you have an apk version or name? for example (making this up) tct.virusscan.bb or something similar?
    08-03-18 01:34 PM
  3. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Quick question - is there a way to turn off virus scanning? Everytime I install or update an app, notification tone is generated after virus scanning is finished. From the app list can see it's a system app, but nothing more.
    There is no 'virus' scanning installed out of the box. Unless you count Play Protect, but that shouldn't be alerting you like that. What did you install that is even doing this virus scanning?
    08-03-18 01:37 PM
  4. cameron20020's Avatar
    There is no 'virus' scanning installed out of the box. What did you install that is even doing this virus scanning?
    This was installed and has pestered me since day dot. Even after factory reset. If it helps, this is a chinese variant bbf100-4.
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    08-03-18 01:40 PM
  5. cameron20020's Avatar
    Where do I get the apk name?
    08-03-18 01:42 PM
  6. Bla1ze's Avatar
    This was installed and has pestered me since day dot. Even after factory reset. If it helps, this is a chinese variant bbf100-4.
    Yeah, that's def a system app. No idea what's loaded on the Chinese versions though. Don't think you're getting rid of that.
    08-03-18 01:43 PM
  7. cameron20020's Avatar
    Yeah, that's def a system app. No idea what's loaded on the Chinese versions though. Don't think you're getting rid of that.
    Darn, guessing it's big brother keeping watch.
    08-03-18 01:45 PM
  8. Ment's Avatar
    Yeah, that's def a system app. No idea what's loaded on the Chinese versions though. Don't think you're getting rid of that.
    you should be able to get rid of it as long as you can get an adb shell. XDA has a good guide here. Command line is not noob friendly tho most people should be able to apply it.

    The app could come back in a OS update so watch for that.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/unins...t-root-access/
    08-03-18 01:49 PM
  9. cameron20020's Avatar
    you should be able to get rid of it as long as you can get an adb shell. XDA has a good guide here. Command line is not noob friendly tho most people should be able to apply it.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/unins...t-root-access/
    Cheers . Will give it a go when I get home.
    08-03-18 01:53 PM
  10. chetmanley's Avatar
    Curious about what that app is communicating with. Would u be interested in installing Netguard and sharing what it records?
    08-03-18 06:06 PM
  11. thurask's Avatar
    From scanning an OS dump for "No virus risks found" it appears to be the com.blackberry.tmservice package. It's present in the oem_china image so it would only appear on the BBF100-4. From names in the smali I think it's something by Tencent underneath.
    08-03-18 11:37 PM
  12. conite's Avatar
    From scanning an OS dump for "No virus risks found" it appears to be the com.blackberry.tmservice package. It's present in the oem_china image so it would only appear on the BBF100-4. From names in the smali I think it's something by Tencent underneath.
    Yeah, that's def a system app. No idea what's loaded on the Chinese versions though. Don't think you're getting rid of that.
    Darn, guessing it's big brother keeping watch.
    Probably a replacement for Google Play Protect.
    08-03-18 11:42 PM
  13. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Probably a replacement for Google Play Protect.
    Would explain why it mimicks the Play Protect look.
    08-03-18 11:43 PM
  14. Soapm's Avatar
    you should be able to get rid of it as long as you can get an adb shell. XDA has a good guide here. Command line is not noob friendly tho most people should be able to apply it.

    The app could come back in a OS update so watch for that.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/unins...t-root-access/
    Seems like the beginning of a great tool but I don't see packages like BBM and Locker listed. I would even get rid of DTEK if I could along with anything that eats up resources.

    Any idea how to debloat the BB stuff?
    08-04-18 01:29 AM
  15. Soapm's Avatar
    you should be able to get rid of it as long as you can get an adb shell. XDA has a good guide here. Command line is not noob friendly tho most people should be able to apply it.

    The app could come back in a OS update so watch for that.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/unins...t-root-access/
    Anybody get this to work? I keep getting "DELETE_FAILED_INTERNAL_ERROR" whenever I try to delete a package. I wonder if it has to do with BB security and would the phone fail in the boot integrity check if I did manage to delete anything???
    08-04-18 07:20 PM
  16. Vistaus's Avatar
    Seems like the beginning of a great tool but I don't see packages like BBM and Locker listed. I would even get rid of DTEK if I could along with anything that eats up resources.

    Any idea how to debloat the BB stuff?
    You can't get rid of DTEK without rooting the phone and that's impossible.
    08-05-18 04:16 PM
  17. Soapm's Avatar
    You can't get rid of DTEK without rooting the phone and that's impossible.
    From what I see, this doesn't work without rooting the phone which is impossible, unless someone post otherwise...
    08-06-18 12:37 AM
  18. Vistaus's Avatar
    From what I see, this doesn't work without rooting the phone which is impossible, unless someone post otherwise...
    That's what I said...
    08-06-18 04:42 AM
  19. Soapm's Avatar
    That's what I said...
    Oh, I thought you were talking about DTEK but I couldn't get anything to uninstall... But you said it well...
    08-06-18 05:23 PM
  20. illitero's Avatar
    https://dl.google.com/android/reposi...st-windows.zipI have a BlackBerry Priv that begs to differ, haha. I got rid of DTEK, Launcher, Hub, and every drop of at&t bloat off of it and it ran like it should have from the beginning. Granted it still had that disgusting SD808 baking away inside, but my point is that I was able to lighten the load considerably by using adb commands to disable system apps. Being able to do that without the need for root is the only saving grace for carrier devices that have poorly-written sales apps installed at system level.

    Now having said all that, the question is WHAT is keeping this from happening? Because adb can only affect a device after the connection is verified as trusted. If shell access was somehow considered ~~TOo dANgeRoUS~~ by BlackBerry, then they'd have removed the option to enable debugging in the first place (like they did for bootloader unlocking).

    EDIT:

    I was able to finally accomplish removal of system apps after banging my head off the problem over the last couple hours. The solution (for me) was simple: ensure I had the latest adb files (https://dl.google.com/android/reposi...st-windows.zip), and as it should: it worked.

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    Last edited by illitero; 09-15-19 at 02:03 AM. Reason: update
    09-15-19 12:31 AM
  21. chetmanley's Avatar
    The uninstall command only works on the Priv. The Disable command needs to be used on the Key1 and 2.
    09-16-19 03:55 PM

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