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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post
Just use a custom ROM without HTC Sense ;-)
CM7'ed my Desire HD the moment I got it.
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post #12 of 44
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Lawl. Motorola always ftw.

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Shhh, don't jinx us!
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post #13 of 44
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
CM7'ed my Desire HD the moment I got it.
yeah, the last 2 HTC phones have been custom rom'ed the moment i got them.

first cm6 on my aria, now cm7.

best way to fix issues with the stock roms.
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Oh no.....

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Oh no.....

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Time to root your TBolt!
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post #16 of 44
Nothing new, HTC has been doing this for ages... as has google, and apple. It isn't anything new, just don't download any rouge apps(these companies only use it for advertising purposes, however a rouge app could use it for more malicious things) and you shouldn't have any trouble
Edited by jackeyjoe - 10/3/11 at 6:22pm
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I just bought the Evo 3D a week ago...
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post #18 of 44
Wonder if my Incredible is affected....
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post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post
Is this really a security vunerablility? Because it says right there in the quoted part, "that app can now acquire the following off your phone, with your permission." Doesn't seem so grim to me....
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Originally Posted by annavogelgm View Post
Researchers have found serious security problems with some HTC Android smartphones, which could allegedly give hackers your identity, location and who you've been talking with and texting.
It's not that you give an app permission to access the data, it's that, due to an app HTC pushed, any app with Internet access can access information through the HTC application that it doesn't have to request, like GPS location, Phone State, Texts, etc.

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In addition to Carrier IQ (CIQ) that was planted by HTC/Sprint and prompted all kinds of questions a while ago, HTC also included another app called HtcLoggers.apk. This app is capable of collecting all kinds of data, as I mentioned above, and then... provide it to anyone who asks for it by opening a local port. Yup, not just HTC, but anyone who connects to it, which happens to be any app with the INTERNET permission. Ironically, because a given app has the INTERNET permission, it can also send all the data off to a remote server, killing 2 birds with one stone permission.
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/10...ses-much-more/

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Originally Posted by da tick 07 View Post
Like others have say. You press yes to allow them to collect data. I'm guilty of doing it without reading what will be collected
Not with the HTC logger app. Any application can just ask the logger application for info as long as it has internet access.
post #20 of 44
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I just bought the Evo 3D a week ago...
Just root, install custom rom/kernal.
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