Carrier IQ doesn't actually turn off when you disable it (the setting is hidden under System Settings -> Back up and reset.) If you check ps, battery stats, etc you will see it is still running to gather private data and send it off.
I think most of us who did a custom Rom already removed it :)
Sent from my SGH-T999 using xda premium
And everyone else didn't.. so..
In case anyone was interested, here is everything I needed to get working and rooted. (The links below are to my mirror, feel free to gather them elsewhere. I found gathering all this to be a royal pita, but I don't do much/anything with Windows, ...
Awesome. I'll do that real quick and if it works for me, I'll post an update.zip patch that should work for anyone else with builds (and - probably - I'll post an alpha as well, just for people who can't get builds working.)
You. Are. AWE...
Got a text from T-Mobile with my shipping info. Would update the info on the spreadsheet but someone deleted it all except for a derogatory statement.
So for the record, my order was on 11/19/2014 at 12:48AM PST, then backorder date was 11/25/20...