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[Q] How can we stop Android from phoning home?

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26th April 2011, 04:58 PM   |  #71  
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How do I apply the script mentioned in the ohter page to stop google from phoning home? Thank you very much!

See comment #65 in this thread .
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26th April 2011, 05:04 PM   |  #72  
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See comment #65 in this thread .

Thank you so much Sire! :bow:


wow!!!! lolz I'm set! thank you thank you!
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27th April 2011, 03:25 AM   |  #73  
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I've made a seperate thread for another topic that relates to device privacy:
[Q] How do we protect our Android device from the CelleBrite UFED?
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For some reason, today I could no longer use Android Market until I enabled access in DroidWall for "Network Location, Google Calendar Sync, Google Services Framework, Google Contacts Sync". Until today I was able to keep that blocked with no issues connecting to Market. So now whenever I want to use Market I must enable that .
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For some reason, today I could no longer use Android Market until I enabled access in DroidWall for "Network Location, Google Calendar Sync, Google Services Framework, Google Contacts Sync". Until today I was able to keep that blocked with no issues connecting to Market. So now whenever I want to use Market I must enable that .

And I "think" that I know WHY this is now the case, check this out:
Wireless Tether App for Android Gets Banned by Carriers

I can no longer see the Wireless Tether app in Android market. So perhaps this must all be part of the effort to cater to carriers' wishes.
2nd May 2011, 12:42 AM   |  #76  
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I'm finding the same is the case with the Gmail app. I can disable "Network Location, Google Calendar Sync, Google Services Framework, Google Contacts Sync" again via DroidWall after enabling it and connecting to Market or/and Gmail. After disabling it again, I can continue to use Gmail and/or Market until I reboot. If I reboot, I must again enable the same access temporarily.
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And today after a reboot, I'm still able to reach Android Market, with "Network Location, Google Calendar Sync, Google Services Framework, Google Contacts Sync" still disabled.

So the need to enable it seems to have been a periodic issue.
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I can't understand that this behaviour is allowed by law. If this was applied here in Sweden the KKV (Konkurrensverket, a federal organisation which makes sure that there are no monopoly, cartells etc) would go nuts. There was an application sent in by a carrier that (not applications as in app) would allow them to disallow Skype phone calls over their networks. Turns out that's restricting users from what they are paying for - free data, hence - not allowed = citizens wins!
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I'm on Sprint, and the wireless tether app still appears for me.
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Originally Posted by Darnell_Chat_TN

And I "think" that I know WHY this is now the case, check this out:
Wireless Tether App for Android Gets Banned by Carriers

I can no longer see the Wireless Tether app in Android market. So perhaps this must all be part of the effort to cater to carriers' wishes.

Just wanted to drop in again as say thanks to Darnnel_Chat for this thread I have enjoyed following this thread. I think it is a very useful thread as it helps stop what I consider consumer abuse, and not to mention help free up resources like battery and memory on our Droid devices. Also wanted to say congrates to D_C for getting another artical published in the XDA Portal. The carrier companies are just getting rediculous now by hidding the WiFi tethering app. When will they learn though lol.

Congrates again D_C and keep up the good work man.

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