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By hawkswind1, Senior Member on 9th April 2014, 05:58 AM
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Anyone else notice that the new update for the my verizon app is asking for root? It didn't ask when I first updated and ran the app, but I just rebooted and it requested root.
 
 
9th April 2014, 06:20 AM |#2  
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What app is it?

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9th April 2014, 06:24 AM |#3  
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What app is it?

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"My Verizon Mobile" It's preinstalled on the device and includes the data usage monitor and ui to pay your bill, change features, etc.
9th April 2014, 06:29 AM |#4  
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Damn.. That's the app I use to keep my data on check

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---------- Post added at 12:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:25 AM ----------

Are you sure it requested root permission? I just updated the app and ran it and I didn't receive a su request for it.

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9th April 2014, 07:16 AM |#5  
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Damn.. That's the app I use to keep my data on check

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---------- Post added at 12:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:25 AM ----------

Are you sure it requested root permission? I just updated the app and ran it and I didn't receive a su request for it.

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Reboot and see if it asks. I found this guess it's not just me.

http://www.droid-life.com/2014/04/08...r-root-access/
9th April 2014, 08:27 AM |#6  
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Nice.. It just asked me as I was typing and I hit grant.. Well let's see what happens

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9th April 2014, 09:28 AM |#7  
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May be BigRed is trolling us???? And stopping wifi tehering with granted root access ??? Just a wild guess...
9th April 2014, 03:00 PM |#8  
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It also requests camera permissions among other unnecessary things. Watch what you install people.
9th April 2014, 06:00 PM |#9  
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Whoever unlocked their bootloaders should watch out! I have a feeling they're eyeing us more since we just had the whole Chinese incident.
9th April 2014, 06:02 PM |#10  
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Whoever unlocked their bootloaders should watch out! I have a feeling they're eyeing us more since we just had the whole Chinese incident.

You really think Verizon updated their app to watch the micro-percent of people that used that service? BTW, root and unlocked bootloaders are not the same and you can't tell the unlocked status from root.
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9th April 2014, 06:07 PM |#11  
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For whatever reasons they implemented this, we're undoubtedly under a microscope.
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