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[Q] How to Disable E911

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By myi500, Member on 23rd October 2013, 07:10 PM
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I want to disable the E911 on my phone. People if you dont agree keep it to yourself. I want to disable it. It should not matter why I want to especially not on site designed for people customizing the hell out of their phone. If you think I am paranoid I think your a sheep.

Can anyone actually provide some beneficial help towards my goal.
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25th October 2013, 10:28 PM |#2  
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Maybe being a little more nice will get you your answer. You get more flies with sugar than vinegar.

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25th October 2013, 10:46 PM |#3  
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Do you want to just disable E911 or disable all phone functionality? I haven't seen any way to just disable E911 on any mobile device. By default, every manufacturer puts stuff in that lets 911 locate your phone, and there is no way to disable it in software or hardware without basically stripping the software of its phone functions.

If you are still interested, and want software that strips this phone of all phone services and apps (including E911) try the GeeWiz Media ROM
26th October 2013, 06:11 PM |#4  
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As a Communications supervisor in a 911 center, I can tell you firsthand that disabling e911 won't prevent us from locating you. I've disabled e911 on several android phones that I've owned over the years and it still reports your Phase II Lat/Long
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26th October 2013, 11:56 PM |#5  
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As a Communications supervisor in a 911 center, I can tell you firsthand that disabling e911 won't prevent us from locating you. I've disabled e911 on several android phones that I've owned over the years and it still reports your Phase II Lat/Long

lol sippi, idk about the OP's reason for this, but ive personally seen people i know last week disable e911 on their phones (through ways like the Geewiz media rom+software mods) to do a drug dealing of all things, little did they know what u said was true and they were tracked not only by 911, but also by the stupidity of leaving my app (SMS Tasks) on their phones, leaving the person who ratted them out (not me but they did know their pass phrase), gave their phone to the local authorites and gave them the command [email protected]****** and with the version my app had on it (unofficial build), it located them with google-maps link that was clicked and gave a perfect track (because the people had gps on of all things), thus leading to the arrest (i personnaly felt good about it cause if i didnt make that app (SMS Tasks) they would be on the loose for a little bit longer causing who knows what cause the police officer said that they were having trouble tracking them with the e911 system for a "unknown error reported" as they told him so idk if it was a glitch with the tracking in my area's e911 or they acually disabled whatever it is that makes them track you (please dont reply with what it was just to be safe), but my app acually lead to an arrest =) so by what i saw i think there might be some workaround, or just a glitch, im not encouraging it one bit, but i know personally that there was at least one person capible of doing it (again unless it was a glitch in their system) =S
27th October 2013, 03:44 PM |#6  
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I'd also be curious to learn to disable this. I, unlike the previous poster, wouldn't pride myself on incarcerating someone for a business transaction and otherwise victimless crime.

If anything, the post above highlights exactly why you should not install apps which ask for unnecessary permissions, because some nanny state developer just might invade your privacy and track your movements instead of focus on the purpose of the app.
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3rd November 2013, 07:46 PM |#7  
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I'd also be curious to learn to disable this. I, unlike the previous poster, wouldn't pride myself on incarcerating someone for a business transaction and otherwise victimless crime.

If anything, the post above highlights exactly why you should not install apps which ask for unnecessary permissions, because some nanny state developer just might invade your privacy and track your movements instead of focus on the purpose of the app.

its acually a function of the app, not invasion of privacy, my app is open-sourced on my gitbub as-is for the app's released versions, thats locate command is one of the listed features on the thread, i update the github more then the thread but all the commands are safe, it was just some clever ideas for them to use my app to solve a criminal case thats all, as for the "business transaction and otherwise victimless crime" heroin and drug dealing is highly illegal in this area where it took place at, and the now ex-girlfriend of the guy was a victim from it because before he got out to buy it he beat her black and blue... >=( theres nothing funny about drug dealing making it a "victimless crime" as its a nuicence in our society no matter how many "benefits" people say it has, as for my app its clearly states in the thread for you to keep your pass phrase a secret, as he didnt, and all the commands+usage are all on there and clear warnings for the potentially dangerous commands, but the version he had on his phone was a newer beta test version that uses google-maps links instead of general GEOLocation area. all that was done was completely legal, and not abuse of my app or permissions as it still gives people to where it tells who sent the message in the tracking menu (by phone number) since its a new feature in my beta tester version so it did give full telling who it came from. but ive already been given warnings by the police from an earlier situation with the same people on the same kind of activity about regulations on tracking without consent, so i had to add that prompt to show who initiated the tracking, and am working on a button that will stop it remotely. so until i can comply with the regulations, while keeping it stable, i havent been able to update the app with them untill i get the new tracking system with prompts stable, but to do all that with the new systems i have in the app it needs to be installed in CWM recovery cause the system-app Reboot permissions, and better GPS/wifi Toggling

sorry if it seems like im ranting, im truly not, but that situation was really personally to me and i felt like what i did was the right thing, not a "abuse of permissions app", or to "incarcerating someone for a business transaction and otherwise victimless crime.", as it was more for the fact that he beat her and then he want to do an illegal activity
23rd September 2016, 09:14 PM |#8  
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Wow, Im sorry for the long delay. I had switched phones and forgot all about this thread. I appreciate ALL who provided input. I still dont like the idea of it, but it doesnt bother me as much.
4th October 2018, 02:31 AM |#9  
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Not sure how far back...
Preexisting rom file from pre-e911 might work
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