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How does the app „Jodel" identify my device?

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IMO you have to investigate app's source code to find it out. :)
 
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You use an APK de-compiler. Some online de-compilers exist but do only handle APKs < 50 MB hence not useable in your case.


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anonuser14

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yes, im german. first thing i did was reading the privacy note from jodel and i even asked the support. all they said was, they use my devide id, which is obvisly not the whole truth. im not a developer or something, all i know is how to flash a rom & root a device. so, all i need is an expert looking into this case and helping me. ( I attached the anwers from jodel)
 

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If you're rooted and using Xposed (in whatever version) I suggest to spoof your device ID with XPrivacy Lua by @M66B like I do.
 

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so what now?
 

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A Jodel account is tied to Device ID of phone it 1st time was installed on. Hence you can't use Jodel on another phone.
Also Jodel doesn't allow you to create multiple accounts, as you tried to do.
 

anonuser14

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like i said, i bought a used phone, i did not try to create multiple accounts, and most important, its not tied to the device id, at least not tied to just the device id. i tried reinstalling the app, used privicy lua, changed the phone id, but jodel still can identify my device.

how?
 
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Could but don't want to because it requires to install some GBs of apps on PC what are only needed once.
 

Oswald Boelcke

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@anonuser14 As far as I remember, Mike Kuketz has briefly reviewed that app about two years ago. Here's a shortened quotation of his conclusion (German-English translation by https://www.deepl.com:
Yodel is a good example of how just starting an app is enough to get an impression of how privacy-friendly it is. My impression: miserable.
At least the information in the privacy policy is relatively transparent - privacy-sensitive users will therefore probably not use Yodel.
If interested consider to search the web for that post.