MLT apk disable or remove - LG is watching you

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Dexter_nlb

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LG seems to have included a snooper app "MLT" which per default is enabled, and probably serves purpose to help LG remote support, but it tries to track all your activity and logs GPS position together with the details gathered, and that includes calls, apps starting, removing etc...

all data is collected and placed on /mpt partition, it seems not to be per reboot, but actually kept during flash and upgrades.

i sugges you disable this(maybe already is on 4.0.3) MLT.apk + MLT.odex and reboot or disable in hidden menu (3845#*880# -> MLT -> disable)

why track all your moves on the phone, and basically make it slow as well?

btw, this is also on 4.0.3, and not only on latest 4.1.2 stock.
 

Afro

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AW: MLT apk disable or remove - LG is watching you

Wow thanks for the hint...

So you think they spot unlocked bootloaders with that or even root?

...sent with my LG Optimus 4X HD...
 

igorstoja83

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LG seems to have included a snooper app "MLT" which per default is enabled, and probably serves purpose to help LG remote support, but it tries to track all your activity and logs GPS position together with the details gathered, and that includes calls, apps starting, removing etc...

all data is collected and placed on /mpt partition, it seems not to be per reboot, but actually kept during flash and upgrades.

i sugges you disable this(maybe already is on 4.0.3) MLT.apk + MLT.odex and reboot or disable in hidden menu (3845#*880# -> MLT -> disable)

why track all your moves on the phone, and basically make it slow as well?

btw, this is also on 4.0.3, and not only on latest 4.1.2 stock.

Thanx BRO :)
 

icewaere

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thx for Info Dex.
Now i need to install new sniffer to find so bad tools too.

regards ice
 

cyrusalmighty

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Maybe you can view these activities better in logcat or another debug? It probably wont show exactly what data is going out to LG, but it still may be interesting to see how active the app is.

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Dexter_nlb

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ok,
looking more into the MPT_MainData.db , it is only tracking data from 4.1.2 , so even if app is on 4.0.3, the /mpt must be cleared when you flash a new kdz :) that is only good news but still little strange.
 
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plmaniek

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Odp: MLT apk disable or remove - LG is watching you

Ok i disabled MLT and my phone now is very fast and smooth. I don't have any lag in launcher. So this is very strange...

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someth1ng

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I couldnt go to hidden menu and disable it - unless I already did while I was cleaning out bloatware.
 

K9998

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yes sir.

BTW, i use autostart & disable service to disable a lot of rubbish.
and now the ram is @ 450 free

Sent from my LG-P880 using Tapatalk 2
 

hutjeflut

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sounds like its just a tracker to prevent stolen dev phones and spot/track possible leaks during development.

atleast that would make sense.
i doubt this will be o in the final version i think its just for internal use.
 

Tcm9669

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sounds like its just a tracker to prevent stolen dev phones and spot/track possible leaks during development.

atleast that would make sense.
i doubt this will be o in the final version i think its just for internal use.

I'm running ICS 10D, so its final version.. and the service is here :) I disabled it.
 
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yes sir.

BTW, i use autostart & disable service to disable a lot of rubbish.
and now the ram is @ 450 free

Sent from my LG-P880 using Tapatalk 2


How did you manage to get 450mb free? I disabled a lot of things including the MLT but still get only about 270mb free RAM.

Using One Power Guard I optimized the CPU to work at 51MHz to 1000Mhz.. even after disabling several services using ROM Manager, the CPU never goes into Deep Sleep or even the 51MHz mark. And the battery life now has degraded pretty bad. 7 - 8 hr max which include just 1hr of gaming and 30 min of calls and SMS.
 

The_0ne

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OFFTOPIC:

I've got 550MB of free RAM. And haven't tweaked nearly anything despite disabling MLT. Take a look at all your installed apps. There has to be one preventing the system to go into deep sleep.
 
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Dexter_nlb

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OFFTOPIC:

I've got 550MB of free RAM. And haven't tweaked nearly anything despite disabling MLT. Take a look at all your installed apps. There has to be one preventing the system to go into deep sleep.

i have only connected wifi here and Play with an account, and even if i kill apps , i still only have 370MB free.
but theres for sure alot of services and things running in the back i have not tried to remove yet, but right now i fac. reset to often, so i do not focus on this.
 

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