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Android app checks for Carrier IQ software

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 02 Dec 2011 4:51 User comments (5)

Android app checks for Carrier IQ software App provides easiest way to search for under-fire software.
The Voodoo Carrier IQ detector, available from the Android Market, aims to provide as easy a way as possible to check if your Android-based device carries the Carrier IQ "rootkit" or not.

The app is unfinished and doesn't provide 100% reliable results just yet (description also warns that Anti-Carrier IQ fixes can generate false positives) but the developer has gone open source and is inviting enthusiasts to join him to update the app.

Nevertheless, the app has gotten more or less blanket positive reviews on the Android Market.

Check it out from: market.android.com

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5 user comments

12.12.2011 5:18

Locked up my phone so bad I couldn't even turn the screen off! I had to pull the battery.



22.12.2011 6:22

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Locked up my phone so bad I couldn't even turn the screen off! I had to pull the battery.
what type of phone?

32.12.2011 10:02
43.12.2011 6:24

Worked fine on my WT19i... And I have no rootkit!




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53.12.2011 16:01

Originally posted by KillerBug:
HTC Sensation 4G.
Yep, Killer, you can guarantee it's on your phone. Just the fact that it locked up your phone would be convincing proof for me.

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