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Re: Android DT automated app installer now spotted on Verizon phones, is your phone clean? ?

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As you can see the Nexus 6 is HUGE.  I learned that 5.5-5.7 is as large I can go.  4.7-5.2 is more ideal.

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Re: Android  DT automated  app installer now spotted on Verizon phones, is your phone clean? ?

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It's much larger when viewed side to side, no pocket phone for sure. I'll say with my HTC One mini and S5 for a bit longer.

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Just found it on my Note .  I was going through the list of crap/bloatware and googling to see what each does, and holy smokes, the press on this one is bad bad.  Its sole purpose is to allow providers like Verizon to load  onto your phone without your knowledge or consent whatever  they wish whenever they wish.  And what they wish the loaded stuff to do is to send notifications and load through the back door apps that generate advertising revenue and eat your bandwidth.   Don't think so? , search for " Digital Turbine Ignite"  on youtube,  the maker has a hilariously grotesque video about what it does and why its so wonderful. The outrage  from consumers who are decidedly unamused is written in the vid's comments.

At present I have the thing supposedly disabled, and I have gone, somewhat laboriously, through the process of turning notifications from the app off, and then going through all of the applications and selectively turning notifications off for each one.  But, are they really off or are these things vampires that came alive after the sun sets?

What really has me deeply concerned is there are so many apps on the machine that you cannot remove. You can easily spend an afternoon googling each app to see what it does. .  I got one running now called  Verizon Location Agent, which apparently is fired up by an app that calls for it and it reports your precise location to God knows who or why. Nuther example,  mine came with this thing called NFL mobile.  Nothing against the NFL,  but the season is over.  I can force it to stop, I can turn it off,  and I can uncheck notifications.   The one thing I cannot do is REMOVE it.   No option to remove, or, move it to the SD card, which I would then remove from the device and drive a wood toothpick through its heart to prevent it from coming back to life.  OK, I would just erase the card, I would not drive a stake through it.

I have been on the fence about getting a new warrantied phone rooted last couple of phones, so I can have super user privileges and remove this junk, have the ability to shut off ads, and have more control over what information these things send out.  Sounds nice, but oh, I might brick the phone, oh,I might void the warranty.  Well  DT has moved me off the fence.  With bad stuff like this out there and with no clear, honest description of what it does and no means to opt out (except maybe quit using a cell phone) , these things are 1984 Big Brother snoop scope in your pocket, and its time for consumers to revolt.  I am starting with getting my new phone rooted by a professional service later this week, and big brother VZW can stick their warranty, er, in their round file.

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Droid Maxx 4.4.4 runs spectacular very impressed. Other than learning how to work with photos, to get them for others to view. No update has effected this smartphone.

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Re: Android DT automated app installer now spotted on Verizon phones, is your phone clean? ?

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Dt ignite is backdoor that allows carriers to install software, ads, and other telemetry data w/o your consent.  You also pay for the privilege of being spied on.

If you do some research you'll see it's not something you should applaud unless you work for verizon.

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Bloatware at its finest and most evolved state. LOL.

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