Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Unwanted apps pushed out

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    297
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0

    Unwanted apps pushed out

    Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I unlocked my phone and discovered a new T-Mobile TV app and an Amazon app that weren't there before, and also a new icon for the Visual Voicemail app (not in the existing T-Mobile folder). The Amazon app, in particular, didn't show up as "installed" in Google Play, so it didn't come from there. I had to delete it from the phone settings instead.

    I suppose the T-Mobile apps can be excused, but Amazon? I don't want anything to do with them. I didn't find anything else unwanted, at least, but still, I really don't appreciate having unwanted apps foisted on me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,049
    Feedback Score
    0
    nothing here.

    Wipe your phone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    224
    Carrier(s)
    t-mobile, at&t, FI
    Feedback Score
    0
    Yeah, it seems your phone may be compromised.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    714
    Device(s)
    Moto G6, Nokia 6.1
    Carrier(s)
    T- Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Curious. Did the phone perform an update? It would seem odd that the phone was compromised with the apps it installed (e.g., T-Mobile apps and Amazon).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    297
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    The T-Mobile apps *did* show up as updated in Google Play. When I deleted the Amazon app (via Settings), it stayed deleted. I haven't noticed any other oddities. The phone isn't (and never has been) rooted.

    Regardless, I don't use my phone for anything financial, on general principle.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    386
    Feedback Score
    0
    T-Mobile app is main non-removable evil (at least, on some phones) of T-Mobile branded phones.

    My T-Mobile branded LG G4 consumed battery as crazy. Battery monitor indicated only "Android System" or "Google Services", but considering the history of T-Mobile app I suspected it as primary offender. Few weeks ago I rooted my LG G4, removed T-Mobile app and battery life improved drastically. In idle mode, before rooting, battery consumption was 2-3% per hour, after rooting it is 1% per hour.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    297
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Interesting. My LG Stylo 2 Plus has, from the outset and still today, outstanding battery life. That being said, the first thing I did when I bought the phone was remove anything from Facebook, and disable the one Facebook thing I couldn't remove (com.facebook.appmanager). I typically see 70-75% battery remaining when I plug in at night, unless I've been using it more than usual.

    ETA: the T-Mobile app is enabled and I sometimes use it.

    Other disabled apps (most disabled since day one):
    Android Pay
    Google Drive
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Newsstand
    Hangouts
    Lookout
    Google Photos

    I also nuked Google Instant Apps after Amazon appeared. Maybe that was the culprit?

    While I haven't noticed any loss of battery life or other oddities after the Amazon app appeared (and I removed it), I might try re-enabling Lookout, updating it, and running a scan just in case.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    3,157
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy Critter View Post
    Interesting. My LG Stylo 2 Plus has, from the outset and still today, outstanding battery life. That being said, the first thing I did when I bought the phone was remove anything from Facebook, and disable the one Facebook thing I couldn't remove (com.facebook.appmanager). I typically see 70-75% battery remaining when I plug in at night, unless I've been using it more than usual.

    ETA: the T-Mobile app is enabled and I sometimes use it.

    Other disabled apps (most disabled since day one):
    Android Pay
    Google Drive
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Newsstand
    Hangouts
    Lookout
    Google Photos

    I also nuked Google Instant Apps after Amazon appeared. Maybe that was the culprit?

    While I haven't noticed any loss of battery life or other oddities after the Amazon app appeared (and I removed it), I might try re-enabling Lookout, updating it, and running a scan just in case.
    The culprit? I can't imagine Google and Amazon getting along at all, let it get on to the point where either one would install bloatware for the other.

Similar Threads

  1. Cingular to push out 'Fine Edge'
    By maevro in forum Windows Mobile (Before 7)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-06-2007, 03:55 AM
  2. Windows Live Search for Mobile app is out in beta!
    By psv619 in forum Windows Mobile Devices
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-16-2006, 12:27 PM
  3. Nokia Podcasting app is out of beta at version 1.00
    By Blue13x in forum Symbian/S60
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2006, 09:17 AM
  4. Download Apps Timing Out
    By Opie4624 in forum Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-15-2004, 11:36 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-22-2002, 05:57 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks