Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Cricket samsung galaxy S9 bloatware

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,188
    Feedback Score
    0

    Cricket samsung galaxy S9 bloatware

    I set up my s9 back in January, and noticed I got some bloatware after inserting the Cricket SIM. I think I figured out the culprit, disabled it, and all was well. I didn't make a note of what app I removed to make this stop, but I believe it may have been mobile services...

    I then updated my s9 to Android 9.0 in early March, and everything seemed fine. I believe everything was fine, but not 100% sure.

    Yesterday or the day before I unlocked my s9 - which required me to remove the Cricket SIM and put in a different carrier SIM (T-mobile), then I put my Cricket SIM back in and everything seemed well.

    I noticed today I had a notification from "Mobile Services" telling me to open Solitaire for some fun. I looked at my app drawer and noticed 13 new spam apps - games, weather, social media, linkedin, yahoo mail, etc that was not there before. I then went to the apps list, and disabled "Mobile Services" which had somehow become live again. Then I manually deleted the 13 unwanted apps.

    It turns out Mobile Services reports 774MB / 4.67GB used since Jan (not sure how the 774MB / 4.67GB breaks out exactly... maybe 775MB on cellular, 4.67GB on wifi?).

    Anyway, the point of this post is to make everyone aware of this bloatware app to disable. And secondly, trying to figure out if it was the update to Android 9.0 that re-enabled "Mobile Services" or if swapping SIMs back and forth caused Mobile Services to be active again.

    Keep an eye out for this if you have a Samsung device or Cricket branded Android phone. It may be silently installing junk apps to your phone.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Mariposa
    Posts
    213
    Device(s)
    Galaxy S10, iPhone XS MAX
    Carrier(s)
    Programmer
    Feedback Score
    0
    You can easily flash the phone with G960U1 firmware and the blotware will be removed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    630
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by unlockboot View Post
    You can easily flash the phone with G960U1 firmware and the blotware will be removed.
    U1/XAA is the only way to go.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    STL area
    Posts
    36
    Device(s)
    iPhone 8 plus 256, Galaxy S9 w 250gb micro sd.
    Carrier(s)
    AT&T for connected car, AT&T prepaid and T-mobile.
    Feedback Score
    0
    The bloatwhere is common place. W my cricket sim I've seen what you mentioned. I have a T-mobile sim in my S9 now but now I've got the T-mobile bloatware. It's not cri let bloatware persay, but it's Samsung working w the carrier. When I updated to one ui I used a Verizon sim for the operating system update. When I did this MY S9 installed the Verizon bloatware.

    Cricket isn't dogging you. You are just inexperienced w the S9. You're be much calmer when you figure it all out.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using HoFo mobile app

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 95
    Last Post: 12-19-2018, 04:26 PM
  2. Unlock Cricket Samsung Galaxy S9 S9+ S8 S8+ S7 S6 A6 & Any Other Model in 1-12h
    By unlockboot in forum UnlockBoot - The #1 Phone Unlock Services
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-16-2018, 07:30 AM
  3. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965U network unlocking to work with MetroPCS,Cricket Wireless
    By canadagsm.ca in forum Canadagsm.ca Best deals in mobilephones, accessories and unlocking all under one roof
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-27-2018, 06:20 PM
  4. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965 network code unlocking to work with Cricket Wireless
    By canadagsm.ca in forum Canadagsm.ca Best deals in mobilephones, accessories and unlocking all under one roof
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-12-2018, 02:33 PM
  5. Cricket samsung galaxy s3
    By em08032 in forum Cricket/AIO
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-15-2012, 11:04 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks