1. simi2000's Avatar
    I did factory reset on my Zopo speed 8 (zp955) and i found foreign app. Its name is Fotaprovider. I can not deactivate or uninstall it.

    I am just afraid is kind of malware. I need to know if is safely to use phone now, because I want to use it to paying.

    Can I remove without rooting? Can I claim warranty?
    03-21-2017 12:48 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! See this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...er-5-0-do.html
    03-21-2017 01:33 PM
  3. smvim's Avatar
    For situations where you have system apps that cannot be uninstalled without rooting, I suggest you install a no-root-required firewall app like NetGuard. A good firewall app will give you granular control over individual apps where you can separately allow/block cellular and WiFi connectivity. In this particular instance if you've blocked all access for that Fotaprovider app then it cannot send or receive anything, no matter if you're using your mobile data or any WiFi connection. The optimum way would be to be able to remove any garbage apps completely but at least with a firewall you have control over what does or does not have any online access. (Just don't get over-zealous and block off things that you need.)
    03-21-2017 03:26 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's worth noting that "fota" stands for firmware over the air. So this app is presumably how the phone would get system updates. If you get rid of it, you'd have to look for some other way to update the system (if an update is available).
    03-21-2017 06:04 PM

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