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  1. UniQue WerkX's Avatar
    Any body else find these on there Note 4's?
    One is Sound detector, can't be disabled and has these following





    Has the ability to record audio and video without your conformation.

    Then there's IMSLogger+

    This app can't be disabled


    Like the other app, has the ability to modify calander events and send email to guests without the owners knowledge....


    anyone else paying attention to this stuff? And yet we pay a lot of money for these phones but we don't have the ability to uninstalling or disable this crap? And we're not supposed to root the phones and just accept apps like DT Ignite that has the ability to install apps without our consent?

    Makes me want to either root the phone our just sell it and get an old flip phone.

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    01-24-2015 12:50 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    That's pretty crazy that you can't turn it off.

    I found this:
    Sound detectors: Building on the ... interesting addition of a "Baby crying detector" on the Galaxy S5, the Note 4 also includes a "Doorbell detector" that will notify your attached Samsung Gear smartwatch when a doorbell is heard by your phone. To make this work, simply place your phone within 10 feet of your doorbell, presumably in a place that isn't necessarily filled with ambient noise. When the phone detects that the doorbell has rung, you'll be notified. Turning on Doorbell detector disables any S Voice or Google Now always listening features you may have enabled.
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    01-24-2015 01:10 PM
  3. anon67808's Avatar
    I am now intrigued and will look into this on mine when I get a chance.
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    01-24-2015 01:11 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    It really doesn't seem like a legal application you could load on a phone that you can't turn off. If you can't get a legitimate answer on this application, I would take it the FCC and see what they have to say about it.
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    01-24-2015 02:03 PM
  5. UptownWebhead's Avatar
    I've never noticed or seen any of those icons in my old S5. I would definitely consider doing a factory reset and see if they still appear. They look highly suspicious.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-24-2015 02:25 PM
  6. GregMargie's Avatar
    Any body else find these on there Note 4's? anyone else paying attention to this stuff? And yet we pay a lot of money for these phones but we don't have the ability to uninstalling or disable this crap? And we're not supposed to root the phones and just accept apps like DT Ignite that has the ability to install apps without our consent?

    Makes me want to either root the phone our just sell it and get an old flip phone.

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    I did find the DT Ignite a few months ago when setting up and deleting what I didn't want. I turned that off.
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    01-24-2015 02:51 PM
  7. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    It's just Google spying on everyone and nobody knows it.
    01-24-2015 03:25 PM
  8. BrockS.'s Avatar
    Root your phone assuming you are on a carrier where that is possible. I just looked this up in settings, then opened up Titanium Back up, backed it up, then froze it. I will keep an eye out to see if anything I use regularly has been affected by it being disabled.

    posted from an undisclosed device
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    01-24-2015 03:49 PM
  9. Trigati's Avatar
    It's just Google spying on everyone and nobody knows it.
    Just in time for the tin foil hat business I was starting.. Excellent.
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    01-24-2015 10:12 PM
  10. beh's Avatar
    Just in time for the tin foil hat business I was starting.. Excellent.
    I suspect you mean aluminum foil as tin foil hasn't been available to the public for many decades. But I do love a good laugh about yet another conspiracy theory LOL
    01-25-2015 12:52 AM
  11. palandri's Avatar
    It's just Google spying on everyone and nobody knows it.
    It's not Google because none of these applications are on my Nexus 5 running pure lollipop 5.0.1
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    01-25-2015 09:08 AM
  12. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Just this morning I woke up with 4 new apps installed on my phone without my knowledge. Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Uber and Clean Master.

    What can I do to prevent this? It must have been this thread.
    01-25-2015 09:59 AM
  13. worwig's Avatar
    Disable DT Ignite.
    That app is a back door that the carriers can use to install any app without permission. They use it to install apps so they get a kickback from vendors.

    Where can I get one of those tin foil hats. I prefer tin, the new aluminum ones don't work as well.
    01-25-2015 10:16 AM
  14. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    What were the last apps you installed?
    01-25-2015 10:17 AM
  15. worwig's Avatar
    Disable DT Ignite.
    That app is a back door for the phone provider to let them sneak in apps without you knowing.
    01-25-2015 10:19 AM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Disable DT Ignite.
    That app is a back door for the phone provider to let them sneak in apps without you knowing.
    I believe that I do have it disabled. I'll have to check it again.

    I have not installed any new apps in quite some time.
    01-25-2015 10:26 AM
  17. mayconvert's Avatar
    All of those apps will be there even if you do a factory reset.
    I saw them and also did a factory reset and they come right back.

    That DT Ignite needs to be disabled as well. It allows carriers to install anything they want.
    DT Ignite installs cookie jam, pandapop, etc delete / disable all those.

    This has been one of my complaints about the samsung line of phones. They do crap like this more than Any other vendor.
    You can't get rid of any of it unless you root and freeze or whatever. (I don't root, so I don't understand how to explain it)
    01-25-2015 10:40 AM
  18. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Disable DT Ignite.
    That app is a back door that the carriers can use to install any app without permission. They use it to install apps so they get a kickback from vendors.

    Where can I get one of those tin foil hats. I prefer tin, the new aluminum ones don't work as well.
    Insane! As much as the Note 4/Edge costs, this should definitely be an option!
    01-25-2015 11:06 AM
  19. BaMaDuDe87's Avatar
    When did you get the phone?
    01-25-2015 11:33 AM
  20. beh's Avatar
    Insane! As much as the Note 4/Edge costs, this should definitely be an option!
    They were optional for me. They are "gifts" from Samsung for purchasing the phone and DT Ignite does install them, but once I deleted them they have not come back and I have not "turned off" DT Ignite. If you don't want to use DT Ignite simply "turn it off" in Application Manager, clear the phone's cache, and you are good to go.
    You can also go into the APP STORE under My Apps and remove the unwanted apps from your list. Without an app on your personal list it shouldn't ever be automatically re-installed.
    01-25-2015 11:54 AM
  21. sienna4498's Avatar
    Yes I've seen this on my note4
    01-25-2015 12:22 PM
  22. palandri's Avatar
    If I had a Note 4 I would take this issue up with the FCC because a common lay person wouldn't know how to turn it off and from what I've read it allows the carrier to install whatever they want without your knowledge for a kickback.
    01-25-2015 12:56 PM
  23. ChemMan's Avatar
    It's just Google spying on everyone and EVERYbody knows it.
    FIFY. lol
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    01-25-2015 03:16 PM
  24. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    umm...I don't have any of that stuff. :-D
    01-25-2015 04:39 PM
  25. Trigati's Avatar
    Insane! As much as the Note 4/Edge costs, this should definitely be an option!
    They were optional for me. They are "gifts" from Samsung for purchasing the phone and DT Ignite does install them, but once I deleted them they have not come back and I have not "turned off" DT Ignite. If you don't want to use DT Ignite simply "turn it off" in Application Manager, clear the phone's cache, and you are good to go.
    You can also go into the APP STORE under My Apps and remove the unwanted apps from your list. Without an app on your personal list it shouldn't ever be automatically re-installed.
    If I had a Note 4 I would take this issue up with the FCC because a common lay person wouldn't know how to turn it off and from what I've read it allows the carrier to install whatever they want without your knowledge for a kickback.
    Let's actually put the blame where it belongs. It's not Samsung that's putting these apps on the phone, it's the Carriers. I'm on Sprint and I don't have DT Ignite, whereas we know at least T-Mobile phones do (no idea about AT&T or Verizon). While it may be 'fun' or 'cool' to blame Samsung for everything (and they do deserve some of it *coughTouchWizcough*), in this case, complaining about and to the party or parties actually at fault would be best.

    This is one of those cases where having the Carriers able to stick their fingers in the Android pie definitely doesn't work best for the customer. It's much less of an issue on iOS phones, because Apple doesn't really let the carriers (or anyone really) do anywhere near as much with the operating system as a whole. With Android being so open, not only do many manufacturers feel the need to muck around with stock Android, but then the carriers are able to add their own junk on top.
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    01-25-2015 04:54 PM
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