Verizon does it again with DT Ignite.

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  1. Tonik

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    Not satisfied with putting web trackers on us all the time VZW has upped their game by putting an app on our phones whose sole purpose is to track us and install more apps. I bring you DT Ignite.

    Android bloatware alert DT Ignite automated app installer spotted on T-Mobile Verizon phones PCWorld

    Digital Turbine Ignite Now Available on Several Smartphones from Verizon Wireless - MarketWatch

    Report Verizon to Create Wireless Coalition Who Aims to Take on Google Play Apple App Store Updated Droid Life
     
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    I just saw an article about post-purchase OTA bloatware installs. It will be very interesting to see developers block this stuff.

    I haven't had a carrier branded device in a few years so I will be watching carefully.
     
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    It appears to be verizonignite on the vzw g3...you can disable it after you uninstall updates..
     
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    Yea, I have always had it disabled. I am getting really tired of this stuff from VZ.
     
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    Kind of why I stick with older Motorola phones when they owned them. I am glad so far I still have my unlimited data. Never going to update again.
     
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    Fortunately it's not on the S5. (Yet)

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    Ugh...and this is just going to give Android a bad name because carrier branding. Didn't they learn anything from all the outrage for...ah crap now I can't remember what it's called and I'm too lazy to Google it? But maybe you all know what I'm talking about. I think it was CallerID now that I think about it...Anyways, it caused a lot of outrage for this exact reason and this is just low. However, I've been hearing most of this stuff VZW will allow us to uninstall: Verizon may soon allow Android users to remove majority of its bloatware
     
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    Not on my g3. Most likely due to the fact that I did not take the last update and I'm rooted and will not take updates, I usually wait for a stock debloated rom to drop from a reliable developer

    Sent from my rooted Vzw LG G3 on a couch in Portland Oregon
     
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    Interesting. I didn't take the update either but I have it.
     
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    I wonder if it was preloaded or did they backdoor it via wifi or cellular data?
     
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    A little update.... I went into titanium backup and found it!! "dt ignite" is now froze!!

    Sent from my rooted Vzw LG G3 on a couch in Portland Oregon
     
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    It was preloaded. I rooted 10 minutes after I got it and it is on the list of stuff I froze. I keep a list of changes I make like that in case I need to back out.
     
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