Sprint installing bloatware on BlackBerry KEYone phones, re-installs apps if they are deleted

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

Carrier bloatware is always annoying, but Sprint just upped the ante. Sprint is currently the only US carrier selling the KEYone, the latest BlackBerry-branded device manufactured by TCL. Owners of the Sprint KEYone are reporting a huge amount of apps being automatically installed, and they can’t be disabled or removed.

The SprintID installing apps on a KEYone (image source)

On the affected devices, the SprintID system app checks if a collection of bloatware apps are installed, and downloads them if they are not found. Some of these include Amazon, Audible, Facebook Messenger, and Lookout. Some of these can be disabled, while others can’t. But even if they can be uninstalled/hidden, it’s only a temporary fix. The SprintID app checks the device periodically, and re-installs any missing apps (or enables them if they have been disabled). Not cool, Sprint.

We have reached out to TCL and Sprint for comment, but have not received a reply yet (we’ll update this post when we do). Given that some Sprint KEYone owners have reported not seeing this, it may in fact be a bug with the SprintID app. I sincerely hope that’s the case, because if not, Sprint may take the crown for worst carrier when it comes to bloatware.

  • Source:
  • Reddit,
  • CrackBerry Forums (1,
  • 2)
Related  WhatsApp lives to die another day on the Blackberry 10 platform as WhatsApp extends support for BB devices yet again

Source link

قالب وردپرس

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

Leave A Reply