Latest HTC EVO 3D update removes Carrier IQ

Latest HTC EVO 3D update removes Carrier IQ
If you have purchased Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D, along with an Android smartphone with 3D capabilities, you’ve gotten a little surprise - Carrier IQ’s software preloaded on your device. If you don’t remember what Carrier IQ is - we should remind you about the huge scandal that blew up a couple of weeks ago with pre-loaded keylogging software on devices.

Good news is that the latest HTC EVO 3D maintenance update gets rid of that. The HTC IQAgent and IQRD are now no longer listed as active processes in the device, and you can see this yourself on the screenshots below.

If you haven’t yet updated to the latest version, make sure to head on to Settings -> About phone -> Software udate and get it. 

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Oh ok. So i got to tell my friend this becasue he is not all that Tech Savy. Oh yeah I have a question. Is this phone powerful enough to run Shadowgun?

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

not as well as a Photon, really not as well as a Galaxy Nexus (which if you're on Sprint or are interested in being on Sprint you really need to wait for) and not nearly as well as an Epic 4G Touch.

4. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I can vouch for it, but wait for the Galaxy Nexus. Sprint is dropping its wimax 4g like its scalding hot. And on top of that (or should I say not on it) is HTC's skin. Also, significantly better screen/processor/camera. Only reason to get the Evo is if you want the capative buttons or 3D, which are both useless IMO. And, if you wait long enough, you could snag a Evo 2 or if for some reason they're amazing the Galaxy S3/iPhone 5

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

what is this EVO 2 you speak of?

7. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Well, we had an Evo 4G, then an Evo 3D, so if the trend continues there should be an Evo 2(some letter) out this summer

2. ECPirate37

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

On my EVO 3D it is Settings --> System Updates --> HTC Software update, not Settings --> About Phone --> Software Update. I hope this helps.

6. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I played ShadowGun on this phone "HTC Evo 3D" without any hickups. It's nice to have an extra 3D feature. 3D movies and photos on this phone are amazing.


Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 01, 2009

shadowgun runs no problem on the 3d. i tried the photon and the sgs2. and your right why wouldnt u want to have 3d as a extra its so cool to watch a 3d movie when you want to. i love my evo3d. i wouldnt own any samsung product ever again unless they fdix there major gps issues!!!

8. tiberius183

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I also notice an improvement in performance. Nice.

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