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Latest HTC EVO 3D update removes Carrier IQ

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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. 

Latest HTC EVO 3D update removes Carrier IQ
Latest HTC EVO 3D update removes Carrier IQ

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posted on 16 Jan 2012, 10:24

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 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?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:30

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 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.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:54

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 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

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:14

5. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

what is this EVO 2 you speak of?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 16:51

7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 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

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 10:31 2

2. ECPirate37 (Posts: 220; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

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

I hope this helps.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:24 2

6. MEeee (Posts: 366; Member since: 19 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 15:12

9. JEEPOFFROADV8 (Posts: 36; Member since: 01 Apr 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!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 23:58

8. tiberius183 (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

I also notice an improvement in performance. Nice.

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