If you are looking for more reasons to hate Verizon, well here is one. Thanks to keen users of the Galaxy S7 on Reddit, it was discovered that US’ largest mobile carrier may have rolled out an OTA update compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7 that features a software that installs what is referred to a “carrier-approved Trojan horse”.
The software is known as DT Ignite and is primarily an app built with a purpose of installing third-party apps on your device even without you knowledge. The app has been previously used by the mobile network in the initial set up process of devices to install bloatware, although the app itself is capable of installing apps on its own at any time it pleases. What is considered even sneakier on the carrier’s part, is the fact that Verizon failed to mention anything about the app’s inclusion on the update’s changelog.
Fortunately, there is an option to uninstall whatever app is installed by DT Ignite from your phone. If you are asking yourself, why not just uninstall the DT Ignite app itself? Well, you can’t, unless you choose to root your device. But you can have it disabled to ensure it never torments your device in the future. To do this, go to Settings >> Apps then swipe to All tab. Scroll down till you find the DT Ignite app, select it and then tap the Disable button.
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Have you noticed the DT Ignite app on your Galaxy S7? What do you think of Verizon’s update including the bloatware? Let us know in the comments.
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