9 votes

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

6 comments

  1. [3]
    ruspaceni Link
    Now they just need to do that for all the other phones they pre-install on

    Now they just need to do that for all the other phones they pre-install on

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      IAmIndeedYou Link Parent
      At least make it possible to delete the damned app

      At least make it possible to delete the damned app

      6 votes
      1. Keegan Link Parent
        You can delete any system app via ADB, but the app comes back after a device reset. pm list packages | grep '<OEM/Carrier/App Name>' then find the package for the app to uninstall, and type pm...

        You can delete any system app via ADB, but the app comes back after a device reset.

        pm list packages | grep '<OEM/Carrier/App Name>'
        then find the package for the app to uninstall, and type
        pm uninstall -k --user 0 <name of package>

        Here's better instructions from XDA: Link

        You don't even need root for this.

        5 votes
  2. [3]
    Nep Link
    facebook is all concerned for privacy all of a sudden... weird. I think its a marketing ploy.

    facebook is all concerned for privacy all of a sudden... weird.

    I think its a marketing ploy.

    1. [2]
      Deimos Link Parent
      This doesn't have anything to do with privacy, it's government sanctions:

      This doesn't have anything to do with privacy, it's government sanctions:

      In May, Washington banned U.S. companies from supplying technology to Huawei, part of a long-running campaign against the company.

      2 votes
      1. Nep Link Parent
        yes I know, just that other companies haven't necessarily done this as of now, so it must be to lead their users to believe they're privacy focused.

        yes I know, just that other companies haven't necessarily done this as of now, so it must be to lead their users to believe they're privacy focused.