How To Check If You Have Carrier IQ, Without Rooting Your Handset

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Yesterday we explained how to check for Carrier IQ if you have a rooted Android handset. But people have been busy: now you can download an app from the Android Market to check if you're clean.


While the Carrier IQ crap continues to hit the fan, François Simond (@supercurio) has swiftly developed a free app, Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector, for any Android device. It allows users to check if the Carrier IQ software is present on their phone — though it doesn't allows users to remove it (yet).

The software is literally hours old, so it's not 100 per cent perfect, but it's already available for download on the Android Market. Or, for the more adventurous, Simond has also uploaded the open source code to Github. So, if you're feeling uncomfortable about the situation, now you can check it out (easily) for yourself.

Keep following the rest of our Carrier IQ coverage here. [Android Market, Github via EndGadget]

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Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I don't think this works correctly. I was reading the reviews for this app on the Android Market and there wasn't a single person that had actually detected CarrierIQ using this app.