Carrier IQ: How to remove the software from BlackBerrys


A BlackBerry handset is displayed in Washington on Dec. 15. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)
December 15, 2011

A senior executive at RIM has provided instructions on how to remove CarrierIQ software from its devices. The instructions are part of the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, under the general entry for removing third-party software. According to eWeek, the executive said that users would be able to remove the software just like any other third-party program. RIM said earlier this month that it does not install CarrierIQ software on its devices, and as part of its policy carriers are prohibited from installing it themselves — a policy that some carriers have apparently ignored. Check out the source link for the cure.

This article originally appeared on theverge.com as RIM provides instructions for removing CarrierIQ from BlackBerrys .

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