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Sprint Updates Epic 4G Removes Carrier IQ

Sprint has quietly updated the firmware for the Epic 4G to Gingerbread 2.3.6 EL30. Since the last update seemed to cause more crashes, I’m hoping some of those bugs have been fixed. Also, when you get a call, the choices displayed looks different.

But really the only thing of importance is Sprint has decided to remove Carrier IQ, which is a marketing tool embedded code that basically keeps track of everything that you do on your phone, including your location. There was a big stink about it when it was revealed that many Nokia, Android, BlackBerry and even the iPhone had this “secret” code running that was tracking everything on your phone.

So now I can go back to going to strip clubs without Sprint knowing about it.