Reply to post: Re: What about Side-Loaded Apps?

Android clampdown on calls and texts access trashes bunch of apps

LewisRage

Re: What about Side-Loaded Apps?

Yes, absolutely. That's what Cerberus (mentioned in the article) are recommending to their subscribers to return the SMS functionality.

Sadly of course as more people get used to the idea of sideloading so the security profile of the device/os goes down with it as people start getting tricked into sideloading random shit that they have no way to trust, exactly what the closed app stores are supposed to be helping to avoid.

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