We noticed an app on the Google Play Store app named “Device Lock Controller”
Device Lock Controller enables device management for credit providers. Your loan provider can remotely restrict access to your device if you don’t make payments on time. If your device is restricted, basic functionality, such as emergency calling and access to settings, will still be available but it can monitor and manage your applications data associated with your device, including settings, permissions, corporate access, network activity and device location information.
The application utilizes Android’s Device Admin Service API or Security Plugin to remotely control your android device usefulness. This is the very API that different companies use to control how their staff can manage their work phones. Organizations that gives telephones to their workers ordinarily control the applications that utilization this API, so it’s basically impossible to uninstall or deactivate them.
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Probably, loan firms (creditors), like a bank or other monetary organization, can control Google’s Device Lock Controller application prior to giving loan or mobile phone to their customers with the aim of paying install-mentally, and assuming that the customer can’t make an installment, they can remotely keep them out of their mobile phone be restricting most of the useful apps on the device.
My reasoning on this app are very different, but mostly negative. I understand that the loan companies like easybuy, palmpay ok, Creditme, Fairmoney, Quickcheck etc are taking a risk when providing loans, but I think it’s rather counterproductive to disable access to most functionality of the phone.
That mobile phone is the main computing device for most of people, especially for those who can not afford a Personal Computer and in-home Internet. So, the Device Lock Controller app still lets you place and receive phone calls, but so much business is conducted over the Internet these days that it’s really important to stay connected. The fingerpring on the smart phone will be cancelled, most businesses are on whatsapp and this app will be locked if you dont make your payment on time.
Perhaps to somebody else they may. I guarantee they don’t push anything to mine because I use LineageOS /e/ fork with Micro G – No Google apps or services can run on my phone. My location services, sensor drivers and proprietary blobs are all handled by Google alternative apps and services. Many people with privacy concerns are turning to this setup as an alternative to a Google based Android build. Based on your username, Root, I am assuming you are familiar with this.
I read on it daily. I’m an active maintainer for the Micro G dev.team as well as the LineageOS /e/ fork You should read my original statement on this. Running Google-free is a three-tier Android overlay build.
The entire setup runs the /e/ fork of Lineage 16.0 WITH MICRO G. I build these ROMs using the latest upstream source code. So I read on it every day of the week. I’m running this ROM on my daily driver and my Nexus 9 table. It’s Google-free. If you’d like to learn more on this, come join us at XDA.
I’m an active maintainer for Micro G. We can talk some Linux coding all day long. You’re speaking my language. I maintain for the Nexus 6, Moto G7 Power, and the Moto G4 (Athene model xt1625).. But, again if you would like to learn more on this, use the device search option on XDA for the three devices I maintain. Be glad to have you.
There are absolutely no Google services, apps or processes. It is 100% Google free. And MicroG isn’t an app or process per se.. It’s an entire code-based framework which serves as an overlay core for the base Android OS — again, in this case LineageOS /e/ fork 16.0 (Android 9 Pie). And with the “want a cookie” stuff, I take it in all good humor. I mean you no disrespect, and I feel no disrespect from you.
It is useless to say someone will provide more privacy when not even him know which libraries are connected:
“It is a powerful tool to reclaim your privacy and freedom while enjoying Android core features (although apps you use that take advantage of it may still be using proprietary libraries to communicate with microG, just as they do when communicating with the actual Google Play Services).”
Micro G will never be a replacement to Google Play Services, it is just a reverse engineering who connect to the same libraries just have 20% cover and make a security hole in android , nothing more nothing less.
I support open source not reverse engineering.