7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2014 1:48 AM by Pietro Francesco Maggi

    App Burn-in

    Mark Nongkhlaw

      My hTC Mini HD (WM-based) has certain apps, pictures etc. which never go away even if the device is reset to factory settings. Looks like these apps, pictures etc. were "burned-in" at factory.

       

      Is there any way we can similarly "burn-in" Rho apps? What are the requirements for this to happen?

        • Re: App Burn-in

          The way that consumer phone companies get apps "Burned-In" like this, is by creating their own version of the Android ROM. As far as I know, they buy the rights to do so from Google, take the base Android and add their own "features" to it, then ship the device with their version of the ROM.

           

          It's not something that is easily done.

          • Re: App Burn-in
            Kevin Lollock

            Yeah - Mike's pretty much right-on. Typically (with deployments in large scale organizations) a mobile device management solution is used to manage not only the device but also the applications installed on a device. MDM solutions like SOTI or Airwatch can be used to enroll mobile devices to their control and use tools to load apps to the managed devices.

              • Re: App Burn-in
                Mark Nongkhlaw

                I agree, Kevin, but the device I mentioned is a consumer device with consumer-facing apps burned-in. Yes, it has HTC Sense, but I don't think that has anything to do with it. I guess its what Michael pointed out-they cooked up a custom ROM, albeit a WM ROM in this case.