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[closed] Mkey - what is this app about?

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Those with this app, how did you update?

Poll closed Feb 1, 2018.
  1. Normal OTA notification

    9.1%
  2. Oxygen updater

    9.1%
  3. VPN - Post in thread which one and which country

    81.8%
  4. Zip - stock recovery

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Zip - TWRP or other custom recovery

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018

    Darshil_Raichura , Jan 31, 2018 :
    EDIT BY ADAM KRISKO:

    The Mkey APK is a font resource that was provided officially for India for local font compatibility needs. This can be uninstalled by users if not needed or wanted, but we are required to provide it.


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    After I updated my phone to 5.0.2 this app was pre installed
    what is it for?

    EDIT : Anyone having this app please provide the apk of the same in comment by using apk extractor before uninstalling it.
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  2. Adam Krisko
    KitKat Community Expert Feb 1, 2018

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    Adam Krisko , Feb 1, 2018 :
    Hey all,

    The Mkey APK is a font resource that was provided officially for India for local font compatibility needs. This can be uninstalled by users if not needed or wanted, but we are required to provide it.

    I will edit the main update thread also.
     

  3. SoniaB
    Nougat Senior Moderator Feb 1, 2018

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    SoniaB , Feb 1, 2018 :
    UPDATE:

    So I am compiling a list of questions to put to admins regarding this. I have gone through the thread and noted the below:

    Admin response:
    The Mkey APK is a font resource that was provided officially for India for local font compatibility needs.
    This can be uninstalled by users if not needed or wanted, but we are required to provide it.


    Community Questions:
    1) what does this app do? Is it just another sms app? Or a keyboard app? What is its function?

    2) why does it need every single permission?

    3) Why did oneplus roll this out to so many users with no proper description, no communication about it and with no consent?
    Why it wasn't mentioned in the changelog in the first place ?

    4) Who required OnePlus to provide it then?

    5) Why just some (and not all) of the Indian users are provided with it?

    6) Whats the necessity?

    7) How secure is this app?

    8) What is the privacy policy of this app? And where can we find it?

    9) What information doesn it share with external parties? Is it just anonymous information that is shared?
    Or personally identifiable information?

    10) What information does the app save on its own servers? What security compliances and certifications does the app have?

    11) Oneplus already have native support for all indian local languages fonts.
    There are already Indian local language native support in Oneplus device, than what was the need for this so called font resources app?
    Why this strange never before heard app chosen for this already available functionality?

    12) Are all OP devices being given this app in their updates? So far reports are just for OP5T, so why not OP5, OP3/3T and legacy devices if you are "required" to provide it?

    13) Why this had to be a non-playstore app if at all OP wished to bundle with the OS?


    anymore you want added, tag me please

    @Themurtuza @Darshil_Raichura et al.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018

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  4. jbc98b
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 31, 2018


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  5. Dr. Vijay Patil
    Eclair Jan 31, 2018


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  6. NeVeR_SeTTLe
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Jan 31, 2018


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  7. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jan 31, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Jan 31, 2018 :
    It doesn't seem to be connected to the update, it must have to do with something you installed.
     

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  8. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jan 31, 2018

    izzykasha , Jan 31, 2018 :
    you didn't get this from the OTA update

    edit : oh how I can be wrong lol, good to read these back sometimes
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018

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  9. Dr. Vijay Patil
    Eclair Jan 31, 2018

    Dr. Vijay Patil , Jan 31, 2018 :
    I have got it with OTA update
     

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  10. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jan 31, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Jan 31, 2018 :
    Only a 3 people reported it on the forums... So the likely scenario is that it's not related to the update, but to some other variable.

    EDIT: After a day, it's clear that the app is related to the update.
     
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  11. Dr. Vijay Patil
    Eclair Jan 31, 2018

    Dr. Vijay Patil , Jan 31, 2018 :
    U r nonsense. It seems u r right and all other r wrong.
     

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  12. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jan 31, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Jan 31, 2018 :
    I'm just using simple logic. Seems like it's too much for you, though.
     

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  13. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018


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  14. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018

    Darshil_Raichura , Jan 31, 2018 :
    that only i want to know due to which variable is it happening
     

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  15. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jan 31, 2018

    izzykasha , Jan 31, 2018 :
    no you didnt, I updated this morning and no trace of that app

    if it was in the OTA all would have got it

    so you installed it with something else I am sorry but you are wrong here
     

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  16. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018

    Darshil_Raichura , Jan 31, 2018 :


    izzykasha

    no you didnt, I updated this morning and no trace of that app

    if it was in the OTA all would have got it

    so you installed it with something else I am sorry but you are wrong here​


    but i didn't had this app installed
    and when i rebooted my phone for 5.0.2 it was pre installed
     

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  17. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jan 31, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Jan 31, 2018 :
    Long press the app icon, then press the "App info" button. Take a screenshot and share it with us.
     

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  18. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jan 31, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Jan 31, 2018 :
    That's correlation, not causality.

    "You got the app after you installed the update", which doesn't necessarily mean the same as "You got the app because you installed the update".
     

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  19. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018

    Darshil_Raichura , Jan 31, 2018 :
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  20. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jan 31, 2018


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  21. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018


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  22. CupcakeDefiler
    Honeycomb Jan 31, 2018

    CupcakeDefiler , Jan 31, 2018 :
    They won't because they most likely had nothing to do with it.
     

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