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GPIO switch

  1. paul_wigfield
    Gingerbread Aug 19, 2017

    paul_wigfield , Aug 19, 2017 :
    This was reported as being harmful by Google, and told to remove it? Anyone know what it is?

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    Edit by Community Manager: #75

    @paul_wigfield Thanks for the heads-up.

    The GPIO Switch itself is a tool for device production, it won't be harmful. Our product team is aware of this feedback, and they're investigating the cause of this alarm message from Google. We don't have a conclusion yet, but we'll keep your all posted.

    Have a good day.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2017

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  2. flavio_montagner
    Donut Aug 19, 2017


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  3. mariorm68
    Eclair Aug 19, 2017


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  4. mariorm68
    Eclair Aug 19, 2017


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  5. emeron
    Eclair Aug 19, 2017

    emeron , Aug 19, 2017 :
    I've just received the same notification from Play Protect. What the heck is this? Should I let Play Protect disable it?

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  6. srs_thewrongguy
    Honeycomb Aug 19, 2017


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  7. paul_wigfield
    Gingerbread Aug 19, 2017


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  8. Astewart
    Donut Aug 19, 2017

    Astewart , Aug 19, 2017 :
    Same here, this alert from Play Protect came up on my wife's OP3 today. I decided to allow it to be uninstalled and it doesn't seem to have lost any functionality as far as I can find. I have switched the phone off and on again (I work in IT) and it still seems fine.
     

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  9. BillyHunt
    Cupcake Aug 19, 2017


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  10. SatriaPr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 19, 2017


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  11. l3g1oN
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 19, 2017


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  12. h45h74x
    Donut Aug 19, 2017

    h45h74x , Aug 19, 2017 :
    I guess the GPIO Switch app has something to do with the hardware volume switch of the OnePlus. Maybe some drivers or something, but it definitely is a system app and I think someone made a mistake to whitelist it or something like that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     

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  13. Oddy_46
    Cupcake Aug 19, 2017


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  14. G_Rajun_Doal_Ieis
    Honeycomb Aug 19, 2017

    G_Rajun_Doal_Ieis , Aug 19, 2017 :
    same here, I literally for that message couple of mins ago and of course uninstalled it as it was "harmful" does anyone know what it really is tho?
     

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  15. PTuT
    Jelly Bean Aug 19, 2017


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  16. ruff1003
    Cupcake Aug 19, 2017

    ruff1003 , Aug 19, 2017 :
    I accidentally pressed the message away and now I don't know how uninstall it or how to get Google protect to show me the message again or rescan the phone.

    Any ideas?
     

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  17. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Aug 19, 2017

    Dresa91 , Aug 19, 2017 :
    Go to settings->apps and click Show system apps and search it.click deactivate
     

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  18. rlamim
    Donut Aug 19, 2017

    rlamim , Aug 19, 2017 :
    "General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins provide a programmable interface to read the state of a binary input device (such as a pushbutton switch) or control the on/off state of a binary output device (such as an LED)."

    I think your are right. But if we uninstall it, our volume button still works? Anyone?
     

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  19. JoniS
    Gingerbread Aug 19, 2017

    JoniS , Aug 19, 2017 :
    It might be related to anything honestly, almost every single "pin"(those tiny legs in the processor) are General purpose I/O's so disabling it might affect anything and i mean anything.

    i guess one could disable it and do extensive testing to see what is not working anymore.

    E: i manually disabled it since my phone don't cry about it, buttons still work fine.
     

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  20. MarkusRanz
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 19, 2017

    MarkusRanz , Aug 19, 2017 :
    Would be nice if some oneplus technical guy would explain what to do...
    Has anyone opened a ticket for this?
     

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