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?


    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

  2. flavio_montagner
    Donut Aug 19, 2017

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  3. mariorm68
    Eclair Aug 19, 2017

  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?

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017

  6. srs_thewrongguy
    Honeycomb Aug 19, 2017

  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

  10. SatriaPr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 19, 2017

  11. l3g1oN
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 19, 2017

  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

  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?

  15. PTuT
    Jelly Bean Aug 19, 2017

  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?

  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.

  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?