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[Q & A] Analytics.apk. What's the purpose of this file?

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18:43, Nov-15-2015 | From PC
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The Analytics process that always is in background  leaves an Analytics.apk (65kb more or less) in com.miui.analytics/cache inside "Android" folder. Do you know what's the purpose of this file? Can I safely remove it?
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19:22, Sep-19-2016 | From PC
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castelzoid replied at 2016-9-18 16:33
Clear official explanation needed

and solution too!!

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00:16, Sep-17-2016 | From PC
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This post was edited by JagoaNeon at 00:17, Sep-17-2016

Here's official statement from XiaoMi.

Official Statement From Xiaomi

A Xiaomi spokesperson has reached out The Hacker News with an official statement for the claims made by Thijs Broenink about a backdoor that let hackers, as well as Xiaomi itself, to secretly install any application on the millions of affected devices, saying:

    "AnalyticsCore is a built-in MIUI system component that is used by MIUI components for the purpose of data analysis to help improve user experience, such as MIUI Error Analytics."

Although the company did not deny or comment anything about its ability to automatically install any app onto your device in the background without your interaction, the spokesperson has clarified that hackers would not be able to exploit this "self-upgrade" feature.

    "As a security measure, MIUI checks the signature of the Analytics.apk app during installation or upgrade to ensure that only the APK with the official and correct signature will be installed," the representative added.

    "Any APK without an official signature will fail to install. As AnalyticsCore is key to ensuring better user experience, it supports a self-upgrade feature. Starting from MIUI V7.3 released in April/May, HTTPS was enabled to further secure data transfer, to prevent any man-in-the-middle attacks."


for full article you may follow this link:

http://thehackernews.com/2016/09/xiaomi-android-backdoor.html

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03:13, Nov-28-2015 | From PC
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I too have same question. Can anybody tel us what it does? and when it got installed since its not preinstalled I gues..
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03:13, Nov-28-2015 | From PC
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If you do find, then plz do let me know..

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03:31, Nov-28-2015 | Via mobile
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i think some ads?? dont know exactly either..

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04:16, Dec-19-2015 | Via mobile
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@moderator, please tell us what is this analytics app, is it safe to remove??

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20:28, Dec-29-2015 | From PC
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I removed the file. But it came back again.

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11:48, Jan-10-2016 | Via mobile
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i hv same problem too

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14:13, Jan-10-2016 | From PC
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I am not sure but I think it processes system count such as uptime,  how many times a app has been opened?  And etc

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06:55, Jan-21-2016 | From PC
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I have to dig it out.
What is this app doing and why when you delete it , system do not boot?
Working all the time and for unknown reason now it's important to work, before there was no problem after delete.

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 Author| 08:51, Jan-21-2016 | From PC
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Addamas replied at 2016-1-21 06:55
I have to dig it out.
What is this app doing and why when you delete it , system do not boot?
Workin ...

Pretty obscure app indeed.

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