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I bought a Huawei Ascend P1 and installed some apps. But for the past 3-4 days, I see an alert that an SMS has been sent and 1.50 INR has been deducted. How will it unlock and send an SMS? I found from my mobile carrier that the SMS was sent to the same number. The following apps have the SEND_SMS permission, but I am confused because most of them are system apps a few like Whatsapp & True Caller are trusted.

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I really don't understand what going on as I see that the questions related this topic seem different.

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"Rayman Jungle Run" looks suspicious. –  Flow Sep 10 '13 at 17:45
Rayman doesn't have SMS permission from the play store. Did you get a fake copy, or did you sideload an illegal one? That would be my first guess on it. –  RossC Sep 11 '13 at 14:01

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The list of apps in your screenshot includes "Rayman Jungle Run". This doesn't have any reason to send SMS messages, and the genuine game listed on Google Play doesn't require that permission.

It seems likely that you've been taken in by a fake or trojan that pretends to be the game you wanted, but in fact sends SMS to premium numbers behind your back, to make money. This is commonplace if you try to download commercial games from game piracy sites. There are also sometimes quite convincing fakes on Google Play.

Uninstall the app immediately. If the messages stop, and you're convinced that was the culprit, you should report it to the site you downloaded it from. If you downloaded it from Google Play, then you can report it directly within the Play Store app, and Google will remove it.

If your country has a government agency responsible for policing premium phone and SMS services, you should report the app and the number it sent messages to to that agency. They'll want to know that the SMS number has been used for fraudulent purposes, and may be able to shut down the company that originated the scam.

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Thankyou so much for your answer I'llcheck it.. but for my problem I got solution please see my answer. –  user41165 Sep 11 '13 at 4:03

I was working really hard with that thing & figure out the problematical app.. I am sure that all Huawei Mobile Owner Geting help from my answer.

As I figure out & search / trace that number from where SMS was send I got that is Huawei Sever number.. It will work like this -> When you first time enter SIM card it will auto send SMS that number for warranty period start.. But with me I am facing network issues so.. whenever my network disconnect & reestablish it will sens SMS.. every time it happens.. I only not figure out its one time process so why it will sent SMS every time?.. Anyways there is app in my list called "com.android.huawei.gpms" which is responsible for this activity so simply I Go to -> Settings -> Apps -> All -> com.android.huawei.gpms & Disable it.. & that weired problem was solved for now. I had also update app's pic herewith so other can get help with it. enter image description here

I really hope that other Huawei Owner with same problem can get help with it. Now that is only one query left is why that app every time sent SMS when network establish & I am working on it.. If anyone figure out then please let me know.. Thank you so much all people.. You all are very quick.

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It is not a any app or virus, It is defect of Huawei software, you need to install fix available at Huawei support->Download site "Auto Sms Fixed Software" http://www.huaweidevice.co.in/Support/Downloads/

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As @saurin said, it is due to a bug, and they released update.

Here is snapshot of reply email from Huawei with instructions.

Reply email from Huawei

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Glad it is fixed. Please mark your or @saurin's solution as answer. –  k1chy Mar 10 '14 at 11:08

I too have the same problem in my Huawei U8300 Ideos Chat Handset !

Recently this Mobile has started giving problem and getting freeze in home screen showing calender. It is also sending SMS automatically at Night although that SMS doesn't show in sent-Log. Just in the Morning I get notice that INR 1 has been deducted for an SMS.

I had factory RESET it and even upgraded it with their given file in their website i.e. http://www.huaweidevice.co.in/Support/Downloads/

But even after that This problem is not solved ! Finding no way I also approached to their "Uttam Nagar, Delhi Service Centre" but keeping this Handset for long 7 days they returned it in UNSOLVED Condition They ( Service Centre ) claimed that they had make it ok.... but while delivering this handset there was no battery backup in it and returning home I found that the same problem of Handing and Auto SMS didn't solved !

After Factory Reset, I have not installed any further softwares in it and keeps it away from Internet access...Then too this problem persists !

Any Idea - What to do further ?

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