What is known about the Carrier IQ Software and Android handsets? I see a similar icon as shown on the Carrier IQ app next to an app called "Contact Data" and another called "Contact Sync". Does my phone come with Carrier IQ?
On your phone's home launcher, go to menu --> settings --> applications and look for anything that contains "Carrier IQ", "IQ", or possibly "com.carrieriq.iqagent"
If you are rooted, it appears that this app will check and see if it exists on your phone. The paid license key will also let you remove it from your phone. This app was made by Trevor Eckhart, the person who discovered this "vulnerability."
Also: if you are rooted and running a custom OS, such as CyanogenMod, you should have no worries about Carrier IQ. Carrier IQ is bundled by the manufacturer/carrier and shouldn't be included in a ROM such as CyanogenMod as long as it is built from the AOSP and is not a derivation of a manufactuer's ROM.
The people who make Lookout now have Carrier IQ Detector available in the Market.
Note: It just detects it. It does not offer any tools to remove it (for which you would need root anyway).
Verizon claims that their phones are Carrier IQ-free.
Here's a solution from the Lookout Forums. This solution uses an App from the Android App Market, and is easier to install then the "Logging Test App". The Logging Test App doesn't work on my phone (Samsung Intercept).
- Install Any Cut from the Android App Market. "Any Cut allows you to create Home shortcuts to anything!"
- Go to "Activities". This will create a list of possible shortcuts on your system. It might take a minute for the list to appear.
- Look for apps named 'IQRD' and/or 'IQAgent'.