Lirum app - need ridiculous question answered please

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  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    The app can not do anything like that. Enjoy your Samsung chip!
     
  3. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay. I deleted the app after finding out my chip. So you're saying nothing has changed on my phone then?

    Thanks for the replies by the way.
     
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  5. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now I'm all paranoid about my phone being tampered with. I hate having OCD
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If you deleted the app you should be good. Unless your phone is acting differently there is no reason to worry. Apple does a good job vetting these apps to make sure there is nothing to harm you.

    Try to relax and enjoy your new phone.
     
  7. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you use it
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    No. My S+ works very well and I could care less what chip is running it.

    What do you think this app could possibly be doing to your phone?
     
  9. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It sounds crazy because it probably is crazy. My OCD which I struggle with very badly is telling me that when I installed the application it changed or tampered with my internal workings of my phone.

    For example since the Application is a bit buggy, I am fearful that when I installed it and used it to get the information of my device it erroneously change things and tampered with things.

    I appreciate your answers. I apologize for the stupidity, but it just something that I struggle with. I'm just trying to make sure that my device is OK and I didn't screw it up royally.
     
  10. CraigGB macrumors regular

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    try not to worry, apple has people employed just to check apps that are submitted on the store, there is a nearly no chance that it has done anything, I think there has been one instance of it happening in the entire history of the app store and I believe Apple jumped onto that and remotely erased any trace of it from anyone who had downloaded the app, the only reason you would have to worry is if you downloaded anything from outside the app store which you haven't :)

    once you delete it there is nothing left to have any effect on anything on you phone so even if you install a buggy app, once you remove it it's gone for good, and even if you somehow managed to install something dodgy it certainly wouldn't have any impact on the internal hardware.

    if none of this reassures you then just restore to a backup from before you installed the app and it will be like you never installed it :)

    but try to leave it as it is for a few days, with any OCD like symptoms the best way to deal with it is by not following it and after a few days your worries should fade away, it's by far the best way to cope with it :)
     
  11. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    The Lirum app does literally nothing other than read some information which iOS makes available (eg model number etc) and presents it to the user. It can't change anything and isn't designed to change anything on the phone.

    The only weird thing about Lirum is that it got picked up and widely publicised as *the* app to use to find out your chip type when actually what it does is nothing unique and there are a number of other apps, including some free and some which work better with the 6S, that present the exact same info.
     
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Contact a doctor instead of pondering over wether an app has magical abilities.
     
  13. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    Presumably he has contacted a doctor, since he's been diagnosed with OCD. Perhaps think before posting.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Like I said Apple makes sure that there is no harmful code in these apps. As many people who have downloaded and used it, if there were a problem it would be known by now. Thousands of people have used this app and no one has reported any problems and if their were it would be here.

    Just relax and use your phone for a while and try not to dwell on there being something wrong. You got a great phone so enjoy using it! Have a great week!
     
  15. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Apparently 10% of the users on this board has OCD according to themselves when you read threads - Doing a simple search on "OCD" shows this clearly, in case you are not a regular. In general, people have no clue what OCD means and throw it out left and right, when they have a minor obsession with something, so chances are OP does not have it. And since he actively obsesses over such a ridiculous detail tells me that he hasn't seen a doctor and sought help. He even points out he is a bit paranoid, which is something totally different than OCD, and again telling me he does not know what it is.

    So yeah, perhaps think before you post.
     
  16. CraigGB macrumors regular

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    you are correct with that, quite often what people describe as OCD on here is actually anal retentiveness, obsessing for perfection rather then actually being OCD which usually is illogical, for example someone who returns their phone because of minuscule defects is anal retentive, not OCD, OCD would be them returning the phone for the sake of returning the phone, a repeated cycle of behaviour without any real reason. unfortunately everyone uses OCD as some kind of banner diagnosis :)
     
  17. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the responses. I do appreciate them.

    I do have OCD and I am in treatment for it. I have regular doctors visits.

    This IS OCD as I am obsessing over something needlessly. I have no evidence, but my OCD is telling me that my phone is screwed up. My OCD is driving me to post this thread, do searches, and perform other various tasks...again, without any evidence. It uses my high anxiety as a gateway to get me to take action on my obsessions.

    It's hard to explain, but I do suffer with OCD. I have made great progress in fighting it, but there's still a lot of work to be done. It's a very difficult disorder and it has genuinely ruined a good chunk of my life that I will never get back.

    Anyhow, I do appreciate all of your thoughts and insight. Thanks everyone for the time to respond.
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    If you are that worried or concern, then simply do a DFU restore. Problem solved.
     
  19. doboy macrumors 68000

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    If you are worried about this app then you should be worried about all third party apps that you download because you can't be sure that they're not messing with your phone.
     
  20. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    There is nothing that software co do on your iPhone that is a permanent change.

    As someone who has used the Lirum app, I can tell you that it doesn't make any changes to your phone's hardware or configuration. It just reads data and tells you what it sees.

    That said, if it makes you feel better, backing up your iPhone and then doing a factory restore to wipe your phone will clear it of anything Lirum could've possibly changed, and restore your phone to factory defaults. From that point, you can either choose to restore from a backup, or set up as a new phone and re-add your apps and data manually. How you handle that is up to you, whatever you feel most comfortable doing.
     
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    People, here, will argue that point till the cows come home!
     
  23. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I find that putting on my tin foil hat while running lirum gives me both more accurate results and blocks any needless app tampering with my phone or mind. Also, I suggest standing in the southwestern-most point in your house while running the app and to stay there for five minutes after the app has been deleted.
     
  24. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I second that!
     
  25. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    That's okay. Everybody on the internet has OCD. I have it; I diagnosed it my own self.
     

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