myXperia update (0.0.A.0.71) addresses Baidu ‘spygate’ concerns

by XB on 4th November 2014

in Applications, Problems


2014-11-04 09.00.08Sony has updated the myXperia application moving it from build number 0.0.A.0.62 to 0.0.A.0.71. According to Sony, the latest update enhances the user experience and provides software performance improvements. However, it’s probably a fair assumption to conclude that the latest update fixes the Baidu ‘spygate’ issue that we reported on last week.

Sony had already confirmed that an update to myXperia would be rolling very soon so that only Mainland China Xperia phones would continue to ping the Baidu Push Notification framework. If you’ve downloaded the update let us know if the “Baidu” folder creation still exists.

2014-11-04 09.00.08

Thanks to all that sent this in!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    updated….still there this son of a BITCH!!

  • DBS

    Still no update on the UK Z3C

  • Arian Rivers

    I think Whereismydroid is better app than myxperia.

  • Revanth

    Any one apk link Please??

  • Revanth

    can you share the apk?

  • Razvan

    I have Z3C from Ro but still no update till now….

  • Razvan

    Funny thing is that i have installed version 0.0.A.0.63 and not 0.0.A.0.62 like mentioned in the post :)

  • Den

    Update and no folder name “baidu”

  • Kabuto Kouji

    bro i wish i could but i just got that OTA..so i dont have the .apk file

  • Revanth

    Could you share the apk

  • Revanth

    k bro someone might post it any time soon

  • SK

    Check if you have some other apps like ES file explorer and few more. I cant remember the list. myxperia isnt the only 1 that creates baidu

  • Gust

    This for you :

    http://po.st/myXperia71 | my Xperia_0.0.A.0.71.apk

  • Revanth

    its not ES file explorer i checked it by blocking myxperia and installing Esfile explorer.

  • Revanth

    Thanks Bro and no baidu folder created after this one (Xperia ZL Kitkat 283)

  • Alvin

    you just need delete baidu folder after that they gone

  • Dan

    This update has brought me the folder “Baidu”. before did not. now if

  • rubinaish

    I installed the apk manually on my Z running 4.4.4, since the OTA update had not appeared yet. I deleted the folder, and it doesn’t reappear anymore.

  • Sean

    Same here!

  • Sean

    But you can not remove it on unrooted phones.

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  • hopeful

    Baidu is now gone on my Xperia ZL, but I still cannot disable or delete the MyXperia app iteself. Come on, Sony. You only solved half the problem. You can do better.

  • Leo

    u guys accept data share to Google, but not to Baidu. Interesting.
    There is a baidu folder, though, it bites u?

  • Amit

    Thanks Gust … yes Baidu is gone …

  • fribse

    My Baidu folder has not yet been recreated after the update, and being deleted by me, so fingers crossed.

  • Marlish

    Plot twist: The pining to chinese servers still takes place eventhough you delete the folder

    have a good day :)

  • ???????? ???????

    Ok, done on my ZL, v4.4.4. The folder baidu dissappeared (after deleting myself). And learn more and finding more surprises

  • lasttodie

    Update over OTA works GREAT, no lagg in camera app, everything works great. Thanxx Sony. You MAKE me BELIEVE

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  • David Chow

    My M2 18.3.C.0.37 with Android 4.4.2, it is running myXperia 0.0.A.0.55 has the folder Baidu with two sub-folder and 2 files in baidu/pushservice/database. After upgrade 0.0.A.71, those files and folders are still persistent. I deleted those manually.

    My Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 with Android 4.4.2, it is running myXperia 0.0.A.0.55 hasn’t those folders and files.

    I’m still considering upgrade or not.

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    I could see the “baidu” folder still in the phone filesystem. I deleted it just as usual and it does not seem to reappear.!

  • come2

    Baidu folder is gone! Well done! :)

  • John Tu

    I’m using a Chinese version Sony Xperia Z2. And every update is late at least two months. Guess that the update of Android L have to wait till middle 2015.

  • mike

    I own a zperia zr and im here in the philippines.. And after i updated myxperia. The baidu folder is gone..

  • Tenetan

    Mine now actually connect to a server in the US instead of China, not that it makes much of a difference in the long run.

  • tknkg

    you know, really, just because a folder is gone…

  • tknkg

    so, I’ve heard that argument, I interpret it like this:
    if you’ve had a thief rob you you should let all thieves from then on…

    while my voice may have little power against Google (whose privacy malpractice still needs to be proven) what power do you think it has against Baidu?

    A country who doesn’t give a about it’s own citizens privacy/rights – do you think it’s going to care about foreigners? (well, regardless of this little rant, I still have high hopes for them)

  • jnorris

    Would disabling background data for the app solve the problem?

  • jnorris

    I think id rather beijing had my data than gooogle! lol

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