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2014-09-13 08:51 AM
The unknown folder baidu just refuses to go away. Even if I delete it, it comes back on the next restart. Also, when I delete the folder, it comes back after a few hours, if the wireless network or the mobile internet is on. The following is the structure of the folder:
baidu (date 21/01/1970 08:35:27) main folder on /mnt/sdcard
pushservice (same date & time as above)
one more folder with 2 SQLite databases in it
When I open the pushstat_4.1.db folder using sqlite, it shows a table named PushBehavior. This contains some records with fields such as MsgID, errorMsg, AppID, etc. which I do not understand wherefrom they came or what they do. But they do have the appID field filled in with values such as 110, 20, etc.
On further check after the factory reset, I find that all system folders and the baidu folder are also created with the date as 21/01/1970, which means this is coming from the stock firmware 4.4.4 upgrade that Sony has rolled out.
I will now attempt to repair the phone using PC Companion. If it still brings the baidu folder back, then I would suspect and issue as per this site http://www.foresafe.com/report/08141F3A91319A5A1DFAE32296DB8565 which is the only link I could find that had reference to pushstat_4.1.db.
Can Sony Mobile clarify how this folder came about? The xda_developer forum too has people with the similar mysterious baidu folder after the upgrade to 4.4.4.
Can anyone suggest how I can roll back to KitKat 4.4.2?
2014-09-13 06:07 PM
More update. I did Repair, but the folder just came back. It now has pushlappv2.db along with pushstat_4.1.db. Within baidu is another folder hybrid. This folder contains another folder lightappdb within which is lightapp_v4.db. Please let me know where these came from? Thanks in advance.
2014-09-14 03:27 AM
Perusing my Xperia tablet Z I found a folder called "baidu" on the internal storage. It rang a bell but I couldn't figure out why the name sounded familiar. Then it hit me. That is the name of the Chinese search giant - China's version of Google.
Within the baidu folder are two folders - "hybrid" and "push service". There were database files in there that had been recently updated.
I'm wondering if this has something to do with the MyXperia bdservice which cannot be disabled.
Frankly the idea of anything having to do with Baidu on my tablet is not something I'm comfortable with.
Sony? What is this "baidu" folder doing here?
PS - No I didn't side load any apps. The only apps on here are the same ones I have been using on my other androids for years and no "baidu" folder appears on my other droids.
2014-09-14 06:14 AM
2014-09-14 11:06 AM
You should be able to disable it from security settings.
2014-09-14 11:17 AM
Thanks. Going to Apps -> All -> Disable button is greyed out for my Xperia. So, from there, it cannot be disabled.
Next, in Security Settings, I have not activated it, but every time I connect to internet, either via wireless LAN or mobile internet, the my Xperia service starts and it recreates/updates unknown baidu folder.
Is there a way to stop my Xperia service from starting altogether?
Process is com.sonymobile.mx.android:bdservice_v1 for broadcast com.sonymobile.mx.android/com.baidu.android.pushservice.PushServiceReceiver
This is from the logcat of the firmware that Sony just rolled out for Xperia ZR 4.4.4.
Is there any way to disable this completely?
2014-09-14 11:19 AM
Go to device administrators and untick myxperia.
2014-09-14 01:31 PM
Thanks. I have done that a few hours back. Yet the baidu folder gets created whenever my Xperia process re-appears in the Running Apps list. I am now disabling Enterprise Services. Will let you know if that solved the problem.
2014-09-14 02:32 PM - edited 2014-09-14 02:34 PM
Ok,keep us updated.Strange folder though,seems like the Chinese competitor or version for Google.Maybe is one of your apps related.