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PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2018-12-30, 15:24 PM

Hi,

 

yet another notifications issue.

 

Since I did a factory reset and the 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update (see https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-Series-Vibe-B-Vibe-C/Lenovo-A5-L18021-Update-8-0-105-P1-181129-L8-ZN-LENOVO-L8-OE/m-p/4307974#M28684) i am getting annoying notifications.

 

They are shown in the notification bar (on top of display) as turquoise icons with a white circle and white upward arrows.

When expanding the notifications bar (pulling down) they basically show advertisements for insecure apps.

If swipe them to the right, I can open the relevant notification setting.

It shows that the notification is from "PatchSystem".

 

E.g.

Today I got one titled "Small tests".

When I click on it, my chrome app opens http://www.smalltests.com/?channel=50095, with advertisements for apps.

 

(notice no ssl).

 

Is this supposed to be a feature?

"PatchSystem" does not show up in the list of apps with notification access and in general does not show up in the list of installed apps.

 

Best

Marc

 

 

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-03, 14:46 PM

Hi Marc_,

 

This is odd. Can you test to see if you will still get these notifications while the phone is in safe mode? This will help determine if a third-party app is messing with your phone. To go into Safe Mode, press the physical power key, then press and hold the pop-up "Power off" key until the Safe Mode instructions pop up. Let me know how it goes.

 

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-03, 18:06 PM

Hi,

 

I rebooted into secure mode as you said, entered the PIN and logged in.

Then I put the phone aside and after around 40 mins I got another of these notifications.

This time:

 

"Fresh&Healthy" pointing to http://barbourcook.com/*channel=50095

 

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-04, 14:05 PM

Thanks for testing. Please go ahead do a factory data reset one more time. Please make sure that you do NOT enable the automatic restore option. After the reset, do not install your third-party apps all at once. Test the phone first with only the pre-installed apps on the phone. Then, install your third-party apps one at a time while continuing to observe if the issue will resurface.

 

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-04, 17:19 PM
I also have same issue here, once in a while I get that notification from patch system especially 'small test'
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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-04, 21:37 PM

Is the 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update legit anyway?

It pretty much looks like the notifications are comming from this update.

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-04, 21:57 PM

So, under "Storage > Phone Storage > Download" I found a "com.android.core.patchsystem" folder which got created seemingly at the same time of the 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update.

It contains `.png`s of the notification icons/previews.

 

1. How do I properly remove it? I guess just deleting this folder will not do anything.

 

2. How can it be, that an app downloaded to "Downloads" can automatically gain the rights to register itself as a service and even run in safe mode?

 

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-05, 9:51 AM
I have same issue, and haven't had any update, just bought the phone a month ago
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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-07, 19:19 PM

Can you all confirm if you already did a factory data reset WITHOUT automatic restore? After the reset, DO NOT download and install any third-party apps yet and test to see if you will still get those notifications. Can you also share screenshots of the notifications and where they direct you when you tap them?

 

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Re: PatchSystem notifications on Lenovo A5 after 8.0.105.P1.181129.L8.ZN_LENOVO_L8_OE update

2019-01-07, 19:30 PM

How to make a screenshot of the notification bar?

When I click "screenshot" the notification bar closes before the screenshot is taken.

 

There seem to be various redirects, amongst others:

 http://www.smalltests.com/?channel=50095

http://barbourcook.com/*channel=50095

 

I did the factory reset, but I also did the update immediately afterwards, because it was recommended by the "System Update" app.

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