Some time ago I noticed annoying ads and lock screen overlays and could not find out where they came from. Today I noticed a small „by Peel Remote“ notice at the bottom.
Ok, Peel Remote causes those annoying lock screens and ads. Simple: just deinstall and you’re good to go!
But no: The app can’t be deinstalled.
Google spit out some results but not they were not satisfying. Deactivating the ads in the app options: could work but I’m not sure. Rooting the phone: will probably work, but could brick it.
Then I opened android preferences->Apps->Peel Remote and did the following:
- deactivate the app
- remove all permissions
- remove the special „can overlay other apps“ permission
Ads/Overlays are gone for now, lets see. When it reappears, I’ll update this post.
Hope It helps!