Disable CellBroadcast in Cyanogenmod

The problem started last week when I started receiving Cell Broadcast alerts non stop all day. My phone is Samsung Galaxy S2 and was running on latest version of Cynogenmod. After searching in some Android forums I found a way to disable all kinds of cell broadcast by using  option in Message application.

Message->Menu->Cell Broadcast

Even after doing so the problem did not go away. Finally after lot of searching I found a way to disable CellBroadcast in Cyanogenmod. Use Terminal Emulator and execute the following commands.

mount -orw,remount /system
rm /system/app/CellBroadcastingReceiver.apk
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  • Mohammed Ashraf

    I got error as CellBroadcastingReceiver.apk not found

  • Fatih

    try without -ing

    rm /system/app/CellBroadcastReceiver.apk

  • thanks


  • RiyaZzz

    Working For me
    open Terminal Emulator and switch to root using su command. Then, execute # pm disable com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver
    It’ll return killed. Then restarted my phone et voila!
    To defrost the app, just replace disable with enable in the command.