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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by joaquin65, May 4, 2012.

  1. joaquin65

    joaquin65 Lurker
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    First of all: Hi! Im new here :D Good day to you!

    Now straight to the point xD:
    I got my first Android device a couple of days ago, and the most unfortunate thing happened to me.
    I got my credit raped by all the apps that connect to the web in the background xD

    So I though, "hmm, lets install some firewall", and I turned to avast! Mobile Security.

    The thing is that when I try to activate de firewall I get some message telling me that my kernel does not admit Netfilter, and to use a custom ROM.

    I was hoping you could lead me in this process.

    My phone is Alcatel OT906.
    Yea, it's rooted. I think... I did it myself some hours ago and it all ended up good.
    I have some knowledge about flashing devices and reinstalling firmware (a PSP some years ago)

    What ROM should I use? Why?
    What is the safest way to to this?

    Thanks in advance!


  2. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert

    A ROM is not like and app that you just install. It's a whole new operating system for your phone. It will change the look, the feel, the preinstalled applications, the settings, etc.

    Making the decision to put a custom ROM on your phone is not easy, and there is no "best" one. It's a case of user preference.

    Have you tried using DroidWall? I'm guessing it also won't work on your phone, but worth a shot if you just need a firewall app.

    If you decide to search for a ROM, you can read through this thread: [Q] Alcatel OT-980 root and rom development - Page 36 - xda-developers

    However, on a quick search, I'm not finding much for your model phone. It just might not be that popular, and it's possible nobody has developed any custom ROMs specifically for your device.
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  3. joaquin65

    joaquin65 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I tried DroidWall.
    Didn't work either.

    I'll read that article over there, thanks :D

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