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  1. thehacker3165

    thehacker3165 Lurker
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    I have a device with ransom ware that is completely locked up. I need help wiping the hard drive with another device, like a phone or something. Android 8.1.0 Build version SDK[27]secpatch[2018-10-05]. Is there a program to wipe so install a new OS?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what phone do you have? just factory reset it. the only way to get " a new os" is to flash a firmware made specifically for your device. this usually comes from the manufacturer.

    how do you know it is ransomware? that is very odd to have one on an android device. i have seen adware but never ransomware?
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    One thought: can you boot into safe mode? This will involve some key combination when booting (don't know what because it will depend on what device you have, but you'll be able to find out with a web search). If the malware hasn't been able to install itself to the system (and since Android 6 that has been so rare I'm not sure I've ever heard of a case) then in safe mode it will be disabled, allowing you to identify and remove it. Now that might sound rather pathetic, but as most phone owners don't know that safe mode exists it would probably still suffice for your typical malware scammer.

    (Of course if your phone is rooted then you are vulnerable to malware infecting the system, but if you know enough to root the phone I assume you also know that, and would also know how to reflash the phone or install a custom ROM. Some no-name Chinese phones have been known to be rooted out of the box though, so I thought I should mention this. If malware does get into the system rather than just being a user app you will have to reflash the phone to get rid of it.)

    If you want to reset it you just need to boot into recovery mode. That will require restarting it while pressing some buttons down, which buttons depend on which model of device you have. As this is accessed via the bootloader rather than the Android operating system you won't be locked out of that (no malware running in the Android system can modify the bootloader).

    I might add that another phone won't help you with this. If you want to reflash it you'll need a computer. As noted above, the firmware will be specific to the model, so you'll either have to get it from the manufacturer (or, in some cases in some countries, the carrier you bought the phone through) or find a trusted source on the web.

    If for some reason you are unable to reboot (which is unlikely: it would have to have its claws in very deep to stop pressing and holding the power key for 10-20 seconds from forcing a restart) you can always just leave it to run out of power, then boot into recovery or bootloader when you restart it.
     
    #3 Hadron, May 12, 2021
    Last edited: May 12, 2021
  4. thehacker3165

    thehacker3165 Lurker
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    So it is a android tablet for starters. When I try to boot into any of the recovery modes is just turn right off, the tablet does not have a factory reset mode, or a safe mode. I need an program to bypass this and get into the OS.
     
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    You might be able to re-flash the firmware from the manufacturer, but as I don't know the make and model of tablet you've got there, and firmware is very device specific. I can't really help you, except maybe look at XDA-Devs, see if they have anything for it. https://www.xda-developers.com/ ...or contact the tablet's manufacturer.
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Again..... what is your device? All Android devices will have a recovery mode that offers a hard reset option. But we can't help you much if you refuse to tell us what you have.
     
  7. thehacker3165

    thehacker3165 Lurker
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    The device is a Securus JP6s. I’ve recently left being incarcerated and am trying to unlock my tablet without having to send it into the manufacture and paying for it.
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ok then you are screwed.....those things are locked down extremely tight.

    so this is really not ransomware. this is a tablet with and android software that has things built in to be locked down tight. if you can unlock the bootloader then we can get some place.......but like i said these things are locked up pretty tight and i 100% sure that your bootloader is locked down.

    sorry, but your better off getting a new device.
     
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