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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nismospec, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. nismospec

    nismospec Well-Known Member
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    If I think that I may have spyware on my phone (something like spymobile) or been hacked, etc etc.

    Will a factory reset erase anything? Or do I need to re-install the firmware all over again?

    If so, do I need to backup my data with Astro File or something like that?
    Looking for help or steps to take.
     

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  2. HeadlessPonch

    HeadlessPonch Android Enthusiast
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    Try installing one of the android virus/spyware programs, like Lookout Mobile Security.
     
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    A factory reset should wipe everything out.

    What makes you think there is malware?

    You can try backing up apps with Astro File Manager. If you're rooted, make a NAND back up, and back up apps + data...
     

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