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Used Phone Hacking?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Guysakar, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Guysakar

    Guysakar Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a used HTC One M8, likely from eBay or similar, and one that seems like a great deal, etc... has the bootloader unlocked and is running Android revolution ROM.

    Two questions:

    A) Should I be concerned that the previous owner could have installed a trojan/virus on the phone and my sensitive information might not be secure?

    B) If I just do a factory reset, will it reset the phone back to the original factory state, with no Revolution, a locked bootloader, etc..., where even if the PO had Trojan installed, it would be wiped out?



    Thank you very much for any help on this matter.
     



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  2. spicaalex

    spicaalex Member

    you better flash yourself some fw, as spying app could be built-in into fw already. here and there are tons of threads how to unlock bootloader on htc, so it's not an issue. good luck!

    factory reset is nothing, cuz i have had bugs (don't remember what kinnda), reseted it, but bugs remained.. so i reflashed fw and all good
     
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  3. Guysakar

    Guysakar Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply. How hard is it to flash the FW? Say I get a phone, from the time I flash the FW to the time I have everything back to usable, how many things will I have to do? Re install OS, etc?

    Thanks again.
     
  4. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
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    It's not hard,Just follow the instructions word for word.
    And read it a few times before you start flashing the firmware.
    Here is a lot of information and firmware: HTC One firmware collection for different CI… | HTC One (M8) | XDA Forums
     
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