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That means your device's eMMC is (Write Protected), Which means that it won't accept any changes you do, This is a common problem in MTK based devices, Actually you have to replace the eMMC chip by a new one, But you can also try this, Run SPFT and Load "Scatter" File, Go to "Format" tab, Don't mess with any options there, Click "Start" then Plug your ...


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I will start this with the most funniest thing the malware developer did. The developer who created this malware with label Android 6.0 Marshmallow, version 6.0(6) and package name com.xtrlee.fiehan, didn't bother with an Activity or an overlay (was trendy) or with a lock screen (the latest trend as of now) either. They decided to employ a full screen Toast ...


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This website is responsible for the browser redirection (http://www.onclickads.net/) You need to block it in order to stop the malware that redirects your browser I blocked it in my home router and since then when i am on that wifi, i get no redirections


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A Reddit user has started to collect together the apps that have included this 'feature'/adware. The list currently contains: Xender ES File explorer (by ES Global) Removed ES App Locker (by ES Global) KittyPlay Wallpapers Ringtones GO apps (Go Weather, Keyboard, SMS, Next Browser) TouchPal Suite (Anything made by them) Z Camera HiFont TrustGo Battery ...


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Partial answer Network Monitoring: How to Get Started and Why You Should Consider it, a post which appeared on XDA portal explains this using Fiddler- The free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform The XDA post explains, set up of Fiddler, creating a proxy, connecting your phone and laptop on the same WiFi network and analysing traffic. ...


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Power off your phone. Power on your phone. Note the Google logo. Is an unlocked padlock symbol underneath your Google logo? That symbol means you have an unlocked bootloader, which opens your phone up to bigger compromises.


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Every now and then (and it's getting more and more frequently), I get a notification that some app tried to install itself (!) but was blocked because it's from "unknown sources", and it's prompting me to disable the "block install from unknown sources" check from Settings. It's not a notification but a dialog and it looks like this: (Click image to ...


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Some mobile phone manufacturers include an OEM app that automatically download and install other apps. (They reduce the cost of the phone or increase their profits with these marketing deals.) So, you will need to find and disable that app which is doing the sly installs. In my case, it was an app called Cube26. Use apps like Startup Manager or Task Killer ...


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For people like me who hate ES Explorer doing this but can't move away from it right now(because of its loads of features!): We can disable this unnecessary feature: Go to Es Explorer Tools and disable charging boost. This will remove the annoying ad screen you see when you plugin the charging cable.


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It seems ES File Explorer does this now - I have had it installed for years, but today I saw DU Quick Charge pop up and it seems to be tied with an update of ES File Explorer. I uninstalled it and the malware is gone.


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There are a few advantages to rooting using the official process. It's officially supported on many phones. This means you can use a process that's documented by the manufacturer, and tools from an official source, or a trustworthy third party (CWM or TWRP), instead of having to run a tool that you got from some dodgy website. Because it's officially ...


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Thanks to AndrewT who posted a link on chat, having this research paper as a refernce in one of the answers. This answer is entirely based on the this paper (May 2015) and highlights common user understandable aspects ( it has a lot of security related material for those interested) What are the pros and cons apart from above? If a device has ...


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You became a victim of a typical phishing scam. The problem at this point may or may not be severe, depending upon the state of SELinux enforcement in your device and un-patched known vulnerabilities in platform software. I would suggest begin by hunting down any app which has been recently installed. I tried App Detective1, Elixir 2 and Solid Explorer ...


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In my phone the reason for the lockscreen was the Xender File Sharing App. When I clicked the little gear(settings) icon on the top right corner it gave me an option to switch off the Xender Quikcharge feature and so I did. I don't get this screen anymore. I went to the Xender app page on the Google Play Store and a lot of other users had also complained ...



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