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On Nexus devices, at least: CF Auto-Root works by unlocking the device's boot loader via fastboot (if it isn't already unlocked), then sending the device a custom boot image (kernel and ramdisk) that it should run instead of booting from the built-in system or recovery partition. It's analogous to booting your PC from a CD or USB drive instead of from the ...


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To mitigate this attack, I've disabled MMSes, since I don't use them anyway. You can do that in the Settings menu. Select Cellular Networks > Access Points Names, select your access point, and remove "mms" from APN Type. I've also cleared out MMSC. (Click image to enlarge; hover the image to know the instruction) Order of Instructions: Follow images from ...


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Most likely, a lot of Android devices will not receive the update. Only devices that have received updates recently from the manufacturer (Such as Samsung GS6) are likely to receive the security patch. Device like mine (LG Optimus Fuel/Zone 2) that have never received updates for any reason, will most likely be left vulnerable to the security issue. I am ...


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Nicolas, possible solutions very much depend on how far you will go (and partly, how far your carrier goes along). There is no 100% cure, but a few items you might consider: Say Goodbye to Hangouts. If you can live without that app, make another one the default SMS/MMS handler and don't use Hangouts – at least not until Google fixed that "autoplay". I'd ...


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Depending on your device and version of android you are running. You can goto Settings > Security > Device Administrators. Then uncheck the box for Microsoft Outlook App. That should allow you to go back to "none" for unlocking. Not sure how it would affect the app.


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Check if you have added VPN connections. Usually VPN connection requires minimum Pattern/PIN/Password active, and while you have VPN connection created you can't disable it. To check does you have it, and to delete it go to Settings -> More under Wireless & Networks-> VPN. Keep in mind, this can be different on other Android version, you can search ...


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The Android Device Manager will probably still work, provided the new ROM contains the GApps. But it won't listen to you any longer. If, as you describe in your question, the "new holder" is from the tech field, and did a thorough wipe plus installs a new ROM, nothing from your installation survives. It simply can't, with really all storage ...



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