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Recently i factory reset my LG Tribute HD. As soon as setup compleated. I got a message from a random number. Any clue what this is? It reminds me if stagefright.

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  • The linked image cannot be opened – Ethan Z Jun 5 '17 at 19:55
  • The number seems to be from your carrier. Although the message is somehow broken, may be an automatic internet configuration or a promotional message... – esQmo_ Jun 5 '17 at 20:43
  • What's your carrier? – iBug Jun 6 '17 at 1:26
  • I use sprint as my carrier. – Several Circles Jun 6 '17 at 15:12
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Wild guess: It's an encoded message from a terrorism organization telling about a scheduled event :)

Serious Analysis: Call your carrier support for more information. This looks like some internal information (metadata) that accidentally leaked out. I made this guess because that message

  1. Uses colon for field separator (very common in Unix systems)
  2. Contains a time stamp (1496949959776 is 19:25:59.776, Jun 8, 2017 UTC)
  3. Contains a Base64-encoded data, which gives a 20-byte nonsense after decoding
  4. Contains an unused number from Seville, Ohio
  5. Contains a 32-character code in an unknown format

If you don't want to dig too deep or you're not so curious, then you can safely ignore it.

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  • I'm actually extremely curious about it. And that "unused" number looks familiar... – Several Circles Jun 6 '17 at 15:13

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