Short answer: no.
Long answer: not usually, but there some exceptions.
In general, to root the phone, you first have to unlock the bootloader. This wipes the internal storage, keeping your data safe. (It doesn't usually wipe the SD card, but you have to assume an attacker will just remove the SD card if he wants to read it). You'd almost think it was ...
I understand that a factory reset is not enough in most cases.
A factory reset is usually enough if performed through Settings, which removes Factory Reset Protection from the device (a reset from Recovery does not do this). This will also unlink Android Device Manager and remove most other tracking tools.
If you are concerned about apps that may have ...
Yup! :) , you are right about this.But in XPosed Installer there is an app known as APM+ ( Advance Power Menu Plus ). This has a feature known as Fake Power off. By this your phone can pretend to be off, but in reality it would be working stealthily and every approach from real owner can be done.
Like this there are also other option which comes in handy.
Decrypting the device and bypassing the lock mechanism are completely different things. The request for the PIN code/password in the standard lock screen occurs AFTER the device has booted. It is possible bypass it by gaining indirect access to the already available data. And bypassing the lockscreen password is relatively easy.
With encryption enabled, it ...
I don't need your password to access your data. I can disassemble your device or put into special mode that allows direct access. If your data is not encrypted I can pull your drive and connect to my pc to access.
While it is unfortunate that the PIN for encrypting the device is identical to the unlocking PIN, encryption does still provide much more protection. There are ways to recover unencrypted data without unlocking the device. The main scenario encryption protects against is from an attacker removing the drive from a stolen phone and recovering data with ...
Yes, that sort of protection is available for Samsung devices: LoJack Device Compatibility
Explanation of what LoJack does:
LoJack will be embedded in the Galaxy S4's firmware layer, where it
remains dormant until you awaken it with a monthly subscription that
becomes your theft insurance. This firmware situation is key -- even
if robbers wipe your ...
As long as your phone is turned on, no matter if it is locked, in airplane mode, etc., the data partition remains indeed decrypted and therefore, as you say, you do not really take advantage of disk encryption.
Even worse: when I say that the partition is "decrypted", concretely this means that the data encryption key is present somewhere in your phone ...
I had Same concern, got response fro Samsung itself, it seems they have discontinued "SIM Change Alert" after Nougat update. They have suggested to use third party app as an option,
Find below screenshot of chat for your reference:
Hello I have been the author of Theft Aware, the core technology that later become Avast Anti Theft (my company was acquired). Yes it was possible to survive a hard reset, on rooted devices. I even built a root installer that did the hard work for you. Unfortunately this was not a mainstream feature so after I left Avast they decided to remove it - so now ...
According to Samsung support, FRP is automatically enabled when you set up at least one Google account. If you still want to check it's status manually, you will need to enter Download mode. To do this:
turn off your phone and wait about 10 seconds
hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously until you see a warning
press Volume Up to continue.
Guest is a built-in feature as of from Android L (5.0).
It's in Settings -> Users -> Guest Mode
Guest data is isolated and gets wiped every time G Mode is disabled (device returned to owner)
Guest has limited access to existing apps, and the access is configurable
And here's Google Support link provided by Firelord.
Depends on what you flash. Living on the /system partition, it will survive a factory-reset. But flashing a new ROM would overwrite that partition and thus remove Cerberus.
If, on the other hand, you e.g. just flash GApps, Cerberus would survive – as that doesn't wipe/overwrite the /system partition.
Locked bootloaders are more secure than any password-based measures. Unlocked bootloaders will render any password-based measures useless.
Most if not all phones come with locked bootloaders by default, and the process of unlocking it isn't simple in most cases - it usually involves having physical access to device, being able to power it on (enter the OS) ...
Locking you phone will enable encryption.
On boot you are required to use your encryption pin/password to decrypt. After boot decryption and later lock (like in your case when your phone is always on) you can unlock with a fingerprint if enabled. This is a weakness (because fingerprints can be spoofed).
Disable the Marshmallow fingerprint option and stick ...
They can flash stock firmware and resell it.
Without knowing the exact build number of the device, your data will not be kept after flashing. (I say this because it is possible to keep sdcard storage on some Samsung devices if you flash exact same build number, but it's a long-shot if you don't have it written down.)
They would have to spend a lot of money ...
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 wiped/...
IT depends, if you were using the built-in Contacts, then the contacts are stored on the phone. There are apps. that allow you to remote control your phone via Internet or SMS, but, if you didn't install any of these (like Lookout, etc.), then your contacts cannot be retrieved.
Key lock, PIN or password do not offer any protection if the phone's bootloader isn't locked. For example, most of Samsung devices (except ones from Verizon or AT&T and some other providers I never heard) have unlocked bootloaders, at least in Europe.
If you don't have your data encrypted, one only has to flash a custom recovery, which is very easy, and ...
I think I got it. This is what I did:
System settings > Security > Device managers
Disable Kaspersky as device manager
System settings > Screen lock: swipe (or what you want)
Enable Kaspersky as device manager
Now I can unlock the phone with one swipe. I use App Protector to lock certain apps plus system settings with a different code.
NB: the above ...
Based on the currently available information at their support FAQ page, no, you cannot disable the "SIM card change notification" feature with remove SMS control:
How can I control device via SMS
1) Set a password and enable SMS command option using "Preference" menu of the app
2) Send SMS commands
Locate phone : ##...
Actually your missing the main point of encryption.
Lets say all you have is a PIN on your phone.
If I get a hold of your phone I can simply hook it up to my linux machine, or even pc, and get documents, pictures, see your logs from internet see what apps you have installed get your data from those apps and import them into a different phone install that ...
The main difference between an encrypted device and an un-encrypted device is that a code must be entered every time the device is booted on. Does that simple layer of security add any benefits to your everyday life? That's a question only you can answer. Otherwise there isn't much of a digital security benefit. The encryption security feature seems more ...
Encryption only becomes valuable if there is a risk that an attacker could use a software vulnerability to bypass the login screen.
There have been some examples of this due to vulnerabilities in various apps (e.g. Viber and Skype) and devices (Samsung) but presumably those flaws have been fixed by now. New vulnerabilities could however appear.
If you ...