Ok, so that is the same icon as my android system so good to be reassured that it is actually my OS. Unknown sources is NOT ticked, however could he have ticked it, downloaded it and un-ticked it again? Thanks for your help so far, but it is 3am here in Melbourne and I really must go to sleep. I've been researching for hours! I will check back often tomorrow. Although, you'll probably be asleep then. Where did my reply go? That is the same icon as my android system so I'm glad to see that it is actually my OS.
What can I do to prevent this in the future?
Unknown sources is NOT ticked, however could he have ticked it, downloaded it and then unticked it again? Device administrator Android device manager AVG anti-theft service Outlook device policy None of these are ticked Thanks for your help so far, however it is 3am here in Melbourne and I really need to sleep.
I have been researching for hours! I will check back regularly tomorrow, although you will probably be asleep then. There is every possible chance that once he was finished he unticked unknown sources. You mentioned root before, if there was an app on your phone that required root that means your device has been rooted. Root won't disappear until you unroot your device, to make sure if your device is rooted or not. I recommend downloading a root checker from the Google Play Store, all you have to do is run the app and click a button in the app called check it might be called run or something.
You should see something like this if your device is rooted what you see in the attached image , if its not rooted then the app will tell you. It was of no problem helping you. Google find out if my phone is being tracked. There are several apps that will detect trackers at the PS. Most good taking apps delete install records, and don't show in installed app lists, but most require that a widget be placed on your home screen. They are often invisible. To stop it from working you can delete all of your home screen, you'll have to add one before you can delete the last one and then add back as many as you had and then repopulate them.
Antivirus apps are worthless, one Android rarely get viruses because of the complexity of linking a sandboxed OS.
If your device begins acting funny more than likely you've allowed an app to have too much access in the permissions, meanwhile they would likely not recognize an app as a virus because they are very different. Chances are that most of the higher rated anti-spyware apps will be able to detect any tracker installed on your device. To beat them he would have had to root your phone and the odds that he'd have that much time and access are slim, I'm assuming.
You can tell if your phone has been unlocked and rooted by accessing your fastboot menu. On most phones it will be powering off the device and powering it back on while holding the down vol button. At the top of the screen it should say either S On or locked. If it says S Off, Tampered, or Rooted he's been in the bowels of your device and this gets a little more difficult.
You can factory reset your device this will kill any access he has, it will require you to restore everything and set up a lot of your apps and settings but it will kill any access and will delete any set-up he did to gain access. This is the simplest and most effective way to gain your peace of mind back. But it is some work and at a cost, that level in candy crush is gone. Some trackers will require a password to show access to the factory reset option.
If you try to use it from your settings menu Not sure how that works with the hardware method I described above But if you go to your memory and find factory reset grayed out that could be an indicator that something is wrong. Your service center should be able to by pass this if the phone and contact are in your name as an admin on the account. Even if you figure out that you are tapped you may have to FR to get rid of it as most require a password to uninstall Long story short to have complete peace of mind wipe it and don't look back.
I hope you're wrong. Doing a factory reset doesn't remove root access. I would know because my device is rooted and I've had to do a few factory resets while the device is rooted.
No you're right it doesn't. Sorry I may not have made it clear I was only referring to anything installed that didn't require root. I got going in two directions as the thoughts were flowing. Sorry if I want clear. If you find that your device is rooted find out your insurance carrier's policy for rooted devices and maybe your phone might fall off a table or into a pool one day before your contact is up and see if they'll replace it? I mean it's not like you asked for it to be rooted or intentionally did so.
Its OK, everyone makes mistakes. Although root does void the warranty, I recommend that if your device is rooted and is under warranty you don't tell your carrier or the manufacture that the device is rooted. They are not likely to help you if you tell them that it was rooted but then again it depends on who you are with , if they won't unroot it for you then you'll have to unroot it yourself.
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I highly recommend that you do unroot your device yourself or if you have a friend that knows how to do it ask them. But if you don't have anyone that knows how, we can guide you through the process of unrooting your device Posted via the Android Central App. It was so long ago that he rooted it I wouldn't have a clue if it still is or not. He did tell me he was doing it, but I can't remember why he did it. Sounded like he was doing a good thing as I let him do it.
I don't even know what rooted means! I'd rather not romove anything yet.
I may be able to press criminal charges against him and want all the evidence I can get! Reply to VidJunky Wow! Lots of info thatnks! I don't understand it though Sounds like I should just get a new phone! He could have done any thing to it really. He was very techy and I trusted him. Thank you for helping!
Reply to VidJunky Want to know something else? He works for my phone carrier! He's probably checking up on my account all the time! I would also say that you can do what I am doing anyway. May 16 by kristykhalid. Show 76 more comments. On the s3 their are around 10 pins that need to be soldered to the board.
If one of those has come up from the board from a jolt or drop, it could still charge but have charging issues so it most certainly could be the port needs replacing or resoldering. If you have tried a battery I would definitely try replacing the charging port.
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I found a company that does the s3 port repair. Charging was slow as well. I took apart my phone and then touched up the solder joints of the USB connector with a fine tip iron, some leaded solder and flux. I inspected the solder joints under magnification and it all looked good. Robins- we're you able to discern which of the steps you took that solved the problem?
Or was it the combination? After cleaning the USB female port it still didn't work however did find out that by lifting the cable a few degrees while in the port a connection was made and charging was good. Eventually I made a plastic strip, the thickness of a business card and the width of the port very important , then stuck it under the USB tongue on the phone.
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When a cable is inserted into the phone it connects and charges every time. Have been dong this for 9 months now and waiting until contract is up to get an updated phone, 7 months to go! This helped a lot.