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Good, Bad, Ugly of rooting the phone?


Friday 16th of March 2012 / androidforums.com
Can someone please help me and let me know about the "good,bad,,ugly" of trying to root my phone. Does it offer performance enhancement?Are you able to remove the pre-installed MetroPCS apps which I *NEVER* use?Trying to root, could I turn my phone into a brick, missing a step?Is rooting against MetroPCS policy? (only reason I'm concerned is if I Have to take it in to get new screen saver, etc. (Thin plastic cover on top of the phone to protect it (and they notice it's rooted). Essentially want to know "why" I hear a lot of people talking about rooting and what I should expet by rootingOH and is there "a *TRUSTED * app for that" ;-)I downloaded one from the Market, and Avast considered it a Virus..so I deleted it. THANK YOU! for the help!
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"Cheap Cars" app appeared on home screen. Virus? NEW TO ANDROID. help.


Sunday 04th of November 2012 / androidforums.com
Hello. I realize there are multiple postings on this topic but none have helped me. I literally just got my phone yesterday. This is my first smart phone, I am brand new at this and still confused. I have only downloaded the following apps: instagram, pandora, facebook, tumblr & a free live wallpaper..which im sure is the culprit. I've already uninstalled it. Randomly a few hours I got a notification in my bar at the top that said "NO JOKE you have won 12,000 in gift cards" or some crap like that. I just hit the clear button and thought whatever. Then an icon appeared on my home screen that says "Cheap cars". I have downloaded Airpush detector AND addons detector. Both have said that my phone has no push ad problems or whatever. Does my phone have some sort of virus? What do I do? It's BRAND new..ugh. And how can I prevent this in the future?
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Does my phone have a virus?


Thursday 23rd of August 2012 / androidforums.com
hey guys!The last week my phone started reducing space on its own both internal and external .For example 1mb during the day will go down to 0.This started happening after i installed vnds(app that allows you to read visual novels on the phone)Then added a visual novel and realized it reduced space on its own i uninstalled it and it kept on doing it.Its like its creating files beacuse i havent had internet the last week and it couldn possibly download something.Any help ?Havent tried factory reset yet.
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Do I have a virus? - Page 2


Tuesday 06th of July 2010 / droidforums.net
OK, I ran Lookout and it didn't find anything. But have there been any droid viruses? I mean how does it know what it's looking for? It is weird. And nope, I don't have chrome to phone. I've had my phone on for awhile and it hasn't happened again so I got that goin for me, which is nice.
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Do I have a virus? - Page 2


Tuesday 06th of July 2010 / droidforums.net
OK, I ran Lookout and it didn't find anything. But have there been any droid viruses? I mean how does it know what it's looking for? It is weird. And nope, I don't have chrome to phone. I've had my phone on for awhile and it hasn't happened again so I got that goin for me, which is nice.
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Infected by a Virus - PLEASE HELP!


Thursday 21st of March 2013 / droidforums.net
Hi, I just woke up this morning and turned on my phone and received an alert from my Avast app that my gmail app was infected with a Trojan called AndroidFakeInst-ey[Tri]. I chose to remove it then performed a full scan ofthe device to find 3 more problems - in my Pulse news app, my Amazon app & in my mobile banking app.How quickly would Avast have been able to pick up on this virus? Could it have been active in my phone for quite some time before being detected? Does this mean all my private material on my phone is now in the posession of a cyber-criminal somewhere? I figure I will need to change all my passwords and account security questions when I get home since I'm about to rush off to work but this is freaking me out. How thorough is the Avast virus removal? I tried downloading AVG and NQ but they didn't find anything afterwards. Do I need to factory reset the phone completely? Are there any other measures I can take to ensure these problems are gone?What could have caused this? I have "unknown sources" enabled since I download apps from the Amazon appstore from t
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Can't type more than 1 word on my DROID2 - any help?


Wednesday 02nd of November 2011 / droidforums.net
I can't type more than 1 word on my DROID2 when I'm sending a text, replying on FB or email. It stops then all of a sudden it kicks it out of wherever I'm typing to google search. Does anyone, has anyone fixed this or had this happen to you? I've done the *228, took the battery out and waited a few then replaced everything and restarted the phone. My phone holds a good charge and this didn't start happening until after I did the software update. I have an anitvirus program on it but it doesn't detect any virus and says all is ok (green check mark). Help if you have a fix, not really trying to go without my phone because I have to have it replaced.Thanks for reading and replying..going crazy Io_OI
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My Drizzy Droid gotta virus.. i think - Page 4


Monday 16th of August 2010 / droidforums.net
Originally Posted by aminakedI actually forgot about who started this thread. OK, so your phone does it even when not connected to the charger? You've done a factory reset? So even with no apps on the phone, it starts acting funky? Does the crack in the screen have anything to do with when it started acting funky? Yea i told exact the same thing if it would be his screen. It could be, doing some type of short especially the inpact that the phone got that caused the crack. But i do have a brother with a broken iphone damn he still use it as is. Lmao. He might can get a brand new droid x as a replacement if he calls in and pay the different. He needs to give out more detail.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 touch screen does not work.


Friday 29th of November 2013 / androidforums.com
Samsung Galaxy S2 touch screen does not work. Boost Mobile for carrier. Got a warning yesterday that my phone may have a virus. The phone has been making a quick phone ring then it goes away.
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Desire S does not get IP address from DHCP server


Wednesday 13th of August 2014 / androidforums.com
My Desire S connects to my WiFi network but will no longer allow me to connect to other computers on the network or the Internet.When I check the IP address it shows as 10.0.0.12My DHCP server is set to allocate addresses in the range 192.168.0.xI tried using a manual allocation setting for the phone MAC address in the router and also setting a fixed IP in the phone settings but the IP address does not change.This has happened within the last few days.A couple of weeks ago I received a message on my phone saying that it may have a virus and I should visit the play store to download antivirus software. I took this as an advertising ploy. Coincidence?I have not done any manual upgrades.I have rebooted the phone after removing & replacing the battery with no success.All other devices on the network including an Android tablet are not affected.Any help would be appreciated.Fred Philpott
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