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Most older Android "root methods" are using kernel exploits or exploits for drivers or applications running as root. More hardened phones are often attacked by booting an purpose crafted image without security measures in place. Goal of both methods is to place a su binary on the device that allows the user to give access when needed, without any further ...


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You don't mention what phone it is, when the problem started or where you got it in the first place. I've found that some of the cheaper Android phones and tablets for sale on Amazon come with malware embedded in the firmware itself which installs all sorts of adware and helpful Chinese "utilities," even after deleting all the responsible apps and non-stock ...


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An increasingly common attack is to use your Google Play Store credentials to force apps onto the device via the web page for the app. If you are seeing apps install automatically this is the likely source. In any event if you got malware on your phone, you really need to change your Google credentials and reset any 2fa tokens or app-specific passwords ...



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