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Topic # 147386 17-Jun-2014 23:09
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If this is true, I feel sorry for those people with cheap Androids imported from drop ship services: Android smartphone shipped with spyware




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  Reply # 1068006 17-Jun-2014 23:18
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  Reply # 1068035 17-Jun-2014 23:39
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Back on topic.

That's quite a big problem. Grabone and the like have sold many of these Chinese made top brand look-a-like phones. No one thinks twice about the content of the firmware when they snap them up. They just see a flash looking big screen phone for not many dollars.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1068041 17-Jun-2014 23:47
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BigHammer: Back on topic.

That's quite a big problem. Grabone and the like have sold many of these Chinese made top brand look-a-like phones. No one thinks twice about the content of the firmware when they snap them up. They just see a flash looking big screen phone for not many dollars.


But I also think it can cover the rom cooking community too - how do you know the rom you're flashing is 100% safe?




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  Reply # 1068043 17-Jun-2014 23:49
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Buy a cheap N9500 Star from China and send your details to an unknown server in China.

Buy a cheap nexus from America and send your details to a google server in America.




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  Reply # 1068045 17-Jun-2014 23:50
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michaelmurfy: But I also think it can cover the rom cooking community too - how do you know the rom you're flashing is 100% safe?


Absolutely correct. When I was using custom ROMs I would always wait for quite some time before moving to the next version or changing to another ROM, so the clever people in the know could sniff out the bugs (intentional or not) before trying them out.



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  Reply # 1068046 17-Jun-2014 23:53
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1eStar: Buy a cheap N9500 Star from China and send your details to an unknown server in China.

Buy a cheap nexus from America and send your details to a google server in America.


I think there's a big difference between sending your details to a service YOU chose to use and sending your details to a fake service that is probably going to use it for spam/scams/fraud/identity theft.






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  Reply # 1068080 18-Jun-2014 06:13
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I had one of those phones and yes they stole my identity. Got home one day to find my wife was sleeping with some Chinese guy who said he was me, the kids were calling him dad and worst of all the bloody dogs were bringing the tennis balls to him to throw.

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