1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi there,

    Recently I got an used Samsung Galaxy S5. Since I'm paranoid, here's what I did:

    - a factory reset
    - repartitioned the internal memory (via odin + pit file) and flashed a rom of Android 5.0 instead of the 5.0.1 that was already on the phone);
    - another factory reset.

    I've read somewhere that spy apps can be flagged as system apps in order to make them uninstallable/undetectable by "normal users".

    Did my procedure delete them, if any? I think so, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Thank you.
    05-08-2016 10:32 AM
  2. koves's Avatar
    I think you should be okay

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    05-08-2016 11:42 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I agree with koves. Even if there were some malware that had installed itself to the root, flashing a new ROM should have gotten rid of it. If the phone came with an SD card, you could also discard it and use your own card.
    05-08-2016 01:35 PM

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