1. lyricallady311's Avatar
    Let me try this again...
    I had/have a Samsung Galaxy Ring. Model: SPH-M840, Android:4.1.2, Baseband: M840VPAME3, Kernel: 3.4.0-1214557, se-infra@SEP-85#1
    Build: JZ054K-M840VPAME3
    Rooted. No issues. Bloatware removal, etc.
    A few weeks after root, memory was suddenly more than half full, using data like crazy & *#*#codes#*#* are disabled.
    Several factory resets later I give up & get a new phone.
    The Boost Mobile Galaxy Prevail 2: Out of the box the specs were: Model:SPH-M840, Android: 4.1.2, Baseband:M840VPAMH, Kernel: 3.4.0-1382747, se-infra@SEI-43#1 Build: JZ054K-M840PAMH5
    I didn't root it or use any programs or accounts from before. New email address, everything. I didn't log in to ANYTHING I'd used before.
    I even used cash to buy it. I wrote down everything possible about the system before even starting up the service!
    A few days after getting it and update that I DID NOT approve was pushed through while I was asleep. It said it was an update to the
    M840PAMH5.
    After the installation the only thing the same is the IMEI, my IP address had been changed from 68.20.0.0.to 21.60.0.0., the MSID
    and even the carrier URL's are different. where they were all @myboostmobile before, they are now @www.android.com/.
    The Current specs after two resets and another Forced "Update", my specs are as follows, Model:SPH-M840, Linux: 3.4.0-1382747 Baseband: ?? Kernel: se.infra@SEI-43 (gee version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC)) #1 PREEMPT, it also has all this new stuff about a java virtual machine, I Didn't do that!!! It says: java.vm.specification.namealvik Virtual Machine Specification, java.vm.version:1.6.0, there's a lot more about that, if you want those details, let me know and I'll post a screenshot for you.
    I have rooted, un-rooted, updated, downgraded, side-loaded, backdoor-ed and flashed several ROMS & recoveries in several ways, only to find out that they are locked. They've been made "permanent" It can't be done!!
    Please? Anyone?? HELP???
    Thanx Again, hope this clears something up......?
    Lyrical
    (Sorry So Long)
    11-12-2013 08:35 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    You kind of lost me.
    11-12-2013 08:46 PM
  3. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Ditto. I'd love to help but can you maybe simplify the issue?
    11-12-2013 08:54 PM
  4. lyricallady311's Avatar
    Thanx! And how so?
    I was trying to give as much info as possible......maybe too much? Sorry!
    11-12-2013 09:03 PM
  5. lyricallady311's Avatar
    Okay, yeah, guess I'm a bit scattered, paranoia & all, lol.... ummmmm, this crap keeps getting installed on my phone and it's locked down so I can't delete, flash or overwrite it....how do I find out who, what, why, where, how and how can I kill it? KILL IT!!?? LOL!


    Lyrical
    11-12-2013 09:10 PM
  6. neonworm's Avatar
    Okay, yeah, guess I'm a bit scattered, paranoia & all, lol.... ummmmm, this crap keeps getting installed on my phone and it's locked down so I can't delete, flash or overwrite it....how do I find out who, what, why, where, how and how can I kill it? KILL IT!!?? LOL!


    Lyrical
    I'm assuming you performed a factory reset?
    11-12-2013 09:17 PM
  7. lyricallady311's Avatar
    Yup.....Many, many, MANY times....and it'll be okay, for a while, then an update will pop up, and I won't do it......I've even put it into airplane mode to sleep....it always gets pushed through...
    11-12-2013 09:28 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Yup.....Many, many, MANY times....and it'll be okay, for a while, then an update will pop up, and I won't do it......I've even put it into airplane mode to sleep....it always gets pushed through...
    So you are getting extra game apps downloaded?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    11-12-2013 09:50 PM
  9. patruns's Avatar
    I'm sorry, I would like to help but there is no way I am going to try reading through that entire post. Please just summarize in short sentences such as:

    My phone is a _________
    My version of Android is __________
    My problem is __________ (SUMMARIZE!)
    It started happening after I ___________

    I got the last part that a factory reset fixes your problem for a while and then an update screws it up. What specific update? App? O/S?
    11-13-2013 10:15 AM
  10. lyricallady311's Avatar
    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back with you....found everything from AT&T to Verizon software!! And programming from every possible Google thing from Analytics to Voice .....(Even a few of their IP's are being used) Firstly, Golfdriver, not so much extra apps, and no, no games, they're more like altered apps. I have a few doubles, but they are blatantly obvious....For example, on just the one phone, right after a reset, I have com.android.providers.telephonyProvider&Phone&Phonesky&Phone4.0.4-release&com.sec.phone and something called xtra-t-app, haven't figured that one out yet, I can't find an odex for it, yet.......there are several different messengers, and, shock, shock "Package access helpers" & "Certificate Installers". One app I've always loved Clean Master, was just completely jacked up, I'm going to try to include some screen shots so ya'll can see what was done to it. I found an awesome little app in the play store, SKDisabler, "THEY" whoever it is, has blocked me from downloading MANY things, but i guess they missed this one...if you don't know, it lists all your apps and their activities, services, recievers, etc, and allows you to freeze specific things....so that's been my evening and morning...I am now hunting for an app or program to decode the HUNDREDS of files, all different encoders....ug....Plus, It's still not letting me flash the ROM (or anything else) and I still reallly need to know who did this....?
    Is there any way to unlock and/or trace it?
    Attached Thumbnails Please Help Me! (Update messed up phone)-1-screenshot_2013-11-13-13-04-16.png   Please Help Me! (Update messed up phone)-2-screenshot_2013-11-13-13-05-04.png   Please Help Me! (Update messed up phone)-3-screenshot_2013-11-13-13-05-14.png  
    11-13-2013 01:16 PM
  11. NexusNick123's Avatar
    Is it an app that is loading on your phone? I once downloaded an app from the play store and it installed two app that I never saw on my app list i tried and delete them didnt work so I just disable them... That's what Im getting from your story that things are downloaded on your phone that you didn't down load is that rght?
    11-13-2013 02:00 PM
  12. patruns's Avatar
    You can start by doing a factory reset and not rooting the phone again. It opens up your phone to trashing everything which is clearly happening.
    11-13-2013 02:12 PM
  13. gone down south's Avatar
    Can we get 7-10 bullet points that summarize your problem?


    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
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    11-13-2013 02:30 PM
  14. NexusNick123's Avatar
    lol
    Can we get 7-10 bullet points that summarize your problem?


    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-13-2013 03:33 PM
  15. lyricallady311's Avatar
    Okay, I edited my first post....sorry for being so long winded, I just wanted to give as much detail as possible, I apologize for being so garbled before....lol


    Lyrical.
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    11-13-2013 03:55 PM
  16. lyricallady311's Avatar
    I'm sorry.... I really am trying....
    Gonna answer both patruns and gone down south at the same time.

    My phone is a _________Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2 -Model SPH-M840
    My version of Android is __________Currently Showing: 4.1.2 Incremental=M840VAMH5, but internal file says it's actually: Linux: 3.4.0-1382747 Baseband: ?? Kernel: se.infra@SEI-43 (gee version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC)) #1 PREEMPT?????
    My problem is __________ (SUMMARIZE!) (Doing my best...)

    01. Phone is forcing updates and uninstalls, computers too, all of my pictures, my music, poof.

    02. Was rooted OTA, NOT by me

    03. Camera takes pictures on it's own, phone dumps regularly and uploads files & pics it to....???

    04. Settings change frequently, IP addresses carrier info, MEID & Serial #'s, apps installed & un-installed, sys & user apps are altered to spy & be "permanent" Seemingly root-proof.

    05. When i go to my reg. sites, I am either denied access to the site, features of the site or I am sucked into a refresh loop. This is done with JavaScript, about which I know nothing.

    06. Whatever the hell this is in everything in my house, non-smartphones, MP3 players, everything. My daughter's school is online via a heavily monitored PC, & broadband internet that is only for that computer, we don't plug into it, oe network with it. it is locked down tight and kept that way.

    07 I came here to get some advice & help because, after struggling through this for two months, alone, yesterday I recovered a very distorted yet still recognizable picture of myself, reading a book on my phone while sitting on the potty that had been uploaded to....?? I am such a private person, I'm LIVID and paranoid.. I know I'm not terribly techno savvy, and I'm probably not half as smart as even a third of you, I'm babbling and running on, I'm freaking out...I appreciate ANY help that ya'll are able to give.

    It started happening after I ___________pissed off a techno-ninja?the government?the Android gods??

    What specific update? App? O/S? I have received many updates, seemingly "regular" add-on to M840PAMH5 to one, LITERALLY titled "generic Google update" All different apps.
    I put all of the O/S info in the first post, I'm trying not be annoying or repetitive....lol

    Thanx again,
    Lyrical
    11-13-2013 08:01 PM
  17. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    So the phone is taking pictures of you and sending them to you? And the phone is rooted but not by you?

    Where'd you get this phone? Sounds to me like someone gave you a phone that they have control over. Factory wipe and reset time. Phones just don't magically do that on their own.
    11-13-2013 08:51 PM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Well, have you tried to restore the proper ROM through Kies?
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    11-13-2013 09:12 PM
  19. lyricallady311's Avatar
    No, the pics aren't being sent to me, I found it with a deep scan recovery program......and I got the phone at best buy, unsealed the factory plastic myself.....I know how to do the hard reset and cache wipe, is that what you mean? I've done that several times, it doesn't last for very long, the apps have been set up as system apps, the personal info is removed, **** the app is still the same, and "They" just turn it back on........
    11-13-2013 09:49 PM
  20. patruns's Avatar
    Whatever the hell this is in everything in my house, non-smartphones, MP3 players, everything.
    I think that pretty much indicates that your issues are not limited to your phone. I don't think that we can help you here. You'll need to call in a professional of some sort. Good luck to you.
    11-14-2013 09:10 AM

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