1. riddickJ's Avatar
    I went to prison for two years. I know the police dissected every inch of my phone. I am concerned now that they installed something in my phone to tract or trace my phone, etc. etc. It is not hooked up through a subscriber. I only use it on Wi Fi for now. Am I being paranoid or do I have legitimate concerns? The phone is an LG G4
    09-17-2017 02:04 PM
  2. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    No one can be sure if anything may or may not have been installed on that phone. You can always go into recovery mode and erase everything so that phone reverts to the way it was when you opened the box.

    If you have anything you want to save, you may want to transfer it to an SD card if the phone allows one to be installed or copy things to your computer.

    Good luck in your new life.
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    09-17-2017 02:37 PM
  3. jjinal's Avatar
    I went to prison for two years. I know the police dissected every inch of my phone. I am concerned now that they installed something in my phone to tract or trace my phone, etc. etc. It is not hooked up through a subscriber. I only use it on Wi Fi for now. Am I being paranoid or do I have legitimate concerns? The phone is an LG G4
    Smash it with a hammer and get a new phone.
    09-17-2017 02:39 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I don't know, but I should think that in my own country, that would be illegal. Perhaps it's not so in other countries.
    09-17-2017 03:51 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Smash it with a hammer and get a new phone.
    Probably the most absolute way to get rid of anything.
    09-17-2017 05:16 PM
  6. riddickJ's Avatar
    Does the phone being encrypted help any?
    09-17-2017 05:21 PM
  7. Chris5483's Avatar
    Does the phone being encrypted help any?
    I'm sure you're just being paranoid. Only 2 years means it's not too serious. Also, if in the US, that's illegal without a warrant. I say roll the dice and cash out if they are tracking!
    09-18-2017 03:40 AM
  8. Chris5483's Avatar
    If you're only worried about them tracing though WiFi, use a VPN and route it through different countries.
    09-18-2017 03:43 AM
  9. Respond321's Avatar
    Use another phone to see if it will be better?
    09-18-2017 04:50 AM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    Reflash the ROM (or have someone do it for you). That would eliminate anything they installed to the phone. (Just look for little sticker on the back or, if the back cover comes off, on the inside of the cover - they can make GPS trackers pretty small these days. If you find one, remove it and stick it to the inside of the fender of some stranger's car.)
    09-18-2017 03:19 PM

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