1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    My phone has all the signs of being hacked, hot, battery use, backround echo, a couple days ago, my phone updated, without prompting, now my set up is different. The person i believe doing it, has the capabilities, and has threatened, and only his texts now come in a different color than any other contact. Please help..
    04-28-2019 06:36 PM
  2. methodman89's Avatar
    If you have doubts, enable 2fa and then sign out of everything.
    Contact your provider or go to their store and get a new sim card.
    Factory Reset your phone.
    Good luck
    04-28-2019 06:46 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My phone has all the signs of being hacked, hot, battery use, backround echo, a couple days ago, my phone updated, without prompting, now my set up is different. The person i believe doing it, has the capabilities, and has threatened, and only his texts now come in a different color than any other contact. Please help..
    Those are not signs of being hacked.
    Mooncatt and Rukbat like this.
    04-28-2019 08:23 PM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    My phone has all the signs of being hacked, hot, battery use, backround echo, a couple days ago, my phone updated, without prompting, now my set up is different. The person i believe doing it, has the capabilities, and has threatened, and only his texts now come in a different color than any other contact. Please help..
    This article is good
    https://www.inc.com/joseph-steinberg...en-hacked.html
    04-28-2019 09:02 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Those are not signs of being hacked.
    Ditto.

    Most of these reports of sure fire hacking are just people not knowing how things work.
    Rukbat likes this.
    04-28-2019 09:07 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    For showing all sorts of things other than hacking. Many of the things in the article are signs of viruses and other malware.
    04-29-2019 01:33 PM
  7. methodman89's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Rukbat;6538026]For showing all sorts of things other than hacking. Many of the things in the article are signs of viruses and other malware.[/QUOTE @Rukbat, it is true the article is not technical, but though your statement is true, the OP does have some indicators that cross into being cloned, or in this case he probably has hidden his remote access point in her device. That combined with her valid concern she states, I'd go with being on the safe side and get the sim, imo.
    04-29-2019 08:35 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I don't there is any cloning going on.
    04-29-2019 09:21 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Lots of things make a phone run hot and battery to drain, like a misbehaving app, or poor cell signal, or some bit of wonky data stuck in the system cache that might improve if you wipe the cache partition. Background echo is a common issue that can be due to your network, or problems with the phone's noise-canceling mic (which is sometimes due to a poorly designed case). If a system update is available for a phone, sometimes you're forced to update (depending on the phone), especially if you've already declined the update a few times. After a major system update (like the recent Pie/OneUI update on Samsung phones), the layout can look quite different. So no, I highly doubt you're being hacked.

    If there's a person who's threatening you with either physical or psychological harm, notify the authorities.
    05-02-2019 11:35 PM

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