I just switched phones and used google's own sync feature but that would not be an option to folk that demand no cloud backups. Those folk are usually stuck.
So I was going to reset my old s7 and wanted to backup the phone before I erased everything. I kept coming across wondershare Dr fone. I was tired and seemed fairly simple and since there were no obvious scam/Hack alerts to be found just Quickly browsing. I thought i'll give it a whirl. Should have not ran it apparently.
So I connected via usb to Windows and started the program - > Phone instantly gone to download mode and apparently the software is trying to root or set some firmware to gather data - > Software doesnt work and phone stuck in endless bootloop - > recovery mode gives no command but starts after hanging a few seconds 10 or so - > Do a factory reset from recovery and Log back into previous Google Account required so I Do it and do a normal reset - > Reset goes in normal but when setting up clean phone it gives me a Security alerts "unauthorized activity noticed" and deviCe Security guides me to restart phone to reset changes.
Really spooky not knowing what the software did! Can you guys please help me figure out? Didnt find anything on web that indicates Dr fone stealing data or hacking, just ripping Off payments.
- How do I know I'm on stock ROM and nothing suspicious was left on the phone?
- Should I flash stock ROM just in case?
- Can my personal data, passwords etc be compromised if I dont use the phone?
- Could the Windows app itself have gathered personal info somehow. Can I check it out from Logs? I have the Logs in AppData
- Anything else to be concidered except changing password?
I found out that after factory reset Im getting a Security alert even though firmware and everything else seems original. Could this be knox efuse that triggered when software tried to root? Can I check the firmware some how for possible flaws/changes?
Seems like there are plenty people in trouble with Dr fone gone bad, maybe we Could help others too. Thanks in advance!