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I just read about a "Crypto Locker" ransom ware that could infect an android phone: 

 

http://www.beyondwin...evices-as-well/

 

My question is this: Does a restore from a RomManager backup remove this infection?

 

I am running a custom rom (CM-11) and do periodic backups. However the backup file (image?) is stored on the device. Can I copy the backup folder to my PC for safe-keeping then copy back to the device if it gets hosed?

 

For my wife's phone (Galaxy Nexus, JB 4.3); can I make a backup without root?  

 

TIA for your help,

 

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There should be a "Setting" to allow backup image to external ... if your in CM .

I don't do phones but other Android Devices and CM  have that ability


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There should be a "Setting" to allow backup image to external ... if your in CM .

I don't do phones but other Android Devices and CM  have that ability

 

 

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The malware does not automatically install, the hackers make use of social engineering to trick you into downloading an Android file that you need to install. The installation file then asks permission to read phone status and identity, full network access, run at startup and prevent the phone from sleeping.

 

Everytime the phone reboots the application starts and presents you with the window above. Once it’s active you can go to the homescreen but you can no longer start apps or access pictures, videos or music. It’s unknown whether Android antivirus software is currently able to detect and block the malware.   Once an user installs the malware, the procedure is the same as on Windows.

 
                                                                                 


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If your backup image ( know to be OK) is external, you should be able to RESTORE back to. just like Windows. or any other Device.

Same as I do to PC where the external storage is maintained ....


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If your backup image ( know to be OK) is external, you should be able to RESTORE back to. just like Windows. or any other Device.

Same as I do to PC where the external storage is maintained ....

Thanks. That'a what I thought but I wonder if this thing is smart enough to prevent us from booting into recovery?

 

Anyone with first-hand experience?


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I bought a Bricked Nook 32GB for 10.00 for Repair or parts.... so i tested with a microSD, added CM 10.2 for that version, inserted plugged in, and watched it boot to SD Card.... then followed instructions on how to "Unbrick" back to Normal.... reset to Normal, and all worked except the touch screen was iffy.... rebooted back to CM10.2 and reset TouchScreen from 10 to 5.  Nook 32GB now boots to default, works perfect and $10.00  was my total cost.

I'm sure Phones have the same ability.  to use PC to make Bootable or Restore to Default....


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Nice going snuffy. Was given a Desire HD that was hard bricked would accept stock flash file but still wouldn't boot so i bricked the main radio and re-flashed and it now works. Then replaced the Cable that did Wifi and screen as it was iffy.

 

But back to topic if your CWM backup with before infection and that it was external all you do is erase system, boot, recovery, cache, data and then restore the CWM recovery. Then restore your backup and you should be safe. But seems the malware only infects devices that go on porn sites i think a rubber will help you from catching that STI.


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Some Android devices, if you can not access you might try this:

while holding the power on button

press the up volume or down volume and many times you can access the default settings

which will allow you do Factory Reset - some times you can do a soft reset

another was remove the battery for 3 min (never tested this).

but I find the best is to do a backup of all your stuff the the added SD Card. you also can backup to your computer this way.

then if needed reapply the data back to the added SD Card, which would (should make it clean) then do a restore

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From the Phone's Storage:
 

  1. Open the apps drawer and launch "My Files"
  2. Tap "All files" > "SD card"
  3. Press "Menu" and tap "Select"
  4. Check the box(es) associated with the items you wish to restore
  5. Press "Menu" and tap "Move" > "Device storage"
  6. Access the location where you want to restore the files
  7. Tap "move here" or alternatively, tap "Create folder" or the folder name to restore the files in a different location  -------------------        

 

      Restore Media Files from a Windows PC:
 

  1. Connect the Android Device to the computer via USB
  2. Drag the "Status" bar down and tap "Connected as a media device"
  3. Check the "Media device (MTP)" box
  4. In the AutoPlay window on the computer, click "Open device to view files"
  5. Open a second Windows Explorer window and locate the backed up media files on your computer
  6. Copy the desired files and transfer them to the smartphone in the "Card" or "Phone" (sub)directories
  7. Once the transfer is complete, click the "mass storage device" icon from the system tray and disconnect your smartphone

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