Android Antivirus False Positives

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Is there a risk of an Android Antivirus Software damaging the Android OS as the result of a False Postive? If an Android OS becomes damaged how do you repair/restore the Android OS.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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    On rooted phones it could happen and you will need to re-image the OS or send to manufacturer. On standard (non-rooted) phone it is in principle not possible, OS files cannot be modified or removed by a third party software.
     
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    I am thinking about getting a Samsung Smart Phone with a Sprint Plan. Would the Sprint Samsung Smart Phone be "non-rooted"?

    What is the general procedure for making an Image of the OS and restoring an Image of the OS?
     
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    Phone shipped by mnaufacturers are by default non-rooted. You may want to check specialised forums on Android OS to get an image for you specific model and provider.

    A place to start is here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/ and choose the sub-forum of your mobile phone :)

    And for Samsung firmwares:
    http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/
     
  5. TheKid7

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    Thank you.
     
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    You're welcome! :thumb:
     
  7. funkydude

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    As far as I'm aware none of them use heuristics, which means there's no chance of FPs.
     
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    Brand new phones are never rooted. Rooting is like unlocking your phone (Similar to Jailbreak) and that allows you to make tons of things. (Overcloking, flashing etc.) :D
     
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