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One time poster
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Registered: ‎2012-01-07
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Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

Hi all!

I am contemplating in unrooting my phone so I can use the avast android version in full. However, I am wondering that if the ICS comes, will the phone stay unrooted?

OR, do we have any other app that works like avast yet needs no rooting?

Thanks.

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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

root will not remain after upgrading to ics


there are couple of others options(no root required)

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=antivirus+&c=apps

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Master
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

what extra feature does avast offers after root..??

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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

Slim, if you install avast on a rooted phone, in the event of theft, the app can survive a hard reset and continue to work giving out the where about of the phone. That's what the developer says.

Nabeel, thanks bro.

One time poster
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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

It's not so much about the virus guys, the anti-virus feature of avast needs no rooting. I am into the security. smile happy

Master
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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

ok... i have avast installed smile happy but did not know of this..

but the FAQ says.. as soon as the sim is changed ( without root ) , a message will be send to 2 pre-selected numbers.... all the details of the new sim inserted..

and try this.

remove your sim card and then turn on your phone.. it will blow the siren...

though i haven't tried switching sims smile happy if you do please let me know if that also works..

One time poster
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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

yay! Thanks for trying Slim. Your phone is rooted right, can you check if the app does survive after a hard reset? If that is not asking too much. hehehe

Master
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Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

well this happened accidently , i was not even aware of the app smile happy but it works...

sorry , cannot do that laugh i will lose my root , and all the things which i did , removed bloat , custom themes and all.. cant risk it smile happy but if the dev says then it must work smile happy hehe....

but its a good feature that you told of which i was unaware of...

but still what do you think..

god forbid if someone's phone is lost , the founder will not think of hard reset but will change the sim card on the spot smile happy and bam , all the details to your selected numbers.... i mean here this the first step that any thief will do..

One time poster
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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

I guess you are right. I do not think anybody can guess my pattern lock anyways. hahaha

Master
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Re: Unrooted then upgrade to ICS...

here you go smile happy he will get irritated and will try to switch sims...

and after he has done evrything , might come here and ask for help sad

" i forgot my phone;s passward , what to do "

and we only will help sad

cant really know who has a genuine problem....