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Old 10-22-2015, 04:11 AM   #1
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Exclamation linux showing up in my Google account history...can't remove it. idk how it got there


I am not familiar with linux or rooting or anything code or encrypted related...my Google account device history also keeps showing a weird device date called May 24, 2061...I keep deleting it but it keeps popping up immediately after I delete it...also my Google maps never correctly shows my location and I am not sure what's going on with my phone...could I have been hacked or what?

Please help..I am going nuts. Also my chrome all is showing as an open source app. I can't view my hangouts history for my gmail accounts...and I fix my sync settings through the app and just turns back into the previous settings. I have spoken to google and my phone service provider factory reset at least 30 times. And I have only had the phone since June!!! I have lookout...and it backs up my calls, however it has calls I know I didn't make. My call forwarding in my settings are all skeewompus..I think my husband may be forwarding my calls and texts to his phone... The guy from Google says he has only seen this in the movies. I hope one of you geniuses can shed some light on this for me!
Thanks in advance!!!
 
Old 10-22-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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Well, it's very hard for us to help you if the guys from Google and your service provider didn't manage to...
But could you go to https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity and give us a print-screen of the device you know you don't use? Make sure you click on the group (e.g. Linux) so we could see the browsers... Or just copy/paste the text here...

If you have strange numbers calls, check with your provider.. If your phone actually called those numbers but you don't know about them, then yes.. You've been hacked...


Steps to take right away (maybe they aren't sufficient):
-- Hard-Factory reset your phone... Google how to do it for your phone.. If you have an SD-card, format it.. Do not relogin with Google just now..
-- Go to a computer you don't normally use but trust.. Open a private tab and go to https://security.google.com/settings...ty/permissions
-- Remove every unknown application and device from there... Don't worry if you remove the ones you do use... Hell, remove them all..
-- Modify your Google password from there... If it asks for two step authentifications, enable it..
-- Resync your phone (login on Google Store from it).. Don't give permissions to application that you aren't sure what they are doing..
-- Log out from your Google account (but this shouldn't be a problem since you used a private tab, right?)

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #3
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You are using an Android smart phone?
You know the Android operating system is Linux based?
 
Old 10-22-2015, 11:45 AM   #4
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You are using an Android smart phone?
You know the Android operating system is Linux based?
Although *MOST* Android smart phones will show up in your google history as Android, not linux (there are some devices that do show as linux I know of, but they're few and far between anymore).
 
Old 10-22-2015, 08:59 PM   #5
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Maybe it is just this board's software, but if you let your mouse
hover over the icon that shows a users' OS, his says, "linuxandroid."

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Old 10-22-2015, 09:35 PM   #6
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I have the opposite problem. Google keeps showing up in my linux.
 
Old 10-24-2015, 06:50 PM   #7
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When I try to access my lg hidden menu my phone says invalid mmi code
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:09 AM   #8
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lpzz, i hope you gathered by now that it is somewhat normal to have the string "linux" showing up on an android phone, because android is a form of linux.

however, something is seriously wrong with your phone.

maybe you should consider a factory reset.

please have a look on http://forum.xda-developers.com/ (it most probably also has a sub-section for your phone) how to do a factory reset, maybe try to save some data first.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 02:11 PM   #9
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I have factory reset my phone at least 10 times
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:06 PM   #10
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and the trouble persists?
then maybe you have to re-flash the rom.
please post on http://forum.xda-developers.com/ if you need help with that.
and maybe you should have a serious talk with your husband. about trust, and destroying your phone, maybe.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 09:07 PM   #11
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Please don't reflash a phone... Reflashing is a last solution to be made by someone who knows what he's doing... Have you tried the steps I recommended in post #2?

What you experience might be just because you sold a phone without de-logging... Or god-knows what stuff like that.. Have you asked your provider if the calls you have in Google Hangouts are made from your actual number? This is important to see if those numbers are coming from the cloud or from your phone...

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Old 10-25-2015, 09:17 PM   #12
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When I try to access my lg hidden menu my phone says invalid mmi code
Hidden menus differ from model to model.. Sometimes even from variant to variant.. For example, a provider blocked phone could not have access to some hidden menu, while another exact model from another provider could have access to that same menu.. Or a phone could work with *#*#code#*#* and another just with *#code#*

Also, if you ended up with an invalid mmi code, it usually means that you dialed that code... You shouldn't have to dial secret codes in Android..
 
Old 10-26-2015, 11:41 AM   #13
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Idk how to post a screen shot
 
Old 10-26-2015, 01:11 PM   #14
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My top recommendation is to bring your phone back to the provider, get it fully reset, having them agree that it's reset. Then use it on your own. Do not install all kinds of new apps or anything. In fact install what you want at the phone store with the assisting person there so they can help you. Then when you have it at a steady point, just use it, don't let anyone touch it or change it. And see how that goes. Keep your phone locked with a code only you know and do not let anyone else touch or reconfigure it.
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I am not familiar with linux or rooting or anything code or encrypted related
Understanding Linux, rooting, code, or encryption should have nothing to do with your phone. You should be able to get a fresh phone from a service provider and it will work with no fuss, no need to root it, no need to worry about the operating system or any code related to it.
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My call forwarding in my settings are all skeewompus.
Sorry? Is that an application or some obscure descriptive term you're using?
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I think my husband may be forwarding my calls and texts to his phone.
Well tell him not to do that, he should not be using your phone or touching it at all, it should be just you using it. The only reason someone wants to have your calls and texts forwarded to them is so that they can spy on you. Sorry but that doesn't sound like a situation I personally would prefer. To go a minor step further, I'm betting that many, many people experienced in technology have come pretty close to spying on their own because they have enough technical savvy to do so. And many likely do so, or have done, because they have children and feel that they need to keep watch. The problem is that watching out for a 5 or 10 year old is vastly different than watching out for an 18+ year old. This is that saying about "the path to resentment is paved with good intentions". So someone may have, or state they have good intentions, but ...
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The guy from Google says he has only seen this in the movies.
This goes back to the part where you mentioned that calls and texts may be being forwarded to your husband's phone. Apparently the Google guy agrees with my thinking on this subject.

As far as a screenshot goes, can you take a screenshot of your phone? You first need to be able to do that and then attach that to a post. There are size limitations, you may have to edit the picture to make it lower resolution. In advanced edit mode there's the paper clip symbol which allows you to add an attachment. When you see the pop up for managing attachments, you'll also see the file size limits.

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