A few months ago, researchers came across a peculiar Android trojan known as xHelper. The malware disguises itself as some cleaner or speed-up smartphone app. The main trait of the virus that took security experts by surprise was the fact that the malware can survive the factory reset process. In other words, it was “unkillable” for […]
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This is certainly an unprecedented state. For anything to survive a factory reset, it would need to be kept in non-volatile storage - in other words, held in the recovery partition.