Samsung Galaxy Note 5. I tried the backup and reset thing but didn't work. Basically the second I turn on my Wifi, 7 web pages try to load and several apps are automtically and quickly downloaded. Woot, Alarm Clock, SlideMe...couple others I think. *edit: It's not slideme, but kind of similar name like Sideload I think.
Now the apps are legit I believe but something is causing them to download and install. Then those apps will just pop up automatically. They bog my phone down. I cannot do anything to stop them. I shut down every android service that would let me disable and those apps, I remove the apps and the cycle starts all over again.
I tried 2 different Anti virus, Norton and Kaperskey and they found nothing wrong. I did the backup reset...happens all over again.
So I tried some trick my wife mentioned. I hold volume up, home key and power button at the same time. I boot to this screen upside down that says"Select boot mode: Recovery, Fast, Normal. Volume up to select, volume down to ok.....Well it's bricked. If I hit home key, I can select which option but nothing else works. The screen is stuck on, I cannot power it down...it's like it's bricked. I can move the arrow but that's it.
It's an unlocked phone, warranty expired of course so basically I have this paper weight. I'm currently waiting for battery to drain and will try to boot it up again.
I Ordered this phone from China, I think the Chinese did something to the Android OS to cause this. I say that because while it says Android 6.0, it's obviously Android 3 or 4.
Edited by SoulFly, 18 August 2016 - 07:38 PM.