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RKill on Android tablet enquiry.


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#1 Wzwzy

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:58 PM

Hello, Bleeping Computer,

I once downloaded rkill onto my Android 4.2.2 tablet to then install onto a windows xp pc ,I successfully transferred rkill to my pc but I remember not being able to find the rkill on my tablet to delete it- I forgot about it- but now a year later, my tablet has lost its internal mount sdcard script or possible hardware failure but recently I got it running again and scanned it with Bit Defender free and the very first file it scans is 'rkill' so i wonder if it may be the rkill causing the bootloops and mount failures.

I cant find it anywhere on the tablet but i cant access its internal sdcard so it may be on that or in Data,

but I can do a factory reset in stock recovery so its probably not in data but on the internal sdcard.

Storage reader states it is /actj not mounted with 2.1gb.

Its a bit of a struggle getting it into recovery but the last time I factory resetted and it works for about 4days then bootloops, last time I managed to root it so if I could mount the internal sdcard in terminal I could delete the rkill or delete the rkill via terminal.

Other thing to note is as its an Actions Semiconductor Dual Core so it refuses to adb but terminal su's ok.

At present im trying to get it back into recovery to try again, as It seems to stall on android boot logo just before lockscreen, in fact lockscreen showed for a few seconds before it went back to android boot logo,(this is not an urgent request by any means as ive already replaced it but still,) any advice would be greatly appreciated.(thanks)

 



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:13 AM

:welcome: to BleepingComputer.

You can ask the developer (Grinler), site owner of Bleeping Computer...a question, report an issue or suggestion in this RKill - What it does and What it Doesn't - A brief introduction to the program which he monitors for issues with RKill.
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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for the welcome "quietman7" I thought I was posting in that thread...maybe I'll copy and paste it into there, thanks.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:53 AM

I know I might be a little late in the thread, but I doubt that RKill caused these issues on your tablet Wzwzy, since .exe files (which RKill is, or even the .com version) cannot be executed under Android. Plus, after a such amount of time, I'm sure that it's something else that caused this failure. Android storage can be complex when you're not used to it, since there's files everywhere, maybe that's why you couldn't find the RKill executable. We'll know for sure once you ask in the RKill support thread but like I said, I doubt an .exe (designed for Windows) would cause this issue under Android that cannot execute that file type.

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

That is why the OP was referred to Grinler.
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