What there are no miraculous apps on Android It may seem so obvious that you do not even need to mention it, until you go to Google Play and see that an application that promises to repair your mobile’s battery with just one click It has several hundred thousand installations.
Something similar must have thought Lukas Stefanko, security expert specializing in the operating system of Google, to see how an app under the name Battery Repair 2018 accumulates more than 100,000 installations on Google Play , based on deceiving users making them believe that the tool can solve any problem related to your battery.
Do not believe Battery Sector Repair apps, they are fake.
They use random algorithm to display wrong battery cells without any “battery scan” functionality.
After user hits FIX, they change color and make user believe battery is repaired.They like to display ads.
– Lukas Stefanko (@LukasStefanko)
As the expert points out in his Twitter profile, the application makes the user believe that the battery cells of his cell phone are defective despite not performing any kind of technical analysis, and offer a magical solution that would consist of repair each and every cell one by one .
However, as can be seen in one of the published catches, in the code of the application appears a sentence that “colors” the cells of the scheme of the application in red in a random way , so that every time the user opens the application and performs the supposed analysis, new cells – supposedly – erroneous appear. In carrying out the alleged repair, however, the application only re-green all the cells in the image , making the user think that they have been repaired. Throughout the process, of course, the application bombards the victim with dozens of ads of all kinds, benefiting its creators.
Definitely: no, this type of applications will not improve the performance of your mobile’s battery or its autonomy , and much less are going to repair physical elements such as the cells of the battery with a process as simple as pressing a button. And yes, it may seem obvious, but I am afraid that the more than 100,000 people who have already installed this app did not think the same before downloading it.