The app could detect me even after factory reset. How?

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Sep 24, 2018, 2:47:04 AM via Website

I have factory reset my OS and install the app. However the app knew I used it before.
How could the app manage to detect me even I have reset the system?
What method(s) does the app use?
How could I prevent it from detecting me?
Thank you. :)

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Bastian Siewers
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Sep 24, 2018, 9:57:21 AM via Website

Hi,

as long as the app is using Google's Backup functions, it can simply detect you by your Google account. I assume you used the same account after the reset?

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Sep 24, 2018, 10:22:42 AM via Website

James Watson

Maybe that APP have collected your hardware information and saved it in its remote server.

Is it possible to spoof hardware info? Which one do I need to spoof? Thank you.

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Sep 24, 2018, 10:24:08 AM via Website

Bastian Siewers

Hi,

as long as the app is using Google's Backup functions, it can simply detect you by your Google account. I assume you used the same account after the reset?

No. I'm using another account.
What else does it use to identify me?

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Sep 25, 2018, 3:18:37 AM via Website

Your on line accounts are not stored in your phone and those accounts are still identifying by your device I'D number!
Even if you change the accounts!
Try this ; delete all of your on line accounts completely!
Then do a factory reset.
But honestly, I don't think that will achieve the results you are looking for either!

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Sep 25, 2018, 4:43:10 AM via Website

if you log into the same account, then it will automatically upload your old data. It's normal. But if not, maybe the app have already collected your data by asking for several application permissions which you have granted in the first place.

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Sep 30, 2018, 9:24:34 PM via Website

I don't use the same account but the app still managed to identify me.

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Sep 30, 2018, 10:53:00 PM via Website

Once again.
Your being identified by your device I D number!

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