Many people get confused between Forked Android and the original Android. Well, there are some differences between the two. Before we go into the technical differences of the two, it is important to understand what Android is. Android is a software application that runs on your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.
Android is an open source program that allows developers to customize the software to their specifications. It runs on all kinds of platforms such as Windows, OS X, Linux, and BlackBerry. The programs run through different kinds of servers that makes it hard to tell the difference between the two.
In order to determine if you have a modified Android you need to check for your device ID and SDK. These can be found at android.com or any other Google website. They should be listed under the “Device” link at the top of the page. This should be followed by the “SDK” link on the right hand side of the page. The SDK is the exact same information found in the Android Device Manager and it is listed under the “Developers” tab.
If you see these links, then you do not have a modified Android. There are many ways to tell if you have a modified Android. One of the easiest ways is to look at the “Manageable Applications” tab. If the application is flagged, then you have a modified Android.
When it comes to checking for modified software, there are numerous security issues. To avoid getting hacked, I recommend using a tool called CheckPoint. It is a free service that scans the Android system for modification and if you see a pattern of modifications, then you need to take action to prevent the modification from running.
A second way to tell if you have a modified Android is to look at the “Errors” tab. If the application has several errors or if you see the standard Google “UNKNOWN”APOCALYPSE” error, then you need to use the “Hide” option to get rid of the app.
The most popular way to determine if you have a modified Android is to download a ROM package. ROM packages can be found on the Android Market and they work just like applications. Just because you use an application does not mean you will have a modified Android.
I hope this helps make your decision on whether you have a modified Android or not. If you feel like you have a modified Android then look for a ROM package and run it through the CheckPoint application. This will give you a much better idea of whether or not you have a modified Android and whether or not you need to do anything about it.