Spy phone software being hidden has now become a feature itself and one of the most important ones. On Android there are many places where spy phone software that is advertised as being hidden can possibly be found and this article will compare Mspy with FlexiSPY on Android to see which ones actually delivers on the website promise of the software being completely undetectable. It was not Mspy. During our testing of Mspy for Android it was easy to find Mspy on the TARGET device because, when spy phone software says it is undetectable it usually means just hiding the program icon and nothing more. Because we were able to find Mspy we then perform the same tests with FlexiSPY so you can really see which Android spy phone software makes true on its website promise of being completely hidden once installed on to an Android phone.
Mspy sells their software as being invisible
Mspy advertise that their software is in fact 100% undetectable but this is not the case.
Mspy is not completely invisible and can be detected. Here is what we found.
- Mspy was flagged as a virus when scanned by antivirus
Even though Mspy hides its own icon it still gets flagged as a virus so the phone owner can see that, notice something wrong has been installed and quickly remove it. FlexiSPY on the other hand is not classed as a virus in any way when scanned.
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Lookout Antivirus also flags Mspy as malware and even forces you to uninstall it if you want to keep using Lookout antivirus.
On the same phone we removed Mspy and then installed FlexiSPY. First we scanned the phone using 360 antivirus and no threats were found.
We then performed the same scan with Lookout Antivirus. Again, no threats were found.
- Mspy was unable to hide the SuperSU icon or itself inside SuperSU
On a rooted phone there will always be the SuperSU icon which appears after you have successfully rooted it. Because you need root permission to get the most out of Mspy the phone owner will immediately notice this new icon and they can then tap it to view Mspy listed inside and can then set about removing it. FlexiSPY not only hides the SuperSU icon but also itself from inside SuperSU. This means that only FlexiSPY hides itself completely on a rooted Android phone when compared to Mspy.
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Mspy can hide its own icon but it cannot hide SuperSU. This leads the Android phone owner to question what SuperSU is and so become suspicious that someone has tampered with their phone. Secondly on-screen notifications will appear randomly stating that Mspy has been granted root access from SuperSU.
Because our Android device is rooted every time Mspy needs access to the system to capture any data it has to get permission to do so from SuperSU and so this message will appear. Because Mspy cannot hide SuperSU it means that, at any time, you can open it and see all programs which have been granted superuser access – including Mspy.
Rooting an Android phone will always install SuperSU. This means that the Android phone owner will immediately see this new icon and see that something has changed. FlexiSPY gives specific directions during installation for how to make sure FlexiSPY is not visible inside SuperSU.
Once you have followed the directions above, if you go in to SuperSU FlexiSPY will not be listed.
But that is not all. FlexiSPY goes even deeper to make sure that their Android software truly is hidden. FlexiSPY hides SuperSU completely.
With the SuperSU icon hidden completely there are also no on-screen SuperSU notifications like there was with Mspy.
- Mspy can be uninstalled from the application manager menu
Even on a rooted phone Mspy still appears in the application manager menu. All it takes is the phone owner to see an unfamiliar program has been installed and for them to perform a few taps to remove it and then Mspy is gone. Once FlexiSPY has been installed on to an Android phone it no longer appears in the application manager menu and cannot be removed the same way that Mspy can.
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Removing Mspy is not as easy as removing normal applications from this menu (tapping it and then tapping Uninstall) but it can still be removed. Mspy installs itself as a device administrator called Update Service. Until this is deactivated Mspy cannot be uninstalled normally. However it is easy to disable the device administrator that Mspy installs. All you need to do is go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators.
Make sure that Update Service is not checked.
Tap Deactivate on the menu that appears and you can now go back and uninstall Mspy normally.
Go back to Settings > Application Manager and tap the Mspy process name.
Tap Uninstall and Mspy will be removed completely from the Android phone. FlexiSPY is not listed in any form inside the application manager once it has been installed on to a rooted Android phone which means it cannot be removed by conventional means.
It can only be removed by the person who installed FlexiSPY on to the Android phone to start with.
- Mspy could be found and uninstalled using third party software
The more technical Android user will be familiar with task manager software as it allows them to see how their phone is performing and see which applications use up the most memory or battery for example. This same software also lists Mspy and allows for it to be uninstalled completely. But because FlexiSPY is completely once installed on to an Android phone not even task manager software can find it.
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Because it can be listed it can also be uninstalled.
We used the same task manager program to see if it could find FlexiSPY. Unlike Mspy it was not listed as a process and so it could not be removed.
- Mspy was visible in the download list
Even though the software icon is hidden, in the phone browser, being able to see the download URL means that the phone owner can simply go to the website listed and immediately know that Mspy has been installed and they can then remove it using the other methods outlined above.
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There is one more area to check that and that is the download and browser history to see if FlexiSPY is hidden from there. FlexiSPY was not found in both the browser history and the downloaded files list. The last thing you want is to install the spy phone software only for the Android phone owner to see where you downloaded it from the next time that they open their browser. FlexiSPY remains undetectable and hides all traces of itself so that even if the Android phone owner tries to look for FlexiSPY it will not be found.
FlexiSPY understands undetectability better than Mspy
To be the best spy phone software you need to be undetected. Mspy is definitely not undetectable as their website says and can easily be found in a variety of places. FlexiSPY hides itself far better than Mspy and also deals with rooting and hiding itself and SuperSU in a far better way than Mspy too. FlexiSPY is therefore clearly the obvious choice for Android spy phone software for those who wish to spy on a rooted Android phone and remain undetected whilst doing it. They even offer assistance with the Android rooting process which other competitors do not. Those of you who are interested in rooting an Android phone to be used with FlexiSPY can get assistance with doing that here.
Below you can find the detailed specifications of Mspy used during testing, the Android TARGET device and further information about all software used during testing.