Originally Posted by alostpacket
My guess would be that it was unintentional even if it worked on some versions of Gingerbread.
This is also the first I have heard of such thing and having AC link to the AOSP git source is pretty lacking in the "proof" department.
Anyways, it's a security threat and will be (and maybe already is) patched out if it worked at all.
I'd suggest grabbing the SDK if you dont want to root. At least until they add it as a real feature with a proper permission.
Also, what AC should have done is reported it to Google to give them time to patch it out.
Just my $0.02
How do I "grab the SDK?" Where? Link?