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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Absolutely amazing boost....

Hats off to you, seriously.. i mean i knew there was carrieriq (which allows you to monitor every keypress, application launch etc..) installed on the prevail, but this.. well this even threw off some of teh top epic devs

inside teh kernel is a file called init.rc, its what tells what to launch on startup

and here is a copy of it (if you dont believe me pull the file right off your phone, even the people who are rooted stock can prove im right)
on emmc mkdir /system mkdir /data 0771 system system mkdir /p - Pastebin.com

now i dont expect everyone to read thru it, so i will highlight the point of interest

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## Sprint 3rd party - LogMeIn - js0516.park
chown nobody.shell /RescueStarter
chmod 755 /RescueStarter
chown nobody.shell /RescueServer
chmod 755 /RescueServer

#Start RescueStarter for Rescue+Mobile
service RescueStarter /system/bin/RescueStarter
user nobody
group input graphics
oneshot
https://secure.logmein.com/

for anyone who doesnt know who/what they are...

what does this all mean? you guys have a remote access backdoor enabled on your phone every boot. a process which is constantly running draining your battery, not too much unlike ciq.

now tell me, how many of you feel safe knowing boost can remote access your phone at any moment?

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Hats off to you, seriously.. i mean i knew there was carrieriq (which allows you to monitor every keypress, application launch etc..) installed on the prevail, but this.. well this even threw off some of teh top epic devs

inside teh kernel is a file called init.rc, its what tells what to launch on startup

and here is a copy of it (if you dont believe me pull the file right off your phone, even the people who are rooted stock can prove im right)
on emmc mkdir /system mkdir /data 0771 system system mkdir /p - Pastebin.com

now i dont expect everyone to read thru it, so i will highlight the point of interest



https://secure.logmein.com/

for anyone who doesnt know who/what they are...

what does this all mean? you guys have a remote access backdoor enabled on your phone every boot. a process which is constantly running draining your battery, not too much unlike ciq.

now tell me, how many of you feel safe knowing boost can remote access your phone at any moment?

WTH !! Do you think this will be able to be safely removed ?
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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you should know me better then that, im working on it now :P
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Working in tech support myself, I can completely understand why they would want to be able to remote control the phone for support reasons.

My company installs remote access sofware if a customer installs a support tool, but it's never used unless the customer consents and they request the help.

Besides all of that though, there should always be a way to opt out.
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Working in tech support myself, I can completely understand why they would want to be able to remote control the phone for support reasons.

My company installs remote access sofware if a customer installs a support tool, but it's never used unless the customer consents and they request the help.

Besides all of that though, there should always be a way to opt out.
Right but this is a new turn of events, samsung (to my knowledge) has never done this before, nor has sprint.

my concerns with it are rather simple.. imagine if your tethering and using a lot of data, they remote on in and see your rooted and have tethering apps. thats a violation of TOS.. they disconnect your phone service.

not saying tahts what they are doing, but honestly its possible
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too good to be true. I'll enjoy it thetering till I'll get disconected. i been a loyal customer to boost for several years an d is kinda sad to hear that. screw them. im paying for it for their spotty service. let me know if you get to removed that backdoor to the system. I'll do it on my phone.
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too good to be true. I'll enjoy it thetering till I'll get disconected. i been a loyal customer to boost for several years an d is kinda sad to hear that. screw them. im paying for it for their spotty service. let me know if you get to removed that backdoor to the system. I'll do it on my phone.
I feel the same way . Who are they to tell me what to do with what I pay for ? I've been w/ Boost for several years and will continue to be a loyal customer if they wanna act right . If not , I'll find another carrier .
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Glad someone is looking at these things. Lets get this thing disabled soon. Great work.
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<Kamel> but can't do it here
<Kamel> * daemon started successfully *
<Kamel> $ pidof RescueStarter
<Kamel> pidof RescueStarter
<Kamel> 93
<Kamel> $
<interdpth> ooh it is running
<Kamel> checked like 5 times, def not in running services tab

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edit: sorry guys, false alarm.. turns out as long as your running my kernel this service doesnt exist...
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Whew ! Great news ! It kinda gave me an uneasy feeling when I read the original post because I Tether my phone A LOT .
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What about those not running your kernel?
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Hats off to you, seriously.. i mean i knew there was carrieriq (which allows you to monitor every keypress, application launch etc..) installed on the prevail, but this.. well this even threw off some of teh top epic devs

inside teh kernel is a file called init.rc, its what tells what to launch on startup

and here is a copy of it (if you dont believe me pull the file right off your phone, even the people who are rooted stock can prove im right)
on emmc mkdir /system mkdir /data 0771 system system mkdir /p - Pastebin.com

now i dont expect everyone to read thru it, so i will highlight the point of interest



https://secure.logmein.com/

for anyone who doesnt know who/what they are...

what does this all mean? you guys have a remote access backdoor enabled on your phone every boot. a process which is constantly running draining your battery, not too much unlike ciq.

now tell me, how many of you feel safe knowing boost can remote access your phone at any moment?
Tell me, not that I expect this would be used or not often. Could they use this to remotely activate your mic? and or Camera? very neat hidden bug.
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Tell me, not that I expect this would be used or not often. Could they use this to remotely activate your mic? and or Camera? very neat hidden bug.
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http://tinyurl.com/3rhjd4m


flash in odin in the pda slot

so far this does teh following :

adb shell is now rooted and starts at boot, even if you factory reset it
this "rescue mode" is disabled
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flash in odin in the pda slot

so far this does teh following :

adb shell is now rooted and starts at boot, even if you factory reset it
this "rescue mode" is disabled
If you flash the kernel is all the phone data wiped?
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http://tinyurl.com/3rhjd4m


test kernel

sets adb for root
sets adb on boot even if you factory reset
closes this backdoor
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Ok so for those of us running shabbys mod we dont have to worry about this, or what?
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everyone that doesnt have this kernel^ has this running
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sets adb for root
sets adb on boot even if you factory reset
closes this backdoor
before i move forward and maybe make an error , I DL'd the shabby kernel tar, when i get into ODIN i select ops and under PDA slot i choose shabby kernel tar file , at that point i get invalid image type .. just let me know if i missed something
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Thank you shabby, might even help with battery life one less task running.

now to just get rid of that iq agent
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I thought I would be adventurous, I chose to check mark one package then the kernel, it is working right now. Hope I didnt mess up lmao.

eh I think I am going to have to start over, sitting for over 3 mins on the samson screen
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I thought I would be adventurous, I chose to check mark one package then the kernel, it is working right now. Hope I didnt mess up lmao.

eh I think I am going to have to start over, sitting for over 3 mins on the samson screen
I've tried it twice already and it stays on the Samsung Prevail load screen. All I can say is thankyou Odin!!!!! LOL
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I've tried it twice already and it stays on the Samsung Prevail load screen. All I can say is thankyou Odin!!!!! LOL
yup exactly what im saying lol
I next tried replacing the boot.img in the pda.tar with shabby's boot.img that isnt working either. I am sitting here it says boot.img download.. and just sitting for over 14 mins now.
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should i run this .tar the same way i flash the shabbymod whit the kms folder?
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or if Im on shabbymod 0.9 should i worry about it.?
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Don't instal this cuz it won't work n its still a testing kernal. The custom kernal is still in development.
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bleh ill have to find it, i posted one in the irc that works fine.. thought this was it.. sorry guys

found it!


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so far this does teh following :

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this "rescue mode" is disabled
First time using Odin . I've got the phone set in downloading mode and tried to open the boot image under PDA . Will not read . What am I doing wrong here ?
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Im getting "invalid image type" also.

**Ok got it done.

Thanks new optimus and thanks ShabbyPenguin for the kernel. Thanks hroak for odin.**
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bleh ill have to find it, i posted one in the irc that works fine.. thought this was it.. sorry guys

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ok tried it and it still says invalid image type. I dont want to redo everything on the phone again tonight so I think I will wait.
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Tested and working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK OK OK ..... Yeah I feel like an IDIOT ! I forgot to select the OPS in the previous post but I remedied that !! LOL . Worked great Shabby ! Thanks !
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OK OK OK ..... Yeah I feel like an IDIOT ! I forgot to select the OPS in the previous post but I remedied that !! LOL . Worked great Shabby ! Thanks !
What did you do to get it working?

never mind, I just ignored the invalid image warning and hit start. it worked.
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The download from hroark came with SPHM820.ops . I selected that for the ops , selected Shabbykernel under pda and it worked fine .
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inside teh kernel is a file called init.rc, its what tells what to launch on startup

and here is a copy of it (if you dont believe me pull the file right off your phone, even the people who are rooted stock can prove im right)
on emmc mkdir /system mkdir /data 0771 system system mkdir /p - Pastebin.com

now i dont expect everyone to read thru it, so i will highlight the point of interest



https://secure.logmein.com/

for anyone who doesnt know who/what they are...

what does this all mean? you guys have a remote access backdoor enabled on your phone every boot. a process which is constantly running draining your battery, not too much unlike ciq.

now tell me, how many of you feel safe knowing boost can remote access your phone at any moment?
Boost has this on all their phones, even their dumb phones. It is why the battery dies so fast. Had a Motorola Clutch and could barely get it to last one day. That's one of the reasons I left Boost.
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It worked perfect with the new posted download. Hopefully it will help out with saving the battery a little bit more. Thankyou Shabby.
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Boost has this on all their phones, even their dumb phones. It is why the battery dies so fast. Had a Motorola Clutch and could barely get it to last one day. That's one of the reasons I left Boost.
found it on sprints replenish as well :/
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So can you post a step by step to do this proccess?
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1. Download and unzip the file.
2. Install the Samsung USB drivers (unless you have them already)
3. Put phone in Download Mode by holding Vol down, Camera Button, and Power button until the Yellow Downloading message appears
4. Plug phone into USB port
4. Open Odin, you should see a yellow box with a com number
5 Select SPHM820.ops file and the kernel.tar in the appropriate Boxes (kernel goes in pda)
6 Click Start
instructions kang'd from hroak
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The zip is the KMS FILE or a diferent one. If so can u post the download link? I got the shabbykernel.tar
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http://tinyurl.com/6jtc2t8

odin and ops file
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what would be the usefullness of running a custom Kernel??? overclocking???
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sets adb for root
sets adb on boot even if you factory reset
closes this backdoor
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I went through the steps and everything went fine, but I'm wondering what the kernel version number should be on the phone after this. I have 2.6.32.9 I was expecting something like ShabbyKernel-x.
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i did it too. and on the odin windows i got the following;
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<1> close serial port and wait until rebooting (after 5:07 min)
<1> PASS!!!
<0>destroy instant
<0>killed timer
is this means is ok.?
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So is that kernel a custom kernel?
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So is that kernel a custom kernel?
Yes , Shabby modified it = Shabbykernel .
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i did it too. and on the odin windows i got the following;
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<1> close serial port and wait until rebooting (after 5:07 min)
<1> PASS!!!
<0>destroy instant
<0>killed timer
is this means is ok.?

Yeah, what he said. What was that thing doing for 5:07? I gotta tell you, this one scared me more than any of the other updates you guys have put out.

What can I do to test to this out? It should save some battery? Will it be a good prerequisite for stuff to come?

Thanks guys and thank you Odin (Thor's Daddy).

Oh, and thanks for the heads up on ignoring the invalid image file message. That would have stopped me. For some reason it automatically reinstalled the USB drivers (Win7) when I put the phone in download mode.
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I did notice one thing that was strange after doing the ODIN update. I have an order entry app that was written custom for the company that I work for nationwide. Anyway, it got somehow strangely corrupted and I do not think it was a coincidence. I had an shortcut on my main screen and I noticed that the logo icon had changed back to the default and if I tapped it said that the app was not installed. It was listed in the applications list but not the same way as usual.

Anyway, I uninstalled whatever was left and reinstalled it from the APK. It is working again.

I have not noticed this with any other apps yet. I do not know who they got to write our order entry app but maybe they used some non standard techniques that somehow got corrupted by this process? It does run from the SD Card.
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When you install this, do you have to wipe everything off the phone, and reload everything? Can we over clock with this?
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