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  1. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    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


    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?

    jsnowl, rm50, danielmike and 5 others like this.
  2. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    WTH !! :mad: Do you think this will be able to be safely removed ?
    rm50 likes this.
  3. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    you should know me better then that, im working on it now :p
  4. Kamel

    Kamel Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    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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  6. freux08

    freux08 Member

    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.
  7. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I know I've said it before but I'm gonna say it again , THANK YOU for all the hard work you do for all of us here in the Forum ! IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED !:) I hope ya enjoyed those beers I bought ya for the Shabbymod ! :D
  8. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    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 . :cool:
  9. Glad someone is looking at these things. Lets get this thing disabled soon. Great work.
  10. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer


    edit: sorry guys, false alarm.. turns out as long as your running my kernel this service doesnt exist... ;)
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  11. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Whew ! Great news ! It kinda gave me an uneasy feeling when I read the original post because I Tether my phone A LOT . :D
  12. What about those not running your kernel?
  13. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    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.
    Amazon Jim likes this.
  14. Kamel

    Kamel Well-Known Member

    Queue government conspiracy in 5... 4... 3... 2...
  15. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer


    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
    ironmask, rm50, Viet1982 and 3 others like this.

    LAWLETTE Well-Known Member

    If you flash the kernel is all the phone data wiped?
  17. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

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  18. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    Ok so for those of us running shabbys mod we dont have to worry about this, or what?
  19. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    everyone that doesnt have this kernel^ has this running
  20. Dandnj1

    Dandnj1 Well-Known Member

    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
  21. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Thank you shabby, might even help with battery life one less task running.

    now to just get rid of that iq agent
  22. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    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
  23. SpCowboy2842

    SpCowboy2842 Well-Known Member

    I've tried it twice already and it stays on the Samsung Prevail load screen. All I can say is thankyou Odin!!!!! LOL
  24. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    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.
    borikua787 likes this.
  25. freux08

    freux08 Member

    should i run this .tar the same way i flash the shabbymod whit the kms folder?

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