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Archos anti-root security is worse than htc's and moto's....combined

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  1. crimton

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    coming from the guy who rooted the droid x...
     

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    Glad to hear that, cause I'd like to put SetCPU on mine. :)
     
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    Sounds like a good thing to me..
    Rooted EVO tethering to a Rooted 101, ill take it.
     
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    Yeah I'll have my rooted Evo tethered to my rooted 70. It's gonna be the shiznit.
     
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    well this could be good or bad. its good that birdman is working on it but its bad that he said its got very tight root security, hopefully he has success.
     
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    I thought he meant that it's not good security, as in it's easy to hack.
     
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    i took it as worse meaning harder, just by the comparison he made. maybe you're right though. i hope you are, i may be getting one of these at some point.
     
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    I take it as he meant harder. Even though it reads as easier.
    They'll figure it out.
    The first thing i do................Nandroid backup and remove all bloatware from my 101.
     
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    I think he did mean harder, someone told me it's a bitch trying to root his archos.
     
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    +1 , of course he could just have very poor English skills. Esp when it comes to Security, Worse, Bad, awe-full never means "very good".
     
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    That would be sweet. Hopefully he gets the job done.

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    It's actually really easy to get root on the archos. I've already managed to get root using the rageagainstthecage exploit. The problem is there is no way to mount the root filesystem as read/write. Archos, unlike pretty much every other android manufacturer I've seen, has decided to use SquashFS and squash the root filesystem. For those that don't know SquashFS is a read-only compressed filesystem for embedded devices. On top of that the filesystem has some security added on top of it which makes unsquashing it hard.

    Hopefully when 2.2 comes out they will have chosen a different method of mounting the root filesystem. Otherwise getting a meaningful root will be very hard. I doubt anyone is really working on rooting it right now because of this issue. Most are probably waiting to see what 2.2 brings.
     
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    any word on this?
     
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    I don't know that this is "full root" as most of us know it (but I could be wrong as I haven't spent too much time on XDA's forums reading up on it).

    Doesn't this just basically "automate" the process where you are pressing the VOL+ button when powering on and then selecting "Developers Edition"?

    I have a class 4 SD Card so I will not see a speed improvement...the 256MB app storage space has not yet become a problem for me (TiBu could solve that if it becomes a problem by moving apps to SD storage)...and I've read where a few people have reverted back to the "temp" way of doing things because of issues they have encountered. Just doesn't seem worth it to me.

    If I have to boot my device up while holding a button and then make a single selection for Developer's Edition...I'm okay with that on this tablet until an easier method comes along. I'm probably just being lazy but it has worked perfectly for me.
     
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