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Root Cleaned rageagainstthecage... Is my droid still rooted?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jeffyh, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. jeffyh

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    So I connected my DX to my work computer via USB and didn't realize my work AV was set to auto-clean/delete by the IT guys...

    OfficeScan deleted the file G:\Documents\apks\z4root.1.3.0.apk (res\raw\rageagainstthecage) because of AndroidOS_LOTOOR.A and cleaned the file res\raw\rageagainstthecage because of Android.C1E9BC2B

    So I have 3 questions...

    1. My phone still seems to be rooted since res\raw\rageagainstthecage was cleaned; root req programs still work. Would the clean affect the current root in any way? Should I re-root?

    2. I know rageagainstthecage is wrongly classified as a virus by AVs, but I can't seem to find any info on Android.C1E9BC2B. Did I use an infected z4root.apk?

    3. What does it mean that G:\Documents\apks\z4root.1.3.0.apk (res\raw\rageagainstthecage) was deleted? The apk is still there, so did it delete only the "infected" part of the apk? Is my apk still functional or do I need to DL another one.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     

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  2. trav473

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    If you still have the Superuser app in the app drawer, then you are still rooted. I would assume you are and what happened when you hooked your X to the pc, the Antivirus software scanned your sd card (then deleted the file) The only thing it probably did was delete Z4Root from your card. The sd card is the only thing the pc has access to, not the core files on your phone. No need to panic, its just if you should ever need to reinstall Z4Root again, you will have to redownload it to your SD card.

    Just a side note, you posted this in the OG Droid 1 forums :) . Hope this helps ya.
     
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    Completely forgot that it only accesses the SD Card... The weird thing is that the officescan log shows the apk to be deleted, but the file is still on my sdcard.

    yea my bad about the wrong forum... i followed a google link here and forgot to check. Then couldn't figure out how to delete the thread. I'm not on here enough since I can't use tapatalk BUT I just found out there's a phandroid app so I'll be here more often.

    Awesome people. Thanks again
     
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    Thread moved to the DX all things root section. :)
     
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    I don't know why z4root would have been flagged as a virus but the structure of Android may be such that files are unrecognizable to your PC AV and flagged as a virus.
     
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    May have been as simple as the word "Root" being in its name, hence it saw the file as a rootkit. IDK, 'puters are funny critters sometimes...
     
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    I had dl'ed the z4 apk to my work computer for transfer a while back to my sdcard, and the other day I walked in to a message that I had a trojan on my computer found by our antivirus software, when I looked at the file name I started laughing b/c it was z4root. I think it finds it b/c it is a program written as a hack to exploit the Android OS but windows AV thinks it's a virus.
     

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