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PSA: Evidence that Exploit Used For Root has already been patched

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droid Commando, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Droid Commando

    Thread Starter

    P3Droid: "PSA: THERE IS STRONG EVIDE…" « Deck.ly

    As per p3droid's sources, it looks like Moto has already developed a patch for the exploit used to inject the files necessary to acquire root via ADB.

    As per p3droid's recommendations, buy a Bionic ASAP and be suspicious of all OTA updates if you wish to retain root.

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    If I could unthank a post this would be the one! :p
    But seriously, I think devs will be out there in force once the phone is released to get a new perm. root. And, with Googles' acquiring of Moto, hopefully the bootloader will be unlocked in the near future (a la Atrix).
  3. Droid Commando

    Thread Starter

    As much as I hope for Google to unlock the bootloader, I don't think this will happen anytime soon. The Atrix was not even unlocked by Motorola - it was unlocked because of leaks. Nevertheless, the deal to purchase Motorola hasn't even gone through yet and probably won't be official until early 2012.
  4. The atrix was only unlocked in a dev version not an official version.
  5. Sportster

    Sportster Android Enthusiast

    This deal is why they aren't getting my money for this phone. I'll wait and get one that allows development. I knew they'd pull this crap....:mad:
  6. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    Well, it'll get unlocked eventually. We can still put ROMs on phones without an unlocked bootloader, so long as we don't change up the kernel. And seeing the thing in action, I'm thinking most people, including myself, will be very pleased with what Motorola has accomplished both in hardware, and in the software of this version of MAP.

    It's much quicker than the D3, Photon, X2. I'll probably put another launcher on, but not after I try out what Motorola worked so hard on.

    They deserve it.

    But this comes from a Motorola "fanboy," to say.
  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    We can ROM if we don't change the kernel? Hmmmm....

    As for the ROM, TBH, most of the MotoBLAH I played with at the local VZW store on the D3 looked pretty damned good - I love the color (that light baby blue is almost what I would have picked anyway) and the dock - it's very similar to the LPP I use now, as I have it set up, so, for at least now, I may not replace the BLAH - until I find something to not like about it, that is. Lol.

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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