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  1. stvs

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    let say there is not root at all or without root will piracy,cracks etc will be possible? i guess not
    so root=freedom,mods etc yes, AND piracy
     

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    Not real sure what you are asking.

    Is there piracy without root? Yes.

    Cracked apk's without root? Yes.
     
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    how a hacker can do that on unrooted device (pls dont tell details) just if its possible or not,iam trying to prove without rooting devices the piracy will stop
     
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    There are certainly lots of ways that piracy will continue even if all rooted devices were obliterated overnight :(
     
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    Root has absolutely nothing to do with it. In fact, Root will give the capability to remove said piracy. See.. Google Chrome is one of the most hacked apps out there, regardless of Root. To give an example, I've visited what seem like normal sites and next I knew, there were craploads of downloads without my permission. Facebook and their news articles is one of the sites, visit an article and every tab open switched to a spam DL. Then. The device kept transmitting data at strange times & freezing up so I went snooping via Root and found an unknown file called channels.db. in the root of Storage that I never put there or was included in my ROM. I erased said file and phone started behaving more strangely but no longer freezing up or transmitting data at weird intervals. Today I got tired of it and completely wiped EVERYTHING except my ext. sdcard and reinstalled my ROM from scratch. Problem solved, now my question is.. How did it even get there? Without Root, that file would have stayed.. Think about that.
     
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    iam not against root but the bad guys can exploit it to crack/pirate paid apps, ask pls the developers if they like
    root or jailbreak for their paid apps,if iam developer i wouldnt worry if ALL(supposed) devices cant root for my paid apps.
     
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    Google actually has a nice lock on the apps where if you hack them, it'll completely break Google Play Services and they'll be worse off than before.
     
  8. El Presidente

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    Where are you getting this info from? You 100% do not need to be rooted to pirate apps. On iOS, you may need to be jailbroken, but on Android devices, root isn't required for piracy.

    As a side note, piracy isn't something this forum endorses or encourages, so whilst this topic is fine as is, if it moves to how to obtain pirated apps, it will be closed :)
     
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