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General Root Exploit Has Been Found. DO NOT UPDATE FURTHER

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andrizoid, May 9, 2010.

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Will you hold off on the OTA until we get more info on the possible exploit?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  1. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member
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    So a new exploit has been discovered and devs are working on it.

    What this means to you.

    1. This WILL help for those who leaked to get root.
    2. DO NOT UPDATE! This includes to the OTA when it is released.
    3. Be patient, this was only discovered today and is only a possible exploit.

    Possible root exploit zifnab06.net

    EDIT: THIS IS ONLY A POSSIBLE VULNERABILITY. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE DEVS ARE NOT EVEN CONSIDERING THIS AS AN EXPLOIT AT THE MOMENT.

    PLEASE DO NOT MESSAGE THE DEVS ABOUT THIS. THEY ARE ALREADY WORKING ON IT, DO NOT BOTHER THEM FURTHER!
     

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  2. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member
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    31 views and not a single person has any thoughts? haha wow
     
  3. JAS_21

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    Waiting patiently :D
     
  4. T2noob

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    well that tells us that all you want is attention....maybe they don't want to get to excited in case it doesn't work also its pretty late so they might not have the energy to type. :D
     
  5. SyDTRaKKeD

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    we've gotten our hopes up enough times as it is.... we're just being cautious...
     
  6. pkopalek

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    We should keep this a lot quieter. This could be a VERY easy OTA patch after the official 2.1 OTA comes out for Verizon.

    The point of this thread, is DON'T do the OTA upgrade, until we know if this works at all, and then if it does, if it works on OTA'd phones.
     
  7. zutmin

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    Waiting patiently...well, not so patiently, but waiting nonetheless.
     
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  8. erisuser1

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    I took a peek at zifnab06's blog post, and I would call what he is working on a hypothesis, not an exploit.

    It's a little early to be hollering "stop the presses", I think - remember when acidbath claimed the same thing when the Tattoo sploit was showing some promise?

    Well, in any event, I hope zif can get zanfur to help pitch in and have a look. If there is any reason to be hopeful about this, it's because the bootloader code is not compiled with stack protection enabled.

    eu1
     
  9. alprazolam

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    Thanks for posting. I will likely move on regardless of the outcome of this. If 2.1 OTA is rooted, then I'll gladly root. I'm happy with my phone. :)
     
  10. rick311

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    this!
     
  11. surgeon0214

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    I don't really understand. Is this saying that they might have found a way to root 2.1? like the leaks?
     
  12. adrenalinerush12

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    Yep.
     
  13. hallstevenson

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    Have to agree... I think someone jumped the gun by saying an "exploit has been found". Do I want it to work ? Of course I do. Am I holding my breathe ? Sorry, nope.
     
  14. Jahi

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    Keep me posted
     
  15. jwm2

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    Sounds promising. Hopefully he can get ahold of someone with assembler knowledge to get it done alittle quicker. Otherwise its hard to say wether or not he'll be able to get it done.
     
  16. ljbaumer

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    holly S**t i hope this works for the leak v3 [​IMG]
     
  17. alchemize

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    +1
     
  18. hallstevenson

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    That, and hope that all of the "If" requirements a work-able. :p
     
  19. thecoard

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    yup
     
  20. andrizoid

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    woah. see this is the kinda discussion i was hoping for :)

    yea, this is not a for sure thing, but if it does come out and you have already taken the OTA then you will be out of luck because as they mentions, google im sure is patching it up as we speak.

    thinking of adding a poll. will you switch to the OTA when it comes out or will you stay on this leak, at least until more info is given on the possible exploit.
     
  21. alchemize

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    That would be interesting to find out, I like the poll idea.

    Personally, I'm definitely going to hold off on the OTA. I don't have any major problems with 2.1v3 and I'm certain the OTA would be just as pleasing. However, the potential to gain root access outweighs the fact that I'm content with no bugs. Content, but still feel like there's more I could do.
     
  22. midnight assassin

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    Wouldn't the ota be able to be rooted? Maybe not right away but eventually? Sorry, I'm a noob so I don't quite understand rooting that well.
     
  23. andrizoid

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    no, if this is the exploit that end up using, the OTA will have it patched up meaning that it will only work for those of you who stayed with the 2.1.3 leak
     
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  24. andrizoid

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    for those of you who voted no, why would you update knowing that the leak could be rooted? not being sarcastic, its a legit question. are you the people who leaked only because they wanted 2.1 and coud care less about root?
     
  25. surgeon0214

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    To me it depends on how stable the official is, if it is awesome ill upgrade, if not im rooting (for live wallpapers and clear lockscreen)
     

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