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T-Mobile G2 ‘Permaroot’ Achieved

November 9th, 2010 11:16 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

VValdo writes “After over a month of relentless hacking, genius scotty2 has finally smashed the G2′s notorious emmc-read-only-on-boot mechanism, which had been incorrectly characterized in the press as a ‘rootkit.’ The hack involves several steps — first achieving ‘temp root’ through a fork bomb exploit, then running a specially crafted kernel module that power-resets the read-only emmc to bring it up in read-write mode. Finally, the bootloader is re-flashed, which permanently removes the read-only on subsequent boots. The whole process is expected to be automated by tomorrow.”

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