Any Luck Woody?

Discussion in 'Droid 3 Hacks' started by psychotic_penguin, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. psychotic_penguin
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    Have you guys found any new news with root?
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    I hear Woody was waiting for your post to announce to the dev community that he has root. Glad you helped spur things along by playing your part in all this :)

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    lol my paypal is waiting for root...cant wait to pay someone to do something moto should have already done ...unlock this beast
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    Ive been trying my self but no where near the knowledge of these folks so just trying various items with out trying to brick my phone :)
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    Last time took months. That's the time frame I'm hoping for. Earlier is gravy.

    But I'm sure the Woodman will do it.
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    working on it and trying new things, all current exploits are patched, so were trying to find something fresh!

    and hey I'm honored I got a thread named after me! lol, i'll keep you guys posted

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    We are all here for you Woodyman. Hopefully once it hits the stores tomorrow we will get even more users on board and hopefully some additional devs. Root may take a community effort to get it done.
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    Hey woody, i was wondering how devs go about trying to get root. I've tried to do some research but the only results i get are explanations of what root is or how to root specific devices. If it's too complicated too explain, then that's cool, but, i'm really interested in the process. Thanks man.
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    I had asked Woody the same thing as I was interested in possibly putting my own programming knowledge to work.

    Ultimately, you are looking for a security flaw in the OS to exploit. It is the same thing virus writers do. You are trying to find a "bug" in the OS that makes it for some reason give elevated privileges to processes that were not supposed to have it, ultimately your user processes. Try reading about how specific root exploits work.

    Android Root Source Code: Looking at the C-Skills – Intrepidus Group - Insight

    These security flaws are bad and patched quickly because a person with malicious intent could exploit them for bad reasons. They are good for us though because they allow us to get root on unlocked devices. If bootloaders were not locked we would not need to exploit security holes in the OS to gain root access.
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    What baffles me though is how these rooters (and virus writers alike) find these security flaws. I guess with lots of linux and android ROM development experience you know where good places to look are.

    Jon
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    Well I assume it would be based on the actual linux kernel which is

    linux 2.6.35.7


    CVE for Linux exploits are here:

    Linux Kernel version 2.6.35.7 : Security vulnerabilities


    then you would just start with that.

    I do some pentesting for work and this is usually our process.

    On Android though its all about what applies to the kernel/os.

    I found a few exploits on 2.6.35.7 but I am trying to backup everything I have before trying them out incase I DOS my phone LOL.
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    Best of luck to you!

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    wonder how many PM's he gets every day asking how much longer etc. :icon_eek:
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    Yes sorry took me so long, wasn't around much yesterday or today, trying to work on the D3 and building a deck which is taking a lot of my time presetnly, which I had more time but you all know how it works..

    if you have any questions based on what was said just PM me or email me and i'll be happy to answer any questions.


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    Need a favor from someone, lol..

    if someone can use a file browser and navigate to the /system/app directory and copy the following file to their SD Card or internal storage and email to me!

    BlurCalendar.apk and Blur Calendar.odex

    PLEASE AND THANKS!


    woodyman.dc at gmail DOT COM
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    on the way
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    I'll also do my best to donate once Rooted. Probably not 50.. but 20-30.

    Thanks Woody!
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    Interesting stuff. I wonder if those same vulnerabilities exist in the android build of the linux kernel. One appears pretty easy to use to gain access to read and write any part of kernel memory. I dont know nearly enough on linux to figure out how to exploit this to gain root but it is listed as an exploit that could lead to gaining privileges.
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    sent it to you this morning woody at 7something am.

    Name is sapan.
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