Chainfire Posts Warning About Modiffying System In Android 6.0

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  1. DroidModderX

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    One of the main reasons we root is to have full access to the /system partition of our phone. This gives us full control over customizing our devices. Chainfire the man responsible for the root method in Android 6.0 Marshmallow posted a warning today regarding changing anything in the system partition.

    He states that in 6.0 there isn't very much extra room at all in the system which makes doing simple things like editing a build.prop very dangerous. With this small amount of space touching the system at all could put your device in a bootloop or cause file corruption. This can be pretty confusing though since root apps like Titanium Backup actually show free space that isn't actually there. Head to the source link for more detailed information on this. Be careful modifying the system until a work around is released.

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    Now that's an interesting method of preventing root. Limit the size of the boot partition to prevent edits. Very clever.
     
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    It doesn't prevent root necessarily though.
     
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    The line between Android and iOS is becoming increasingly blurry. I really don't like how such a tinker-friendly operating system is becoming so locked down.
     
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    Not really prevent but make almost impossible or at least a lot more difficult.
     
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    I felt the same for awhile but I realize it is necessary. With more and more people buying android and using it for business Google is trying to protect their product. For those of us wanting to be able to modify anything will have to look toward ROMs built from source or build our own.
     
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    Nailed it. Google is trying to do what BlackBerry was back in the late 90s. Secure devices for corporate and personal.
     
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    Whatever happened to the corporate slogan of "Don't be evil."

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    I think that's why Samsung chose to lock down their devices with Knox. They want those corporate dollars.
     
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    Say what you want to say about Apple (not being open), year after year they sell phones. People buy what works. The people that care about being open are a minority. The people that care about being able to use their phone for business are a majority.

    I love to root but the phone I use for business and wallet/pay I prefer to be encrypted.
     
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    Same thing with Samsung. Very few stopped buying their devices just because of Knox. I think they lost more from the whole SD/battery removal thing. Rooting is sadly a dying out thing unless you are a dev. The average user just doesn't seem to care anymore. I like to try out different roms but it's not so important that I won't buy a phone that can't be rooted. I do miss having Titanium backup though.
     
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    Same here... The reality is that 4 years ago, you needed root and ROMs just to get most phones to run properly...

    Today, not so much. I have a Nexus 6 and it isn't even unlocked or rooted... What's the point? it does everything you want out of the box, I can disable bloat in the app manager...

    I no longer care about having a very specific shade of purple for my battery icon... I found that a lot of the tweaks and mods, just made the phone more cluttered and complicated. There is something to be said for just turning it on and it does the few things you need it to...

    Now that Apple is offering large screens, and seeing that Google is locking stuff down anyway, and half the new phones don't have SD slots or removable batteries... what's the difference?
     
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