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'Pork Explosion' flaw splatters Foxconn's Android phones

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Re: Physical Access

Indeed. It's a service to have that feature in there. A lot of people want to root their phone for various reasons (most common one I've heard is to get rid of all the shovelware in there). Granted, I've been lucky with Android devices so far in that none of them don't have the duff in there, but several people I know bought cheap Android phones (as well as not so cheap ones- I'm looking at you, Samsung and Lenovo!) that are chock full of those, and the only way to remove them is to root the device and then remove the junk APKs from the system image.

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