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'Pork Explosion' flaw splatters Foxconn's Android phones

Gene Cash Silver badge

ADP?

You probably mean "adb" which is the Android debugging utility which runs on PCs.

Yes, I've noticed several phones that let you ask for a root shell from adb, and production phones aren't supposed to do that. It's even documented:

"adb root - restarts the adbd daemon with root permissions"

You're SUPPOSED to get "adbd cannot run as root in production builds" however.

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