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T-Mobile G2 "Permaroot" achieved.

VValdo (10446) writes | more than 3 years ago

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VValdo (10446) 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 said to be automated by tomorrow."
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Oh, and I want to add... (1)

VValdo (10446) | more than 3 years ago | (#34179496)

Although scotty2 took the month-long lead in this effort, there are numerous others in the ragtag team of #g2root who deserve credit including tmzt, pershoot, cyanogen, IntuitiveNipple, Disconnect, cjb, paulobrien, teferi and more...

Instructions for rooting w/o using the VISIONary app are here [xda-developers.com] , and may help address some issues with flashing (esp. pre-OTA) that people have reported. Check the XDA threads and wiki [xda-developers.com] for additional info.

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