jerdog · May 24, 2013 at 03:30 pm

Chainfire Patches Samsung’s Attempts to Block Root, New Devices Added to CF-Auto-Root and ADBD Insecure

Samsung, Samsung, Samsung, you never cease to amaze. You love to say that you are friendly to the developer and user communities, and some have even bought that. There’s an old saying that says, “Actions speak louder than words.” There’s another one that says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Both apply here, as you stooped to another low when you started rolling out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S4 that disabled the ability to elevate user permissions (effectively what “su” does) via a kernel configuration.

With the update of SuperSU to v1.30, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has patched the attempt by Samsung to hamper the developer community they so (hate) love.  While good for a time when Samsung first deployed this, hack attempts like supercurio’s StupidSU are no longer needed, as they utilized a temporary solution.

In addition to the SuperSU update, Chainfire has also updated his CF-Auto-Root to include the Sprint Galaxy S4 and Canadian Galaxy S4, and updated the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 and I9505 releases. And to top it all off, ADBD Insecure was updated to allow it to play nicely with SELinux on the S4. Whew! That’s quite an impressive body of work in such a short time.

I think it’s time we learned a lesson from some wise, old contemporary philosophers who asked us to get on our knees and pray that “we don’t get fooled again” by Samsung’s words.

 

 


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jerdog

jerdog is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Jeremy has been an XDA member since 2007, and has been involved in technology in one way or another, dating back to when he was 8 years old and was given his first PC in 1984 - which promptly got formatted. It was a match made in the stars, and he never looked back. He has owned, to date, over 60 mobile devices over the last 15 years and mobile technology just clicks with him. In addition to being a News Editor and OEM Relations Manager, he is a Senior Moderator and member of the Developer and Moderator Committees at XDA. View jerdog's posts and articles here.
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