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Oneplus-left-backdoor-devices-capable-root-access

  1. aykut39
    Honeycomb Nov 14, 2017

    aykut39 , Nov 14, 2017 :
    I saw @Carl's picture first time a few min.ago.. definitely^2, he is not a trustable people..
     

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  2. Afzal Khan
    KitKat Nov 14, 2017

    Afzal Khan , Nov 14, 2017 :
    What are these tests..if you can explain because I don't want to make my mobile phone to be a test rabbit for that matter.
     

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  3. SalTheItalian
    Eclair Nov 14, 2017

    SalTheItalian , Nov 14, 2017 :
    OnePlus engineering APK exposes backdoor to root access

    https://search.app.goo.gl/oPJM

    Shared from my Google feed
     

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  4. aykut39
    Honeycomb Nov 14, 2017


  5. G_sanket_aghav_fXMT
    Cupcake Nov 14, 2017


  6. sk.one
    Gingerbread Nov 14, 2017

    sk.one , Nov 14, 2017 :
    i think i would have been the same as you, if i didnt block EngineerMode with a firewall.
    View attachment 622683
    this screenshot was taken 2 days after a reboot. in 2 days thats how many attempts at sending/recieving have been blocked.
     

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  7. Gav_B
    Froyo Nov 14, 2017

    Gav_B , Nov 14, 2017 :
    Jesus wept! After the harvesting of data without our permission and now this...I will never make the mistake of buying a OnePlus again!

    This is the final nail in the coffin.
     

  8. Saurav Pillai
    Honeycomb Nov 15, 2017

    Saurav Pillai , Nov 15, 2017 :
    u still require to turn on usb debugging to give ADB command . so unless u kept debugging on , in order to gain root access phone needs to be manually unlocked
     

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  9. ut2000
    Honeycomb Nov 15, 2017

    ut2000 , Nov 15, 2017 :
    It's min
    What program are you using to block?
     

  10. pojr
    Jelly Bean Nov 15, 2017

    pojr , Nov 15, 2017 :
    nope

    because I rooted my device the right way
     

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  11. Lancelot_69
    Lollipop Nov 15, 2017

    Lancelot_69 , Nov 15, 2017 :
    Late to the party! Response from oneplus in pinned thread, the one you couldn't see because you failed to use the search function
     

  12. kapilathi
    Honeycomb Nov 15, 2017

    kapilathi , Nov 15, 2017 :
    Yesterday, we received a lot of questions regarding an apk found in several devices, including our own, named EngineerMode, and we would like to explain what it is. EngineerMode is a diagnostic tool mainly used for factory production line functionality testing and after sales support.

    We’ve seen several statements by community developers that are worried because this apk grants root privileges. While, it can enable adb root which provides privileges for adb commands, it will not let 3rd-party apps access full root privileges. Additionally, adb root is only accessible if USB debugging, which is off by default, is turned on, and any sort of root access would still require physical access to your device.

    While we don't see this as a major security issue, we understand that users may still have concerns and therefore we will remove the adb root function from EngineerMode in an upcoming OTA."

    case closed.
     

  13. pojr
    Jelly Bean Nov 15, 2017

    pojr , Nov 15, 2017 :
    when is the oreo update gonna happen
     

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  14. sk.one
    Gingerbread Nov 15, 2017

    sk.one , Nov 15, 2017 :
    im using AFWall+
    it requires that you have Root. there are a few firewall apps on the play store that dont require root.

    just search for "no root firewall". read a wuick review on which are rated better.
     

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  15. sumithsam21
    Gingerbread Nov 15, 2017


  16. sk.one
    Gingerbread Nov 15, 2017

    sk.one , Nov 15, 2017 :
    case is NOT closed, this sort of "tool" is very beneficial for you guys BEFORE you sell to customers... after that, this "tool" is nothing but information mining.

    i realise there are a lot of processes running through EngineerMode app, maybe you need to organise them and separate them.

    on average, about 12 requests are being blocked by my firewall every ~1 minute, from EngineerMode

    thats alot of outside access for an app designed to be just a "tool" for your factory team.

    see the user a few posts above. over 10GB of data used up by EngineerMode.
    this is bad on its own... even worse for people in countries where data is expensive. the app is essentially wasting user's money using their data without their consent or knowledge!

    i dont care how you or anyone tries to rationalise or justify it...its just plain wrong from every angle!
     

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  17. Punk_69
    Lollipop Nov 15, 2017


  18. Ceasedd
    Marshmallow Nov 15, 2017

    Ceasedd , Nov 15, 2017 :
    Your porn is going to Chinese Intelligence.
     

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  19. sk.one
    Gingerbread Nov 15, 2017

    sk.one , Nov 15, 2017 :
    no porn done on the onePlus 5...screen is not high definition enough!! [e]1f601[/e]


    but seriously though, its one thing to collect usage stats and some info... but 10GB worth of text based (i hope its only text) is a HUGE amount!
    and with my block counter going up crazy, its over 6000 blocks now.. here's a fresh screenshot!
    1510718248036.jpg
    i see that notice pop up all day long, everytime i use the phone.
     

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  20. G_plusone
    Nougat Nov 15, 2017

    G_plusone , Nov 15, 2017 :
    People also want to know why the hell does it use nearly 1 GB data or in worst case as seen for a user 10 GB.
    Wtf are they doing again
     

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