Lots of news sites currently making a big deal of these German security researchers "cracking&q ...
Posted on 2013-04-10, 17 comments, 76 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

... uot; Canon EOS Wi-Fi protocol. Give me a break. This stuff has been known for quite some time now, it's been documented around the net if you search well. It has also been known to the people who make tools like I do for quite some time.

Dan Rosenberg unlocks Motorola bootloaders by exploiting TrustZone
Posted on 2013-04-08, 16 comments, 144 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

That's a first, I believe. Pretty epic, and a good read.

Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (Qualcomm LTE) rooted
Posted on 2013-04-03, 61 comments, 343 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

To continue on with all this talk about the S4 and root, I've just rooted the XXUAMD2 firmware (dated April 2) for the I9505.

Galaxy S4 probably not rooted
Posted on 2013-04-02, 42 comments, 150 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

So, various Android, mobile, and tech news sites picked up that the S4 (I9500) was rooted today. It seems nobody has bothered checking anything out in depth in this case, and the news is premature at best.

(dev) Android, Datagrams (UDP), Broadcast, and Multicast ...
Posted on 2013-03-25, 37 comments, 129 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

Yesterday I wasted an hour or so trying to get communication to work between my Android app and some software on the PC. I am no networking guru but I generally know more than enough on the subject to get around, so I didn't expect any trouble. That'll teach me to code on a Sunday morning :)

Triangle Away has been updated yet again, we're now at v2.90.
Posted on 2013-03-21, 28 comments, 234 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

I haven't posted about the last few releases, so here's a changelog since the last post.

Today I had another hour or so to play with that S4, but unfortunately no closer to root. I want to ...
Posted on 2013-03-19, 32 comments, 169 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

... stress again, that it seems perfectly possible to run a custom firmware, this is purely about rooting the stock firmware. Disabling SELinux appears to be rather easy, though that in turn causes a lot of crashes in the firmware itself. Haven't really looked into those crashes, or if they're fixable, as we're still having problems simply running su. Again, it does appear that the su protection is not actually related to SELinux but to something else in the kernel. Next try, maybe. Or maybe I'll just wait for having a device in-hand and some kernel sauce :)

An interesting take, it might even be true.
Posted on 2013-03-16, 65 comments, 153 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

Just to clarify, I didn't write this, Chris Pick did. Not sure why half the commenters think I wrote this :)

As some of you might have read on Twitter, I had the chance to remotely(!) play with a Qualcomm-base ...
Posted on 2013-03-15, 34 comments, 194 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

... d SGS4 yesterday, and attempted to root it.

Well, trying to get a ticket for #io13 sure was a failu ...
Posted on 2013-03-13, 43 comments, 176 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

... re. I've had several server errors, and when I finally got a ticket assigned, Wallet timed out. According to Wallet login, the ticket was paid for, but now that transaction has been cancelled: no ticket. Lots of people seem to be in this situation. There's a lot of anger going around at the moment.