Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jailbreaking legalized in terms of Y^HDMCA

Apparently the EFF was able to relax some conditions of the DMCA.
Thanks to them it is now legal to jailbreak your phone.
Thats great news! :) Of course that only expresses what
sounds like human digital rights anyway: to own what you own.
As a nice coincidence I was meeting some of them two weeks ago
at a developers conference.

Small side-notice: 743C is still accepting device-donations.
If you have an android >= 2.0 device (preferably newer ones
like DroidX, Milestone, Backflip, Hero, Desire etc.)
that you dont need anymore
please leave me a comment with your contact address.
I dont need the GSM part (e.g. no SIM). I run most of
the stuff inside emulator, but certain things need
a real device as seen with /etc/firmware
or the additional software that is installed by the
It would help to develop jailbreaks in future.

Some people uploaded videos of jailbreaks, using 734C
exploits like this or that.

Friday, July 23, 2010

exploid works on the Droid X

It has been reported that apperently someone was
able to compile and run the exploid on the oh
so unbreakable Droid X.
There seem to be devices with missing /etc/firmware which
is needed as an exploit vector. However there are other
possibilities to exploit this init-bug. But its not the
scope of 743C to provide working versions for every device.
Please note that this is a non-commercial spare-time project
and I even do not own any device for testing.

If the firmware subsystem doesnt work (it requires /etc/firmware
so an additional path traversal bug can be exploited too),
one may also try the usb, graphics, block, char, sound or mtd
subsystem to create mode 0666 devices or to exploit
a race condition during the device-creat
to chown /dev/mtd. It should be
possible, however I dont have time to do so :)