It’s possible to obtain root access on OnePlus phones without unlocking

November 14th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The dust has barely settled on OnePlus’ private data collection issue, and already a new challenge has cropped up for the company. Now, a developer has confirmed that it’s possible to obtain root access on OnePlus phones without unlocking them.

Basically, OnePlus devices contain an app called ‘EngineerMode,’ which is used for factory testing (to confirm whether or not the unit is working properly). There’s an activity – dubbed ‘DiagEnabled’ – associated with this app, which if launched with the correct password will give you the root access.

So yes, if you send the command: adb shell am…

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