Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2012 00:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Due to their very nature, custom Android ROMs have root enabled by default. Up until relatively recently, installing custom Android ROMs was a thing geeks did, and as such, this wasn't much of a problem. However, over the past few days, I've found out just how easy installing custom ROMs and modifying them really is (I'm running this one until CyanogenMod 9 is ready for the SII), and it seems like more and more regular users are engaging in the practice as well. Suddenly, having root enabled becomes a security liability.
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by deathshadow on Sun 18th Mar 2012 15:16 UTC
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so long as by "security vulnerability" you actually mean "removing vendor lock-out".

Since that's REALLY what we're talking about here, the sleazy monopolistic practice of vendor lock-in.

Though at least we're talking about making it easy enough to re-enable instead of it being the default state... unlike some other phone/pad vendors I could mention who consider it a violation of the EULA to even consider enabling it.

You know EULA's -- using contract law to circumvent real laws or even common sense.

Edited 2012-03-18 15:17 UTC

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