#1 By: Cory Doctorow, January 21st, 2014 19:01
#2 By: king Luma, January 21st, 2014 20:16
wonder if it works with cyanogenmod
#3 By: Melted_Crayons, January 21st, 2014 20:40
i can't imagine why it wouldn't.
#4 By: marco, January 21st, 2014 21:27
That's kind of amusing - a phone claiming to run un-rooted Cyanogenmod. Presumably apps that "need" to be on an un-rooted phone also wouldn't want to run on CM (if their developers thought of that) so you'd need to lie about the OS as well.
#5 By: pjcamp, January 21st, 2014 21:39
I just want to know how to make it stop pushing the OTA update Samsung is currently flogging. I really don't give a shit about being able to use Gear. I've tried every trick I've seen online to get rid of the update and it keeps coming back. Once more and I'll bite the bullet and install Cyanogen.
#6 By: Cam R, January 21st, 2014 22:50
I love this short blog post because in Australia root also means fuck. eg It sorta reads to me :
Teach your fucked Android phones to lie to apps about whether it's fucked — There's a funny paradox in fucking your Android phone. Once you take total control over your phone, some apps refuse to run, because they're trying to do something that treats you as untrusted. Now there's a utility called Fuckcloak that lets you tell your fucked phone to lie to apps about whether it is fucked. It's both long overdue and a neat demonstration of what it means to be fuck on a computer
#7 By: Phasma Felis, January 22nd, 2014 01:30
It is boggling to me that no one has done this before now.
#8 By: Phasma Felis, January 22nd, 2014 01:31
Looks like. It requires Cydia Substrate, which "is designed to work on Android versions 2.3 or above, but will work on any 'equivalent' versions (systems like CyanogenMod or the Kindle Fire use their own versioning schemes)."
#9 By: king Luma, January 22nd, 2014 09:03
yeah "root" is indeed a rich word
#10 By: Cowicide, January 23rd, 2014 17:33
it can't always be 100% effective, especially if you're using a custom ROM because there are too many ways for an app to detect whether or not you have root access.
Not foolproof unfortunately.
#11 By: Cory Doctorow, January 26th, 2014 19:01
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