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Latest EVO 4G root uses Flash Lite exploit to do its deed

Chris Ziegler
07.06.10
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The cat-and-mouse struggle between Android users, carriers, and manufacturers to gain, patch, and re-gain root is one that shows no signs of slowing down, but the EVO 4G's latest recommended root method is particularly creative. Made necessary after the most recent over-the-air firmware update patched the old way of doing it, you've now got to visit a page on Adobe's site for tweaking local Flash settings, at which point a script works some magic and apparently takes advantage of a vulnerability in the EVO's Flash Lite build. Of course, that's just one of twelve harrowing steps in the whole process -- but regardless, it's not often we're thanking our lucky stars for a security issue.

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