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By super65man, Member on 22nd June 2014, 09:31 PM
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26th June 2014, 01:28 PM |#11  
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Related to bootloader would be my guess, since unlocking the bootloader disables it. 👍

I think that also applies to Xperia phones and still there it's in the kernel. Also I was thinking that bootloader was not kept in memory.
 
 
26th June 2014, 01:34 PM |#12  
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Does anyone know where the code of the write protection resides? Seems it's not in the kernel.

The write protection appears to be enabled BEFORE the OS loads.

Based on comments from Beaups in the MotoWpNoMo thread when he found out that 4.4.2 change the GPT.BIN, Motoboot/Bootloader, and something in the partitioning, I would assume its in one of those. See post 301 through 307...
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Alls I knows is 4.2.2 had a vulnerability, it got exploited, so write protection could be hacked and turned off. Then that vulnerability was closed and no one has hacked it since....not even the best and brightest.

So just saying I think holding on to another exploit hope is futile. Doubt its ever happening.

Just being realistic here.
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26th June 2014, 03:44 PM |#14  
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I doubt it's something as simple as in the GPT schema, otherwise someone would have already patched it.
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26th June 2014, 05:47 PM |#15  
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I highly doubt it's this simple but in init.rc there's
Code:
on post-fs
# once everything is setup, no need to modify /
mount rootfs rootfs / ro remount
I have a dev phone, but if someone with locked BL using PIE or something wants to try
Code:
mount rootfs rootfs / rw remount
in a terminal and then edit that line out of init.rc

It'll more than likely just reboot when you do the remount.
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What happens if you do mount -o remount,rw /system? Do you get permission denied or reboot? Sorry, never owned a HTC phone.
27th June 2014, 04:57 AM |#17  
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What happens if you do mount -o remount,rw /system? Do you get permission denied or reboot? Sorry, never owned a HTC phone.

HTC phone? Sorry, we're talking about the Motorola Moto X, not an HTC phone.
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Take a look at this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2795129 probably with GeoHot's towelroot there's still hope for a working root exploit, but we need a little help.

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Take a look at this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2795129 probably with GeoHot's towelroot there's still hope for a working root exploit, but we need a little help.

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That sparks my interest a lot!
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