Originally Posted by Kiefels
Yes some exploits can be backward compatible IF the previous version has the same fault.
What you're proclaiming here is...
That an exploit that has been found in ICS (an entirely new version of android) will also be in the older android version that has been out for 2 years?
And somehow it has been over-looked. which of course is entirely feasable but if you read the posts above this, you will see written by more than one person that THIS exploit works only on ICS.
I am as ignorant as the next person when it comes to exploits and the internal workings of android but when i see someone writing "it doesn't work on the XPS" when the post above it says "Only on ICS"!! I thought it only fair to highlight the issue as it appears to be getting over-looked.
So i'm sorry for that and you have a good day.
Now can we have some relevant posts in here please?
I have a gingerbread XPS with locked bootloader in desperate need of bulk removal.
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Actually, saying that if the vulnerability is present only on ICS for a given device doesn't imply it's only present on ICS in general. The same technique was used on a multitude of other devices by a multitude of other vendors, including those running Gingerbread and Eclair back in the day. This exploit only requires some files to have right ( actually, wrong ) permissions.
For the love of Haruhi, don't PM me with questions. There are Q&A forums for that.