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My Verizon App Requesting Root Access

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11th April 2014, 12:44 AM   |  #21  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragon31337

They will never know unless you grant permissions to their app, no?

Let a dev chime in but why do it if you will just catch a few that grant passage? I bet there is a difference to be noted between no root & root denied.
11th April 2014, 12:50 AM   |  #22  
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De-compilation says differently:

Code:
  private static String b()
  {
    String str = "YES";
    try
    {
      BufferedReader localBufferedReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(Runtime.getRuntime().exec("su -c ls").getErrorStream()));
      char[] arrayOfChar = new char[17];
      if ((localBufferedReader.read(arrayOfChar) == arrayOfChar.length) && (new String(arrayOfChar, 0, arrayOfChar.length).trim().equalsIgnoreCase("permission denied"))) {
        str = "NO";
      }
      return str;
    }
    catch (Exception localException)
    {
      for (;;)
      {
        str = "NO";
      }
    }
  }
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12th April 2014, 11:04 PM   |  #23  
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I have updated to last Verizon app and did not receive a prompt to allow root privileges. I am unlocked and rooted on stock Rom. I double checked my Super SU and verified the usual apps are listed.

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13th April 2014, 04:44 AM   |  #24  
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In my and spouse's cases the check happened on outgoing call.
14th April 2014, 05:47 PM   |  #25  
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I also got the root request a few days ago. But I just denied it. Haven't seen it again. I added it today to root cloak.
14th April 2014, 05:49 PM   |  #26  
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Originally Posted by jfriend33

I also got the root request a few days ago. But I just denied it. Haven't seen it again. I added it today to root cloak.

Once you deny an app you'll never see it ask again. That's not specific to this.
14th April 2014, 05:51 PM   |  #27  
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Originally Posted by akellar

Once you deny an app you'll never see it ask again. That's not specific to this.

Right. What's not specific? You mean denying prevents future requests on any all, right?

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15th April 2014, 06:21 PM   |  #28  
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Lightbulb Here's what I did:
I had this issue pop up after installing 'My Verizon' after I flashed Hyperdrive15 to my GS4. I didn't respond to the request and just let it time out.
I then force-closed My Verizon.
Using Xposed Framework:
I added it to the RootCloak module.
I used the module 'App Settings' (ver 1.8) and removed the following permissions from 'My Verizon Mobile':
  • CAMERA
  • GET_TASKS
  • KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES
  • READ_EXTENAL_STORAGE
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
I believe these are most likely so the app can act as a security app in case the phone is lost or stolen. VZW offers a 'premium' insurance for US$10 a month that provides the features. They try and push it down your throat every time you ask about insurance or add a phone. I keep telling them there are plenty of free apps that do the same things and more for free.
Anyhow, that's what these perms are most likely for, however, like most things in life they can be used for other things by big red I'm sure. Especially the GET_TASKS perm.
15th April 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #29  
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They are attempting to get root for the purpose of logging your rooted status only they know what they will use the information for. I forget who but someone on XDA has already examined the apk I determine what it was doing.

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