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[Q] CM11 WITHOUT root

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By EddyOS, Recognized Contributor on 12th May 2014, 09:05 AM
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Morning all!

Possibly a silly question but I run 100% stock because of one app that will not work when rooted - Sky Go (a UK video streaming app). There is nothing that has got it to work when rooted so I've not bothered. I don't even need root access these days. BUT I'd like to give CM11 a go and I was wondering if you can turn off the root access in the ROM and then use a stock kernel and it would still boot/run?

If not, not to worry but seeing as CM11S does't have root it'd be nice to see the same available for other phones and not just the OnePlus One
 
 
12th May 2014, 09:33 AM |#2  
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I guess you could run the super su zip in recovery and then full unroot it through the app. Not sure if you'll run into any issues in cm without root, never tried it before

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12th May 2014, 10:03 AM |#3  
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I guess you could run the super su zip in recovery and then full unroot it through the app. Not sure if you'll run into any issues in cm without root, never tried it before

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Kinda what I was thinking, it's the kernel I'm more worried about as that needs to be a secure kernel otherwise the app won't work

Might just have to give it a try...
12th May 2014, 11:01 AM |#4  
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Kinda what I was thinking, it's the kernel I'm more worried about as that needs to be a secure kernel otherwise the app won't work

Might just have to give it a try...

I take it root cloak doesn't work?
12th May 2014, 11:04 AM |#5  
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I take it root cloak doesn't work?

No, otherwise I would've used it

http://repo.xposed.info/module/com.devadvance.rootcloak

App: Sky Go - BSkyB - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.bskyb.skygo
Method: Most likely detects root via native library (built with Android NDK). Unsure of exact method, but the Java portion of the app contains "VGDRM_STATUS_DEVICE_IS_ROOTED = -41942891", and based on the library name, it's a safe bet.
Relevant Files: libvgc.so
12th May 2014, 04:55 PM |#6  
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I think Sky Go looks for more than root doesn't it? I think it looks at kernel and software version also, so if you are running anything "custom" it instantly thinks you are rooted.

I just set up a separate rom on my Nexus 7 (Using multirom) for this exact reason.

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