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15th August 2015, 08:32 PM |#21  
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Strange, My old tablet is still working, days after the first killswitch incident.. I'm on stock firmware (3.1) that's been rooted, custom recovery and kernel. I'm not sure why my old tablet hasn't died yet, it's been a few days since I activated my new replacement (which of course I have reboxed after making sure everything was functioning until such a time warrants me to use my replacement). It could be the fact I factory flashed kitkat prior to activating my replacement and pushed the full OTA through TWRP... Could that be something keeping my old tablet alive?
15th August 2015, 08:37 PM |#22  
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Strange, My old tablet is still working, days after the first killswitch incident.. I'm on stock firmware (3.1) that's been rooted, custom recovery and kernel. I'm not sure why my old tablet hasn't died yet, it's been a few days since I activated my new replacement (which of course I have reboxed after making sure everything was functioning until such a time warrants me to use my replacement). It could be the fact I factory flashed kitkat prior to activating my replacement and pushed the full OTA through TWRP... Could that be something keeping my old tablet alive?

As mentioned in the OP, the urgent OTA doesn't get sent out immediately (I have 2 serial numbers from people who have had their new tablets activated for a few days, but who don't have the urgent OTA waiting for them yet)
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15th August 2015, 08:40 PM |#23  
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Good work, I'm glad you could figure it out. For the most part it was doing about what I expected that they would try. I opened up the TegraOTA.apk a few days ago but I didn't get anywhere with it. Good find for newer/non-defective tablets too.
15th August 2015, 08:47 PM |#24  
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I applied the zip from cwm. Now i can't find the whole path (system/app/tegraotg). Is this normal? Thx.
15th August 2015, 08:47 PM |#25  
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I applied the zip from cwm. Now i can't find the whole path (system/app/tegraotg). Is this normal? Thx.

Yes, that's normal (and it's what the ZIP is supposed to do)
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15th August 2015, 08:49 PM |#26  
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Thanks! I thought it would delete just the apk or the inner folder.

Thanks again for your time and efforts.

P.s. a friend asks if with a non stock rom like blisspop he is safe.
15th August 2015, 08:50 PM |#27  
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Thanks! I thought it would delete just the apk or the inner folder.

Thanks again for your time and efforts.

P.s. a friend asks if with a non stock rom like blisspop he is safe.

Yes, the TL;DR does say that non-stock ROMs should be safe
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15th August 2015, 08:55 PM |#28  
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As mentioned in the OP, the urgent OTA doesn't get sent out immediately (I have 2 serial numbers from people who have had their new tablets activated for a few days, but who don't have the urgent OTA waiting for them yet)

Do you know if the older updater has the capability of pushing "urgent" updates as well? I'd just remove it either way to be sure, but it could explain if the risk is still there for people on older versions.
Also could you tell me what you used to extract the blobs? Thank you.
15th August 2015, 08:57 PM |#29  
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Do you know if the older updater has the capability of pushing "urgent" updates as well? I'd just remove it either way to be sure, but it could explain if the risk is still there for people on older versions.
Also could you tell me what you used to extract the blobs? Thank you.

It does not, but I wouldn't trust it anyway. For all we know, they might also be pushing this update disguised as a normal Android OTA (they can't install it automatically on older versions, but they can trick you into thinking it's a normal update). For unpacking the blob, I used blobunpack from here: https://github.com/AndroidRoot/BlobTools
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15th August 2015, 09:05 PM |#30  
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when I flashed this on my tablet I assumed I couldn't get OTA updates anymore correct. Will urgent or non urgent updates possibly be able to create the folder again? If the folder is created again we should run the zip again correct? I really appreciate all the work you have done on this. I have flashed this on my new tablet but not my old one because my old one has bliss pop. I did flash it on my new one because of the security problems.
15th August 2015, 09:07 PM |#31  
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Is there a way to flash the file on a stock unrooted tablet

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