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[hoax][Q] Key to Motorola's locked bootloaders found

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sileshnair

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Best news to get first thing in the morning.

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zeppelinrox

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I didn't see this.. I'll repost here.. originally in CM7 thread....

edit: actually no... this came first lol

Sorry.. posted this 3 times I didn't know the best place for it :p

What's this?
I think you guys might want to take a look here http://twitter.com/nenolod
I might even switch from my Desire back to my Milestone :)

uhhhh.. is this it??

Code:
props to @motomobile for cooking their own modified elgamal signature scheme and doing a bad job at it. no props to TBH.
about 4 hours ago via web
with the private key + iv, you can sign a replacement recovery and pack it in an SBF. enjoy.
about 4 hours ago via web
moar like motorofl amirite?
about 4 hours ago via web
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 <== nonce (e)
about 4 hours ago via web
97 6a 21 7a 67 41 37 9f 26 53 4a 61 7f 2a 86 ae ff 71 21 78 2e 61 4f 71 90 3e 00 27 fe 9b <== initialization vector
about 4 hours ago via web
7e 21 a8 37 64 12 75 a3 47 13 54 42 12 48 58 12 71 a4 5e 41 a7 64 72 34 2a 6f e2 0a 97 8f <== sholes private key

This page linked too http://nenolod.net/~nenolod/sholes-keyleak-explained.html
 
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motorator

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Yes, if moto allows us to. You can expect some kind of legal hassles.

They'll try to shut it down, for sure. Cos it will encourage others to hack the bejeesus out of Moto's other locked devices.

But, hey, since when has being illegal stopped the Internet from doing anything? :D

If the bootloader really has been cracked: Motorola, you can eat my shorts!

If not: I hope Motorola chokes on them, too.
 

zeppelinrox

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I doubt that it would be deemed illegal.

Jailbreaking the Iphone/pod/whatever was recently judged to not be illegal... so what the heck...

It makes sense... I bought this hardware... I can run it over or I can hack it.

Would they prosecute me for running over my phone?
Would they sue the company that made my tires?
 

zeppelinrox

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@jack070 i make no warranty for any other phone than that one - but the cracking method should work for all of them.
9 minutes ago via web in reply to jack070
@jack070 the key i posted earlier is confirmed working on my milestone - i was able to modify the CDT and keystore CG and still boot up.
10 minutes ago via web in reply to jack070
Well... alrighty then.. I guess this is it! :cool:
 

motorator

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I doubt that it would be deemed illegal.

Jailbreaking the Iphone/pod/whatever was recently judged to not be illegal... so what the heck...

It makes sense... I bought this hardware... I can run it over or I can hack it.

Would they prosecute me for running over my phone?
Would they sue the company that made my tires?

DMCA exemptions haven't stopped companies from going after mod-chippers/jailbreakers.

Of course it makes sense, if it didn't then we can't all rant, rave and call Motorola everything but a child of god :D

No, I don't think Moto would sue the company that made your tyres, but I'm guessing they'll sue the guy that let's you replace their bootloader.
 

zamana

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7e 21 a8 37 64 12 75 a3 47 13 54 42 12 48 58 12 71 a4 5e 41 a7 64 72 34 2a 6f e2 0a 97 8f <== sholes private key

97 6a 21 7a 67 41 37 9f 26 53 4a 61 7f 2a 86 ae ff 71 21 78 2e 61 4f 71 90 3e 00 27 fe 9b <== initialization vector

00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 <== nonce (e)

How we can use that?
 
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sileshnair

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They'll try to shut it down, for sure. Cos it will encourage others to hack the bejeesus out of Moto's other locked devices.

But, hey, since when has being illegal stopped the Internet from doing anything? :D

If the bootloader really has been cracked: Motorola, you can eat my shorts!

If not: I hope Motorola chokes on them, too.

I was just saying that Moto will come out with some kind of response for the leak. That's all.

@ Zeppe, you need to tone down the sarcasm in your posts. Not everyone is as smart as you, my friend. :(
 

Moody

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Damn.. people asking for ETA's already 4 hours after the release.
The keys are used to sign .SBF files so that we can flash them through sbf lite. They aren't meant to be used by less-intelligent users of android, which includes me. I have no idea how he aquired the code and how to properly mod clockworkmod. One thing I do know is that this will surely give us a better CyanogenMod and possibly official support as an Cyanogen device. Good things will happen. Just hope it'll happen on a milestone 2 as well, since I own that device. If it doesn't that's okay, I know my way around the locked bootloader :)

edit: forgot to say that they can't go after you if you share the files through torrents. They can be freely uploaded to *some pirate bay* and be downloaded from there with no risk of a law suit, just look at the amount of illegal movies and games on there, if they were sue-able, piracy wouldn't have been so high.
 

zeppelinrox

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@ Zeppe, you need to tone down the sarcasm in your posts. Not everyone is as smart as you, my friend. :(
Oh hey hey I wasn't being sarcastic towards anybody here.
I'm just a little excited and any "attitude" that was in my post was directed towards companies in general that try and stifle people's right to do as they choose with what they own.

My apologies for any hurt feelings. :eek:
 

wisefreakz

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Holy cow!!

Just cant wait for what "masters" will be able to do now!!!


Very very excited...

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    Nenolod has been talking a lot of bullshit in the past (back in October, about how he >almost< cracked the Motorola's bootloader - all based on nonsensical alleged similarity to some HTC code), and he's doing it again now.

    Read this tweet: http://twitter.com/nenolod/status/49639128924557312
    The conclusion from it is simple. All that nenolod needs to do to prove himself is to upload his modified, yet still bootable CDT (18kB). But he refused to do that with lame excuses (on IRC). That was the point that led to the Koush's tweet I linked in this thread before (Clockworkmod).

    Nenolod keeps talking about Secure keystore, but there's no such thing on Motorola's phones. When asked about that, he explained that he means CDT. But CDT does not contain any keys (but yes, it specifies the types and addresses of signatures in other CGs).
    Nenolod keeps talking about signing SBFs as the way to beat the bootloader, yet the sbf file itself is not signed at all (only the CGs inside it - and if you'd be able to sign the CGs, e.g. CDT, you wouldn't need a sbf file to flash it at all).
    The published key is not even 256bit long...

    I could go on, but I don't want to waste more time debating this nonsense (until I'm proven wrong ;) ).
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    I didn't see this.. I'll repost here.. originally in CM7 thread....

    edit: actually no... this came first lol

    Sorry.. posted this 3 times I didn't know the best place for it :p

    What's this?
    I think you guys might want to take a look here http://twitter.com/nenolod
    I might even switch from my Desire back to my Milestone :)

    uhhhh.. is this it??

    Code:
    props to @motomobile for cooking their own modified elgamal signature scheme and doing a bad job at it. no props to TBH.
    about 4 hours ago via web
    with the private key + iv, you can sign a replacement recovery and pack it in an SBF. enjoy.
    about 4 hours ago via web
    moar like motorofl amirite?
    about 4 hours ago via web
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 <== nonce (e)
    about 4 hours ago via web
    97 6a 21 7a 67 41 37 9f 26 53 4a 61 7f 2a 86 ae ff 71 21 78 2e 61 4f 71 90 3e 00 27 fe 9b <== initialization vector
    about 4 hours ago via web
    7e 21 a8 37 64 12 75 a3 47 13 54 42 12 48 58 12 71 a4 5e 41 a7 64 72 34 2a 6f e2 0a 97 8f <== sholes private key

    This page linked too http://nenolod.net/~nenolod/sholes-keyleak-explained.html
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    Yes, if moto allows us to. You can expect some kind of legal hassles.

    They'll try to shut it down, for sure. Cos it will encourage others to hack the bejeesus out of Moto's other locked devices.

    But, hey, since when has being illegal stopped the Internet from doing anything? :D

    If the bootloader really has been cracked: Motorola, you can eat my shorts!

    If not: I hope Motorola chokes on them, too.
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    If it's a fake, FreeMyMoto will announce. Keep an eye on their twitter account. Everything else is just speculation at this point. Patience, gentlemen. :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/freemymoto
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    The answer to our questions is to be found in his FAQ:

    "You act like you’re autistic.
    Alas, I’ve been busted, and I apologize if I’ve annoyed you. It’s true that I have highly functional autism. Initially I was misdiagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, but upon further review of my behavioural traits, that diagnosis was later changed."


    http://nenolod.net/about/

    This explains it all. Next thing he twitters is "Bazinga!"