Saturday, May 29, 2010

Droid rooting and security.

When the Droid was first rooted it as done through by exploiting the update process and the files it used. It should come as no surprise that the root immediately followed the 2.0.1 OTA update, that was really the last piece of the puzzle.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Introduction to Droid hacking.

One of the more interesting topics with embedded systems is where to store the data; it's important to understand that often there is no concept of a partition table. To understand what I mean by that it helps to look at the way the Droid boots up.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


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Linux util for flashing sbf files; sbf_flash

The usage is pretty straight forward, simply connect the phone and run:
chmod +x sbf_flash
./sbf_flash filename.sbf