OnePlus left a backdoor in its devices with root access

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2017-11-14 10:37:35 UTC at http://OSNews.com

Just a month ago [http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/10/never-settle-oneplus-found-collecting-personally-identifiable-analytics-data-phone-owners/], OnePlus was caught collecting personally identifiable data from phone owners through incredibly detailed analytics. While the company eventually reversed course on the data collection [http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/14/oneplus-reverses-course-analytics-data-collection-public-outcry/], another discovery has been made in the software of OnePlus phones. One developer found an application intended for factory testing, and through some investigation and reverse-engineering, was able to obtain root access using it [http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/13/oneplus-left-backdoor-devices-capable-root-access/].

People often tout OnePlus phones as an alternative to the Pixel line now that Google abandoned the Nexus concept of affordable, high-quality phones. Recent events, however, have made it very clear that you should really steer clear of phones like this, unless you know very well what you're doing.

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