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OnePlus Phones Come Preinstalled With a Factory App That Can Root Devices

OnePlus Phones Come Preinstalled With a Factory App That Can Root Devices

Factory app discovered after OnePlus telemetry scandal

Speaking to Bleeping Computer, the researcher said he started investigating OnePlus devices after a story he saw online last month detailing a hidden stream of telemetry data sent by OnePlus devices to the company's servers.

The researcher, who also owns a OnePlus 5 device, started investigating the company's OS by first looking at the source code of OpDeviceManager, the app that was responsible for the telemetry collection.

"We don't have a PoC yet, but it's a question of time," the researcher told Bleeping Computer.

Besides the issue with hidden user telemetry collection, cyber-security firm Aleph Research also discovered that some OnePlus devices are vulnerable to OS downgrade attacks.

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