According to mobile security researcher Robert Baptiste-otherwise known by the pseudonym Elliot Alderson, a reference to the main character in the television series "Mr. Robot"-smartphones from OnePlus have for years contained a hidden backdoor that would allow root access to the device". While that was deliberate, the company is again in the news for another problem with its devices, where a preloaded app can allow users to root their devices through a backdoor, without unlocking the bootloader. "It's used by the operator in the factory to test the devices", reads one of Alderson's tweet.
With the ability to crack the password and reach the powerful Engineer Mode app, an attacker could gain root access to a OnePlus device.
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Root access was still hidden behind a password, but once that was cracked, that developer was able to obtain root access on the phone. It's not something that could be achieved remotely, however, you would need the physical OnePlus device connected to a computer running the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) to exploit the vulnerability.
The Engineer Mode APK is capable of diagnosing Global Positioning System, run automated tests, check root status among other things. The staff member reassured users by saying that third-party apps can't gain full root privileges from EngineerMode. However, it was left in the software builds that ship with the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5. Check the name of native library used to check the code: door... Later, Pei confirmed in a blog post that OnePlus it will scale back on data collection on its devices.
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This nonetheless raises questions over why is the device shipping with this app (presumably it has just been overlooked) and whether it's available on other Qualcomm devices. Meanwhile, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has already announced that OnePlus is investigating the issue.
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