Homerun Battle Update Asks for ROOT?!
A new update was released for Homerun Battle 3D on 2-14-2011. After loading it, if you're rooted, IT ASKS FOR ROOT ACCESS:
Now, any time I launch the game, it asks for root access. Is there any way to figure out what it's doing? This seems to be very suspicious...
- 02-15-2011, 10:54 AM #2
- 02-15-2011, 11:10 AM #3
I probably shouldn't admit this, but I pulled a really nub move and allowed it access. Nothing "seemed" to happen and the game loaded normally, but I got really sketched out and restored my ROM from an old backup. To be safe, I changed all my google\facebook\mail passwords as well. At least until we find out what the heck it's doing, I had to take precautions.
- 02-16-2011, 10:54 PM #5
- 02-16-2011, 11:18 PM #6
HRB3D requests root permission on Android - iPhone Games, iPod Touch Games, Android Games | Com2uS Forum
I urge everyone to post on their forums, hopefully that will get their attention. This is a very serious issue IMO and needs addressed.
- 02-16-2011, 11:20 PM #7
I sent an e-mail to Com2Us via the email address they have listed on the Market app (firstname.lastname@example.org). It didn't get bounced back, but haven't gotten a response.
On the app's market page, at the bottom, you can click to report questionable content. I did that as well.
Is anyone brave enough to install this on a test phone, enable root, then see what changes? You could probably enable logging on your router to see what websites it tries to access :o
FYI, I finally got an e-mail response from Com2uS about why the game asks for root now:
Dear C N,
Thank you for your inquiry.
The information is needed to prevent possible cracking of the application, because a lot of happens on rooted phones. Please note that this does not affect the game play.
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