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, 11:54 AM #2
- 02-15-2011, 12:10 PM #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, 11:54 PM #5
- 02-17-2011, 12:18 AM #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.
- 02-17-2011, 12:20 AM #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.
- 02-21-2011, 09:33 PM #10
- 02-21-2011, 09:57 PM #11
- 02-21-2011, 10:02 PM #12
- 02-21-2011, 10:33 PM #14
- 02-22-2011, 05:59 AM #15
- 02-22-2011, 10:54 AM #16
- 02-26-2011, 10:29 PM #17
Not really...it's all speculation at this point. They say its because of cheating (which all the cheaters are on Android at this point), and they've implemented the root "hack" in their other games. I don't feel right playing it anymore...
- 02-27-2011, 04:02 PM #19