Android Central, Chainfire
,nor myself take any responsibility for any modification you make to your own phone. Even if your phone sprouts legs, steals your car ,uses your credit cards or sleeps with your girl. NOT OUR FAULT! "The exploit is used by this APK in unmodified form. You should be very afraid of this exploit - any app can use it to gain root without asking and without any permissions on a vulnerable device. Let's hope for some fixes ASAP !" ChainFire.
By this he means you should be very afraid that someone else does use this to gain root access to your device by a malicious app or any other ways. So use this app to patch the security risk.
[TITLE=Rooting and patching with ExynosAbuse app][TAB=FAQ][INFO]Q: What is an ExynosAbuse Exploit/ what is an Exploit period?
A: An exploit by definition is :using something to take advantage. In software an exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability by means of bug or glitch. In this case the Exynos memory was left R/W (read/write)accessible to anyone who knows what to look for.[/INFO]
[INFO]Q: Who discovered this Exploit and who created this app?
A: This exploit was found by alephzain . The app was Created by ChainFire.[/INFO]
[INFO]Q: Is this good or bad for me.
A: Both, it is good because it allows you to easily root your phone stock with a locked bootload. Bad because if anyone besides yourself uses this exploit they can take FULL control of your device without you even know it.[/INFO]
[INFO]Q: If this is bad for me why would i willing put this application on my phone.
A: Because you can use this app to take advantage of the vulnerability and gain root very simply. Also because this app gives you the ability to patch the security hole allowing no one bestides yourself use the exploit to thier advantage.[/INFO]
[INFO]Q: Doesn't rooting Void my warranty
A: only if you return the phone without unrooting it, but even then sometimes they take it in to fix or return.[/INFO]
[INFO]Q: Can i unroot my phone if i need to
A: Yes it can be simply unrooted by using the SuperUser app function to unroot[/INFO]
[INFO]Q:Is there any other Negatives to using this app
A:Yes/No. By disabling the exploit you will patch the security hole which is great ,BUT this will disable the use of your camera. In order to use your camera you will need to go and enable the exploit again until you are done taking pictures and disable it again.[/INFO]
[INFO]Q:Im already rooted and have an unlocked bootloader does this app serve me.
A:Yes if you are still using the stock kernel you can use this app to patch it to prevent apps or anyone else gaining access to your device. If you are running a custom Kernel ask developer if patch needs to be applied[/INFO]
[INFO]Q:What else should i be doing if anything to protect myself from someone taking advantage of this exploit.
A:You should only download application from trusted source in the Development community and from the play store. Any other unknown application could contain Malware that could potentionally take advantage of this exploit and do very bad things to your device. If you are unsure of an app you can ask here in the forums if it is safe to use.[/INFO][/TAB][TAB=Where to get the App] [INFO]Since this a very important app to have up to date and Chainfire has asked not to mirror the Download i will provide only a link to his original thread where you can download the most recent iteration of the application[/INFO]
[ROOT EXPLOIT][2012.12.16] ExynosAbuse APK v1.10 - xda-developers[/TAB][TAB=How to install and use][INFO] This app will root with bootloader locked or unlocked if root has not already been achieved. If you are already rooted you can still use this application to Patch the security hole(Disable Exploit)[/INFO]
1)Download to computer or directly to phone
2)If downloaded to computer move the ExynosAbuse.apk to your sdcard
3)with a file manager like My files in your app drawer find the ExynosAbuse.apk on your phone
4)Select the file by clicking on it and it will ask you to install or cancel. Hit install(if downloaded directly to phone pull down notification bar and hit the ExynosAbuse and install)
5)Open the application from your app drawer if it does not open on its own
6)If you are not rooted hit Root device option and follow any instructions if any
7)Once rooted be sure to check the box for Disable Exploit (this will Apply the Patch stop from anyone else but yourself from taking advantage for the exploit)
8)Also be sure to check off the box Disable exploit on boot(this will prevent you forgetting to disable the exploit if you reboot your phone)
9)Since Disabling exploit will disrupt camera usage remember to uncheck this option when going to take pictures.
10)Enjoy your secure rooted device