Android (Re: 2020: Will BSD and Linux be relevant anymore?)
perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Jul 25 17:16:10 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 02:27:08AM +0200, Jerome Herman wrote:
> Most androids phone already do have a quite useful and complete shell,
> the main problem is that most phone are actually root locked. Namely
> you cannot get any access to nay interesting without getting an "access
> denied". There are tools that will break this "protection" and grant
> you root access on the phone, but they are to be used with caution, and
> most of the time you must first degrade your OS to an older version in
> order for them to work.
It's worse than that. Android does not, by default, give access to some
very basic tools to which even non-root users are accustomed to having
access. Consider cat, for instance.
> So the problem is not a missing app, it is more of the usual "vendor
> lock" stuff.
There's that -- but there's also a lot of missing applications.
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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