Manko from over at Symbaali has made a ground breaking post! The post tells us how ‘hack’ the until so far caged Symbian directories.
The hack involves intercepting firmware downloaded by Nokia Software Updater. Making modifications to it and then flashing it to the device using the NSU itself. Pretty neat. Antony Pranata a Forum Nokia Champion has verified the hack and it really works!
This post over at Mobile Thoughts Lists what basically needs to be done:
Take a firmware update package (currently supported only by Nokia for their S60 phones).
Edit a well-isolated part of it, where all those capabilities (i.e. rights) are listed that a user can grant to a 3rd party application upon installation. Remove existing capabilities and add new ones.
The result is a phone that allows you to give any rights to any 3rd party applications enabling them to do basically anything on the device. The end user gets more control over the applications that reside on the phone and what not. The biggest implication of the hack is with regard to cracked applications amongst others.
The process of modding a SIS is easy too. You just need to Extract a signed SIS file, modify rights the application has, re-pack & sign it again and finally install it.
I’m sure Nokia will patch this loophole sooner than later but this has clearly brought out, once again the fact that no one or nothing is infallible! Although I need not say this but for the benefit of those of you worried about viruses or other malware you needn’t worry as this procedure is something that cannot be done without your knowledge and the NSU hack you yourself will have to carry out. Be rest assured there is no need to go buy an anti virus software because of this. Cheers!
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