Over the years, Google has been shoring up security on Android in a bid to make the operating system more attractive to governments and businesses, and to reduce the threat of malware for regular users. Unfortunately, these changes often come at the expense of flexibility in our beloved platform. As we close in on the next major release of Android, due to be announced next month, SuperSU developer Chainfire has discovered a set of commits to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that may seriously impact some of the functionality currently enjoyed by many root users.
- SuperSU Updated To v1.60, Compatible With Samsung’s Latest Galaxy S 4 Firmwares With KNOX
- Did You Root Android 4.3 With Chainfire’s SuperSU? Update To v1.43 To Fix The 100% CPU Bug
- KitKat Feature Spotlight: SELinux Defaults To Enforcing Rather Than Permissive, Other New Security Features
- Achievement Unlocked! EVO 4G Now Fully Rooted, NAND Protection Defeated, Full Write Permissions To /system. Incredible Next?
Future Versions Of Android Are Likely To Block System Write Access Outside Of Recovery, Even To Root Users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.