Sprint's Android Customizations Deemed To Compromise Security

This certainly isn’t going to be the type of news that Sprint wants on the eve of its HTC EVO 4G launch, but what has happened has happened. A source who managed to gain root access to the HTC EVO 4G has had some rather unpleasant things to say about Sprint’s customization to the Android OS, claiming that it was bad enough that an Android app would be able to get access to all of the user’s data with very little work, and even went as far as to recommend users to not purchase the device (or Hero). The team is planning to release its unrevoked exploit tomorrow, which also works on the Hero, but will be holding back the nitty gritty details of it for a week or so, claiming responsible disclosure. Despite this news, are you still planning to get hold of the HTC EVO 4G when Sprint releases it tomorrow?

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