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Category: Riskware

Type: Exploit

Platform: Android

Aliases: Exploit:Android/DroidRooter


DroidRooter is a family of binary exploits that is used to gain root privilege on an Android device.


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Technical Details

Exploits from the Droidrooter family are binary exploits that could be used by an Android malware to gain root privilege on a compromised device.

Even though it is classified as an exploit, under certain circumstances, these exploits may be considered as a hack-tool when users deliberately run them on their own phone in order to 'jailbreak' or unlock the device.