The new OnePlus 5T will be announced tomorrow, the company is getting ready to launch their latest flagship smartphone. It would appear that an issues have been discovered in their existing devices. according to a recent report by the XDA Developers, all existing OnePlus smartphones have a back door in them.
The report says that OnePlus has accidentally left a diagnostic testing applications on their devices, this was discovered by Elliot Alderson, who posted the details about it on Twitter. Yes he has the same name as the main character in Mr Robot.
<Thread> Hey @OnePlus! I don’t think this EngineerMode APK must be in an user build…♂️
This app is a system app made by @Qualcomm and customised by @OnePlus. It’s used by the operator in the factory to test the devices. pic.twitter.com/lCV5euYiO6
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) November 13, 2017
The application is a system only application made by Qualcomm called Engineer Mode, it allowed manufacturers to test out the hardware of their device. According to the report, this application is installed on the OnePlus 3, the 3T and the OnePlus 5. You can find out more details over at the XDA Developers at the link below.
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