Just a month ago, OnePlus was caught collecting personally identifiable data from phone owners through incredibly detailed analytics. While the company eventually reversed course on the data collection, another discovery has been made in the software of OnePlus phones. One developer found an application intended for factory testing, and through some investigation and reverse-engineering, was able to obtain root access using it.
The application in question is called ‘EngineerMode,’ which is intended to be used in factories to confirm that the device is working properly.
OnePlus left a backdoor in its devices capable of root access was written by the awesome team at Android Police.