I am trying to get root access from recovery mode with the Dirty Cow exploit. I have adb access and my device is on Android 6.0.1. When I use VIKIROOT it's stuck at "waiting for reverse connect shell". I cannot open the clock/alarm app or toggle the bluetooth switch in order to trigger the backdoor. How can I root the device from recovery mode and decrypt the data (I know the passcode) of the device? Thanks.

  • Asus Zenfone 3. I am trying to use Dirty Cow as there is no other way that I know. I don't want to unlock the bootloader as it would wipe the data.
    – user327150
    Aug 9, 2020 at 22:34
  • android.stackexchange.com/q/224131
    – alecxs
    Aug 9, 2020 at 22:52
  • My device doesn't have a programmer and Kingoroot won't work on recovery mode.
    – user327150
    Aug 10, 2020 at 8:15
  • I tried those programmers and they didn't work. A programmer is specific to a device and they need to be signed.
    – user327150
    Aug 10, 2020 at 11:09
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    I confirm that prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr_asus.mbn does not work.
    – user327150
    Aug 10, 2020 at 14:44


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