New firmware for the Galaxy Tab that will inhibit hackers to decode, modify or add anything illegal in the Galaxy Tab is coming out soon. The latest firmware according to reports is more secured than Apple’s iPad. The firmware upgrade will ensure a more secure device for Samsung Galaxy Tab owners than the recent firmware. XDA-Developers members found that Samsung’s new JM6 A, C and D build will have bootloaders that requires authentication and stops unauthorized firmware from running. Any firmware other than Samsung’s, jailbreaks, roots, and other customer firmware will not run.
Recent builds do not have the same locking mechanisms, however, they all have code signing that provide the same result. Device owners are waiting for the temporary fix in software but are also worried that it will involve actual mending or complex means to have the same key, just like the existing original code. HTC has identical approach on the T-Mobile G2 that requires official firmware; however, the process stopped.
It is still obscure whether the new firmware is ready for use on the final devices, although past rumored builds did not have equivalent limitations.
Once out in the market, the new firmware will make the Android 2.2 tablet PC complicated to hack if not impossible. This means it will be more ambitious to hack than the iPad. Apple’s own security involves patching up security holes and tighter control over the applications that are allowed to run on required firmware, however, but beyond these measures, iOS were proven easy to crack. Apple also removed jailbreak identification code recently primarily for enterprise users and not their own ends.
Google’s Android OS is more vulnerable according to Google because they are allowing hardware manufacturers and carriers lock down the devices accordingly.
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