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2009-09-24

HTC Hero has no telnetd?


Since my HTC Hero has no QWERTY keyboard, accessing the local console with on screen keyboard is not too efficient. I thought there maybe some apps allowing remote accessing the Android like telnetd or sshd, but they cant be found in the Market.

Google then told me there is actually a telnetd at /system/bin of the phone, and that was actually a common way to "root" it. But unfortunate such binary was not found on my Hero...

Seems that I cannot find other people complain about this one the web... Did I miss something? Or is it removed by HTC or the service provider in order to prevent user from gaining root access? (I am using Smartone-Vodafone service in HK...)


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