in other news: oneplus made rooting its devices impressively easy
yeah that’s how I read this, too!
FWIW I’ve seen an app with that same name on some other phone, not oneplus and not oppo (whatever that is, maybe a typo for openplus).
and so the product gains from the incompetence of its developers
Does anyone make rooting hard? On most devices you just unlock the bootloader and flash su (or a whole OS distribution like LineageOS). No exploits required.
I’ve had some phones (mostly region locked ones) in the past where there is a complicated ritual you must perform before Google and the Manufacturer decides you’re worthy of being allowed to use your phone how you like.
On many cheap devices, unlocking the bootloader is disabled or protected. And with Sony, for example, you must enter a secret code that’s derived from your IMEI. You’ll only get it from Sony, so they know your warranty is void.
Devices sold with the name ‘Cricket’ on the box (that’s a cellular service provider, actually a MVNO) never have a legal/easy method for flashing. You always have to exploit some vulnerability.