Circumvent the lockscreen on Pixels by dropping to PUK entry, fixed by Nov 5 Patchlevel

this is notable: Accidental $70k Google Pixel Lock Screen Bypass -

Precondition is - the initial decryption was already done at some time earlier before the screen locked again. This can’t be used on cold-booting devices !

A vulnerability that got fixed with the 5th nov patchlevel on Pixel phones. If the SIM card slot is easily accessible while the battery can stay put, there is a way to at least on Pixels circumvent the PIN entry to access the phone.

A reddit thread contains some examples of devices affected - fignompe comments on Accidental $70k Google Pixel Lock Screen Bypass

I tried to reproduce on a Moto 5Gs R (L18.1), but couldn’t. The FP3 has the card slots blocked by the battery (talk physical security) to test on A13.

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