Of the subsets within Android, those who enjoy rooting their device for various purposes remain one of the more loyal. Rooters are fond of the vast customization options allowed them, with many rooting a device straight away after purchase. With the newest version of Android, the rooting community might see a slight setback.
Developer Chainfire found code commits in the AOSP tree which “prevents the unconfined domain (everything you run through [superuser] by default) from executing files located on the /data partition”. Essentially, the new Android might end up disabling rooted apps. Rendering them useless is of great concern, but so is the fix.
Ina nutshell, there isn’t a silver bullet for this one. Developers will have to find workarounds on their own, as each app would require different tweaks to get them working again. There are workarounds, but also potential issues for this.
If a Developer who built the app on their spare time or as a side project can’t find time to fix it, then it might just go away. It’s great that Chainfire saw this well ahead of any update, leaving time for Developers to get their apps ready, but it’s going to be tenuous for a while. We should not the changes were made as a security fix to Android, and wasn’t a measure for Google to gain any control or dissuade people from rooting.
VIA: Phone Arena