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Old 10-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #30
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I was under the impression that these files are validated during software upgrades. Replacing files changes their signature and prevents this from working. Am I mistaken?
I've dissected the update and found that the files are indeed signed. Someone with the right resources could certainly find a way to circumvent that as well as install a different OS. Then it would just be a matter of getting the system talking to the rest of the car.

The Windows Automotive debugger would definitely come in handy and it only costs around $7000. I work with WinDBG at the kernel level all day long. If someone wants to buy the tools and supply a donor vehicle or hardware I'd be happy to take a crack at it.
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