FS#7921 - password protected screen saver bitmap display

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Gerritt Gonzales (GRaTT) - Tuesday, 09 October 2007, 23:31 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Thursday, 14 October 2010, 12:18 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


This patch allows you to open any bitmap
backdrop size or smaller and display it.
It wil display a random 2 digit password
before the image. To exit select power
on the sansa and enter the password.
Use select on the sansa to exit without
a password (backdoor)
Just a proof of concept for password protection.
You could make a WPS screen to display.
select a bmp and use open with to set the config file
and then run the plugin.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon)
Thursday, 14 October 2010, 12:18 GMT
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  totally pointless because resetting the player or even plugging in usb is enough to get round this.
enabling party mode is more likely to stop people fiddling than this.
Comment by Pascal Briehl (ColdSphinX) - Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 13:56 GMT
"Nice" password protection, if I press power it asks for the password but if I press select it quits without asking. (Irony)
Comment by Gerritt Gonzales (GRaTT) - Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 15:30 GMT
yes select is a backdoor.
Easy to lock it down, remove some code, but I forgot the password
so many times while testing I put in the backdoor.
The matrix_pass  FS#7920  screensaver has no backdoor.
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 16:57 GMT
Even without a backdoor, what's stopping someone resetting the device to access it? Don't know if the Sansa has a hardware shut down/reset, but many targets do...
Comment by Gerritt Gonzales (GRaTT) - Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 21:37 GMT
This provides as much protection as a win98
password protected screensaver. This is only
to keep honest people from poking where they should not.