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#1 2013-02-22 01:46:49

SgrA
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Code in unknown language?

Hello,

    I'm working with an secondary ARM bootloader from Huawei "oemsbl.img" for a phone that comes with a locked bootloader. I was going through the output of strings oemsbl.img, and towards the end, I found this:

   & 
/ 1 2 0 
" $ : < ! # 9 ; 
* % 

I'm wondering if it is some code in some language. I wouldn't expect it to be any mainstream language, but it is likely that it takes at least 3 inputs and produces one output.

If anyone has any idea what code it could be, or any general suggestion, please reply!

Thanks!

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#2 2013-02-22 01:48:42

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Re: Code in unknown language?

Considering the total lack of duplication of characters, what makes  you think its code at all? Looks to me like a list of characters....


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#3 2013-02-22 01:53:16

SgrA
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Re: Code in unknown language?

J code that I have seen in the past did look similar, and then there are esoteric languages too, so I wondered.  I disassembled the file, and turns out that in ASM, they are strings.

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#4 2013-02-22 01:54:37

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Re: Code in unknown language?

That was the output of `strings`?  You do know what strings does, don't you?  Why on earth would you expect it to be code?

Absent of this negative-indicating context, the only code that resembles is Brainf***


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#5 2013-02-22 01:55:21

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Re: Code in unknown language?

SgrA wrote:

JI disassembled the file, and turns out that in ASM, they are strings.

Ah, yeah.  That's why `strings` showed them.


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