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This page will be dedicated to a general overview, descriptions, and information related to the Belkin Wemo.
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The Wemo has been the subject of many exploits, and below is another one that was believed closed by the community:
While booting the Wemo in Recovery mode, a root console is accessible for under 1 second via UART. Within this time a command can be run to terminate the reset process, leaving us with a root shell and full device access.
Start by connecting a UART adapter, as outlined in the above section, console speed 57600,8N1. Hold the recovery button while powering on the Wemo, and keep it held for 10 seconds.
When seeing output regarding flash erasing, paste the command below and hit enter. Repeat until you get a root shell!
kill -9 $(ps | grep 'reboot'|sed -r -e 's/^ ([0-9]+) [0-9]+/\1/')
A second bug allows you to boot a new kernel or execute bootloader commands by holding down buttons 0-4 when powering on. This will let you boot a new kernel, or drop to a U-Boot shell and enter your own commands.