Here's what I do know. Firstly, @luisfsk ...
I haven't played back in the 2.0 days, pretty new myself. But... it would seem to me that the devs have clearly shown in present times, that they feel exploiting the save file by any means, is cheating. And so far the only "methods" voiced here are ALL exploits.
That kinda seems like cheating imo.
Rooting, backups, or straight up using editor's, it's all the same in my books. But each to their own, right.
@the developers. Perhaps you should pre roll the item on drop, and have identify simply reveal it. Not roll on identify. So no matter how many times someone exploits their save file... the items under the unidentified will always be the same.