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Hacking Android

By : Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli
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Hacking Android

By: Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli

Overview of this book

With the mass explosion of Android mobile phones in the world, mobile devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Security of Android devices is a broad subject that should be part of our everyday lives to defend against ever-growing smartphone attacks. Everyone, starting with end users all the way up to developers and security professionals should care about android security. Hacking Android is a step-by-step guide that will get you started with Android security. You’ll begin your journey at the absolute basics, and then will slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. On this journey you’ll get to grips with various tools and techniques that can be used in your everyday pentests. You’ll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and will create an Android pentesting lab.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Hacking Android
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Chapter 2. Android Rooting

This chapter, Android Rooting, gives an introduction to the techniques typically used to root Android devices. We will begin with the basics of rooting and its pros and cons. Then, we shall move on to topics such as various Android partition layouts, boot loaders, boot loader unlocking techniques, and so on. This chapter acts as a guide for those who want to root their devices and want to know the ins and outs of rooting concepts before they proceed.

The following are some of the major topics that we will discuss in this chapter:

  • What is rooting?

  • Advantages and disadvantages

  • Locked and unlocked boot loaders

  • Stock recovery and custom recovery

  • Rooting an Android device