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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

Rooting a Samsung Note 2

This section explains the step by step process to root a Samsung Note 2:

  1. Download SuperSU from the following URL and save it in the Phone Rooting directory:

  2. Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable and use the adb push command to copy the file to the /sdcard and unplug the cable once you're done:

    C:\..\Phone Rooting> adb push /sdcard
  3. Switch off your device and boot it into the recovery mode by pressing the volume up, home, and power buttons simultaneously. You will see the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) screen, click on Install:

  4. Select the Updated Super Su Zip file to start the flashing process.

  5. Once the installation is complete, you will see the Install Complete message. Click on the Reboot System to reboot the phone.

  6. Once your phone starts, you should see SuperSU added to your phone as shown following:

  7. Connect to the device from the system using a USB cable and check if you can login...