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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

Flashing the Custom ROM to the phone

In this section, we will look at the installation steps involved in installing a pretty popular Custom ROM called CyanogenMod 11 (This keeps updating with the original Google Android version):

  1. Download CyanogenMod from the following URL and save it in the Phone Rooting directory. I have downloaded the latest GSM non-LTE version from

  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 done. You can also drag and drop by opening the device in Windows Explorer on your system:

    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 TWRP screen, click on Install:

  4. Select the Wipe option from the menu and Swipe to Factory Reset which clears...