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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


In this chapter, we have discussed the concepts of locked and unlocked boot loaders and how to unlock locked boot loaders. We discussed rooting, its advantages and disadvantages, including the power it provides to access all the data while performing security analysis. Once we root a device, we can gain full access to the device's file system and explore the internals and the data associated with each application sitting on the device. We will explore these in a later chapter in this book. We have also seen how to root the device and the steps to install custom ROMs on Android devices.