For a while now i wanted to use my Android phone as a mobile (wireless) pentesting device. Unfortunately most tutorials online we’re either incomplete, outdated or just didn’t work. So I’ve decided to write my own tutorial which should work on any unlocked and rooted Android phone.
In order to get this up and running you need two things. A ROM (or kernel) with the correct modules (drivers) installed, and a wireless chip that supports monitor mode. A few chips that support monitor mode are:
- Atheros AR9271
- MediaTek MT7601u
- Ralink RT3070
- Ralink RT3572
- Ralink RT5370
- Ralink RT5572
- Realtek RTL8812AU
- Realtek RTL8189FTV
- Many others
In this tutorial i’m going the use the MediaTek MT7601u from AliExpress.
If you have the same phone as me (Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 / Lavender) you can download my ROM @ AndroidFileHost here.
Continue reading on how to start building your own ROM.