Android Pentesting

ADB Commands

# install adb
sudo apt install adb
# connect to a device
adb connect <ip>:5555
# check the connected devices
adb devices
adb devices -l
# get shell on the android device
adb shell
# get the list of installed applications
adb shell pm list packages | grep <appName>
# get the path of the installed application
adb shell pm path
# obtain apk from the installed location
adb pull /data/data/*/*/base.apk <appname.apk>

Wireless ADB

| REQUIREMENTS: Android 11
Android 11 and higher supports deploying and debugging your app wirelessly from your workstation using Android Debug Bridge (adb)
  • Connect the device and check for adb devices
  • Once the device is shown in the adb devices output, go to developers options and enable wireless debugging
  • In the shell adb tcpip 5555
  • adb connect <ip> of the mobile
  • Now the adb can be performed wirelessly

Tools Required

  • apktool
  • d2j-dex2jar
  • jd-gui
  • apkx
  • jdax

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