Originally Posted by androidiphonehacker
So... Samsung Galaxy s4's "BroadCom" chipset will not cooperate in Backtrack Chroot? I haven't attempted a bt5.arm Chroot just yet, so I'm not sure if that chip set functions with Backtrack.
Is there a way to exploit chipsets to where they will work properly with BT? How do the backtrack and Aircrack people add more chipsets to the supported list, much less let it be used?
Theres no android device with a supported wifi chip, even the broadcom ones.
Im not too familiar with BT but afaik it is just a linux distribution with the tools and drivers bundled in; which they made none of it. The same tools are used on any unix env (mainly aircrack). But the wifi drivers must support the required features (monitor mode and injection). Most of the supported chipsets probably have drivers from the manufacturer with the required support. Probably all of the supported ones because no one cares so much about a specific pc chip to work on the drivers themselves. If they do work on it then im sure the drivers must have source code available. Otherwise it's just easier to use a different chip.
It's different with android chipsets because we're assed out unless someone does it at home. That's what these guys were doing. They started off trying to rewrite or patch drivers and release the unix binary to be loaded as a kernel module. Which is groundbreaking stuff because no one does that **** outside of the mega-corp engineering groups at the chipset manufacturers who have the source code. In the end they released a magical apk, again groundbreaking because i dont think anyone has ever developed an apk like this one (patching drivers...im so lost). As you can see, I'm really surprised they succeeded. It's real development they're doing and it was a big job. I just went thru their repo and it is out of date
Theres no source for the apk