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[GUIDE]BackTrack 5 in webtop (BackTop)

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By k.taylor89, Junior Member on 24th July 2011, 11:14 PM
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BACKTOP v0.00001

Alright, so this is a guide to finally get the backtrack 5 software running inside of webtop. It uses chroot and xterm to allow full access to the software contained within the backtrack 5 arm image.



CWM Installed:
For all version:

WebTopMOD installed:
For 2.3.4 go here:
For 1.8.3 go here:

You do not need to download the Debian disk image. Will we be using the backtrack disk image instead.

BusyBox Installed in /system/bin:
Downloaded "BusyBox Installer" from the app store.

The Goods:

Download and un-zip the attached files into /sdcard/bt

BackTrack 5 ARM Image:
PART 1 : Download Link :
PART 2 : Download Link :
PART 3 : Download Link :

These download links are from the xperia backtrack project and where I took inspiration to get it working in webtop. After using 7z to unarchive just place bt.img in the /sdcard/bt folder. The archives other contents can be safely ignored.

What you should have by now:

WebTOPMOD for Atrix.
BusyBox Installed in /system/bin.
Downloaded scripts placed in the /sdcard/bt folder.
Downloaded bt.img placed in the /sdcard/bt folder.

Give it a go:

Step 0: Connect the phone to display/lapdock. Run webtop and wait for it to boot.
Step 1: Open LXTerminal from the dock and type "cd /sdcard/bt"
Step 2: To run BackTop type "sudo bash backtop"

You should be presented with a white xterm screen. You can now use all the utilities built into backtrack 5 with ease. You can even run the gnome desktop environment! (More on that bellow)

Running Gnome:

You first need to kill off all the webtop crap do this by typing the following in xterm.
"ps ax|grep awn|awk '{print $1}'|xargs kill"
"ps ax|grep panel|awk '{print $1}'|xargs kill"

Then start gnome by typing "gnome-session" in xterm.

Accessing sdcards:

You'll need to make two directories inside of backtrack /sdcard and /sdcard-ext to do this type:

"sudo mkdir /sdcard"
"sudo mkdir /sdcard-etc"

Once you've done this simply reboot your phone and restart BackTop.

Known issues:

ettercap causes network connectivity inside of webtop to fail.

If something does go terribly wrong you can always force quit backtop with the following command:

"sudo bash /sdcard/bt/forcekillbt"

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1st August 2011, 05:10 AM |#2  
Cool stuff, I'll definitely check this out. Moved to development.
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mate I don't have webtop but as a network engineer I'm giving this a big thumbs up, super cool to have a pen testing suite in your phone!!!
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It might just be me but do your links work? Specifically the http://bit/ly ....etc. thanks

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edit: had a smart attck and everything is tip top...well done sir...thx!!
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that is the most metal thing ever

I'd prefer it actually dual boot on my phone for hac..I mean testing on the go xD
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What will this one do that the others don't?

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Originally Posted by pederb

What will this one do that the others don't?


If you don't know what BackTrack is then you don't need it.
1st August 2011, 07:04 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by pederb

What will this one do that the others don't?


its a pen testing Linux suit. its essentially Linux loaded up with hacking tools meant for testing networks to prevent hacking or "penetration". hack your own network. discover the vulnerabilities. and patch them. - to put it simply
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This is amazing. Thanks.
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