Welcome to the thread on Kali NetHunter for the nVidia SHIELD tablet and SHIELD tablet K1.
If you don't know what Kali NetHunter is, well, it's the entire Kali Linux operating system in a chroot on your phone, plus a bunch of awesome apps for executing exploits, fixing things, doing cool things. It goes on, I suppose.
I'm gonna be honest guys, I'm not a security person. When it comes to security, I'm more of a Paul Blart.
What I do know though, is that there is apt-get, and apt-get is life.
The installer zip will add a few files (including busybox) to your /system partition, and install all of the NetHunter apps to your /data partition.
The chroot is located in /data/local, so you don't have to worry about your system partition being full. It's full read/write capable.
Understand that the zip will replace your current kernel with a completely different one.
This is necessary because most stock or custom kernels don't provide the drivers needed to operate most of Kali NetHunter's features.
These Kali NetHunter builds are designed and tested for nVidia's Marshmallow release & CyanogenMod 13.0.
In theory, they should work fine on -all- Marshmallow SHIELD ROMs.
Kernel only installers are in the kernel-only directory inside each build directory. It might be a better idea to try and install that first and see if you can boot before flashing the entire NetHunter.
You can actually only install the kernel if you want to take advantage of its features without having to install the rest of NetHunter!
Do not flash the NetHunter update zip with a fresh data partition!
Most ROMs will wipe it clean on the first boot if you haven't completed the Android Setup Wizard yet, there's no need to wipe your ROM or data to try it out. I do advise backing up your data partition before flashing the zip though.
(this should no longer be possible now with added installation checks)
Please make sure your phone boots fine and runs fine before flashing NetHunter. It's confusing when people report bugs that exist in CyanogenMod by itself.
The Kali chroot and apps are installed on your data partition (in /data/local for chroot). To initialize the chroot and install Kali Linux, you need to start the Kali NetHunter app.
The NetHunter installer will automatically install SuperSU in system mode, which I consider to be more stable. Since NetHunter already modifies your system partition, there is no need to use systemless SuperSU anyways.
FULL INSTALL STEPS
Boot into TWRP
Flash kernel-only/kernel-nethunter-shieldtablet and chroot-full/nethunter-generic-armhf-kalifs-full-rolling zips in any order.
Reboot into device
Open the NetHunter app
Let the NetHunter app finish setting everything up
UPDATING TO A NEWER BUILD
Going from 3.0.0 and up, all you have to do is flash the new build in recovery. On some ROMs you may need to wipe dalvik cache.
UPDATING YOUR ROM
To get all your NetHunter and SuperSU functions back after flashing a new ROM, just flash the new ~60 MB nethunter-generic-armhf zip and kernel-nethunter-shieldtablet zip in TWRP.
RUNNING WIFI PENETRATION TESTS
The internal WiFi chipset of the SHIELD tablet is not capable of running services which use monitor mode such as Wifite. For this, you will need to use a monitor mode capable WiFi adapter through a microUSB OTG adapter.
As for compatible adapters, I highly recommend the Alfa Networks AWUS036NEH (eBay) which uses the Ralink RT3070 chipset. There are currently no monitor mode supported Wireless-AC adapters available.
Once plugged in, you can run the command from Kali terminal to turn on your adapter:
I am not affiliated with Offensive Security. They seem like cool guys though.
I'm not even a novice when it comes to security and penetration. I'm just a simple system administrator with a passion for breaking Android.
Please restrain yourselves from asking me security related questions.
NOT SO MUCH AS SEEN ON MR. ROBOT, BUT PROBABLY EVEN BETTER
XDA:DevDB Information Kali NetHunter for the nVidia SHIELD Tablet, Device Specific App for the Nvidia Shield Tablet