Question PixelFlasher

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Jun 4, 2023
So, a few days ago, i made a post regarding the necessity of rooting my phone to use kali nethunter. Problem is that i am on a pixel7pro on android 13, rooting it was no problem, however flashing the zip of kali proved more difficult since twrp is not available for android 13. While wandering on xda, i stumbled on PixelFlasher, an utility that would allow me to flash a zip. But, even tho there is a github and it is open source i scanned it, for good measure, it came positive for 28% generic malware code and a bit of LaZagne, flagged by google and another security company.

So tl:dr is pixelflasher safe to use ?



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Sep 17, 2012
I'd say it's safe to use, but I'm biased ;)
If you're concerned, you can build it from source.
Clone source, scan for malware, build

It's most likely false positive.
All the builds are now done on Github through Github actions.
See these


Jun 4, 2023
Yeah, i think i'm gonna build it from source, the thing is, when i donwload the source code it come like this :
Capture d’écran du 2023-06-04 16-27-04.png

So the only thing is admins tools, i'd say that's pretty normal here.

However, with the elf ;
Capture d’écran du 2023-06-04 16-26-48.png

Hell came loose, not sure why tho.

Anyway thanks for answering me and here is the analysis link if you want to take a look. (elf) (zip)

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