April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
BackTrack 5 For Android Smartphones
For those of you not familiar with BackTrack, it’s a GNU/Linux distribution that is used for security testing providing users with a wide range of tools from port scanners to password crackers.
XDA forum member msullivan is so keen on BackTrack that he has posted an Android build from XDA member anantshri who built the base image.
The OS is fully Ubuntu-based so it is possible to run it like a desktop, including running Firefox and other Linux applications. Other features of BackTrack 5 include being able to do advanced network scans right from your Android device via WiFi, no laptop required.
In theory the build posted, should be universal, so to try it out, head on over to the forum thread and download the zip.
BackTrack 5 for Android requires root access.
Please note that this is not a native client and is based on the chroot and VNC method that has been used to get Ubuntu running with Android and is very unstable. The project is not supported, and requires some technical skills including Linux knowledge.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
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