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Pwn Pad 2014 Community Edition Now Available

Pwnie Express   Pwnie Express | 02.07.14 | Blog, Mobile sensors, Penetration testing, Product Updates

Pwn Pad 2014 Community EditionYes, it's true! You've all (mostly) been waiting patiently and now the Pwn Pad 2014 community edition is available for download. You can find it here on our Downloads page.

Installation Instructions

You can download the installation instructions in PDF form or follow them here:

What you’ll need:

  • A computer running a Linux­based operating system (Ubuntu 12.04 recommended)
    NOTE: Using a virtual machine is not recommended due to Nexus 7 USB host mode compatibility limitations.
  • The following Nexus 7 tablet model:
    2013 edition Nexus 7 tablet (32GB, Wi­Fi + LTE Mobile data, Model K009)
    This can be purchased directly from Google Play:
  • A micro­USB OTG to USB 2.0 adapter
    (We recommend: 
  • A TP­Link TL­WN722N USB adapter (for 802.11 wireless pentesting)
  • (Optional) A SENA UD100 industrial Bluetooth USB adapter (for Bluetooth pentesting)
  • (Optional) A USB­to­Ethernet adapter (for pentesting wired networks)
  • (Optional) Velcro for attaching accessories to the back of the Nexus 7

Download the Installation Package

If you haven’t done so already, the Pwn Pad 2014 installation package can be downloaded from here:

Extract the package & run the installer script

Note: All below instructions assume you’re using a Debian Linux­based host computer (Ubuntu 12.04 recommended). Using
a virtual machine is not recommended due to Nexus 7 USB host mode compatibility limitations.

  1. Install the “adb” and “fastboot” packages onto your Linux host computer:
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-fastboot-tools
  2. Untar the Pwn Pad 2014 installation package:
    $ tar xvf pwnpad-2014_image.tar.xz
    $ cd pwnie_img/
    $ chmod +x imagev2.sh
  3. Attach the Nexus 7 to your Linux host computer with the stock Nexus 7 micro­USB cable. Do NOT use any USB extension cables, USB hubs, or any additional adapters.
  4. Hold the Nexus 7 power and volume­down buttons simultaneously to boot into Fastboot mode.
  5. From your Linux host computer, run the following command to initialize the adb server:
    $ sudo adb start-server
  6. Run the Pwn Pad image installation script:
    $ sudo ./imagev2.sh
  7. Follow the onscreen step­by­step instructions from the script.

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