Kali Nethunter Installation Guide for Nexus 7 using Bash and Python

Here's some instructions to install the required dependencies and set up the environment on your fav Linux OS machine for automating the installation of Kali NetHunter on your Nexus 7 (model K008) using Bash and Python scripts (Happy Hacking!):

  1. Installing Dependencies:

    • Open a terminal.

    • Install fastboot and adb:

      sudo apt update sudo apt install android-tools-fastboot android-tools-adb
  2. Connecting the Nexus 7:

    • Connect your Nexus 7 to your machine using a USB cable.

    • On your Nexus 7, go to "Settings" > "Developer Options".

    • If you don't see the "Developer Options" menu, go to "Settings" > "About Tablet" and tap on the "Build Number" 7 times to enable Developer Options.

    • In the "Developer Options" menu, enable "USB Debugging".

    • Back in the terminal on your Ubuntu machine, verify that your device is recognized by running the following command:

      adb devices

      You should see your Nexus 7 listed as a connected device.

  3. Bash Script:

    • Create a new file named unlock_flash.sh using a text editor of your choice.

      nano unlock_flash.sh
    • Copy and paste the following content into the file:


      # Unlock bootloader
      fastboot oem unlock

      # Wait for user confirmation
      read -p "Please confirm if you want to proceed with unlocking the bootloader and installing TWRP. Press ENTER to continue."

      # Flash TWRP recovery
      fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

      # Reboot to recovery
      fastboot reboot recovery
    • Save and exit the file (Ctrl+X, then Y, then Enter).

    • Make the script executable:

      chmod +x unlock_flash.sh
  4. Python Script:

    • Create a new file named install_nethunter.py using a text editor:

      nano install_nethunter.py
    • Copy and paste the following content into the file:

       #!/usr/bin/env python3

      import subprocess
      import time

      # File transfer and installation
      subprocess.run(['adb', 'push', 'nethunter.img', '/sdcard/'])
      subprocess.run(['adb', 'shell', 'twrp', 'flash', '/sdcard/nethunter.img'])

      # Wait for reboot
      time.sleep(5) # Adjust the delay as needed

      # Execute additional commands after reboot (if necessary)
      subprocess.run(['adb', 'shell', 'twrp', 'wipe', 'cache'])
      subprocess.run(['adb', 'shell', 'twrp', 'wipe', 'dalvik'])

      # Reboot to system
      subprocess.run(['adb', 'reboot'])
    • Save and exit the file (Ctrl+X, then Y, then Enter).

    • Make the script executable:

      chmod +x install_nethunter.py
  5. Placing Required Files:

    • Place the TWRP recovery image (e.g., twrp.img) and Kali NetHunter image (e.g., nethunter.img) in the same directory as the scripts (unlock_flash.sh and install_nethunter.py).
  6. Execution and Automation:

    • Open a terminal and navigate to the directory containing the scripts and required files.

    • Execute the Bash script to unlock the bootloader and install TWRP recovery:

    • Once your device is in recovery mode, execute the Python script to transfer and install Kali NetHunter:


Sick! The automation process will proceed as per the scripts, unlocking the bootloader, flashing TWRP recovery, transferring the Kali NetHunter image, and executing the installation commands. Please note that these scripts are basic examples, and you may need to adapt them to your specific requirements and adjust any necessary parameters.