How to Setup HackRF on Kali Linux


HackRF environment can be setup in multiple Linux. Like: Ubuntu, Debian, Kali. This document show you that how to setup HackRF on kali linux. You can follow this guide to make sure that your HackRF is working on Kali Linux. If you want to buy a HackRF, you can go to this link, which is a offical link to tell you whole things about this device.

Upgrade Kali

Before you set-up your device on kali linux, Please make sure that your system is up to date. If you do not know how to do that, you can follow this article: How to Set-up Kali linux upgrade source to set-up and upgrade Kali Linux.

Install packages

After upgrade, you should install some packages and libraries. These packages and libraries must be install before you plug in your device on Kali Linux. You can use this command to install them.

sudo apt-get install hackrf libhackrf-dev libhackrf0

Install packages for set-up HackRF on kali Linux

Test connection

Then, you can plug in your HackRF on Kali linux, and check the status.


Testing connection for set-up HackRF on kali Linux

Congratulation! all done! If you have any question or any error happened, please let me know! You can leave a reply to me.

More information

HackRF is a powerful device, you can use it do a lot of tests. such as: Sniffing GSM Traffic, Receive FM Radio, Sniffing other radios, Sending Fake GPS Signal etc. However, please make sure that you do these tests legally. For example, in the laboratory, you can send fake GSP signal, but you cannot send any fake GPS signal outside. If you are not sure that the test is legal or not, please ask your lawyer or government. Anyway, have a fun, when you doing any test.