Re4son-Kernel for Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi 0/0W/1/2/3 B(+) support
- Fix for kernel oops on shutdown
- Natively compiled full of pure goodness
- Includes kernel headers
- Support for all common TFT screens
- Ethernet gadget support
- Latest Nexmon drivers with -m6 & -m7 support
- Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support
- Supports armel (Pi 1, Zero, Zero W) and armhf (Pi 2, 3)
- Linux kernel 4.9
- Natively compiled for perfect out of tree module compilations in kali linux
- Ethernet gadget support to ssh into raspberry pi via USB connection
- Installs firmware and tweaks to support the onboard bluetooth and wifi chips
- Includes wifi injection patch, use mon0up to start monitor, mon0down to stop
- “re4son-pi-tft-setup” tool to set up all common touch screens, enable auto-logon, etc.
- Just run “re4son-pi-tft-setup” tool for your particular screen and you are up and running.
- Includes latest nexmon drivers in “nexmon” directory (with support for -m6 and -m7)
- Includes xinput-calibrator in “tools” directory
- RTL8188EU driver (TL-WN722N v2) with monitor mode support
- RTL8812AU (AWUS036ACH) & RTL8814AU with monitor & injection support
- Wifi injection support for Alfa AWUS051NH v2
- Bluetooth package upgraded to Bluez 5.39 makes it faster and more stable
- Any questions or poblems? Post in the forums
Download the “current stable” Re4son Kernel here
Re4son “old stable” kernel highlights:
- Previous stable kernel, based on Linux kernel 4.4
- Safer alternative if the “current stable” doesn’t support your hardware
Download the “old stable” Re4son Kernel here
Re4son “next” experimental kernel highlights:
- Linux kernel 4.14
- ! No support for 4D System Displays
- Other than the above – same as “current stable” but better
Download the “next” Re4son Kernel here
sudo su cd /usr/local/src #### CHOOSE ONE OF THE BELOW #### ## For current stable wget -O re4son-kernel_current.tar.xz https://re4son-kernel.com/download/re4son-kernel-current/ tar -xJf re4son-kernel_current.tar.xz ## For old stable wget -O re4son-kernel_old.tar.xz https://re4son-kernel.com/download/re4son-kernel-old/ tar -xJf re4son-kernel_old.tar.xz ## For next wget -O re4son-kernel_next.tar.xz https://re4son-kernel.com/download/re4son-kernel-next/ tar -xJf re4son-kernel_next.tar.xz cd re4son-kernel_4* ./install.sh
For Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi Zero W:
– Press “Y” when prompted to install bluetooth and wifi drivers (not required on Raspbian)
– Say “Y” when prompted to enable bluetooth services (you can still disable it later)
There aren’t any issues with Bluetooth but if you want to de-install or re-install the drivers just type:
## Remove Bluetooth: cd /usr/local/src/re4son-kernel_4* ./install.sh -r ## Re-install Bluetooth: ./install.sh -b
You will be offered to install the headers during the kernel installation.
To install them later manually , run the installer again like this:
cd /usr/local/src/re4son-kernel_4* ./install.sh -e
No need to do anything with the latest “current” and “next” kernels
The nexmon drivers are fully stable and now compiled in the kernel tree.
For older kernel versions:
The nexmon drivers enable monitor mode and frame injection for the build in wifi chips of the Pi3B and Pi0W.
The re4son kernel includes the compiled nexmon drivers and firmware with -m6 and -m7 support.
To install, reboot after installing a new kernel and run:
cd /usr/local/src/re4son-kernel_4* ./install.sh -x
If you have any problems with the drivers and wish to rollback to the original ones, just run:
cd /usr/local/src/re4son-kernel_4* ./install.sh -o
Head over to the nexmon project for details:
Important: These images use the smallest possible partition size, run fdisk first thing when you boot up or you run out of space very quickly:
- Unofficial Kali Linux 2018.1 Images with Re4son-Kernel:
The stock kali images (from here) already ship with a light version of the re4son-kernel. If you wish to upgrade the kernel, just install the kernel package over the top.
- Unofficial Kali Linux 2018.1a Image for Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with Re4son-Kernel “next”:
Architecture Link ARMHF (Pi 3 B/B+) https://whitedome.com.au/re4son/download/kali-linux-3bplus-re4son/
- PI-Tail with Re4son-Kernel:
Kali-Pi for RasPi 0W on the go. For full info check this page.
Architecture Link ARMEL (Pi 1/Zero/Zero W) https://whitedome.com.au/re4son/download/pi-tail/
- Sticky Finger’s Kali-Pi images with Re4on Kernel (Use these for best TFT support):
Kali-Pi images with Sticky Fingers goodies. For step by step setup guide check this page.
Architecture Link ARMHF (Pi 2/3 B/B+) https://whitedome.com.au/re4son/download/sticky-fingers-kali-pi/
ARMEL (Pi 1/Zero/Zero W) https://whitedome.com.au/re4son/download/sticky-fingers-kali-pi-0/
You are now ready to pair your devices, just like this:
[bluetooth]# agent on
Default agent request successful
[bluetooth]# scan on
[bluetooth]# pair 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
Attempting to pair with 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
[bluetooth]# trust 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
[CHG] Device 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx Trusted: yes
[bluetooth]# connect 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
Attempting to connect to 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
Voila – there it is, Bluetooth device connected.
The Re4son-Kernel supports ethernet gadget mode and both Pi zero armel images on this page have the usb0 interface enabled out of the box to allow the initial setup without any additional hardware except a micro usb cable.
Below the steps to get it working:
- Image a micro SD card
- Leave the card in your computer and edit the following two files in the /boot partition:
– cmdline.txt: Add “modules-load=dwc2,g_ether” after “rootwait”
– config.txt: Add “dtoverlay=dwc2“
- Insert the card into your Raspberry Pi zero
- Insert the micro USB cable into the usb port of the Pi (not the power port) and your computer
- Wait for the Pi to boot up and enable ICS for the newly created adapter on your PC or MAC (Don’t have VM’s running at this point)
- Wait a minute and ssh into “kali.mshome.net” from you PC (not sure about Mac).
– If the name resolution doesn’t work, find the IP address of your Pi via:
# In Windows: @echo off & cls & (FOR /L %i IN (1,1,254) DO ping -n 1 -w 10 192.168.137.%i | FINDSTR "bytes=") & echo on # In *NIX: fping -a -g 192.168.137.0/24
Sticky Fingers Kali-Pi images come with a nifty bonjour treat that allows you to connect to kali-pi.local – More about this in the forum
Voila – there it is, ssh connection via usb cable.
To configure a wifi network, disable network-manager, configure /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and /etc/network/interfaces:
systemctl stop network-manager && systemctl disable network-manager /sbin/ip link set up wlan0 /sbin/iw wlan0 scan|grep SSID ## Pick your SSID wpa_passphrase <Your SSID> >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf <... Enter passphrase and press enter ...> vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf # delete the clear text passphrase
Edit “/etc/network/interfaces” and add the following stanza:
allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
That’s all, happy hacking
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