Sunday, July 03, 2011

HOWTO : Yet Another Back|Track 5 on Dell Streak 5

I wrote a tutorial for Back|Track 5 on Dell Streak 5 with StreakDroid at here. Today, I would like to show you how to use SimpleStreak instead of StreakDroid.

Why use SimpleStreak? It is because SimpleStreak uses Official ROM with StreakDroid kernel. It is less bug comparing with StreakDroid. Furthermore, SimpleStreak is faster than StreakDroid.

The current version of SimpleStreak is 1.2 at the time of this writing. You can download it at here.


Step 1 :

First of all, you should make sure you have flashed StreakMod Recovery. You can download it (MultiRecovryFlasher.v0.7.rar at the time of this writing) at here.

Step 2 :

Download SimpleStreak 1.2 at here.

Rename it to and copy it to the root directory of the SD Card of your Streak.

Step 3 :

Switch off your Streak. Long press "Vol Up" + "Vol down" and then press "Power on". Long press those keys until you see the screen is boot up to recovery mode.

Select "2. Software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD Card" by pressing "Camera button". You will see a "Dell" logo and a "!" inside a triangle. Press "Power on" to the next menu.

Press "Vol up" or "Vol down" to move the cursor. Select "wipe the cache partition" and "wipe data/factory reset" by pressing "Camera button" one by one.

After that, press "Vol up" or "Vol down" to move the cursor. Select "" by pressing "Camera button". Then choose, "Install".

Upon seeing "Installation Completed", press "Exit" button on the Streak to return to the previous menu. Then select "reboot system now".

Wait for the Streak to reboot. The first reboot takes longer time. Please be patient.

Step 4 :

Install the following apps from the Market for the running of Back|Track 5.

(1) Android Terminal Emulator by Jack Palevich
(2) Mocha VNC Lite by MochaSoft

** Step 1 to 4, just do them ONCE.


Step 5 :

Download the official Back|Track 5 ARM from the official site. Extract it and copy "busybox" and "" to the root directory of the SD card.

Open the Android Terminal Emulator and then execute


** This step is just doing ONCE unless your ROM is reflashed or updated.

Step 6 :

Since the original ARM version of Back|Track 5 cannot be copied to the SD Card due to the size of the image larger than 4GB. You should download a resized version which is developed by anantshri.


558ecb1f0e5feb1da86526df8761e6cc bt.7z.001
247842fd0d3ebb39454f76f4704d1537 bt.7z.002
f74d2f744434a7182b13287d9f8165e7 bt.7z.003

Step 7 :

Double click on "bt.7z.001" to extract. You will then see the following after the extract.


You should create a directory of "bt" (or folder) on the SD Card's root directory.

Copy these files to "/sdcard/bt".

Step 8 :

Run the following commands on the Terminal Emulator on your Streak.

cd /sdcard/bt

** This step is just doing ONCE unless your ROM is reflashed or updated.

Step 9 :

Run the following commands on the Terminal Emulator on your Streak.

To start the Back|Track 5 :


Then, you will drop to the Back|Track shell

Step 10 :

Under the Back|Track shell, run the following :


** It will start the VNC server on your Streak.

Step 11 :

Press "Home" on your Streak and then run the apps "Mocha VNC Lite".

Name : BackTrack (or bt for short)
Address : localhost
Port : 5901
Password : 12345678

Then, press "Connect". You will see the Back|Track 5 launched.

** The setting of the Mocha VNC Lite will be remembered. That means you just type ONCE.

Press "Home" to go to the Streak screen. Back|Track 5 is still running.

Step 12 :

To stop the Back|Track 5, run the following command on the Back|Track shell :


** Stop the VNC server.

And then, run the following command :

Exit the Terminal Emulator and then restart it.


Now, the Back|Track 5 is stopped running.

Step 13 :

To launch the Back|Track next time, you should repeat the Step 9 to 11. And stop the Back|Track just repeat Step 12.

Source :

BACKTRACK 5 on Xperia X10 chroot

Streak - MultiRecoveryFlasher

The method of resize the Back|Track 5 image to 3.3GB

Remarks :

(1) Make sure you run "killui" and "stopbt" when BackTrack 5 is not required.

(2) The aircrack-ng cannot be ran properly as the interface is eth0 instead of wlan0. No monitor mode and no injection.

(3) Download MultiRecoveryFlasher at the Source above. Then, flash "StreakMod-Recovery" if you cannot flash the SimpleStreak. Under Ubuntu, you are not required to install any driver but you need to run the program in root. Go to root by the following command :

sudo -sH

That's all! See you.