9. Usage Guide: AppMon Android Tracer

Nishant Das Patnaik edited this page Jun 13, 2017 · 8 revisions

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Usage Guide

  • Open a Terminal and type cd appmon/tracer and next when you type python android_tracer.py, you shall see the following help message.

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usage: android_tracer.py [-h] [-a APP_NAME] [-c CLASS_NAME] [-m METHOD_NAME]
                         [-v]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help      show this help message and exit
  -a APP_NAME     Process Name; Accepts "com.twitter.android"
  -c CLASS_NAME   Class Name; Example: "OpenSSL*SHA*"
  -m METHOD_NAME  Method Name; Example: "*digest*";
  -v              show program's version number and exit

  • -a argument: You can the list of process names (bundle IDs) of a USB connected Android device by either running python appmon.py -ls 1 or frida-ps -U and then choose the process name you want to run the tracer against

  • -c argument: You can find a class name from the android developer documentation, you can provide the class name with wildcard pattern. NOTE: Regex is not supported

  • -m argument: The exact method name you want to trace, this is case-sensitive and accepts wildcards but does not accept regex patterns.

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