I am trying to breathe NetHunter Life into an old Nexus 7 2012 tablet I plan to use for a few wifi jobs and some bash scripting fu plus possible VNC. If I install Lollipop 5.1.1 and the latest NetHunter image, I have time to go and make cups of coffee between tapping the screen and something useful happening. As this is not practical, I want to run Kitkat 4.4.4 as the reaction time is actually fast enough to stop me needing to get my laptop out whenever I want to do something involving more than three taps.
Problem is, there is no image listed for Kitkat any more. Nevermind I thought, I'll just build it myself and sure enough, after cloning the kaliNethunter git repo (including bootstrap.sh for all the historic versions), I was able to build and flash the latest version of NetHunter to Kitkat using
. Apps such as csploit seem to work fine which is great. What is not great is that Kali Terminal does not open. Well, it does open but then dies immediately with 'FATAL Kernel too old'.
python build.py -d grouper -kk --rootfs minimal
Tried again, this time with
Same error, so tried with then and finally but I get the same version of NetHunter every time.
python build.py -d grouper -kk --rootfs minimal --release 3.0
Looking at the source code for build.py, I only find references to "release" here https://github.com/offensive-securit...ld.py#L480-482 and here https://github.com/offensive-securit...ld.py#L515-516 which suggests that "release" is only used for naming purposes and is not tied in any way to actual releases of NetHunter.
Does anybody know either how to build a previous version of NetHunter or where I can get previous images of NetHunter from for KitKat my Nexus 7 2012 wifi model, please?
Just for reference, the tablet will have no personal information on it, so even with the security issues in KitKat, I don't care. The functions I need to run are really simple and have been present since version 1.21 of NetHunter if not earlier. For such simple tasks, I do not want to go out and buy a new tablet when I have this sitting around gathering dust and know that had I installed a few years ago, it would have worked!