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UICC access with SEEK in CyanogenMod on Galaxy S2/S3

In our last blog post, we analyzed the RIL commands for APDU-based access to the UICC on Samsung's Galaxy S3 and provided some first details on how we implemented this functionality in our SuperNexus-based SuperSmile Android ROM. Now we want to go a step further and provide step-by-step instructions on how to integrate this functionality into CyanogenMod for Samsung's Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 (and possibly other devices based on Exynos 4).

SEEK adaptations in RIL for Galaxy S3

The project seek-for-android aims to add APIs for Android to communicate with secure elements regardless of their form-factor (e.g. UICC, SD card or embedded SE). The SEEK team published patches for AOSP that influence the telephony framework, the ASSD kernel and the NFC framework. Based on those changes the SmartCard API gives developers the possibility to develop security feature enhanced applications that make use of a secure element.

Reference exporter: Jabref to RTF (Microsoft Word)

If you need to use references in MS-Word, but usually work with Jabref and want to keep your references stored in a single place, you can use the Jabref to RTF export functionality shipped with Jabref.

Latest futurezone report

Check out the latest report about our research center at futurezone (in German):

http://futurezone.at/future/16894-fh-hagenberg-forscht-zu-smartphone-sicherheit.php

How to build AOSP Kernel for Galaxy Nexus

Building an AOSP Kernel Galaxy Nexus GT-I9520 Version 4.2.2

Generate Folder:

generate a folder of you choice on your file system. In This case it is KERNEL_AOSP


Download Sources:

switch into the KERNEL_AOSP folder

Official introduction of u'smile

Last week on Friday we had the official introduction event of our research center. Together with several representatives from politics, business and science we discussed about the future of mobile phones and the importance of user-friendly security functionalities.

More information about the successful event in official press releases:

How to flash SuperSmile

This is a tutorial on how to install our SuperSmile ROM to your Android device. You can find the ROM for all supported devices (currently S2 and S3) in the downloads section.

How to build SuperNexus for Galaxy S3 on Linux

SuperNexus is a project that focusses on providing Google Nexus experience on Samsung devices. The ROM is based on AOSP code with slight improvements and optimizations (e.g. battery life time). It is great ROM if you want the basic Google layout without modifications from the operator or manufacturer on your mobile phone.

How to customize your Android boot animation

This short tutorial helps you to create your own custom boot animation for Android. It requires an existing animation in form of several png files where each file represents one frame.

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