Since various applications use BIN files for multiple purposes, you may be able to open some BIN files but not others. For example, some apps allow you to save and load BIN files, while others reference them when the app is running. I don’t want to compile the file or make it actually run, just want the bin file out of it. Thanks popey for explaining why just copying the .bin file didn’t work.
Im trying to extract the Filesystem if possible, or at least extract the OS to load in IDA. I was thinking it might just be one big executable OS file, but wasn’t so sure.
If you have any questions or feel stuck anywhere while performing the instructions in this guide, then please do let us know. Since Android uses the Linux kernel and so, you can use the Payload Dumper Tool to extract the Payload.bin on your Android device itself. The process is very similar to the one that’s followed on a PC but requires a few additional steps. The strings command will look for printable characters in the file. The -5 flag makes strings search for 5 or more printable characters in a row. We use |head at the end to limit the output of the command to first 10 lines found.
- It’s always a good idea to only download .bin files from trusted sources and to use caution when stock ROMs opening them, as they may contain potentially harmful code.
- Similarly, if the .bin file is a disk image, you may be able to open it using a virtual drive app.
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Any TRX style firmware image format should that uses squashfs-lzma as a root
file system work fine. Firmwares that use regular zlib squashfs or unsupported
file systems will work if the steps that extract the file system and rebuild the
file system are tweaked.