[guardian-dev] IOError's Moto E hardware mod's

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Mon Jan 12 09:07:53 EST 2015

Moto E is my "daily driver" device (cheap, ubiquitous, no front facing
camera, good performance, etc).  From Jacob/ioerror:


Motorola Moto E modifications
What if you could have a phone that wasn't a walking room bug? What if
it was a useful, cheap and easy wifi hotspot but with an actual user
interface? Wouldn't it be nice if it had good battery life?

The Motorola Moto E (model: XT1021 and related devices) is an affordable
modern Android cellphone. It may be purchased in cash at your local
MediaMarkt for around 100 Euros. It is easy to modify for your everyday
surveillance detection, counter-surveillance and anti-surveillance
needs. This phone is popular as it is compatible with SnoopSnitch.
Nearly full information about the chips used on the phone are available.
A high resolution tear-down image of the mainboard is floating around as

This was a quick hack to have a reasonable device for runng SnoopSnitch
without carrying around a portable microphone. It isn't a serious effort
to hack on the phone.


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