Dec 202011
 

Well, further analysis today. The Flytouch III seems to boot off an embedded SD card. I don’t know if it is removable or not, for now I’ll assume no.

Having gained root access earlier, I was able to use dd and nc to siphon off a copy of the internal SD card, which appears as /dev/block/mmcblk0. To grab a copy, first plug the unit into Ethernet (it’ll be faster, trust me) and have another Linux box handy:

Start up netcat on a Linux system:
$ busybox nc -l -p 8123 > tablet.img

Then on the tablet, become root:
$ /system/bin/su

Then start copying to the other system (here; its IP is 12.23.34.45):
# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 | nc 12.23.34.45 8123

Sit back and wait, it should be done in about 5 minutes. Now if you look at the partition table, you’ll see the following:

Disk tablet.img: 482 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = sectors of 512 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot    Start       End   #sectors  Id  System
tablet.img1            63   5535320    5535258   b  W95 FAT32           < -- User applications, data live here
tablet.img2       5535321   7612181    2076861   5  Extended
tablet.img3       7612248   7677783      65536  bb  Boot Wizard hidden  <-- Kernel?
tablet.img4       7677784   7743319      65536  bb  Boot Wizard hidden  <-- UBoot?
tablet.img5       5535384   6059608     524225  83  Linux               <-- /system partition
tablet.img6       6059672   7595608    1535937  83  Linux               <-- Android internal?
tablet.img7       7595672   7611992      16321  83  Linux               <-- ???

Partitions 3 and 4 are a complete mystery. They're not a standard Linux file system, but, the former appears to hold a copy of the Linux kernel, and the latter seems to hold a copy of UBoot. You can bust the image apart using the following script:


/sbin/sfdisk -uS -l tablet.img | grep ^tablet.img | while read part; do
pn=$( echo "$part" | cut -c 11-11 );
s=$( echo "$part" | cut -c 13-25 );
l=$( echo "$part" | cut -c 36-48 );
echo "[$pn][$s][$l]";
dd if=tablet.img of=tablet-$pn.img skip=$(( $s )) count=$(( $l ));
done

You might have to play with column offsets.

The initial part of partition 3 looks like this:

00000000  41 4e 44 52 4f 49 44 21  c0 d7 4b 00 00 80 00 10  |ANDROID!..K.....|
00000010  b5 2a 15 00 00 00 00 11  00 00 00 00 00 00 f0 10  |.*..............|
00000020  00 01 00 10 00 08 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000030  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
*
00000240  b8 29 4b 8c 7c d2 1f 65  cf b3 3a 78 bc 87 c0 61  |.)K.|..e..:x...a|
00000250  2e 24 79 a5 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |.$y.............|
00000260  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
*
00000800  27 05 19 56 43 d9 c4 f4  4e ab c7 11 00 4b d7 80  |'..VC...N....K..|
00000810  80 00 80 00 80 00 80 00  d5 42 0e 53 05 02 02 00  |.........B.S....|
00000820  4c 69 6e 75 78 2d 32 2e  36 2e 33 35 2e 37 00 00  |Linux-2.6.35.7..|
00000830  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000840  d3 f0 21 e3 10 9f 10 ee  56 00 00 eb 05 a0 b0 e1  |..!.....V.......|
00000850  52 00 00 0a 6c 00 00 eb  05 80 b0 e1 4f 00 00 0a  |R...l.......O...|
00000860  7b 00 00 eb 13 00 00 eb  c0 d0 9f e5 00 e0 8f e2  |{...............|
00000870  10 f0 8a e2 30 5f 11 ee  02 50 85 e3 30 5f 01 ee  |....0_...P..0_..|
00000880  02 00 80 e3 1f 50 a0 e3  10 5f 03 ee 10 4f 02 ee  |.....P..._...O..|

Note the rather prominent “Linux-2.6.35.7”. Similarly, if we pick through partition 4:

00020eb0  11 12 a0 41 10 13 a0 51  30 1c 81 41 10 02 a0 e1  |...A...Q0..A....|
00020ec0  1e ff 2f e1 ff ff ff ff  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  |../.............|
00020ed0  00 10 05 60 20 10 05 60  00 13 05 60 20 13 05 60  |...` ..`...` ..`|
00020ee0  40 13 05 60 00 16 05 60  20 16 05 60 00 19 05 60  |@..`...` ..`...`|
00020ef0  20 19 05 60 00 1c 05 60  20 1c 05 60 40 1c 05 60  | ..`...` ..`@..`|
00020f00  55 2d 42 6f 6f 74 20 32  30 31 30 2e 30 36 20 28  |U-Boot 2010.06 (|
00020f10  4f 63 74 20 32 39 20 32  30 31 31 20 2d 20 31 37  |Oct 29 2011 - 17|
00020f20  3a 32 37 3a 30 31 29 00  18 13 ea 80 20 13 ea 80  |:27:01)..... ...|
00020f30  27 13 ea 80 2e 13 ea 80  35 13 ea 80 3c 13 ea 80  |'.......5...< ...|
00020f40  43 13 ea 80 4a 13 ea 80  51 13 ea 80 58 13 ea 80  |C...J...Q...X...|
00020f50  5f 13 ea 80 67 13 ea 80  6f 13 ea 80 77 13 ea 80  |_...g...o...w...|
00020f60  7f 13 ea 80 87 13 ea 80  8f 13 ea 80 97 13 ea 80  |................|