The most difficult part of Bluetooth sniffing – installing all of the tools
I caution you – there are a number of resources on the internet dedicated to setting up the Ubertooth One, this post included. After spending a day and a half attempting to get bluetooth sniffing working with absolutely zero background on the subject, my perseverance and can do attitude kicked in and I had the Ubertooth and associated scanning commands working like a charm. In order to save everybody the trouble here are the golden rules of getting the Ubertooth running on your machine:
- Ignore all of the blog posts and websites which tell you how to install / configure the Ubertooth One (most of them are no longer relevant).
- Only follow the installation guide at this location
- Update your Ubertooth firmware asap.
One final tip make sure you have a range of additional Bluetooth tools you can use for Bluetooth debugging / sniffing if you’re having trouble with the install its good to have an arsenal of other tools you can use to verify if the issue you are experiencing is a configuration issue or a hardware issue.
Learning to walk before you can run, viewing the Wi-Fi spectrum with the Ubertooth On
Getting the Ubertooth One setup for Bluetooth sniffing isn’t the easiest activity to get up and running so I recommend before you go into any sniffing you walk through some of the Ubertooth Ones other capabilities i.e. spectrum analysis.
To get started make sure you have installed Kismet and spectools for spectrum analysis. To install kismet and spectools follow the commands below: