The unofficial raspberry pi kali linux install. We are going to be using a unoffical image from re4son which was created specifically for the raspberry pi! This version also includes the nexmon patch for wifi monitoring mode!!

Equipment List

Raspberry Pi 3B+ ► Amazon | Ebay

7inch touch screen ►

7inch touch ►

5inch touch screen ►

Software List

Kali Linux Sticky Fingers ►

Etcher  ►

Kali Linux on Raspberry Pi 3B+

Step 1: Install re4son-stickyfinger kali

First you will need to download stickyfinger-tft version.

Now we will need a piece of software called etcher to write the image onto our SD card and USB Storage device.


Step 2: Check for updates

It is always a good idea to check for updates even if it is a freshly installed OS.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 3: CHANGE your password!!

The default username and password for any KALI linux install is “root” password “toor” and this is something you must change

# passwd

we should also change the pregenerated ssh keys as well

# dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server

Step 4: Auto Login with SSH enabled

This is no required but if you want to be able to remote access your Raspberry Pi via ssh you can perform these steps below.

these following command well removed the old settings for ssh in the boot up process and setup ssh to boot on runtime level 3, 4, and 5.

# update-rc.d -f ssh remove
# update-rc.d -f ssh defaults
# service ssh restart
# update-rc.d -f ssh enable 3 4

and now we need to enable auto login to kali which is required for ssh to start. This step will require your Rpi to reboot.

# /usr/local/src/re4son-kernel_4.9.60-20180404/re4son-pi-tft-setup -a root

Step 5: Enabling Monitoring mode

Now for the fun!! this image has nexmon patch enabled which allows for the onboard wifi controller to use monitor mode, a mode usually required if you want to use airmon-ng tools

This command below will add a monitor mode interface


# iw phy phy0 interface add mon0 type monitor

and to enable the monitor mode type

# ifconfig mon0 up

now your can use your monitor mode!! give it a try with

#airodump-ng mon0