GSM firmware hacking

Sébastien Lorquet squalyl at
Mon Aug 11 15:20:09 CEST 2008

getting cell information is far from firmware hacking :)
Many modems have (maybe undocumented) AT commands to get that info.
For me, GSM hacking is putting hands in the low level code itself.

2008/8/11 Florian Echtler <floe at>

> > But, there are other valid uses.
> This reminds me that on some old Siemens mobile I once had, you could
> get the IDs and signal strengths of all received base stations by typing
> in some obscure key sequence. This would allow you to do a sort of lo-fi
> location estimation (iPhone does that, too, I guess).
> Or is it possible to get that information in some other way, without
> directly messing with the baseband chip?
> Yours, Florian
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