This Live system includes all SRLabs GSM assessment tools.
It facilitates their use and automatically uploads logs to


  • Computer capable of running 64bit Linux
  • For each test: Requirements listed in the respective tool wiki pages



The tests include an active part. First, your phone will place outgoing calls to a dedicated number. This number will always be busy and never answer in order to rule out voice charges as best as we can.

Second, your phone will send SMS short messages via an invalid SMS-C to an invalid number.

During our tests (in Europe) we have not encounter any network that would charge for these transactions. However, we can not rule out that you may be charged in specific settings.

To control for involuntary charges, we strongly advise the use of a dedicated pre-paid SIM card for these tests.


  1. Download
  2. Unpack:
    gunzip gsmmap-beta1.5.img.gz
  3. Write to stick
    dd if=gsmmap-beta1.5.img of=/dev/[USB-stick] [bs=1M]
  4. Boot from stick

Mailing list

A public mailing list for discussions is here

Please file bugs and support requests through the issue tracker as they may be of little relevance to the majority of the mailing list subscribers.

Updated by Philipp about 8 years ago · 6 revisions