Am Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2016 11:44 CEST, Holger Freyther 
<> schrieb:

> > On 13 Oct 2016, at 11:17, Michael Kramer <> 
> > wrote:
> >
> > Hello mailing list,
> Hi Michael!

Hello Holger, thank you for that quick reply!

> > I want to use the Simtrace for my master thesis on enhancing privacy in 
> > mobile networks.
> > For this purpose I recently bought 2 Simtraces. However I have a few 
> > questions:
> great. will you (or did you already) publish parts of your work?

I'm just starting with the corresponding project for my thesis and have not 
done any actual coding yet. Just trying to get to know Simtrace and everything 
to be able to work with it. However I plan on publishing every result I can get.

> > Which firmware is on newly shipped Simtraces? The "buggy" v0.5 or the 
> > community enhanced version?
> I don't know which firmware version is used when flashing but I find that
> question funny. "community buggy" vs. "community enhanced"? There is the
> Osmocom community and it works by people collaborating. You are free to
> contribute your time and work towards a new "non-buggy" "community" release.

Well the 0.5 available on the wiki is from 2012. And there is the 
"0.5.3-6ea9-dirty" firmware I've found through reading the mailing list archive 
which should fix some problems.

> > Also I wanted to flash new firmware to the device (both from simlabtrace 
> > (, as well as newly compiled 
> > firmware from git repository (git:// I wasn't 
> > able to try the community fix since the 
> > url(
> >  is down.
> > The flashing process itself freezes after checking the connection state of 
> > the device. Even though the device is listed as idle the process does not 
> > continue. Any idea why? I'm working on a fresh and updated Kali Linux. If 
> > it's the OS do you have any suggestion for using another?
> I don't know what simlabTrace is and with my 90s Free Software hat on, I would
> prefer if people collaborate more again, instead of going into their own 
> corner.

I've also found simlabTrace through the mailing list. He published his work 
there and I went on github to check and try it out.

> The original went down and was replaced but we have filled 
> the
> archives with old mail. Apparently links have changed but if you go to 
> 06.2014 you
> will find the original mail and the attachment can be downloaded.

Got it! However the flashing process still freezes after checking the device 
status... Any suggestions towards that problem? Might try with a different OS.

> > If the support/development of the Simtrace is at an end can you recommend 
> > similar devices?
> There are proprietary alternatives if you prefer such things. I would prefer 
> if you
> take some of your time to help to make Osmocom's SIMtrace better.

Will try my best to do that!


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