Universal Radio Hacker: URH

ID N0WHERE:158786
Type n0where
Reporter N0where
Modified 2017-02-13T20:56:54


Universal Radio Hacker

investigate wireless protocols like a boss

The Universal Radio Hacker is a software for investigating unknown wireless protocols. Features include

  • hardware interfaces for common Software Defined Radios
  • easy demodulation of signals
  • assigning participants to keep overview of your data
  • customizable decodings to crack even sophisticated encodings like CC1101 data whitening
  • assign labels to reveal the logic of the protocol
  • fuzzing component to find security leaks
  • modulation support to inject the data back into the system



  • Python 3.4+
  • numpy / psutil
  • PyQt5
  • C++ Compiler

Arch Linux

yaourt -S urh


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-numpy python3-psutil python3-pyqt5 g++ libpython3-dev python3-pip
sudo pip3 install urh


  1. Install Visual C++ Build Tools .
  2. Install Python 3 for Windows .
  3. (Optional) Open a terminal ( cmd ) and type: pip install numpy – _ This speeds the installation up a bit. _
  4. In a terminal, type: pip install urh .
  5. Type urh in a terminal or search for urh in search bar.

Mac OS X

  1. Install Python 3 for Mac OS X .
  2. In a terminal, type: pip3 install urh .
  3. Type urh in a terminal to get it started.

Running from source

If you like to live on bleeding edge, you can run URH from source.

Without Installation

To execute the Universal Radio Hacker without installation, just run:

git clone https://github.com/jopohl/urh/
cd urh/src/urh

Note, before first usage the C++ extensions will be built.

Installing from source

To install from source you need to have python-setuptools installed. You can get it e.g. with pip install setuptools . Once the setuptools are installed use:

git clone https://github.com/jopohl/urh/
cd urh
python setup.py install

And start the application by typing urh in a terminal.

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