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Apr 09, 2013

How to see Wi-Fi passwords on an Android phone?

I have a friend who can't remember her Wi-Fi password and didn't write it down anywhere. I have it stored on my Android phone (Galaxy S2), but of course all I can see is ***************. Is there a way to see the actual alphanumeric characters so I can help her recover the password (and get some helpful guy points)?

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Best answer
04/10/2013

Unless you are rooted, I don't know of any way to do it.  If you are rooted, or are willing to root your Galaxy for those nice guy points, you should be able to use a file manager (ASTRO, Root Browser, etc.) to find it. 

 

Use the file manager to locate your data/misc/file folder, then look for wpa_supplicant.conf, or I assume it could be wep_supplicant.conf if her network is using WEP instead of WPA. Open the .conf file using a text editor (which is probably built into your file manager application, if not, add that to your shopping list). You should be able to read the password in plain text at that point, and start enjoying your new minor league hero status. 

2 days ago
How do I secure my wifi with a password from my Android
07/04/2016
@wstark Indeed, but you can just reset the password... But if you have no acces to the router which would be kinda weird :P you can try using wifianywhere I use it a lot when im in unfamiliar places it lets you login on routers connected to the network and some routers have this as a standard option which is very usefull, find it on the playstore or for apple i dont know but its also on http://www.phone-goodies.com
06/25/2016
My passwords just show up as an encrypted code, for example: 7db083a51a0ec1e5f49a1d9c58b8b0

How do I find out what the password is?
04/21/2016
How can I root my android phone
04/20/2016
how can i see my wifi password in my phone without rooted my phone and installing an apps
please answer
thanks
04/21/2016
You can't. You need root access. Sorry.
04/09/2016
Hey guys dont worry
Just download the apps call ROOT ALL DEVICE from play store
With help of the apps root your device.
Then download apps WIFI PASSWORDS
install and open it. Thats all
02/22/2016
hi,
i have many apps regardfing wifi password recovery. but none worked for me.
all the applications are showing my password as some hex code like f0a930e602bb7ae40df946665b443611 instead of my original password
03/21/2016
downloade andro dumper app
06/25/2016
I have the excact same thing! Its so annoying!
01/19/2016
Dude just go to her house and connect your device with her network and then go to 192.168.0.1 after that find the password mostly it might be admin or password to get login to the router setup then go for the wifi security and you will find the password. This worked for me. Or go and connect a pc with cable to the router and go to that exact page 192.168.0.1 if this won't open a page try contacting the server provider of the net and get their support.
01/05/2016
But if we root our device than the mobile warranty gets removed
11/21/2015
Hello, you can try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ro.lau.app.wifipasswords

Your phone must be rooted in order for the app to work :).
08/12/2015
I have a simple way to know the password without any root if u have been connected to that network and don't know or forget the password.
Just open chrome in your device(any android iOS or windows) then type in the URL 192.168.1.1 then it will ask for user name and password then by default username and password is admin.
Now you can go to security tab and view your password.

Thank you so much for trying this
08/30/2015
Which user name and password i will enter.
11/23/2015
This method will only work when you're actively connected to a Wi-Fi network. Without connection that IP cannot communicate with the router thus you'll fail this operation.
06/06/2015
AndroidRain
02/18/2015
FYI, you can't use that app unless your Android phone is rooted.
08/08/2014

It is quite easy than you have ever thought. Each phone has the access to ASD and you just need to activate it at developers settings. Just pull with ABS the file: /data/misc/wifi/ wpa_supplicant.conf on your PC.

And you will find all saved wifi-passwords

01/08/2015
I have lots of questions with this what is ASD How do i enable it on JellyBean and what the heck is ABS plus when i ever did that before i pulled that file the file would only show something else
09/22/2015
See now, this is a valid answer. Plug phone into computer after turning on all dev options and such. Then just traverse your files for wpa_supplicant.conf and view it in a text editor. Done.
V
07/20/2014

You can recover it easily with  WiFi Password Recovery.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cordonbleu.wifipasswor...

 

But you need a rooted device.

K
11/02/2013

This might sound a lil off topic but may turn out a very simplistic way as u said ur friend has configured that WiFi on her device. Rather than getting it from ur smart phone via rooting ur Android u can simply find it from ur modem.

Here is how? From the mobile phone which has got access to this n/w go to URL 192.168.1.1 to open modem configuration. This will ask u for user/password. Login with admin/admin (thats default login of most of the modems). Goto LAN -- wireless and there u can see the password.

08/05/2015
my device is videocon a24 and i have rooted it using eroot
but there is no such info about wpa wep as all are saying
but 192.168.1.1 , after login with admin & admin, shows bad request
04/10/2013
This article might be useful.

How To View Passwords For Wi-Fi Access Points Saved On Your Android Device
http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/how-to-view-passwords-for-wi-fi-acce...

"With multiple Wi-Fi access points saved on your Android device, it is quite normal to forget the security key to a certain network. This article presents a small, handy work-around for the rare instance where you need to view a forgotten password. For instance, your friend needs to connect to the Wi-Fi network you’re currently using on your Android device, he or she asks you for the security key but you just can’t remember it. What do you do? Read on after the jump to find out.

Albeit through a counter-intuitive way, the app can help you with finding passwords of your Wi-Fi access points, old or new. This method requires your device to have root access. If it doesn’t, type “root devicename” in the search bar above to gain root access on your device using one of our own guides, or you may simply take a look at our comprehensive compilation of Android root guides to see if your device is listed there or not, and if it is, how to gain root access on it."
w
Best answer
04/10/2013

Unless you are rooted, I don't know of any way to do it.  If you are rooted, or are willing to root your Galaxy for those nice guy points, you should be able to use a file manager (ASTRO, Root Browser, etc.) to find it. 

 

Use the file manager to locate your data/misc/file folder, then look for wpa_supplicant.conf, or I assume it could be wep_supplicant.conf if her network is using WEP instead of WPA. Open the .conf file using a text editor (which is probably built into your file manager application, if not, add that to your shopping list). You should be able to read the password in plain text at that point, and start enjoying your new minor league hero status. 

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