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Manage WiFi Connections from your Phone Instantly

Do you wanna know you can stop your neighbors to use your wifi network ?  if you don’t know then let me explain you how to stop neighbors to use your wifi using this WIFI kill PRO android app .

 

What is WIFI KILL

WiFi Kill pro is an android tool that you can use to disable internet connection for a device on constant WiFi network. It is a light-weight tool with simple interface. That is, anyone can use this app without any user guides.

 

How to Use :

Pre-Requisites: Rooted Android Device
(If you don’t know How to Root your Device, check this guide: How To Root any android device
1. Download WiFi Kill Pro [MediaFire Link].
2. Install it on your device.
3. Connect the device to a WiFi network.
4. Open the WiFi Kill Pro and then grant root access to the app.
You will see a window like the below one:

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5. Tap at the “start” button. now it will start scanning the network and then display the devices connected to that network
6. If you want disable internet connections of all devices connected to the network, first move the “grab all” button to the right side, and then move “Kill all” button to the right side.
7. If you want to disable internet connection of a particular device, tap on the device IP.
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8. Move the “grab” and “kill” buttons to the right side. The device’s internet connection should now be disabled.

 WiFiKill  cannot terminate the internet connection of that device, it can  block the packet data going to device.

  • To run the app in full screen, go to the “Preferences” and then check the “Full Screen” option.
  • To show the network names on the device list, go to “Preferences” and then check “Show network names” option.
  • To show MAC address on the device list, go to “Preferences” and then check “Show MAC” option.
  • To show vendor of the NIC on the device list, go to “Preferences” and then check “Show NIC Manufacturer” option.

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Hack a Smartphone Remotely Like a Pro in Minutes using AirDroid

Now a days, Use of Smartphones has been increased a lot. Many of the people find it amazing to get whole access of others Smartphone.

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So Today I’m going to explain How to Hack a Smartphone Remotely using AirDroid.

Airdroid is an application which enables you to hack Android when it is connected to Internet.

You need the following 

  • Victim’s Phone for 2-5 Mins
  • Internet Connection
  • Airdroid Android App
  • Basic Knowledge about android System

Steps :-

1. Get access to Victim’s phone and install Airdroid Apk in his phone.

2.Hide notifications

Settings – Apps –  Airdroid – Untick Show Notifications

(You can also use notification blocker apps)

3.Open Airdroid app and sign up or sign in

4. Go to Airdroid settings and turn the following features off

  • Show Notifications
  • Notification Sound

5.Hide app from App drawer / launcher

Now Let’s Hack.

6.Open web.airdroid.com in Chrome or any other good Browser

7.Log in to Airdroid account

8.Now you can Access

  • Camera
  • Apps
  • Contacts
  • Notifications
  • Clipboard
  • Calls
  • Files and Folders, etc.

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By following all the above steps properly, Anyone can get the full control over the victims phone in just minutes. This would be more easy when you are doing it second time because you don’t need to register on it again and again.

Hope you find it informative. Feel free to ask if any problem occurs in comments.

Note: All contents are provided for educational purposes only. 

Also Read: How to Hack a Smartphone Remotely using DroidJack

How to Hack Android Phone using Metasploit

How to Securely Lock Your Android Apps Using Your Face and Voice

Time to get realistic. Not all of us are exactly proud of all the apps we have installed on our phone. Maybe you have private documents stored in one, or maybe you’re just a little shy about what’s on your Tinder profile. Sure you could tuck away certain apps in a folder, but a much better solution would be to keep the ones you want private under lock and key.

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And by lock and key, I mean face and voice. A free and awesome Android app called AppLock scans your face and listens to your voice as a security template. Then, once those specific traits are applied as a password for your apps, your Android phone will be able to tell when it’s really you trying to gain access and grant it.

Setting Up Face and Voice Recognition

When setting up AppLock, the first step is to choose your unlock phrase. For password-protected apps, this is what you’ll need to say out loud for voice recognition to unlock the app. Preset options include Verify Me”, “Unlock My App”, andOpen AppLock but you can set the phrase to whatever you want.

Now it’s time to put both facial recognition and voice recognition to the test.

Important: It’s imperative that you find a well-lit area for the app to recognize your face. If you can’t, try shining a flashlight or another phone’s LED light in your face temporarily as AppLock attempts to capture your face.

Use the guides at the top to determine if your face is properly aligned and lighting is decent. Adjust as necessary. While facial recognition is at work, you need to repeat your unlock phrase three times so AppLock can recognize your voice too.

 

Lastly, you’ll have to choose an alternate method of authentication. This is just in case face and voice recognition in a given situation don’t work, or if you choose not to utilize them. Opt to input a pattern, a four-digit pin code or a standard password.

Now that AppLock is set up, it’s time to toy with the options for locking specific apps.

Locking Your Apps

Once you grant AppLock access to usage in your Android settings, you should see all of your apps listed along with their preset security levels. By default, all of the apps are currently unlocked, meaning they require no layer of security before opening.

AppLock includes two other modes for security. The middle lock icon at the top is Convenience Mode. If you enable this for any number of apps, you’ll be required to provide your face or your voice before opening — or your alternative pattern, pin or password. If you opt for Truly Secure Mode, which is the lock icon surrounded by a border, AppLock will need both your face and your voice to allow access to the specified app(s).

Play around with the security settings available for each app and set them to your liking. Finally, when you try to open a protected app, AppLock will intervene and require the appropriate amount of authentication. It’s a great way to add an extra layer of security to your Android smartphone.

Also Read: HOW TO TRACK A CELL PHONE

How to Test if the Sensors on Your Android Phone are Working Correctly

You must be knowing how much of RAM your Android device has, how much battery your device uses and how many processing cores it takes to make your device work. But, did you ever think how many sensors your devices has inbuilt? Okay, let’s say you do. Now, do you know if they work correctly or not? Maybe they are damaged? Well, no worries you’re about to find that out today.

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You can perform these test not just on your phone but also on some other phone that you might buy from someone else. Testing used phones before buying is a must. But, before digging into the guide I’d like to share some knowledge of different sensors the new age android phones have.

Impart Thy Knowledge: Types of Sensors in Android Smartphone

I’ll give here a quick overview of each sensor available on Android phones. If you got a Flagship or mid-range phone then you’ll definitely have all these sensors. Entry-level phones might lack some. Let’s have a look.

  • Accelerometer: It detects the speed of your phone when moved. The readings of Accelerometer will spike up on every movement. Keep it flat on surface and readings will be stable. It is also used to determine where the phone is in 3 dimensions. (Upside-down or horizontal, for example).
  • Gyroscope: Gyroscope is one step further to Accelerometer. As accelerometer shows where the phone is in three dimensions but it can’t tell how is it rotating in those three dimensions. So, the Gyroscope helps to find out at what axis is the phone rotating. Helpful in playing FPS and Racing games.
  • Magnetometer: Yes, your phone is able to detect magnetic fields. And, you must have guessed it right. It is used by Compass apps to detect the North pole of the planet.
  • Proximity Sensor: It comprises of two elements, an LED and an IR light detector. It’s placed near the earpiece of your phone. Most helpful in situations when you take a call and put your phone on your ear and the screen turns off and turns on when taken off the ear. It throws an infrared light (which is invisible to human eye) at the near object and the IR detector detects at what distance the object is. Actions are performed accordingly.
  • Light Sensor: Detects how bright the surrounding light is, in which the phone is placed.
  • Barometer: This is mostly found in high-end phones. You probably know this. It detects how high is the phone above the sea level. This gives better GPS accuracy.

Now, let’s take a look at some apps that can tell if these above sensors on your phone work well or not.

Sensors Test

Sensors test gives detailed explanations and values of each sensor. It explains what the sensor does and also gives what is the maximum range of that sensor on your phone. Apart from that it also displays how much current that particular sensor takes in order to work.

You can compare it with other phones similar to yours and see if your Android works well or not. The app won’t actually show that it doesn’t work well but it will only display the values that the sensors display as output. The best way is to compare it with other phones.

Sensors Multitool

If you want a more in-depth look at the different sensors with more accurate results then you should use Sensors MultiTool. With accurate results, it also shows the status of that sensor with detailed graphs. You can save specific results of specific day/time and keep a history of them. Sensors Multitool is a great a tool for a thorough look at different sensors.

But, as mentioned above the best way to check if your sensors work well is to compare it with other similar phones. Also, if the values show up null in the apps then you probably don’t have the sensor or it’s not working (no-brainer!).

 ALSO READ: 3 WAYS TO REMOTELY CONTROL YOUTUBE ON PC FROM YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

How to Change Background Colour of Keyboard to Primary Colour of the App Running in Android

Android has got many fancy keyboards that can satisfy your thirst for customization and creativity. So I’d like to show you an interesting keyboard app that will turn its background color to the primary color of the app that is currently running.

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Change Colour of Keyboard Based on the App You’re Running

Among the many popular Android keyboards available, people tend to choose the keyboard app that looks good. Features and functions sometimes don’t matter much. After all, it’s the user interface that enhances the user experience.

Chrooma Keyboard is the app that will surely lure you to use it just because it looks good. So, let’s see what it has to offer.

Adaptive Colours

 

As you can see the background color of the keyboard gets changed based on the app you are using. And, of course, you’ll need Android Lollipop and above to make this work. The layout is simple, reminiscent of Google keyboard.

Also, one thing to note is that it doesn’t adapt to the inbuilt keyboard. Because many smartphones have Google keyboard as the system keyboard. It’s just designed that way.

Now, coming on to the features of the keyboard layout. You can’t customize the layout until you buy the premium app. Initially, the app was a paid app, however, a while back it went freemium. In the premium app’s keyboard layout you can add a number row (which shouldn’t be premium), enable split layout and a reduction mode which will reduce the size of the keyboard to let you easily use it with one hand.

Next, let’s have a look at customizing the background.

Customizing the Background

 

The styling of the keyboard is premium. By default, it’s set to flat. With premium, you get gradient effects and different palette for each keyboard row. Also, you can change keyboard font.

In the free app, you can access the Night Mode. This mode turns down the color of the keyboard to the darker color scheme of the app. You can choose at what time you want the keyboard to go into Night Mode. I prefer to keep it always in the night mode.

Other Customizations

Other customizations include setting a fixed color. If you like some color then you can fix that to be displayed system-wide. Then a battery saver option which turns down the color when your smartphone’s battery saver is turned on. And, some other usual features like gesture typing and emoji suggestions (which is set to be coming soon). Also, it has a multilingual support (which is premium).

Divided Premium Model

I liked the premium model. If you don’t want any multilingual support but just want only styles for the keyboard then you buy that specific feature at a lower price. Though a complete PRO pack will be more sensible if you really like the app and its features.

ALSO SEE: How to Launch Favourite Apps From Android Lockscreen

How to Control Android Remotely Using TeamViewer Quick Support

Remote assistance is a great way for you to aid others with their day-to-day tech problems. It’s way better than directing someone over the phone. Because of the visual assistance, the user at the other end can learn what’s going on easily. Considering my area of expertise, I am the go-to guy in my family for any kind of computer related issues. And thanks to apps like TeamViewer, the work that’s cut out for me is considerably facilitated.

Important: In early June 2016, TeamViewer got hacked. Their team did reply with an official statement, but we encourage users to be cautious when using TeamViewer till the whole situation is well under control.

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Soon after I gifted my dad a Samsung Galaxy S4 (we reviewed the S5 by the way, just in case you wanted to see), his point of interest changed from Windows to Android. He started coming up with issues on his Android device and like always, he wanted my assistance for the problems he faced on it.

Previously I used to call him up and guided him on how to fix the issues. The throughput in the entire task was way too much due to lack of visual assistance. However, I am thankful all of that changed once I learned about TeamViewer QuickSupport.

TeamViewer QuickSupport for Android

TeamViewer QuickSupport is an amazing app for Android, free for personal use, with which we can take remote control of an Android device from a Windows computer. I am sure you are going to like the trick, so let’s look at how the app works.

To get started, you will have to install the TeamViewer QuickSupport on your Android device and the TeamViewer app for Windows on your computer. Creating an account is not necessary for the app to work.

Some devices, like Samsung, LG, etc, might have to install an additional add-on for QuickSupport remote control to work. Once you have installed the apps on their respective devices, run them and wait for initialization.

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Once the app initializes, it will generate a unique ID. Now all you need to do is enter the unique ID from the QuickSupport app to the Windows desktop app and launch the connection. Make sure both the devices are connected to the internet and the QuickSupport app is running on the device to create a successful connection.

Once the connection is made, you will not see the remote control directly; the app will show you a dashboard where you can see all the necessary details about the device that might be required before you start the troubleshooting. Once you are ready, click on the remote control tab on the top left corner of the screen to establish a remote connection. The person on the Android might have to allow several connection permissions before the devices are connected.

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That’s all, you can now control the device remotely from Windows. Use mouse clicks for touch, and long clicks can be used for long taps. The keyboard can be used for text entry. It’s important to note that both parties maintain control over the device, so if you don’t want the other user interfering with your troubleshooting, let him know not to touch anything. You can do this over the chat tool the app offers, where you can communicate while you are in remote connection.

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Apart from that, the app also provides a dashboard where you can uninstall apps, monitor processes, and get a compete work log of the device. If there is any task that requires a file to be downloaded to the device, you can simply download it on your computer and transfer it remotely to the device using the file transfer feature of the app.

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Conclusion

TeamViewer QuickSupport is an amazing app if you need to help someone remotely with their Android-related issues. The app provides all the features one might need for perfect troubleshooting. So go ahead and try out the app and support your friends and family like never before.

3 Ways to Remotely Control YouTube on PC from Your Android Device

Maybe you’re sick or tired working all day. At the end of the day, you need something for entertainment. Something that cheers you up for the next day. For me, my entertainment centre is YouTube. It fulfils my two basic entertainment necessities. First is cool music and, of course, second is dope videos. So, at the end of the day, I watch YouTube on my PC by remotely controlling it while I lie on my bed.

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So, here I’ll show you 3 ways to remotely control YouTube on PC from your Android device.

1. Control Youtube.com from YouTube App

If you’ve got a smart TV you’ll probably be knowing about youtube.com/tv. Well, this link also works for PC browsers. And the best thing is that it works same as that on TV. The process is same as you do on your smart TV. I’ll show a walk-through for PC.

Go to the link in your browser on PC and hit sign in from the sidebar menu. You’ll get the following pop-up.

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Now, go to youtube.com/activate. Choose your account and enter the code you got in the previous screen. Now, go to settings in /tv and hit pair device. You’ll get a 12 digit code. Now, open the YouTube Android app. Go to Settings > Connected TVs > Add a TV.

After adding the code, the device will be paired. You’ll get the chromecast icon in the menu bar. Now tap on it and it will let you choose the TV you want to connect to. Make sure that youtube.com/tv is running in your web browser on PC.

Next you just have to search or play a YouTube video. You can make a queue or directly play the video. The video will start playing on youtube.com/tv. The video will not be played in the YouTube app. You’ll just see the cover image of the video.

You can handle everything from your YouTube app. Increasing the volume in the app will increase the volume on your PC. A tiny tip: Keep the browser in full-screen mode (F11) for a TV-like experience.

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2. Unified Remote

Unified Remote is the most popular Android app to remotely control PC. With Unified Remote, you can control everything on PC. But, focusing hear on YouTube. You get special remote for YouTube (Web). This remote is only available in the Full version of Unified remote, which you need to buy. It has got all basic inputs and of course, you can control it via cursor if you don’t want to buy.

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Press the play button in the toolbar at the bottom. It will directly open youtube.com in your browser.

3. Control YouTube via VLC Media Player

VLC media player is considered as swiss army knife of media players. And it definitely can run YouTube videos. It simple as pressing Ctrl + N, entering youtube URL and hitting play. There you have your Youtube video running. Here’s a quick guide for saving online videos without any tools.

The best advantage of playing Youtube on VLC is that you can apply all VLC features on the video and best of all “no ads”. Other than that you can remotely control it via VLC Remote Android app.

Before doing so, you need to set the Http lua password in VLC media player on PC. For doing so go to Tools > Preferences. Select All settings at the bottom. Now select Main Interface > Lua from the sidebar. Under Lua HTTP, enter a password of your choice. This same password you’ll also need to enter in the VLC remote app on your phone.

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Now, download VLC Remote and VLC Support Helper. Make sure your PC and android device are on the same Wi-Fi connection. Install VLC remote on your Android device. Next, install VLC support helper and open it. You only have to press one button Setup VLC. That’s it. Windows firewall will ask for permission to give Internet access to VLC media player. Hit Allow.

Now, you should see your device in VLC Remote in Found Computers section. Tap on it and enter the password you added previously in VLC media player on your PC. Hit Ok and your device is connected with VLC on PC. Now, controlling VLC on PC is very simple.

Tap on your recently added computer. Go to Browse tab and tap on the YouTube icon. Now search and play any video. In the next screen, while playing the video, hit the play button in the bottom-right corner. This will send a trigger to VLC on PC to play the particular YouTube video.

You can fully control the video from VLC remote under Control Section. The Advanced tab has the core features of VLC media player for you to use.

How Will You Remotely Control YouTube?

I’m a geek that likes to remotely control things. I’d use the first way. Let us know in our forum which method would be the best for you. Also, are there any other methods or hacks you might have used? We’d like to hear.

Top 5 Hidden Features You Must Check Out in Android Developer Option

Whenever we have talked anything related to accessing Android using the computer through ADB, we have always asked you to enable Developer Options to enable USB Debugging so that the computer can read your Android device through the ADB bridge. But that’s what we have all stuck to in all our articles and never paid much attention to other options available in the settings. Basically, Developer Options is meant for developers to try different things while developing apps/features on Android, but some of these features are so cool that it’s worth checking them out.

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If this is the first time you are exploring Developers Option, chances are that you will not find it in the Android Settings menu. You will have to open the About page in Settings and then tap the Build Number 7 times until you see a notification that the developer options are enabled. You can now access the menu from Android settings.

Now that the Developer Options are enabled, and you have turned them on, let’s talk about the first 5 features that you must check out.

1. Enable Grayscale Display Settings

Using this feature, you can turn your Android’s display monochrome which can be helpful if you are into reading on your android device. In the developers option, find the option Stimulatecolour space and tap on it. From the options select Monochromacy and save the settings. Your entire Android experience will now be in monochrome colors.

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There are so many ways you can use this feature. Users with AMOLED display on their Androids can turn on the feature when they are serious about conserving power on the device. Reading buffs can also use the feature to reduce eye strain.

Note: Any screenshots taken in this mode will be colored. It’s only the display that changes.

2. Fake GPS Location (Allow Mock Location)

Using this feature, you can use various apps available on the Play Store to fake the GPS location that’s used by other apps on your device. You will find an option that says Allow Mock Location, just tap on it and you are ready to go.

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Now download an application called Fake Location Spoofer Free. The app will ask you to set a location on the map and once you have set a location, other apps and services will be using the same location that’s being spoofed by the app. You might have to switch to GPS Only Mode from High Accuracy that uses Wi-Fi as a secondary input source to fetch your location for best results.

3. Tweak Animation Speed

When you navigate on your Android, you will notice that when the screen changes, there are some animations that Android adds for smoothness. It’s like overlapping the two frames so that it doesn’t appear cut off, much like crossfading in audio and videos. However, these settings are only there for the look and feel and can be disabled to increase overall speed.

 

Scroll down in the Developers Option and look for Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale. Here, lesser the number the faster are the animations. If you don’t care about speed, but want the transactions smoother, simply increase the values.

Cool Tip: Make all the values as 10 and then play the hidden Lollipop game. I am sure you will break all the records.

4. Display CPU Usage on Overlay Screen

Ever wondered how much of the CPU you are using on Android at any given time? There are a few apps on Play Store using which you can get the information, but through Developers Option, the values can be obtained without any apps and that too in real-time.

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In the Developer Options, look for Show CPU Usage and check the options. That’s all; you will see an overlay of your current CPU usage on the right side of the screen. You will also get the package name of the apps which are active in the background. The information is just to show off the skills of Developer Options and should be kept disabled to use the phone.

5.  Stay Awake while Charging

Many users who have the habit to keep the phone on a charging cradle in office, or on a dock near the bedside can keep the screen awake all the time. Just look for the optionStay Awake and check it to enable the option.

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The device will not go to sleep while the phone is charging and can be handy in quite a few scenarios.

Conclusion

That’s just the beginning. There are so many other options to explore in the Android’s Developer Menu. So explore these options and share with us any other features you find useful for other Android users.

Access System(ROOT) Files on Android

Rooted Android phones provide many additional benefits when compared to a non-rooted phone and that’s because we can read and modify system files. Now the thing is, most of the time when we have to modify system files, we use an app or script to apply the updates directly. Not always convenient though.

Sometimes, we might need to edit and update certain system files manually in order to apply some custom mods and patches and that’s when we need a root file explorer. There are many apps in the market (some of which are paid) that claim to do the task, but we will see how to use ES File Explorer, one of the most trusted file explorer apps, for the task.

ES File Explorer as a Root Explorer

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Launch ES File Explorer and open the app’s settings by pressing the menu soft key. In Settings scroll down to Other Settings  section and tap the option Root Settings.

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Now in Root Settings, check the option Root Explorer and Up to Root. For the first time when you enable this feature, your phone will ask if you would like to grant the particular app root access on your phone. Select the Remember option and enable it.

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You will now be able to view all the root files when you tap the up button instead of exiting the app. If you want to gain write access over system files, enable the option Mount File System. You can now edit system files on your Android manually.

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You can also opt for the option to backup system files automatically before you modify and save a file. This makes sure that you always have a failsafe file on your device to roll back to if anything goes wrong.

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Note: Please be very careful while editing system files. Always refer to reliable source if you are planning to apply any mod or patch to your device. Even a small mistake can put your phone in Force Close or boot loop. You were warned!

Conclusion

So this was yet another great use you can put ES File Explorer to. Don’t forget to have a look on  How to View saved WiFi password on Android device easily.

View saved WiFi password on Android device easily

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I love working from cafes, especially the ones with free Wi-Fi. Nothing better than working with a bit of white noise around and writing with a hot cup of coffee by my side. That’s the reason I have saved Wi-Fi passwords of many cafes in my locality. However, sometimes you don’t go to these places alone and are accompanied by your friends who might as well need the Wi-Fi access. If you have your laptop with you then it’s not that difficult to make it show the passwords. But on a phone, it isn’t that straightforward. And the chances of our phones being with us than our laptops is significantly more.

Asking the baristas is always an option, but why bother them when you can retrieve it from your phone itself. Plus this is a useful method to know because it can come in handy in many other situations when you desperately need the Wi-Fi password of a network you previously connected to on the phone.

Before we get started, it’s important to make it clear that the process only works on rooted and jailbroken Android and iOS devices respectively (the part about this not being straightforward on phones). 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.

Also, you’ll need a file explorer that gives you read access to root-level documents. Root Explorer and Super Manager (Professional Edition) includes said feature.
  • Navigate to the root directory /data/misc/wifi. If your file explorer opens the SD card (/mnt/sdcard) directory by default, press back twice to open the root directory, then navigate to the mentioned path.
  • Open the document wpa_supplicant.conf. If you’re using Root Explorer, simply tap the file to open it in a text viewer or hold it (long tap) to open its context menu and select View as text to do the same.
  • From within said file, you can view all your saved Wi-Fi access points along with their passwords. Look under the SSID (Access Point Name) of the Wi-Fi network whose password you need to view. The password is written within quotes in the line that says psk=”password”

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Please make sure that you don’t edit the file or you might start having problems with your Wi-Fi connectivity. There are a certain number of apps listed in the Play Store for the task but it’s better to use this manual method to get the passwords than to install that adware crap.

As evident by the screenshot above, once you open said conf file, you’ll be able to sneak peek into almost every access point that ever got registered with your Android. All you need to do is lookup for the required access point, note down the password displayed under it, key it in the password field, and you’re good to go. The above method has successfully been tested on HTC Desire Z (running CM7).

Conclusion

So that was how you can get the saved Wi-Fi passwords on your iOS and Android devices. If you know of a better way to get the task done, please don’t forget to share it with us in the comments.