How to Find Wifi Password with Android Phone – Network SSID

wifi-logoCall it as out of curiosity or hacking, in this article we will be guiding you on how you can find the password for the Network SSID with the help of your Android smartphone. Though we don’t believe in supporting hackers but it’s just an eye opener to you that simple passwords might are more prone to hacking. To ensure that this trick works or to make use of the same, you will have to first up ensure that your Android phone is rooted. To check on whether your device is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store.

Tip: Just in case if your device is not rooted, then you can do let us know in the comments section about the same so that we can guide you to the rest of the process for rooting your Android device.

Procedue to Find Wifi Password with Android Phone – Network SSID

  • Assuming that you have rooted your device, head over to the Google PLAY Store to download an app called “Root Browser Lite (free)” app.

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  • Once you have downloaded the app, open the same and navigate to the Data/misc/wifi folder to find the wpa_supplicant.conf file for opening the same.
  • Now, with the help of “RD Text Editor” you will have to open the conf file. Please note that it’s not necessary that you will have to make use of RD Text Editor but any text editor can be employed for the same.
  • Now, you will see that a list of data mentioning about various detais will be listed, so you now need to navigate to the “SSID” row in the name of Wi Fi network and then the “PSK” row will show the password of that particular Wi Fi connection.

Tip: To ensure that your Wi Fi connection password is not hacked, you need to ensure that the MAC based security is enabled in your MODEM which is in fact the toughest to crack.

Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you need any more help regarding the same as we will be more than happy to assist you with the same. The only limitation of this is that just in case if that Wi Fi based connection is having MAC level of security then you won’t be able to access the Wi Fi connection as one needs to add the MAC address of that device which is to be latched on in the modem settings.

36 comments

  1. I have done all steps but after data/misc/wifi no folderwpa_supplicant folder is not available whst can I do……my phone is also rootd

  2. excellent

  3. I have 3 choices to root. Would like to try all 3. NET 10 LG55C optimus Q / Vergin mobile KYOCERA EVENT / haven’t decided who i want to go with yet, but is sim unlocked DROID RAZR MAXX HD. Any usefull secrets/enhancers/ect would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  4. my Samsung galaxy core is not rooted…plz email me to root it…

  5. lgl86g is not root access

  6. my device is saying that you do not have proper root access .so how can i make my devise rooted.. sony xperia E

  7. my device isnt rooted can you email me

  8. i cant find SSID after open wpa_supplicant.conf it will show my device information

  9. AmeriCANNEGGER®

    Man its working great……. BIG UPSSSS

  10. my device is not rooted and have ssid

  11. my phone is not rooted….plz help.!!!.

  12. My device is Micromax A87, and its not rooted

  13. i was tinking this will show d password for d ssid that i have not already connected to. if i have connected to d network means i already no d password so whats den d use of root browser

  14. How can I root my samsung galaxy s3

  15. I own a Sony Ericsson live with walkman (4.0, ics). And I’ve not rooted my phone,please help me to root it

  16. Hi
    I have an Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Version JR……..XWLH2)and its not rooted.
    I’m a little bit afraid of doing it, but the more interesting apps I se, the more I’m aware of that I probably should do it ?!?
    Please let me have you response “DroidGeek” ☺

  17. my galaxy s2 I9100 is not rooted..can I get an app that will root it automatically from my device without using pc…like z4 root app..

  18. Please let me know the process to root Samsung S GT I-9003

  19. Hi sir ..where can i add the MAC address for this ?

  20. need to root my phone.Using a SGR(i9103)

  21. i have installed tge ice cream sandwich on my note can u help me to root my device

  22. Thanks for android advice. I’ve been rooted my galaxy s advance with xxld1 firmware using odin software.

  23. My Galaxy SII SGH T989D is not rooted so I can’t try to find a
    the password.

  24. This only shows pass codes you have entered and saved in your device. It doesn’t show you ones you didn’t enter. Odds are if you entered it, you know it already.

  25. Pradeep,

    Good instructions, I found the password as described. However, the passwords were already known since I added them to my network at home and at work. This is good for recovering a forgotten password if you can still access the network. How can I “rediscover” a lost password if I change phones.

    Don

    • Simple if you have any other wifi and you login to your google account it should sync

  26. I have a Huawei Ascend 2 that isn’t rooted. Can you guide me as to how to go about doing that please?

  27. All this does is show you the spa of the wifi you have logged onto , not other wifi :-(

  28. My device samsung p6200 is not rooted.pls i need directions on how to root it.

    Cheers

  29. Hi.
    I can’t manage to root my phone.
    It’s a Sony Ericson Xperia Arc S (model LT18i), running Android ICS 4.0.4 build 4.1.B.0.587

    Thanks for any help

    Pedro