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. Reply vicky May 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      you need to create the same with the help of file manager and move the same.

  2. Reply alex May 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    excellent

  3. Reply jayson allred January 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    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. Reply semanta December 13, 2013 at 8:21 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 30, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      we will very soon come out with the Galaxy Core rooting process.

  5. Reply r farris November 17, 2013 at 3:06 am

    lgl86g is not root access

  6. Reply yash yadav October 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm

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

  7. Reply jordan September 30, 2013 at 1:35 am

    my device isnt rooted can you email me

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      you will have to root the device before you try this

  8. Reply pankaj September 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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

  9. Reply AmeriCANNEGGER® August 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Man its working great……. BIG UPSSSS

  10. Reply pratik nila August 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    my device is not rooted and have ssid

  11. Reply harshit April 6, 2013 at 7:14 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      its a trick which doesn;t work always due to ever changing password policies

  12. Reply Syed Ahmed Ali February 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    My device is Micromax A87, and its not rooted

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      yes you can use this app

  13. Reply future November 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    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. Reply Manuel November 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    How can I root my samsung galaxy s3

  15. Reply goutham November 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    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. Reply Ole Funch November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    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. Reply ibrahim November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

    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. Reply Balkrishn Kamath November 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

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

  19. Reply oli November 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

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

  20. Reply James November 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

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

  21. Reply amolak madaan November 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

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

  22. Reply saw naing November 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

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

  23. Reply Steve Ridding November 8, 2012 at 6:44 am

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

  24. Reply Mike R November 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

    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.

    • Reply Mike R November 8, 2012 at 6:20 am

      This is good if you have long forgotten your code though!

  25. Reply Don Pfennig November 8, 2012 at 5:38 am

    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

    • Reply YOLOI May 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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

  26. Reply Ritewinger November 8, 2012 at 5:35 am

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

  27. Reply Dave November 8, 2012 at 5:05 am

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

  28. Reply iyke November 8, 2012 at 4:02 am

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

    Cheers

  29. Reply Pedro November 8, 2012 at 3:49 am

    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

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