Any way to retrieve stored wifi password from Android device without root and ADB??

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xbarsasy

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And how do you explain, that it's possible to make a complete ADB Backup of your System without root? :)

- It's possible ;)


Try this:

adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf C:\Users\*username*\Desktop\wpa_supplicant.conf

(also read here how it works)

Pls report back :)

You can't access to /data folder without root ...
You need first to give root access to Adb shell
This is what I know
Any way I tried what you say on a rooterd device I get permission denied :(
When I tried on non-rooted device I got no such file or directory
How to take full backup with ADB ?
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nonick

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I'm in the same situation. I can't root this device yet (HTC Desire 500 dual sim), well, i last time i tried was a couple of months ago.

For now, I'll just have to ask for a password like a normal person. ouch :D !!
 

grosseader

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Guys, may be samsung is doing it, but my wifi passwords in /data/misc/wifi /wpa_suppliciant.conf are crypted ! Some code is written on all pass fields!
I know most of the passwords, but i need one which i've forgot . Is there a APK ot other method to decryp them ?! May be windows application ? If i out other passwords codes, and real passwords to crack the edncryption ?
 

josephjohn84

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Wifi password backup location

Hello all, i recently formatted my galaxy note 2, with the backup option on (including the wifi password), however, the wifi password did not restore and now, i want to know the location of the wifi password backup location, so that i can manually punch in it. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Joseph
 

Luvz

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how to do it on non-root

hey non of these tips works for me since my phone is not rooted, so how could this be possible with no root? who knows?
 

timonoj

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And how do you explain, that it's possible to make a complete ADB Backup of your System without root? :)

- It's possible ;)


Try this:

adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf C:\Users\*username*\Desktop\wpa_supplicant.conf

(also read here how it works)

Pls report back :)
[email protected]:~/temp$ adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf ./wpa_supplicant.conf
remote object '/data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf' does not exist
[email protected]:~/temp$ adb pull /data/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf ./wpa_supplicant.conf
remote object '/data/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf' does not exist
[email protected]:~/temp$ adb shell
[email protected]_m8:/ $ cd /data
[email protected]_m8:/data $ ls
opendir failed, Permission denied
255|[email protected]_m8:/data $ cd wifi
/system/bin/sh: cd: /data/wifi: No such file or directory
2|[email protected]_m8:/data $ cd misc
[email protected]_m8:/data/misc $ ls
opendir failed, Permission denied
255|[email protected]_m8:/data/misc $ cd wifi
/system/bin/sh: cd: /data/misc/wifi: Permission denied
2|[email protected]_m8:/data/misc $ exit
[email protected]:~/temp$ adb pull /data/misc/wpa_supplicant.conf ./wpa_supplicant.conf
remote object '/data/misc/wpa_supplicant.conf' does not exist
It really looks to me like you need root...
 

rezaconvert

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Pls heeeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeee

befor every think i must thank of Xda teams and excuse for low language me ...
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my phone is Note 3 N9005 with full Root
when i go this address /data/misc/wifi/ wpa_supplicant.conf i dont see password but i see 64 character like this :
network={
ssid="Lucifer"
psk=0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
priority=2

But to my friend's phone is true : (galaxy s5)
network={
ssid="Lucifer"
psk="12345678"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
priority=1
.
i test all programs wifi password recovery but all applications show me 64 character in psk line...
pls help me i tired
 

sahil hacker

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One way to get password is
1. Go to settings and backup your app data,WiFipassword.
2.take a rooted mobile and reset it.
3. Add your gmail account where you backuped your data.
4.after backup download password recovery and backup app and there is password.
Thanks
 

Pine Sap

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So admin/root is not required to write/change the password file, but admin/root is required to read/view it? So many complaints about this. Why not encrypt or password protect that file? Clearly many people want access to their own info without rooting. Allow a choice.
 

afig23

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So admin/root is not required to write/change the password file, but admin/root is required to read/view it? So many complaints about this. Why not encrypt or password protect that file? Clearly many people want access to their own info without rooting. Allow a choice.

The goal isn't keeping authorized users from seeing passwords that they entered, but rather keeping apps from allowing people to access or share access to networks which they are not authorized to be on.

For example, if anyone could access these passwords then anyone could get the password to a secured school or business network. That's why administrator access is needed to view passwords but not add new networks (since ideally, adding a network won't break anything major).

The issue is that device manufacturers believe that most people don't have a need for administrator privileges, and that it's safer if they don't have access to them. That's really what rooting does: giving you (and apps that you allow) administrator (in Linux terms: Super User/root) access. Using ADB gives you some administrarive read access to files, since at that point it's known that you have some authorized access to the device, and that you are not a malicious app.
 

shallmann

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With Samsung devices if it shows hex code for password, you need to open /system/build.prop file with a text editor and change the line ro.securestorage.support=true to false and reboot. Now your app shows actual passwords and not hex string.
 
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Suncatcher16

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With Samsung devices if it shows hex code for password, you need to open /system/build.prop file with a text editor and change the line ro.securestorage.support=true to false and reboot. Now your app shows actual passwords and not hex string.

Yes, it shows. But it only affects newly created entries (new networks) and not the old ones. To see passes for existing SSIDs you should retype their passwords again, which makes this option useless.
 
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shallmann

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Sorry that it's 'useless' for you. But it does remove hex code for future connections, maybe someone else will find it useful.
 
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Hsis

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Your just a b.it.ch aren't you? I'm going to report you? Really? Let's grow up and tell us when you finish middle school. Not everyone is out to do "evil"
 

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    Use this APP

    WiFi Pass Recovery & Backup Best app just showed the password but ROOT required.

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    AW: Any way to retrieve stored wifi password from Android device without root and ADB

    I also dont have access to ADB.

    Everybody have access to ABD!
    Just activade it at developers settings
    Pull with ABD the file
    /data/misc/wifi/ wpa_supplicant.conf
    to your PC. There are saved all wifi-passwords ;)


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    Sounds suspicious to me!

    If it's a work phone why do you need the wifi password?

    If it's already connected why do you need to know the password?

    Why don't you just ask your network admin the password if you are allowed access?

    Please explain yourself before I report you..
    Wtf are you on about you Nazi? No one here needs to explain anything to you. Hopefully by now you've pulled your head out of the proverbial dark and dank hole.

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    Your just a b.it.ch aren't you? I'm going to report you? Really? Let's grow up and tell us when you finish middle school. Not everyone is out to do "evil"
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    Sounds suspicious to me!

    If it's a work phone why do you need the wifi password?

    If it's already connected why do you need to know the password?

    Why don't you just ask your network admin the password if you are allowed access?

    Please explain yourself before I report you..

    I know this is old but I wanted to chime in anyway... I'm at a child's sporting event in which I connected to their WiFi last time I was here and one of the other parents asked me what the password was. Well I did a Google search to see if I could identify the password to save me a trip to the main office to ask them again. So it is possible that someone doesn't have malicious intent when they are asking...

    There are too many people in the world that believe everyone is inherently evil or has bad intent. Give people benefit of the doubt and look at the glass half full. Maybe they ARE the owner of the network but they are computer illiterate and don't know how to get into the router to check the password because "the Internet man" set it all up for them and now they need to let their friend get on their network... I'm sure there are more possibilities...