Here’s how to find your Wireless password on Android

When you enter a Wireless password, the device remembers it indefinitely. however, for security reasons, he will never share the password of his own free will. There are ways to display a Wireless password on Android if you have a rooted device. It’s also possible to access all your password-protected Android folders with a command-line tool called ADB.

Note: The information below should apply regardless of the manufacturer of your Android device: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

How to find Wireless passwords on Android using Solid Explorer

The Solid Explorer application is one of the best Android file browsers. Use it to recover your Wireless password.

Important: To use these methods, enable root access to the Android device. This may void the warranty. Back up your data before trying to root a smartphone or tablet.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app   and search for  Solid Explorer  .

Tap  Solid Explorer File Manager  , and then tap  Install  .

3- Open  Solid Explorer  . The home screen lists your main directories, which are the media folders that you access regularly.

4- Tap the stacked lines in the upper left corner of the screen to open the menu.

5- In the Storage section   , tap  Root  .

6- In the root file system, tap the  data  .

 10. Press wpa_supplicant.conf  , and then choose a text editor such as SE Text Editor in Solid Explorer.

Warning: The wpa_supplicant.conf file   contains Wireless configuration information. Do not change this file.

11. Look under the network block   and find the entry for  psk  . This is the password.

Note: If you connect to multiple Wireless networks with the device, you will find a network block   for each. Check the ssid entry   in each block for the network name.
12. Store the password in a secure place for future use.

How to view Wireless passwords on Android using a terminal emulator

If you do not want to install a new file manager, use a terminal emulator on the Android device to access the file containing the Wireless password.

There are several terminal emulators, but  Termux  stands out clearly. It’s more than a terminal emulator, because it provides command-line utilities, such as SSH, to Android, so you can use a mobile device as a Linux distribution.

To view Wireless passwords with Termux:

1- Find  Termux  in the Google Play Store and install the app.

2. Open Termux  .

3. Enter the following text in the command line:

$ pkg installer termux-tools

4. To add root (superuser) permissions, enter the following command:

$ su

5. When prompted, grant superuser permissions to Termux.

6. Enter the following text on the command line:

# cat /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

7. Look under the network block  to find an entry for  psk  .

Note: If you connect to multiple Wireless networks with the device, you will find a network block for each. Check the ssid entry in each block for the network name.

8. Store the password in a secure place.

How to display Wireless passwords on Android using ADB

If you prefer to do everything from a computer, Android Debug Bridge (  ADB  ) is the perfect tool to do it. Use the ADB to extract the Wireless configuration directly from a phone and display it on a computer.

  1. Install the ADB on your computer. It works best under Linux, but you can use Windows or Mac.

    LINUX

    Open a terminal and run the following command:

    $ sudo apt installer android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
  1. Windows:

    In Windows, download the  latest tools from the platform from Google  . After unzipping the compressed file, open the folder and click inside it. Select the option to open a terminal window.

    MACOS

    Download the  latest tools from the Google for Mac platform  . After unzipping the compressed file, open the Mac Terminal application and run the following command:

    $ cd / path / to / android / tools
  2. Connect the Android device to the computer with a USB cable. To copy the configuration file from Android, change the connection of the load device to MTP for file transfer.

3. On the computer, enter the following information in a terminal window:

$ adb devices

4. A notification appears on the device asking you to enable USB debugging. Authorize it, then run the command above to see the serial number of the Android device.

5. Run the following commands from the terminal:

$ adb shell 
$ su 
# cat /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

To copy the configuration, run:

# cp /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf / sdcard / 
# exit 
$ exit 
$ adb pull /sdcard/wpa_supplicant.conf ~ / Downloads /

Then open the file on the computer and access everything.

6. Locate the network blocks   in the file. Locate your network through the  SSID  . The password is listed under  psk  .

7.To exit the shell, enter:

# exit
$ exit

8. Disconnect the Android device.