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How to View That Forgotten Wireless Password on Your Android Device

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Have you ever been in a situation where someone in your family hooked your phone or tablet up to the wireless and now you don’t know the password to connect your other devices?

Note: This requires a rooted Android device.

How to View That Forgotten Wireless Password on Your Android Device

The first thing you will need to do is hit up the play store and download a copy of Root Browser. The lite version will be sufficient.

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Once downloaded, open up the app and head into the data folder, as seen below.

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From here you will need to head into the misc folder.

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Then into the wifi folder.

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Finally, you will find a file called wpa_supplicant.conf. Tap on it to open it with your favorite text editor.

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Here you will see a list of all the networks you have connected to, along with their security mechanism and password if applicable.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 03/21/13

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