How to View That Forgotten Wireless Password on Your Android Device

By Taylor Gibb on March 21st, 2013


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.


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


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


Then into the wifi folder.


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


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


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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