Android Devices are going viral day by day. If you are reading this Guide, then I Guess you also have at-least one Android device in your house. If you have forgotten WiFi Password, Which you was saved in your device earlier, Then I will guide you about how can you easily recover saved WiFi Password in your Android device. If a WiFi is connected with your Android device, then for security reasons you can’t view it

Since the invention of Android OS in 2008 by Andy Rubin, our world has faced a dramatic change. Android seems to be controlling a considerably high portion of our life. We have bought many gadgets that use this amazing OS and most of which are phones. But how much can you do with your Android phone? Developers are always making it more interesting to use this interface.

If you are one of those guys who deal with a number of WiFi connections, it is not possible to remember all the passwords. Sadly, there are no direct ways to see wifi password on android also. But if you think finding WiFi password on Android is a hard nut to crack, you are wrong. You can do it as a walk in the park.

Show Wifi Password on Rooted Android Device

What is Rooting?

Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access) over various Android subsystems. As Android uses the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to administrative (superuser) permissions as on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system such as FreeBSD or OS X.

Follow the steps to View WiFi Passwords plain Text

IMPORTANT: You’re Device Must be Rooted.

Step 1 : Download and Install ES File Explorer is a great tool for managing files and programs. It comes with a multitude of additional features such as a tool for killing running applications, direct cloud drive storage and an FTP client so you can use it both on your mobile device as well as your PC.


The program allows any Android user to easily manage all of their files, being able to access anything on their mobile device and then share it, if they so want to. Uploading photos, watching movies, and managing your 3G connection is now even easier.

Step 2 : Install ES File Explorer and open it. Use SuperSu App to grant permission to the ES File Explorer App


Step 3 : Now on the ES File Explorer enable “Root Explorer” option.

Step 3 : Now navigate to root folder “/” you will find system files. The file structure looks similar to Linux directory’s

Step 4 : Now you need to move to the Root folder in ES File Explorer, and you need to find a directory called “Data.”Navigate to “data” Folder.

Step 5 :Now under the “Data” you need to locate the folder “Misc”.

Step 6 : Now under the WiFi folder, you need to locate the file with name wpa_supplicant.conf. Simply open the file with ES File Explorer’s built-in text/HTML viewer. Tap on wpa_supplicant.conf to view the list of all the wifi source remembered by your Android smartphone

As you can see above, we have found the Wi-Fi passwords on the android device. On each network profile, we have the name of the network represented by name (ssid=”{the name}”), the network’s password represented by psk, the network’s access point represented by key_mgmt=WPA-PSK and its priority represented by priorityRetrieve the wifi password on Android

Make sure that you don’t edit anything in the file. You might mess up with important data and fail to access the Wi-Fi(s) in future.

Missed any Steps feel free to Comment below.

3 COMMENTS

    • I guess, you’re device is not rooted.
      Boot you’re Device into Recovery Mode
      1. Click on Install and select “Flashthisfirst.zip” swipe to confirm
      2. Reboot the device
      3. Click on Install and select “Flashthissecond.zip” swipe to confirm
      4. Now you should see supersu installed.

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