Android PCAP

Discussion in 'Mobile Software' started by Mr. Penguin, 4 Feb 2013.

  1. Mr. Penguin

    Mr. Penguin Administrator
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    Android PCAP Capture is a utility for capturing raw 802.11 frames (“Monitor mode”, or sometimes referred to as “Promiscuous mode”). The resulting Pcap files can be viewed on a computer using Eye P.A., Wireshark, Tcpdump and similar tools, or online using CloudShark.

    Android PCAP works with Android phones running version 4 (ICS) or higher and Wi-Fi cards that use the RTL 8187 chipset.

    Android PCAP implements the Linux kernel RTL8187 driver in userspace using the Android USB host API. This means it doesn't require root privileges (a highly dangerous requirement), and will run on stock phone firmware.

    It is not possible to capture from the internal Wi-Fi interface on Android without running a custom firmware and gaining root access. Android PCAP was designed to get around those restrictions and provide a secure, standard method.


    To go with PCAP capture, you can immediately view your PCAP files using the CloudShark service. To make this even easier on Android, check out CloudShark Uploader, which lets you send directly to CloudShark or a private CloudShark appliance!

    The following is a non-canonical list of devices and support, if you find a device not listed that it works on (or doesn't work on) please let us know at android-pcap @

    (Most) Nexus Devices

    The Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 have all been tested successfully with a simple OTG cable.
    The Nexus 4 does not support OTG. It is not clear if this can be hacked in yet or not.
    The Nexus S does not appear to support OTG.

    The Galaxy SIII
    Works as expected with an OTG adapter cable.

    Motorola Phones
    Motorola devices capable of running Android 4+ (Razr, Droid4 tested) require two additional hardware hacks to enable USB host mode:
    1. Injecting +5v USB power to the phone (via a modified cable or a USB hard drive 'Y' style cable)
    2. A USB hub
    (We are currently working on a USB power injector and hub combination, stay tuned)

    Motorola Xoom
    While the Xoom should support USB Host mode, under high loads (such as driving a Wi-Fi NIC), it appears to fail.

    HTC 1V
    The stock kernel on the HTC 1V does not properly support USB host mode. Custom kernels/firmware MAY be able to.

    Samsung Galaxy SII
    The Galaxy SII does not appear to be able to do USB host mode, despite reporting support.

    Asus TF700T
    Reported to work fine when using the keyboard dock to get USB ports.

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  2. firesheep

    firesheep Well-Known Member
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    10 Jul 2012
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    thank share...:D
  3. HoT_Pursuit

    HoT_Pursuit Well-Known Member
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    20 Jul 2012
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    very important tool

    thanks mr.penguin :)
  4. kuka

    kuka Active Member

    25 Jul 2012
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    would you be so kind to upload the .apk to deposit files or here?
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