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With an iPad/iPod/iPhone I know you can get the network packets while using the chargeing cable connected to a mac. Is there a way to do this with and android tablet or phone?

asked 07 Dec '12, 20:10

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edited 07 Dec '12, 20:11

If you want to capture the traffic on the android device (to see 3G traffic), that's only possible if you root the device. Then you can install tcpdump (or other similar software. search google for "android tcpdump").

If you want to capture the wifi/wlan traffic, you don't need a sniffer on the android device. You can capture the traffic with a system that is able to listen to the wifi/wlan traffic. Please check the WLAN wiki.


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answered 08 Dec '12, 01:35

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edited 08 Dec '12, 01:36

I have used tPacketCapture ( a little bit. It doesn't need root but does create a vpn service and intercepts frames there.

(08 Dec '12, 11:47) MartinM
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