There was a time when hackers used to hunt for some specific combination of WiFi network modules and Linux operating system in an attempt to successfully hack wireless networks. But nowadays almost everyone have their own personal mobile phone that is loaded with Android OS, which is open source and if you managed to gain root access then it can be completely modified and can perform all the advanced tasks including WiFi password hacking without any need to invent in any extra hardware.
It doesn’t matter what type of WiFi password security is being used by the router, whether it is WEP, WPS, WPA, or WPA2, the hacking methods in this article will easily let you hack into the WiFi network using your Android device without any risk. On a positive note, apart from hacking any stranger’s WiFi network, you can use this guide to test the security of your own WiFi router by hacking into your own wireless network and search for any possible vulnerabilities. ;) Before we begin with the hacking tutorial, it is important to note that in order to hack the WiFi you must need to have a rooted Android device because granting root privilege is important and will help you carry out the following WiFi hacking tasks flawlessly.
DISCLAIMER: All the information provided here is for educational purpose only. Trying to hack into anyone else’s WiFi network without prior permission is unlawful and may result in criminal charges. You are solely responsible for what you are doing with the provided tool and information.
Hacking WiFi On Android
There are two easiest and the working methods to hack any WiFi network using your Android device: Using WPS Connect app, Using WIBR+ app. The step-by-step guide for both methods are as follows:
Step 1: How to Quickly Hack WiFi on Android Using WPS Connect
There are several advanced WiFi hacking apps you can use on your Android device, but here in this method, we will be using a simple WPS Connect app to quickly hack WiFi on Android. This is the easiest way to hack into any WiFi network that has the WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) protocol enabled and the PIN is set to default.
The app includes several default PINs as well as some PIN computation algorithms like ComputePIN (Zhao Chesung) and easyboxPIN (Stefan Viehbock). All of these are used to find and exploit the possible WPS security vulnerabilities found within the targeted WiFi router and then ultimately granting you an access to the network.
IMPORTANT: WPS Connect works on non-rooted Android devices too but it should be running Android version 5.0 Lollipop or above. However, in case your phone is running Android 4.4 KitKat or any other lower version of the Android operating system then you must need to root your device.
- On your Android phone, download and install WPS Connect app from the Google Play Store.
- Open the app and tap on the “scan” button to start WiFi scanning.
- Wait for a while, as it will take some time to prepare the list of all the nearby WiFi networks.
- Once the list has been populated, it will show you the detail of each WiFi network including the network radio name, router MAC address, password security type, signal strength.
- Simply tap on the network you want to hack into and a popup box will appear with a predefined list of PIN codes according to the type of WiFi router.
- Tap on the first PIN code and select “Try” button to start the hacking attempt. This process will take a while to complete.
If the PIN didn’t match then the app will provide you with some suggestions to increase your chances of hacking the WiFi. Apart from that, you can tap on the “Cancel” button and then retry connecting to the WiFi network by selecting another PIN code from the list.
Else, if you are lucky enough and the PIN matched with the selected WiFi router then the app will reveal the name of WiFi network along with the password. You can then tap on the “Copy” button to copy the shown password and use it to connect to the WiFi device.
Step 2: How to Hack WiFi on Android Using WIBR Plus?
In a nutshell, WIBR+ is a WiFi brute force hack that can let you hack into any less secure WPA and WPA2 PSK WiFi networks. It is a powerful mobile app and supports brute-force generation, option to add custom dictionary, queuing WiFi networks for brute force attacking, and advanced monitoring of wireless network.
The best thing about WIBR+ is that it supports both, brute force attacking and dictionary attack. This is the reason why it is so much powerful and specifically targeted towards advanced users, but if you know what you are doing then it will be a lot easier.
- Download the WIBR+ APK file from the official website and then install it on your Android device.
- Once installed, launch the WIBR+ app, and from the list of wireless networks, select the WiFi network you want to hack.
- You will be prompted to select the attack type i.e. dictionary or brute force. If you want to perform dictionary attack then you can either import your own wordlist file or use the predefined word lists provided within the app. And it is important to note here that the minimum password length for WPA based WiFi password is eight characters, any password that is shorter than that will be automatically skipped.
- Once you have properly made your selection, then you can begin the hacking attack on the WiFi network and wait for the correct password to work. The waiting time completely depends on the length of the password because the app will try all the possible combinations of characters in the alphabet. And the total number of combinations will increase with the increase in password length. Moreover, Android is kind of slow in WiFi connection handling so the app is capable of processing the maximum of eight passwords per minute. For example, if your selected dictionary list includes 1500 words then it will take about three hours to complete the WiFi hacking attempt. Also, it will consume a lot of battery power too as WiFi must have to be enabled all the time.
If it worked then the app will successfully connect your Android device to the WiFi network. Else, if it failed, then there are possibilities that the targeted wireless network was using a strong password that was not in your provided dictionary wordlist file.