WiFi Key View

wifi-key-view

#1

I know that without root, apps can not read the stored Wi-Fi passwords on a phone. Using WiFiKeyShare I supply the app the password then I’m able to share it by QR Code or NFC.
I downloaded WiFi Key View… It promises to “display all the wireless passwords”. I was not thinking. A briefly displayed dialog told me that I did not have root. It would have saved me from an install-uninstall if root had been mentioned in the description.
I’m more aggravated with my own forgetfulness than I am about an app not warning about the need for root. I’ll be okay.


#2

The description has it: Requires busybox and root access.

https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/com.maralexbar.wifikeyview

Though keep in mind that this app is moved to the archive as it’s not developed anymore and doesn’t work on newer Android versions.


#3

Thanks for the reply. I turned the switch to see the archive. There are 2 such apps. The one I was referring to is not archive. The one archived does say BusyBox and root access.
I downloaded Monochromatic and, alas, it also requires root.


#4

Not true… it requires ADB access via PC, for that one time command.