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PCAPdroid

No-root network monitor and traffic dump tool for Android devices
PCAPdroid is an open source app which lets you monitor and export the network traffic of your device. The app simulates a VPN to achieve non-root capture but, contrary to a VPN, the traffic is processed locally into the device.

Features:

* Log and examine the connections made by user and system apps
* Extract the SNI, DNS query, HTTP request, HTTP URL and the remote IP address
* Create rules to filter out the good traffic and easily spot anomalies
* Dump the traffic into a PCAP file, download it from a browser, or stream it to a remote receiver for real time analysis (e.g. wireshark)
* Use the app in combination with mitmproxy to decrypt HTTPS/TLS traffic (technical knowledge required)
* On rooted devices, capture the traffic while other VPN apps are running

If you plan to use PCAPdroid to perform packet analysis, please check out the specific section of the manual.

Visit the project’s Github repo for more details.

You can join the PCAPdroid community on telegram to discuss and receive updates on the latest features.

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Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.4.8 (48) suggested Added on 2022-04-26

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.WRITE_CLIPS
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 16 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.4.7 (47) - Added on 2022-02-16

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.WRITE_CLIPS
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 16 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.4.6 (46) - Added on 2022-02-11

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.WRITE_CLIPS
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log