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I have an LG Optimus 7 (not-rooted), and all my WiFi passwords are there. I want to view the saved WiFi passwords to transfer thm to my new Samsung Galaxy S3, but I don't know how.

I tried to search on the Internet and Google play for an application that would allow me to view this information, but I can't find one. Is there any way for me to accomplish this?

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That's not directly possible without compromising the security (aka. rooting), at least not via an app. Imagine an app to send your wifi passphrases elsewhere (besides showing you them). –  ce4 Jan 6 '13 at 2:19

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This is not directly possible (as noted in the comment below your question).

You can let Google save them to their cloud:

Go to: Settings->Privacy and enable those two options:

  • Back up my data (Back up application data, Wi-Fi passwords, [...])
  • Automatic restore

Also, say yes when you're prompted if you want to Restore data during the first time set up of your new SGS3. If you've done the first time setup already withouth that option enabled, then maybe the Automatic Restore settings does it afterwards (not tried yet, though).

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It is not easy as u think.The one and only way to access and be close to the O.S settings is rooting your device.You can try this for sure.. http://m.download.cnet.com/Kingo-Android-Root/3000-2094_4-75996768.html

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u -> you. Cnet has a reputation of bundling crap-ware with the software. Here is the genuine link for the said app kingoapp.com Please edit and makes changes. –  Firelord May 1 at 12:57

OK! This isn't easy! But if you really want to get the passwords, there is a work around!

In order to get each password follow the steps :

  1. Connect to the WiFi
  2. Navigate to router login page. (type in browser)
  3. Login into the router, Username : admin, Password : admin(If not these, just Google of the password for your specific model[Unless you have changed])
  4. Once logged in go to the WiFi settings and you can see the password as plain text
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How will this help for networks that they don't have admin access to? What you've described will only help for their own network, not any of the other networks they have connected to. Plus they'd need to do this on every network individually to find out each password. –  bmdixon Mar 7 at 18:01

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