I need to record edge/3g mobile traffic in pcap file. I can't find any working app for this. How can I do this?

Samsung Galaxy s3, root, cyanogenmod11.


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There is a free app that can record the usage of network traffic in your android device. You can monitor network traffic usage using the tPacketCapture app and it saves as PCAP file format. As in the description provided in the playstore link tPacketCapture works even on non-rooted devices and recorded data is stored as PCAP file,

  • tPacketCapture does packet capturing without using any root permissions.

  • tPacketCapture uses VpnService provided by Android OS.

  • Captured data are saved as a PCAP file format in the external storage.

  • I tried already. It's not working on S3.
    – onur
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 14:11
  • @Ric What problem do you have using the app?..does it not generate the PCAP file or whether you are unable to read the file..?
    – Lucky
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 14:55
  • It's not generate pcap file.
    – onur
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 14:56
  • @Ric found another app named sniffdroid have you tried this..play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.serious.sniffdroid
    – Lucky
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 15:01

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