I'm connected to a wifi spot with my android, but i'd like to connect with my laptop aswell. I don't want to root my phone (warranty and stuffs) nor reset the router, as it has complex settings on it. I tried recovering the password from /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf using adb, but i get an error, which sent me on a rabbithole of solutions until i met a dead end. I'll post the steps i followed bellow, i would like someone to tell me if i goofed on any step.
(I wanted to post images, but i need 10 reputation, sorry)
So i enter on adb and i check if my device is recognized using
Everything seems fine, i proceed to try to pull out the config file with
>adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf c:/wpa_supplicant.conf
At this step i get this message:
failed to copy from "...." to "..." : permission denied.
So i searched for a solution for this and i found that i have to use "adb root" to restart adb with root permissions. I try it, but i get this message.
adb can't run as root on production builds.
So again, i went down the rabbit hole, and i found someone else with the same problem, who says that solved it using ">adb shell" and then "$ su". I'm getting tired, but i try it, i go to shell, and everything seems fine i get into shell@android with no problem, now i only need to access as su, but as i try i get this message:
system/bin/sh: su: not found
Now this may or may not have to do with this (i'm a noob), but if i used "adb devices" while on shell, or right after exiting it, no devices would appear listed, even if i checked before doing all the above.
I'm very noob at this and i'm sure i'm messing up somewhere, but i can't find where and its getting late. I've spent 2 hours aready looking for solutions and every step deeper i get, less results i get because any of the above solutions worked for other people. Does anybody have any idea on how to access that damned file without rooting my phone?
(I can use my phone as router usb while i'm connected to the wifi, but i'd rather have the freedom of knowing the password, as i'm going to stay here for the whole summer)