I couldn't find nothing on Google, nor Stack Exchange, sorry for duplicate. So, I want to see a password to an connected Wi-Fi, without rooting my Huawei P8 Lite (ALE-21). Is it possible to access /data/wifi/ using Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows 10, if I can't directly from the phone? A friend, told me something about giving full admin rights to a root explorer app (sideload) If nothing is possible, can someone explain me how to root Android 6.0/EMUI 4.0, accessing /data/wifi then delete the root and get back to the normal, like nothing happened? I don't want to damage my phone, I just want to access that section.

  • Are you using Huawei phone? – xavier_fakerat Mar 20 '17 at 8:40
  • There is a very simple method which doesn't require root. Oops my bad for earlier comment, I understand you have a Huawei device so let me answer this straight... – xavier_fakerat Mar 20 '17 at 9:09

Simply back up your Wi-Fi settings using Huawei Backup application.

  • Save the backup to SD card
  • Navigate to this folder: /sdcard/HuaweiBackup/backupFiles/xxxxxxx/wifiConfig.db (where xxxxxxx is a folder with a date on which backup was performed.
  • Using a file manager open the file wifiConfig.db as text (you need a text reader here try RB text editor -works even if not rooted)

  • In that .db file there is a list of wireless SSIDs with thier corresponding passwords and choose the one you wish to know the password an you are done.

  • Let me know if you have any troubles, will be happy to assist further – xavier_fakerat Mar 20 '17 at 9:23
  • Well i know about this trick, but I don't have any "wi-fi settings back up" in Huawei's Backup App – sticsk Mar 20 '17 at 10:04
  • Then you should make a back up and retrieve the settings, otherwise your other option will be to root your device – xavier_fakerat Mar 20 '17 at 10:23
  • you mean restore the settigs? Why should I restore them – sticsk Mar 20 '17 at 10:29
  • No, I meant just create a backup for Wi-Fi settings, then use that trick to get the Wi-Fi password. Isn't it what you were looking for? – xavier_fakerat Mar 20 '17 at 10:33

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