Download Packet Capture apk 1.2.3 free for Android smartphone

19 Oct
Packet Capture

Posted by Grey Shirts in Tools | Oct. 19, 2015 | 109 Comments

Apk file size: 3.3 MB

Packet capture/Network traffic sniffer app with SSL decryption.
Not that feature rich yet, but it's a powerful debugging tool especially when developing an app.

- Capture network packets and record them.
- SSL decryption using man-in-the-middle technique.
- No root required.
- Easy to use.
- Show packet in either hex or text.

You don't need to setup a dedicated proxy server on your PC. All you need is just your Android device.

** How to get rid of PIN number **

If you want to get rid of entering PIN number on a lock screen after Packet Capture is uninstalled, it is needed to clear credential storage.
Go to OS Setting->Security->Clear credentials

Whats new

    UI improvements.
    - Show size of the packet dump file.
    - Hide packet from this app by default.

Grey Shirts part of our Tools and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Oct. 19, 2015. Google play rating is 82.8352. Current verison is 1.2.3. Actual size 3.3 MB.

Download packet-capture.apk 3.3 MB


Mark Deacon

Very nice UI A better help or wizard with description explaining to users why AndroidVPN is being used, along with CA certificate installation and SSL decryption, also needs a clear logs option. Zoom option for packet data.

Aleks Kurjanovs

Great app On the go sniffer. Good for security testing, would be useful if it could modify, forward, drop individual packets. Most useful to see which apps actually access network too.

Alfred Fraser

Good program Do you have a no-ad version for sale? Now that I've gotten a little control over my connection, packet capture is connecting to the Internet more than any other app and spamming my results. Also, would love to have a filter so I can ignore things I've deemed tolerable. (This would also work for my first issue)

Amol Gupta

nice app 1.Need a way to filter the data by appname. 2.Too many entries for the ads displayed by the app itself.

Deval Khandelwal

Amazing packet sniffer This app works amazingly even for SSL. Nice work

Yul Haidir Qomar

How Clear Log Packet Capture Perfect, but I can't find menu for clear log...

Patrick Herbst

Nice Works exactly as described and was pleasantly surprised by the built-in gzip decoding! Thanks!

Daniel Cheng

Incomplete, look promising Incomplete. Lots of missing feature. For what it support, it is nicely done

Bemar Dayot

Pls answer... Why does this app connects to a VPN? Is this only suppose to detect data your own device? Because it only detects what I just said..

Amitesh Naidu

Brilliant Only additional feature I would like is being able filter by application or protocol

Mike Kelsey

Perfect. Can see full requests made by running apps. Including all headers and whatnot. Only potential downside is that you must run through some vpn, so a third party is able to sniff all your traffic.

s vanner

Mostly captures itself Most of the data captured was from this app or the adverts generated by this app. Absolute rubbish!

Jouni Kivilahti

Feature request Export information from a packet to NoRoot Firewall.

Ben Bristow

Works really well. Love how it shows which packet comes from which app. Impressive

Justin Cram

freaking awesome and thank you, in a fan of your GEM NoRoot firewall, I like this it would be helpful, but I've issue with the new notification in my toolbar that there is no way to get rid of it even if the app totally cleared and closed! suggestions please? constant says this now, "Network may be monitored By an unknown third party", at least my phone's completely secure to let me know if i unintentionally installed something in error I like that. thanks for the free packet sniffer! HI5 Justin Cram dyingjedi

Marcos Damasceno

Good but one problem It works very well but there is no way to get the text from the captures so it's kinda useless at the end :'(

Nicolle Morris

Good app Like it will install on other phone too.


As usual Excellent application Packet capture is the answer of my suggestion under NoRoot Firewall, your other app. Grey Shirts apps work petfectly all the seasons, Dry and Rainy. ;-) Thanks alot mate.

sunil puttu

Want to capture data on pc This app works precisely what it suppose to do. But I want to copy captured data on my pc for further analysis.

A Google User

I was looking for this this app do what i need i like it

Dan Jacobson

Screen lock You'll be stuck with a screen lock even after app removal.

Russel Olinger

def like this app. Easy to install and use - compared to other apps this is as plug and play as you can get. It has one issue I found and needs one or two enhancements. 1. issue/bug : My computer can't see any of the saved packet captures when navigating the phone via Windows Explorer. I can see the files in the phone but when connected via usb, my computer can't see the files. Had to email them to myself. Enhancement 1: Would like a setting that allows you to only capture data from a specific app, or set of apps...theres lots of useless noise from other apps when trying to get to the data you need. Enhancement 2: Would like a global export so all the captures from a specific app can be saved to a single file in chronological order. Get those above items taken care of and I will give this app 6 starts. :-) Good work though.

Darren Fresco

Saving whole capture option missing It would be the best capturing app for android if you could give an option to save session capturing option. It deserved 5 star but only lack of this option resist me.

Bertoldo Fonseca

Nice UI, but... A very good UI to represent the capture, but can have more features to deal with the capture.

Maria Stephin

very very nice app. please let us copy text from the captured packet data screen. it has only option of saving text or hex as file. and font size adjustment option will be great as it currently shows text very small in my device. thanks for this great app,I have been waiting for this since long.

jegadeesan M

It is really good app, i like it very much. but we need filter for applications level

Mark Deacon

Very nice UI A better help or wizard with description explaining to users why AndroidVPN is being used, along with CA certificate installation and SSL decryption, also needs a clear logs option. Zoom option for packet data. Filter by certain app connections, not all apps at once.

zia FreePizza

Goood Don't regret installing but be aware when packet capture started , it stops the no root firewall app as I need to start that up again once done.

Hawk Exz

cannot install certificate "packet capture has stopped" when install root certificate. using a atom x86 tablet with android 4.4

sorin ionut Lates

Great How about a pro version with data size monitoring?

Be G

Good app, needs some additional options As others have mentioned, this needs better filtering options, the ability to monitor *all* network ports, and better management of network capture files. I would be willing to pay for a "pro" version with these features.

Joona R

wtf A working packet capture app. Nice UI.

Andrew Petrov

Very nice but... 2 stars taken off for being forced to use pin unlock. Will probably uninstall in the future if this is not removed in the next update.

Tim van den Essen

A Question Does it only capture my android's packets, or the whole network? Can't find it anywhere.

Faris Mlaeb

Unknow port Some app send https traffic on non standard port... Why i can not handle it as http or do any inspection... Check whatsapp

Hacker Mickey

Awesome App App Is Awesome .. But Also Add 1 App Capture Mood ;-)

Richard Puja

Easy and working apps

Ankush Sachdeva

works without root

Daniel Hall

Does what it is supposed to do. Fantastic application. Probably the best that I have found in the Google Play Store for the purpose that it serves.

Kevin G

Goes right after your passwords And starts sending them out. Don't use it.


ran for the 1st time, got message on bottom that says "Phone is infected? Scan & kill the virues Now!" So I dont know if I got malware installed or just a scary ad.

Ishan Jain

Was the best and sucks now! I use this app almost Daily and pretty much all the time. I loved this app and it was the best at doing what it says. But now I installed it to capture the download link of the system update of my phone. Because stock Downloader is slow. So I turned it on captured packets and captured host and the file it was getting from that server. Earlier I can just copy that specific data and arrange it to make a url put it in some other Downloader and get it. But now I can't copy data from one specific Packet. Bad

Dave Fogarty

Fantastic! I do wish I could export the pcap files, Also within the app I'd like to the whole dump for strings (or better yet, regex).

David Wills

Why is a VPN required? Why is a VPN required and where is the other end connecting too? For this reason, I am uninstalling. If my WiFi is in permiscous mode, there shouldn't be a requirement for any outside connectivity.

F Taylor

Not bad Of course its no Wireshark but i dont know of an android app that is as of now. we'll see what the future holds but for now it does what it says we'll enough

Jonny Parsons

No copy/paste?? Nice layout, the app works... but you can't copy anything to paste elsewhere - HUGE bummer

Mark Smith

This app really is good - very useful for anything you'd use Wireshark for. If I had one suggestion it would be to have a mode which doesn't attempt to man-in-the-middle HTTPS connections. It's often very useful, but occasionally messes up the thing I'm trying to investigate - I WANT to see the ciphered data!

Brandon Lopez

3g 4g packet capture This allows you to capture packets on any network and displays it in an easy to view format.

Alexandre da Fonseca

Great Gor no root access Great and simple sniffer. Easy to monitor your local connexion, what app talk to who? This app will NOT intercept any other traffic than the one where it was installed.

Alex Rayquaza Hernandez

More usability This app would be perfect if it could continue running after a power off or reboot.

patrick macdowell

Incredibly useful for devs. People who are giving this poor reviews due to it "Being Malware / a Virus" have no clue what they are doing, ignore them and move along.

Dat Name

Amazing App Using an in-process VPN and self signed cert authority is probably the smartest way to do this! I just wish you had a premium version with no ads so I could support and use it more confidently :)

Dennis Kennedy

Another black hat caper Anyone, who can catch one (packet), can take control and turn it into a new " hacking time bomb.," remote control it.

Elias Sayegh

Powerful This app is amazing! It does what it says and can even listen for encrypted packets. The app is not that user friendly but what it provides from service is very valuable. 5 starts if it provides filtering!

Niranjan Rajendran

Works fine but Works fine but, it is not decrypting HTTPS connections that are happening on any port other than 443. For example, I have an app which communicates to a back end via port 8444. But the SSL encrypted requests are not being decrypted.

Bobby Thomas

App collecting information from my phone I know this app is meant for SSL stripping but, I don't agree with the app collecting phone information and sending it to AMAZON AWS.

mhm k

Cool to see how all spy on you every few seconds!!! Hmmm, so privacy was soldout 100% , la viva "democracy"

Abhishek Meher

Great one Decrypts ssl requests, which is just awesome. An app filter would have been great, looking forward for future updates.

Muse Filth

Hurm i cant sniff vpn app packet because your apps also using vpn :'(

Curtis Zahner

Password Ehy does it ask me to provide a password to install a certificate. Where is this password from and how would i know what it was

Brendan Miller

So easy Pulling radio streams with this is so easy. Love it!

Aaron Hedges

Love it, just missing share Can't believe how simple this is to set up, just missing the ability to easily email a trace!

Abood Nour

Really liked it but it lacks two important features - Search and filtration - Ability to export traffic into external file Also another thing I did not like that it does not show the real hostname in the traffic summary (it reverse dns the IP address showing a different hostname)

Muhammad Irsyad

Works Thanks for the update :D now worked on Android marshmallow

Luke Mulks

Badass This has proven to be a very useful tool for debugging network traffic. It isn't Wireshark, but doesn't have to be. Filter, export, copy/paste would be amazing. Would pay for no ads, too.

Sarah Martin

Me What is the green arrow button for and the red box button?

Justin Powell

Used to work Some apps which use SSL now show "no data" despite actual data just fails to show me the output. Irritating.

Deval Khandelwal

No search option There is no search option to search for the required string.

Cory Taylor

Sounded promising but I can't tap OK to accept the connection request.

Bartosz Makara

A must have, handy, easy to use packet sniffer/analyzer. Very useful for example if you want to figure out which app is accessing what kind of internet services. And you even don't have to be root to use it. I have used it to configure my internal firewall. Thanks a lot!

mohammad athar

Require improvement No app basis packet filter and there should be option to not capture this app data etc.

Johannes Ziemke

It works but very limited, no pcap save and no batch exporter of all collected streams.

Akshay C.S.

Good This needs a root option to monitor some apps. Certain Google apps and other apps fail entirely in this MITM VPN.

Rohit Singh Rathore

Don't download it. This app was monitoring my mobile which my nexus detected. Don't download this app. They are not trusted.

Sen Jiang

Awesome app! A few suggestions: Image preview would be very useful. Search functionality to search for a string or hex sequence in packet data (to locate the packet I want). Ability to only capture packets of selected app(s) instead of all apps. Make MITM optional.

Khalid Al-Harisi

Loved it ❤ But wish if there is a filter to search in the packets, it would be awesome

Deval Khandelwal

No search option The app is great. But there is no search option to search for the required string.

Nicole gos

Love Honestly this is the first app I've ever rated and I find this app so useful I had to. I couldn't be more please. Wonderful app to have.

Kurt Finguerra

Fade to....dark grey? Why does the certificate say VPN and *APPS*? WHY cant, or why didnt you write it strictly singular and keep it strictly for this one app? I'm sure you can tighten it up for us without compromising too much of your work.... Just for thoroughness sake I could be mistaken and in fairly grand ways. But don't think I'm too off the mark ..either way thank you for your great work and all the best to you and the team at Grey Hats.

Vinayak ‍

This is awesome but is missing some essential features This app is amazing! It's like running Fiddler or Charles proxy on Android. Now I can see when those pesky apps are phoning home behind my back and what they're sending. A few essential features like decoding gzipped content would be really appreciated though so I don't have to look at garbage when I can see that the Content-Type is text/html but Content-Encoding is gzip.

Joshua McKenzie

This. App. Rocks. As a web developer I found this app genuine, well-made, and useful. It saved me a lot of time in a client project today. Will donate if possible.

Ming Hsu

Does what it needs to Wish I had a way to export all of the https traffic but its easy and simple to use.

Abhishek Meher

Great one Decrypts ssl requests which is just awesome. An app filter would have been great, looking forward for future updates.

Muhamed Refaat

I have an issue, I want to open the saved streams on windows using wireshark or any other source but I can't

Justin M

Hmmm Originally gave app 4 stars...but now wen i actually use it properly 99% of tcp/udp says no data...abd its nt SSL rransactiins...just basic tcp stuff.. . .pleasc explaim how your app works??? Will gladly change rating if you can explain why it doesnt work...akso timestamp is wrong.....

Riley Porter

This is the real deal. *Update: I still think this app is great but it is lacking the ability to save the pcap files in any format other than jpg? Also it would be nice to be able to rename the packet captures. This app let me break wide open closed APIs that posted in SSL. It saved me a bunch of reverse engineering time. I wish there was a paid version. Please take my money.

Sifo Hamlaoui

I really like it Keep it UP guy's (y)

Ahmed Sharf

No switch sniffing The app will only capture packets localy from your phone it will not capture packets on the rest of the network like wireshark

Louis Gale

Works great. I love that it shows the application icon next to each session for quick identification. NEEDS to provide PCAP export functionality.

Gary Giesen

Great app. Biggest thing it's missing is ability to export PCAP files for analysis in Wireshark

Dubina Sergiu

5 stars from me, very good program

Frank Patton

Features missing Good but too broad. Needs to be able to filter or exclude certain apps or packets. I have my isp checking in all the time and it really dilutes the list. It's just like "a bunch of packets" instead of "these packets by these apps". I know it does specify the app but the list is undifferentiated. Should be more organized.

Cyrus Gracias

Can't work on Telegram ??? I tried this app and when I start this app telegram dosent work, it dosent connect. I wanna capture telegrams outgoing and incoming packets !!!

Mike W

Question I like this app, but how do i inspect the packets. I want to know what's being visited. I will give 5 stars when I figure out how to inspect packets.

Brendan Murphy

Very helpful. Is there any way to save all packets from a session though?

Blake Denker

Great my needs further development A great so for basic capturing but I would like to see more feature over time such as copy and paste, search and filter feature, easy share, save to file, clear history. But 4 stars for setting the foundation. I got value out of it.

Daniel Brand

Nice, but needs work Lack of root required is great, but more information and features are needed. Need more information on sniffed packets; full packet size and full packet details, if possible. Featues, such as filtering by app or traffic type is a must as well.

Deval Khandelwal

No search option The app is great. But there is no search option to search for the required string.

Sergey Davydov

Excellent Captures packets and shows them - what else can you ask for?

Nicole Rachelle

Allows you to see traffic to/from your phone This is a terrific app in that you can monitor all your phone's network connections and data without rooting your phone! You can disable decryption of SSL & SSH by clicking Cancel when prompted to install the security certificate. I leave it uninstalled because I value my security and I don't need to examine all the content of the date streams for my purposes.

Nick Post

Fabulous! So.... I forgot my password to an app but it was stored as a "remember password" function. After trying (and failing) to monitor what was POSTed to the app with fiddler and Charles, this app saved the day! Awesome tool. Thanks. I probably won't use it much but to show my huge appreciation for this I'm going to purchase from or donate to the dev.

Tony Hosea

Thanks for sharing the app I have been looking for such app, but I have a slight problem...I have notice that it has not data for such as facebook or Twitter. Can you please improve this part? I salute you Mr. Grey Shirts.

Akshay C.S.

Good This needs a root option to monitor some apps. Certain Google apps and other apps fail entirely in this MITM VPN, because of certificate trust pinning!

Yowan Rdotexe

Lacks far too many features. This app is barely comparable to a true packet sniffer/analyzer like Wireshark. Basic features like filters/sorting/protocol selection, export or even pause/resume are missing.

Brian Stock

This is a great app for debugging SSL-encrypted APIs used by mobile apps, but it won't replace mitmproxy until it gets a few key features. The following would make this app worthy of 5 stars: filtering by app, selecting multiple logs to export at once, saving in pcap format (both encrypted and un-encrypted), and exporting of the private key to use when debugging messages off the device.


Awesome app, Filter for apps? Awesome app! Can you add a filter by apps? That will be very useful! Would like to buy a charged version to avoid ads


cool This app only needs a way to filter packets by app, a search and enable copy paste on text. But the core is solid!

Moggie Sidious

Like Urlsnooper2 but for Android Can you add a search option like urlsnooper2 so it limits the packets listed as a file extension like .swf, or the url it originated from as well as searching every single packet meta data to find text strings like cookie headers.

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