13 Must Have Android Tools For IT

, September 14, 2011 Put your Android phone to work with these handy utilities.
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Shark Reader

Shark Reader and its companion app Shark for Root and Shark for Root (Native) reads and captures traffic off the Android's network connections. It only captures traffic on the local device and doesn't seem to put the NIC in promiscuous mode (so spying on your neighbors!), but it works well to see what is going in and out of the device. You could capture traffic and move it to a PC and use Wireshark to analyze the packets, but Shark Reader will do an OK job on the phone. It will decode most common protocols, but not all and the packet display is weak, but then again, you aren't going to be packet diving on your phone anyway.

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