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How to see my WiFi password on Chromebook

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How to view the Wi-Fi password on Chromebook

Chromebook is a purely online-based system that we access using our Google account and from where all the activities that we carry out are synchronized. For this reason, a Chromebook computer does not have large hard drives or high-capacity RAM , but a key factor in Chromebook is the connectivity of the computer to the Wi-Fi network since this is vital for the computer to start session with the account and be able to work fully..

 

Having our passwords safe is important for a good protection of our information. If we also share the equipment, keeping the passwords well and having protection on the equipment is vital to avoid unwanted access. There is a mechanism to see the password on Chromebook and TechnoWikis will explain how to do it in detail.

 

 

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How to view the Wi-Fi password on Chromebook

 

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The first thing to tell is that the computer must be in Developer Mode. To do this we turn it off, press the Esc + Update keys and again press the power key, this will activate said mode in Chromebook.

 

 

Esc + Update

 

 

 

Step 1

Once we log in with that mode, we use the following keys to access the terminal.

 

Ctrl + Alt + T

 

 

Step 2

There we are going to execute the following lines:
 shell (we access the console) sudo su (root permissions are assigned) cd home / root (we access the root folder) ls (we list the content) 
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Step 3

We copy this displayed ID, for this, just select it and it will automatically be copied. Now we access its content with the following syntax.
 cd "ID" 
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Step 4

Once we access, we execute the following command to list the content:
 more shill / shill.profile 
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Step 5

We focus on the line "Passphrase = rot47:", there we copy that identifier by selecting it and it will automatically be copied, this is the encrypted password:

 

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Step 6

Now, to see the Wi-Fi password we will execute the following. We can see the password of the Wi-Fi network available there.
 echo "encrypted password" | tr '\! - ~' 'P- ~! -O' 
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With this method we can access the display of the Wi-Fi password on Chromebook..

 


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It ain't working, it just says this: [ERROR:src/main.rs:184] ERROR: unknown command: shell
this is a acer chromebook C732 C8YT 2018 version. could you please tell me why m
It ain't working, it just says this: [ERROR:src/main.rs:184] ERROR: unknown command: shell
this is a acer chromebook C732 C8YT 2018 version. could you please tell me why
not working, it's blocked and telling me i cannot edit
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A few things to clarify
Boot Chromebook into developer mode
Find the saved WiFi password
Conclusion
I understand the process is a bit too technical, but you can bookmark this page or save the commands to your favorite notes app. If you need it, you can always go back and even copy and paste the entire commands. If in doubt, please ask your questions in our forum.

A few things to clarify

The trick only works if developer mode is enabled on the Chromebook. The good thing is, if it's not already in developer mode, we'll show you how to do it. But Enable It will clean your Chromebook with a power wash that means all your profiles, saved files, and even Wi-Fi password will be erased.

This means that you can only get Wi-Fi passwords from the network you connect to after putting the Chromebook in developer mode.

Boot Chromebook into developer mode

To get started, you need to press the Esc, Refresh, and Power buttons on your Chromebook. Pressing these keys together will boot it into recovery mode and give you a message like Chrome OS is missing and insert a recovery stick to restore. No need to worry, the Chrome OS is where it should be, and you'll need to press Ctrl + D to enable developer mode.

There is nothing to fear here. Just press Ctrl+D and continue.

Last chance! If you want to continue, press Enter.

The Chromebook emits a few beeps, then automatically resumes. There is nothing to do here.

Deleting and enabling developer mode can take 10-20 minutes.

Still waiting….

Find the saved WiFi password

Now that your Chromebook is in Dev mode, you can get the password of any Wi-Fi network you connect to. First, connect to the Wi-Fi network you want to crack the password for, then press Ctrl+Alt+T on the Chromebook keyboard. This will open the crosh shell.

Once you see the black shell screen, enter the following codes:

crush > shell

[email protected] / $ sudo su

localhost / # cd /home/root/

localhost root # ls

Here you will get the list of a folder with a long string. Just type CD and a tab, then press Enter. You will be directed to the directory. For example

localhost root # cd 6ac138e6f72d5b28ee8d9a344ada72f2f981818a/

localhost 6ac138e6f72d5b28ee8d9a344ada72f2f981818a #

Finally, type the command "more shill/shill.profile" and press Enter. You'll see a line of text with the Wi-Fi information of the networks you've previously connected to.

Locate the Wi-Fi SSID you want to get the password for and discover the line "Passphrase=rot47:" followed by some random text. Well, that's the WiFi password, but it's encrypted. To decrypt, type echo | . a tr '!-~' 'P-~!-O'. Replace the desired code that you receive as a passphrase.

That's all, you have the Wi-Fi password on the screen.

Conclusion

I understand the process is a bit too technical, but you can bookmark this page or save the commands to your favorite notes app. If you need it, you can always go back and even copy and paste the entire commands. If in doubt, please ask your questions in our forum.


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