How to install DroidSheep – FireSheep alternative for Android phones

What is DroidSheep?

DriodSheep is awesome Session Hijacking Android app that can be use to hijack Wifi Sessions. Currently It support Open and WEP Encrypted networks that includes WPA and WPA2 networks (PSK)

According to the author, all websites are vulnerable that includes, BTW we have tested it with Facebook 🙂

How DroidSheep works?

DroidSheep uses ARPSpoofing techniques for normal networks while DNSSpoofing is use for WPA & WPA2 encrypted networks.

What are the requirements to run DroidSheep on Android phones?

You have to make sure the following checklist that we have tested on our SamSung Galaxy S phone with Andriod 2.3.4 🙂

  • libpcap
  • arpspoof  – It can be install using Android Market
  • Your phone Must Be ROOTED in order to use this application.
  • and yes.. DroidSheep.

How to install DroidSheep ?

DroidSheep is removed from Android Market so you have to follow the tutorial in order to get it install on your Android phone.

On Android phone

  1. Open your Internet browser.
  2. Download using URL Due to large complains, it is removed. Download from here 
  3. Launch DroidSheep Application. It should popup for Super privileges, allow it.

DroidSheep Source code

Google repository  Droidsheep source code

For detail tutorial, see DroidSheep Video Tutorial below:

Update 17/03/2012 :

I heard from the community in emails that Andreas Koch removed the application from his server due to the German Law and this tool was identified as Hacking-tool.

I have hosted this application on my server and it can be download under GPL as Andreas Koch written in license log. And yes, I do not be held responsible for any damage or misuse of this tool. This is shared with intention for the Research and Students encouragement in Information Security field.

If you have any objection or complain, please report me.

Update 21/03/2012 :

Thank you all for appreciations in emails.

Since i host this application on my server, thousands of concurrent downloads of droidsheep-current.apk are processed and it is increasing now. I appreciate if you consider Retweet this post or share it on facebook 🙂 This will help us to broaden our community.

Update 26/11/2012 :

Droidsheep-current.apk is removed from our server because of many complains received by our hosting service provider. But you can still request us via request form, we can send you on email.

Since we believe this is educational purpose app and expect everyone to comply with that.

12 replies on “How to install DroidSheep – FireSheep alternative for Android phones”

I downloaded the droidsheep apk and my antivirus software claimed it was infected :/


Which AntiVirus detected it as? There are thousands of download daily no issue reported. It must be erroneous detection or that followed Google(as removed from Android Market)

You can report that to original Author.

This is great and all, but where can I find libpcap, and where/how do I install it onto my phone exactly?

Do you know where one may be able to find arpsoof? Seems like it was removed from the market.

Bitdefender alert.
While downloading droidsheep, my antivirus stopped me as it contained malware?? :O O_0

I found arpspoof but cant find libpcap? does anyone know where to find it?

I got DroidSheep and Arpspoof, but can’t find libpcap
Can’t seem to capture any cookies without it, or it just doesn’t work on my phone
Has anyone found the libpcap apk?

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