Build tcpdump for Android
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This script will cross compile tcpdump for use on Android devices.

It was written by Loic Poulain on OMAPpedia. See for full details.


Install the Android NDK then:

gpg --recv-key E089DEF1D9C15D0D
    gpg: requesting key D9C15D0D from hkp server
    gpg: key D9C15D0D: "The Tcpdump Group (Package signing key) <>" 2 new signatures
    gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust model
    gpg: depth: 0  valid:   2  signed:  27  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 2u
    gpg: depth: 1  valid:  27  signed:  20  trust: 18-, 0q, 0n, 6m, 3f, 0u
    gpg: next trustdb check due at 2016-11-28
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg:         new signatures: 2

gpg --fingerprint E089DEF1D9C15D0D
    pub   3104R/D9C15D0D 2013-05-13 [expires: 2023-05-11]
          Key fingerprint = 1F16 6A57 42AB B9E0 249A  8D30 E089 DEF1 D9C1 5D0D
    uid                  The Tcpdump Group (Package signing key) <>

export NDK=/ndk/is/here  

Install on Droid

> adb root
> adb remount
> adb push tcpdumpbuild/tcpdump /system/xbin/tcpdump
> adb shell
# mount | grep system

or # grep system /proc/mounts /dev/block/xxxxxxxx /system ext4 ro,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0 # mount -o remount,ro /dev/block/xxxxxxxx /system


# tcpdump -D (or run netcfg)
2.any (Pseudo-device that captures on all interfaces)

# tcpdump -vv -i eth0 -s 0 -w /sdcard/dump.cap