Android has the app for everything. If you are a network administrator, a professional pen tester, or someone who aspires to be a white hat criminal, you should learn basic and complete scanning / testing on Android devices to collect data and detect risk. Here are some of the best Android hacking apps to try. None of these require your Android phone to be rooted, making it easy for beginners to use. And they all work with the latest versions of Android.

1. Fing – Network Tools

Fing is a Store app that gives you a complete overview of what's happening on your Wi-Fi network, all sign-in devices, hidden cameras in the building, bandwidth usage, and more. With a bird's eye view, you can set parental controls, block intruders, analyze ISP performance, and perform a hole scan on your network to get a complete picture.

Aside from testing on Android phones, Fing is a useful app for analyzing your router's vulnerability. Some advanced features are available in the premium version, but the free version includes everything you need for a secure, stable network

2. WPS Wi-Fi Checker Pro

Do you want to know how secure your internet network is against sniffing attacks? WPS Wi-Fi Checker Pro is an app that uses the WPS protocol to analyze the security of your router PIN. As soon as you install the app, it instantly fills your screen with nearby LAN networks. You can choose any one of them to analyze the strength of their pins. If the PIN is correct, the Android device will automatically connect to the vulnerable network without the tester required to know the Wi-Fi password key.

Essentially, you get to know about web activity on your network, making it a great tool for finding security vulnerabilities. While it's not technically possible to perform such brutal testing on most routers, there are some that ship with factory settings, and the app can easily connect to them.

3. Kali Nethunter

Originally designed to work only with Google Nexus devices, Kali NetHunter tested by the popular hacking and aggressive protection actually works with supported Android devices including OnePlus, Galaxy Tab. Can be used on a huge range. , Sony Xperia, LG and ZTE.

Kali NetHunter essentially installs an OS overlay on your Android device, turning your device into a pentesting tool for relatively low memory usage. Using Nethunter, you can WEP keys and WPA keys and also detect open ports on other devices.

Kali NetHunter is installed on any stock, unrooted Android device. It works on a PC with a range of Android exploits and metaslots supported by the regular Kali Linux interface. These include Wi-Fi frame injection, keyboard-hijacking, and man-in-the-middle attacks, making it great for testing a wide variety of hacking methods.

4. zANTI Mobile Penetration Testing Tool

zANTI is one of the most popular Android hacking apps for identifying and simulating real-world exploits and mobile attack techniques. With a single tap, zANTI can gather a boatload of information about any connected network or device. The collected information can be used to determine whether a device or network is susceptible to any known vulnerabilities and MITM (Man in the Middle) attacks.

If necessary, you can configure zANTI to send email reports of all devices and data collected at regular intervals. Although you can install zANTI on non-rooted devices, you need a rooted device to use all the power and features provided by the zANTI Android App.

5. Kayra the Pentester Lite

Kyra-The Pentester Lite is a free and open-source Play Store app that comes with a number of built-in Metasploit frameworks to check your website vulnerabilities by scanning for a wide range of threats. Out-of-the-box Kyra can map the local network, scan headers, launch dictionary attacks, generate TCP or UDP packets, detect open ports, and access the host's operating system. Can take fingerprints, perform MITM (Man in the Middle) attacks, and much more.

Since the app comes with the Metasploit framework, you can detect security vulnerabilities for network or connected devices, create a shell console, and adjust exploit settings for finer control. Your Android device does not need to be rooted to work with Kyra the Pentester.

6. hackcode

For those looking for a complete toolbox with complete exhaustive testing capabilities, Hacode is worth a try. It helps you collect useful information about other devices. Along with this, the app also has built-in networking tools like Google Hacking, Google dorks, Reconnaisance, WHOIS Lookup, TracerRoute, DNS Rig and more. Since the app doesn't require a rooted Android device, if you don't mind the lovely user interface of the app, give Hacode a try.

7. Network Mapper

Network Mapper is a powerful tool that uses the widely used nmap scanner in the background to map and scan connected networks. Once you have installed the Network Mapper app from the Play Store, it will automatically download and install the required Nmap binaries from the internet and provide you with an easy-to-use GUI to scan. Using Network Mapper, you can perform a comprehensive scan on the network to identify the live host and collect a lot of information like open ports, network characteristics, OS information, etc. The tests to be performed are regular to ping, fast, slow, fast, and more.

Network Mapper works on both rooted and non-rooted devices. However, on non-rooted devices, the functionality is limited due to Android phone restrictions.

8. tPacketCapture

As you can tell from the name itself, tPacketCapture is a simple app for capturing packets and data transferred over your network. Since tPacketCapture works by creating its own local VPN, it works equally well on both rooted and non-rooted devices. The good thing about tPacketCapture app is that it stores all the captured data in a PCAP file so that you can use powerful desktop tools like Wireshark for detailed analysis.

9. Darktrace

Sometimes as cyber security professionals, we need a means to visualize threats with real-time threat notifications. Darktrace is a leading app that uses AI algorithms, machine learning and other intuitive methods to automatically detect threats across physical, cloud and virtualized networks from the comfort of your Android phone.

To use this app, you need to purchase Darktrace Enterprise Immune System V3 and access to an IMAP email server. Whether it is abnormal connectivity or abnormal data transfer, Darktrace keeps track of all threats you see in your environment.

10. PortDroid – Network Analysis Kit & Port Scanner

PortDroid is a complete network analysis kit that includes many advanced functions to give you a complete test environment. From ping to port scanning, DNS lookup and reverse IP lookup, the app works smoothly to keep you abreast of everything going on in your network. Most of these features are supported in the free version but in the pro version you get dark mode and some more advanced features.

The above Android hacking apps are some of the best available. Do you have a particular app in mind that is easy to use and tests reliable?