How to use an Android Phone to spy on someone’s Whatsapp Account
In what turns out to be a WhatsApp fun week at Techjaja, we bring you more WhatsApp tricks and hackery especially for Android users. Yesterday we showed you have to install two WhatsApp accounts on one phone, and today we going out all guns blazing with some cool spy tricks and tips. So have you been wondering what you partner is up to, why he/she sleeps at 2 or 3 AM chatting away like she/ he will never sleep at all? You will get to soon know all his/her nocturnal confessions. You will get to know what they are sharing or receiving and from who? Is it a nude selfie, awkward audio or that naughty WhatsApp group messaging with suspicious characters? Worry not today is the day you get to play detective. What you have to know is that there is one small security loop hole which allow to get your spy on your partner’s WhatsApp account with an Android smartphone.
What you need to know
Before you begin, here are some prerequisites and some things you need to know. Every WhatsApp account has an associated unique MAC address. Once you change that MAC address, WhatsApp will request you for re-verification. This is the same thing that happens every time you install WhatsApp on a different phone or after clearing your WhatsApp data. Basically this means you cannot change or access same WhatsApp account for two devices. We shall present two spy methods on how it’s done, one will be a layman and the next will me more geeky so lets get going.
1. For a layman with bucks
2. A More Hands On, and Free method
Here how you can find the MAC address :
For Android Phones – Go to settings—> About phone—> Status—> Wi-Fi MAC address. For iPhones – Go to Settings—> General—> About—> Wi-Fi address. For Windows Phone – Go to Settings—> About—> More info—> MAC address. For BlackBerry – Head over to options—> Device—> Device and Status info—> WLAN MAC
Back to your phone, open terminal app that you downloaded in your Android phone,and type
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Thanks to androidean for some of the tips, Edited Hero Image credit :WikiHow