How to install Wireshark in Termux Android: Without root

Install Wireshark on Termux

In this article, I am going to show you how to install Wireshark in Termux Android without root.

Wireshark is a very popular network packet analyzer application. With the help of Wireshark, you can observe what is happening on your network to a basic level, besides that Wireshark is commonly used for network troubleshooting, packets analyzing, etc.

With the help of this tool, you can capture and analyze network packets in real-time. Wireshark is the most considered tool by Ethical hackers.

So let's get started.

Install Wireshark

First, we need to update our repository by typing the following command in the Termux.

apt update && apt upgrade -y

Now type the following command in the Termux and press Enter.

pkg install x11-repo

wait until the process to be finished.

Now we need to install Wireshark by typing the following command

apt install wireshark-gtk

Wait for the installation to be finished. It will take approx 4 to 5 min to install Wireshark. It can take more depending on your internet speed.

Install Required Tools

Wireshark has a Graphical User Interface (GUI), while we can run only the Command-line interface tool in Termux. In order to run Wireshark on Termux, we need to install some tools that will help us to run Wireshark on Termux.

Follow below commands:

pkg install xterm

apt install tigervnc

apt install tigervnc-viewer

Note: Type command one by one and wait until the installation to get finished.

Now we have to configure Tigervnc in order to configure Tigervnc run command vncserver and press enter.

If it is your first time you are running this command then it will ask you to enter the VNC password. You can enter any password you want. But you must remember the password that you type.

In order for the GUI application to use display, you must set the environment variable with the command export DISPLAY=":1"

now the final step, we need to install a VNC viewer remote desktop application for android. VNC viewer will help us to run Wireshark in GUI mode. You can simply install the VNC viewer from Google Playstore

Download VNC viewer for android

After successfully installing the VNC viewer. Open the VNC viewer application on your android device.

After opening the application click on + sign. You will see something like this in the below image:


Normally VNC server listens at the localhost i.e and 5901 port.

On Address field add:

And on the name field, you can add anything you like for example Termux, Desktop, Wireshark etc.

And then click create. After this, you will be promoted to add the password. Now type the password that you have typed at the time of configuring the VNC server.

Now you are successfully connected. You will see the terminal in the VNC viewer simply type the following command in VNC viewer order to run Wireshark:


Install wireshark in Termux android

Hence we have successfully installed and run Wireshark on Termux without any kind of error.

To run the Wireshark again simply open Termux and type the following command to run the VNC server.


Then type the following command:

export DISPLAY=":1"

Then go to your Android menu and open VNC viewer android application and click on your machine. Type the password and click on continue. In VNC terminal type following command:


You can watch the video on How to install Wireshark in Termux Android From our YouTube channel below:


In this article, we have learned how to install Wireshark in Termux Android. Read the full article in order to avoid any kind of error.

If you face any error then let me know in the comment section. I will help you to solve the error.


  1. Suddenly connection losting of mouse and keyboard

    1. Did you watch our video? If not then The above video may solve your problem :)

  2. Thank you a lot, the next cool thing I have discovered. You made my day ^^

  3. I got to the step to put my vnc server password in termux but it doesn't register when I type letters on my keyboard...Don't know why

  4. Hii I have a time out Issue. please tell me how to solve

    1. It wont let me run the export DISPLAY=":1" COMMAND


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