What does a BLE sniffer do?

What does a BLE sniffer do?

nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE is a useful tool for debugging and learning about Bluetooth Low Energy applications. The nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE allows near real-time display of Bluetooth LE packets. This helps the developer to identify and fix issues by allowing a view of what is happening on-air.

Can you sniff Bluetooth?

Android, since 4.4 (KitKat) has a really convenient Developer Option, name “Bluetooth HCI snoop log”, which will sniff Bluetooth HCI (Host Controller Interface) packets, and save those in the /sdcard/Android/data/btsnoop_hci.

How do you sniff Bluetooth packets?

To enable the Bluetooth HCI snoop log:

  1. On stock Android open Settings > System > Advanced > Developer options.
  2. Tap Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log.
  3. Tap the Enable option on the dialog that displays.

How do you capture BLE traffic?


  1. Go to Settings.
  2. If developer options is not enabled, enable it now.
  3. Go into developer options.
  4. Enable the option Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log.
  5. Enable the Bluetooth option and Connected to the device.
  6. Perform the actions which need to be captured.
  7. Turn off the Bluetooth on the device.

What is blue sniff?

Blue Sniff – Bluetooth Scanner on the App Store.

What is a Bluetooth snoop log?

A Bluetooth HCI snoop log is a type of log file that stores all of the transmissions sent through Bluetooth on your Android device. If you can access a Bluetooth HCI snoop log, it means you’ve downloaded an app that logs data on your phone through Bluetooth communication and transmission.

What is Packetlogger?

Software that makes a copy of the packets transmitted in a network.

Is Bluetooth HCI snoop log?

How does Snoop log read Bluetooth?

Retrieving the HCI Log

  1. On the Android device go to Settings.
  2. Select Developer options.
  3. Click to enable Bluetooth HCI snoop logging.
  4. Return to the Settings screen and select Developer options.
  5. In the Developer options screen select Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log. The log file is now enabled.

Can Wireshark sniff ble?

All Bluetooth® Low Energy packets detected by the Sniffer for Bluetooth LE are passed to Wireshark , where they are wrapped in a header containing useful meta-information not present in the Bluetooth Low Energy packet itself. Wireshark dissects the packets and separates the actual packet from the meta-information.

Can Wireshark sniff Bluetooth?

In version 1.10, Wireshark supports most Bluetooth profiles and protocols. The development version 1.11 (or later), is quite stable and can be used for Bluetooth purposes.

Is Bluejacking possible?

Bluejacking is usually harmless, but because bluejacked people generally don’t know what has happened, they may think that their phone is malfunctioning. Usually, a bluejacker will only send a text message, but with modern phones it’s possible to send images or sounds as well.