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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Android Phone : how to proxy network requests using charles (explained with screenshots)



Precondition:
Have a wifi network on which PC( MAC) and Mobile phone are connected
record IP address of PC and Mobile
PC: 192.168.1.104
Mobile: 192.168.1.XX



Steps:

Performed on Mobile:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Selected the network connected
  3. Press long tap and choose modify network
  4. Select show advanced options 
  5. Select Manual
  6. Enter the IP address of the machine running 192.168.1.104 and port as 8888 
  7. Press SAVE 
  8. go to browser (chrome) and open a website "timesofindia.com"


PC


  1. Download charles from here and launch it,http://www.charlesproxy.com/download/
  2.  (now perform step 11 in mobile) Charles shows a dialog requesting to allow incoming connections
  3. Once the connections are allowed, any request made to internet from mobile will appear in charles, use the filter to refine the request (as shown in image below


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