When I need to capture network traffic from my device I normally capture traffic at a router to see what’s going on. I had seen some mentions of running tcpdump on device and pulling off the pcap file to a desktop to inspect, but Androshark was what people mentioned the most. And it didn’t seem to be actively developed any more. I ran across Shark for Root and Sharkreader recently however. It’s an app for packet capture and a simple packet capture viewer directly on the device. Works out pretty well. Requires root access, and it seems to be working quite well on my Nexus One with CM6. Screenshots below.
Start/stop capture, writes to the sdcard by default:
View packet dump stream:
View contents of an individual packet: