Take the 2-minute tour ×
Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm unable to connect my phone to VPN, it always say "unsuccessful". I deleted the profile and created it again but it didn't help. What is wrong with it?

share|improve this question
    
are you using a 3rd party VPN or the built-in one? –  forums Feb 22 '13 at 5:26
    
@forums: What do you mean? –  Gigili Feb 22 '13 at 6:35
    
I mean are you using an app from the play store to connect to a VPN host or using the VPN client android has already? –  forums Feb 22 '13 at 6:39
    
@forums: The latter. –  Gigili Feb 22 '13 at 7:10
    
I'm going to assume you are using Android's VPN client. Have you tried to connect other droids to the VPN and had success? –  forums Feb 22 '13 at 7:30
show 3 more comments

2 Answers

The only surefire fix I can suggest is factory reset. But I know it should be your last resort so maybe it can also be fixed by resetting the settings to defaults, without losing data. This method sometimes work with broken wifi, issues with force close, some lagging issue and some others.

First, if you have Titanium Backup or other similar apps, backup your system data (Settings, ApplicationSettings, Settings Storage) because you will be wiping it clean.
2nd, Go to Settings -> Applications -> All, and scroll down until you find Settings. Select it, now you will see some info, scroll down until so see Clear data. Note that clearing data will set your Wifi, Wallpaper, Sound, Network, but not your password and google login, to defaults.
Now after clearing Settings, go back to Applications -> All, and check if you also have VPNservice, and Network Provider there, clear its data too to be sure.

Try to login your VPN now, it should probably work. If not, use whatever last resort you have. But remember to backup first :P

share|improve this answer
add comment

you might try out 3rd party softwares like hot spot shield Hot spot shield Flash VPN

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.