In an Android device, is it possible to port a URL such as www.example.com to a local network address such as

Do I need to install an application on that device?

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    Please read the android tag. You are asking an off-topic question. See On-Topic. May 29, 2016 at 10:55

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Not a app, but root access, it can be done editing the hosts file in android /system/etc/hosts, although you likely need a computer with adb and some routing skills. Perhaps a honeypot would get the job done with less hassle.

  • Glad to help, things should be easier to move on from there. Good luck, and thanks for the votes. :)
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    May 29, 2016 at 7:10