Through a combination of Afwall/Netguard and Automate/Tasker, I'd like to use both my mobile data and WiF at the same time.

For example, I'd like for some live/realtime widgets on the homescreen to use WiFi, but at the same time I'd like the browser session I'm on to be using mobile data.

The current setup I have is this - if Chrome is on the foreground then turn of WiFi and use mobile data. When it's not in the foreground use mobile data.

But the problem with this is that it's slow. It will take a sec or two to turn off mobile data and switch on WiFi and wait for it to connect, and vise versa. If they are both on though, it wouldn't be this slow.

Any tips?

Android 7 | Rooted 1 | Xposed

  • On most devices, in Developer Options, there's an option called "Cellular data always active" (for fast network switching).
    – Andrew T.
    Dec 14, 2021 at 9:30
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    "(for fast network switching)" Doesn't that mean it's either or...only faster switching between them? Can I have one app use data and another use WiFi at the same time (let's say split screen working on both apps simultaneously).
    – Dansean
    Dec 14, 2021 at 9:33
  • Hmm, I guess I misunderstood the intent. Perhaps the answer to a similar situation might help, though it might not be that easy.
    – Andrew T.
    Dec 14, 2021 at 9:44
  • The question has been already asked many times e.g. here: android.stackexchange.com/q/242307/218526 Dec 15, 2021 at 10:24
  • @Irfan Latif I searched, extensively, b4 posting. The only useful one I was able to find was yur linked "example". Idk, maybe others are better searchers. I saw that u also commented with the same comment on the question you linked, saying that they needed to be rooted & with a link to another question. And in that question u commented to "inject manual rules" %, as well as needing to be rooted. Perhaps u can expound a little more in my question with some more knowledge on how to do this. If anything at least this would then be the go-to reference in the future for ppl looking to do the same.
    – Dansean
    Dec 16, 2021 at 5:42


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