I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then entering the proxy information manually.

The problem is that if I then need to disable the proxy, ICS 'forgets' the settings so I have to enter them manually each time. I need the proxy to work with Adobe Edge Inspect and so browser-specific proxy options are not the answer.

Is there a reputable third-party app which will let me switch between proxies for the current network connection?


2 Answers 2


Just try ProxyDroid

This app need root permission and IPTABLES support.

It's a full feature proxy application including support for HTTP/Socks proxy types, global/individual proxy mode, multiple profiles.

Binding configuration to WIFI's ssid or mobile connection is also supported.


There is an app which is perfect for your situation

Wifi Manager

You can also try Proxy Server Pro

Note: These apps do not ask for root permissions. But if you're supposed to have root permission, which you don't in your stock ROM, you may want to unlock the bootloader to have root access. See this for rooting details.

  • rooting Xperia S 4.0.4 does NOT need unlocking bootloader, as answered by me on the question you have linked to.
    – yrajabi
    Jan 2, 2013 at 18:50
  • well, the suggested app does what you need do yes? :)
    – Sid
    Jan 3, 2013 at 0:27
  • I'm not the one who asked for the app :)
    – yrajabi
    Jan 3, 2013 at 8:33
  • okay :)
    – Sid
    Jan 3, 2013 at 8:48
  • @Sid what do you mean by 'if you're supposed to have root permission?'
    – codecowboy
    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:22

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