Does Android 4.2 support IPsec IKEv2?

If not, does any other version of Android support IPsec IKEv2?

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    Being a strong supporter of the AAAAA, I took the freedom to link your abbreviation to an explanation. Hopefully I've picked the right one...
    – Izzy
    Oct 13 '13 at 21:40
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    Android 11 is slated to be the first release to include support for IKEv2. There are some comments from a Strongswan developer about the implementation in the preview build here: android.stackexchange.com/a/225383/3183
    – isuldor
    Jun 22 '20 at 4:46

No Android version natively supports IKEv2 yet. But you can install the free and open-source strongSwan VPN Client that uses IKEv2 and runs on Android 4 and newer.

  • Does it work with a non-rooted device? Once installed and appropriately configured with IKEv2, is it otherwise functionally equivalent to the native VPN feature?
    – cnst
    Oct 14 '13 at 16:56
  • The app uses the VpnService API so it should run on most devices without having to root them. There are some differences in the feature set, for instance, the always-on VPN feature provided by the native client on Android 4.2 and newer is not supported (but the app tries to keep the connection up once it has been established).
    – ecdsa
    Oct 14 '13 at 22:07

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