In order to provide safe browsing, I want to set global proxy to route all http/https requests from any browser to my proxy server on both WiFi and 2G/3G networks for non rooted Android devices with OS version 2.2 and above.

After categorization, proxy server will send response to browsers.

I have seen so many posts in SO also, but nobody has explained for Mobile networks(2G/3G). Please inform whether there is a possibility or not at all? If yes, please suggest a way. If anybody have idea, please share your thoughts.Thanks in advance.

Thanks, Gopi.

  • Newer Android versions let proxy be configured fro individual APNs or a global proxy which works for all networks including Wi-Fi and Mobile data. But proxy server can't handle all traffic in true sense. Related: android.stackexchange.com/a/217801/218526 Oct 24, 2019 at 11:02

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There are several proxy apps available to accomplish something like that. Though most of them require root access to the device, not all do (I have not tested any of them, so I cannot tell in detail).

However, a different approach might be checking into VPN apps, as that's pretty much what you targeting: a Virtual Private Network, where your server acts as a "checkpoint". Many of those VPN apps do not require root access, but many also use a dedicated VPN provider. Still, the linked lists should contain a working solution for you.

Disclosure: the linked lists are maintained by me, to provide you good "jump-points".

  • Yes Izzy, I too saw many apps and tested some of them, but no one is supporting proxy under 2G/3G, all are supporting for WiFi only for non rooted device. For rooted there are many working apps. And Yes, If this setting global proxy approach doesn't fulfill my requirement then I need to go back to VPN approach. Anyway thanks for your time and suggestion.
    – Gopi
    May 15, 2014 at 5:58
  • I'm not sure for any "pure proxy app" to work with 2G/3G, but I know several (if not all) of the VPN solutions do. That's why I've mentioned them as "fall-back". Besides, as to the question's description, that even might be the recommended solution ;)
    – Izzy
    May 15, 2014 at 9:21
  • Now I will look for VPN apps which suit for my requirement.Thanks for your time and valuable information.
    – Gopi
    May 15, 2014 at 9:47
  • Good luck! Hope my above link can serve as a good starter.
    – Izzy
    May 15, 2014 at 9:48

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