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How to VPN only a single application?

The free and open-source OpenVPN for Android app supports this. In the profile configuration dialog, there is an 'allowed apps' tab that allows you to select a list of apps that is either excluded or ...
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How do Android apps access phone's simcard and determine the location/country without permission?

Apps cannot access SIM card directly, neither they can get your exact location without getting permission. But they can get your country code if the device is connected to a cellular network. No ...
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Is it possible to share a VPN connection over WiFi Hotspot?

Yes its possible, I have covered one method to achieve this already on this post. Alternatively, our fellow user, Mygod has shared one application to achieve this called VPN Hotspot and is available ...
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How can I emulate pressing another application's Quick Settings tile?

In brief Automating an already visible Quick Settings tile # Click on a TileService of the specified component cmd statusbar click-tile com.package.name/.service.QuickSettingsTileComponent # You may ...
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Why isn't Wireguard available on F-Droid?

The official Wireguard App is no longer available because the author insists in packing self-updating functionality that targets a non-F-droid repository. This functionality means that F-Droid can't ...
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How to use a firewall AND a VPN?

There's many ways to go about this (sorted from easiest to most complicated): Use Adhell 3, the Samsung KNOX based content-blocker that doesn't require root and also allows you to use a VPN app at ...
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Can we make a Vpn server run on Android?

Yes we can run VPN server on Android, but not without root. Stock Android doesn't support VPN servers, even many protocols aren't supported as client too, so you have to install third party apps. ...
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How to share VPN connection with devices on hotspot?

Android doesn't redirect hotspot traffic through VPN network as far as I have tested on Pie ROM (almost stock; custom ROMs might have different implementations or some specific settings). The reason ...
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Why is user and CA certificate required for IKEv2 RSA VPN?

As the name implies, the VPN type IKEv2/IPSec RSA [sic, it should actually be "IPsec" not "IPSec"] is for client authentication with an RSA certificate/key. The name was probably chosen for ...
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Why network activity is detected from apps after VPN firewall blocks them?

Is the problem caused because GlassWire reports false positives? You are correct. This question appears to be related to the understanding of OSI Model. NetGuard is based on VPN which makes use of ...
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How to exclude specific apps from using the VPN connection on Android?

Solution: Run proxydroid app and selected the apps to be routed through the proxy server. Specify the host, port and proxy type of the proxy server under proxy settings. Exclude the IP of the proxy ...
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How to use a firewall AND a VPN?

Quoting the NetGuard FAQ on that topic (emphasis added): (2) Can I use another VPN application while using NetGuard? If the VPN application is using the VPN service, then no, because NetGuard needs ...
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How to run a firewall and an AdBlocker on a non-rooted phone at the same time?

You can use adguard for this purpose which has the capability of both a firewall and an adblocker. It sets up a local vpn for non rooted phones. It also has a proxy mode. ( inorder to use with other ...
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6.0.1 fails to send MMS over PIA Always-On VPN when using 4G LTE

I've just found an issue in AOSP that tracks this and has a suggested fix for it: I tried Textra as a texting replacement app (for other reasons). In the settings it has an option to use either ...
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Is there a way to always fire up my express VPN app whenever I open an incognito tab in chrome?

When you open incognito tabs in chrome, there is a notification that appears with the message "Close all incognito tabs". You can use it to automate the process of launching your app. Using Automate: ...
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ad blocker w/ vpn, or vpn with ad blocker?

Most VPN based ad blocker Blokada don't work like traditional VPN systems, instead the VPN server is located on the same Android device. Outside of your device the traffic is just normal Internet ...
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How can I block the traffic outside the VPN, even if the VPN is down?

Previous answer is a bit outdated (but should still work), because DroidWall isn't developed anymore, while there's a fork named AFWall+. App has free and "donate" versions and lets you to ...
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VPN Connection - Android Not Working , working fine IPhone

I know this is an old question but a simple solution I have found is make sure power saving mode is turned off. I looked all over the Internet to figure this out and discovered it by accident. Hope it ...
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Why Android show "Network may be monitored" with Nordvpn?

Background This is a known feature which occurs when a Installing a private CA certificate for use with vpn or private web site encryption and or authentication or using self signed certificates, ...
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Running a Debian installation on Android as a NAS / VPN - what would I lose as compared to a Raspberry Pi or similar comp?

Disadvantages I'm assuming that you already know the advantages, so I'll just tell you the disadvantages: Hardware errors: Many users have reported this. Issues include (but aren't limited to) WiFi ...
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Export VPN configurations from Android

Different apps working with different VPN protocols have different methods of handling authentication credentials (username, password, certificate, key etc.). I didn't use any of three apps you ...
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(Android) Launch app activity shortcuts from the command line?

Looking for an intent interceptor I came across IntentTask which is helpful for your objective. I installed Tasker, that app, setup a Task with action: Plugin → IntentTask → Launch ...
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Android 9: OpenVPN Per App

How about "OpenVPN for Android" made by schwabe. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.blinkt.openvpn https://github.com/schwabe/ics-openvpn It has per app connection setting by whitelist ...
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Architectural details of Android VPN service : How tun0 gets created?

This is more like a development related question but what I know is that binder is inter-process communication (IPC) mechanism (like sockets) which processes use by opening /dev/*binder character ...
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how apps bypass VPN?

It didn't bypass the VPN. The apps use your other identifications such as "Advertising ID" identify you. Then this information is used to give you suggestions/recommendations based on your previous ...
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Enabling Wireguard tunnel through ADB shell

This is the most reliable way that I have found: am broadcast -a com.wireguard.android.action.SET_TUNNEL_UP -n 'com.wireguard.android/.model.TunnelManager$IntentReceiver' -e tunnel <tunnel_name> ...
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Decrypting a user private key cert in keystore

The Android Keystore (in code named AndroidKeyStore) uses on recent Google Android Devices the hardware based security of the ARM CPUs named Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). Therefore the private ...
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"Unable to get VPN permissions, you may need to reboot device and try again"

I backed up all of my data and reset the phone to factory defaults. Important reminder: Before resetting the phone, I removed my MicroSD because the dialog said that it would delete everything on the ...
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What does this VPN prompt message "VPN app can monitor your network activity, including emails, apps and websites" mean?

When using a VPN system there are two points that can read all the data that pass the VPN tunnel: The entry point - in this case the app that establishes the VPN tunnel The exit point - if the app ...
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Bypassing VPN restriction in another app

VPN detection is usually done on server side. Diitalk simply has to check your IP and compare it to a list of IP ranges by common VPN providers. If the IP is in the IP range of a known VPN provider ...
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