Sunday, September 9, 2012

Use OpenVPN client on Nexus 7 without root

If you have set up a VPN server allowing others to connect securely from the outside, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has the ability to use OpenVPN client to connect to your company/university/provider server.

OpenVPN for Android by Arne Schwabe is a client app that uses the new VPNService API and doesn't require rooting. It has the option to import a .ovpn configuration file, and a notification for displaying how much data has been transfered. Easy to configure and works like a charm on my Nexus 7, even behind an http proxy. I had got another VPN manager in the past, but it is very troublesome. If the app supports ipv6, that would be great. This is very nice to have best third-party for a non root solution.

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