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#1 Staff

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:03 PM

  • Install OpenVPN for Android.

    Openvpn for Android is an open source client based on the open source OpenVPN project.
    It uses the VPNService API of Android 4.0+ and requires neither Jailbreak nor root on your telephone.

    Hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/schwabe/ics-openvpn
  • Note: if you don't have access to Google Play Store, you can download "OpenVPN for Android" apk here: https://airvpn.org/repository/ics-openvpn-latest-stable.apk
  • Launch your internet browser.
    NOTE: don't use the default Android browser because it has an unresolved bug.
    Chrome and Opera have been tested by us and work.
  • Connect to AirVPN website, login and create the configuration files from our Config Generator.
    Choose Linux as platform (only direct TCP and UDP connections are supported) and finally click the "Generate" button to download it.
  • Downloaded .ovpn files may be imported directly into the application but the behavior depends on many factors (employed browser, files manager, Android version, etc).
    For simplicity's sake, we assume in this guide that you saved .ovpn generated files under the Download directory in the Android filesystem.
  • Open OpenVPN for Android and tap the top right "Import" button:

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  • Click on the import button of the prompt dialog:

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  • Browse to *.ovpn files:

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  • Select your configuration of choice:

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  • Confim the import with the top right button:

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  • Click on the imported profile to connect:

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  • Confirm the Android's security prompt dialog:

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  • Wait for the bootstrap sequence:

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  • The VPN tunnel is now established:

    screenshot_1501488147.png

  • When you need to disconnect from the VPN click on the "Disconnect" button from the app's notification:

    screenshot_1501488155.png

  • Confirm the prompt dialog:

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#2 giganerd

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

If you don't want or can't use Google Play or F-Droid to download this app, browse to http://plai.de/android/ and download it there.

 

Also, if you are looking for older or pre-release versions, this link can be valuable for you. :)


Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs helps us read your thread.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

Instead of writing me a personal mail, consider contacting me via XMPP at gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join the lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org. I might read the mail too late whereas I'm always available on XMPP ;)


#3 Gezza1984

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

I am trying to install the VPN on my android phone, however going to airvpn.org on my phone is not possible as the government here blocks the site. Can I work around this, and how? (I have AirVpn on my laptop.)

 

Thanks.

 

Gerry



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:28 AM

I am trying to install the VPN on my android phone, however going to airvpn.org on my phone is not possible as the government here blocks the site. Can I work around this, and how? (I have AirVpn on my laptop.)

 

Hello,

 

please try https://airvpn.info

 

Kind regards



#5 DoctorWhooves

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:34 PM

Hi,

 

I followed the guide but I got stuck at the Select your configuration of choice step. When I try to select an .ovpn file from my downloads folder, nothing happens. I downloaded linux and android .ovpn files and can't select any of them. I just upgraded to Oreo on my nexus 6p.

 

Thanks



#6 giganerd

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:43 PM

Select it with a file manager.


Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs helps us read your thread.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

Instead of writing me a personal mail, consider contacting me via XMPP at gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join the lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org. I might read the mail too late whereas I'm always available on XMPP ;)


#7 Hexane

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 01:34 AM

I had this problem too. All the downloads were greyed out and not selectable. I moved the .ovpn files to my SD and could import them from there without issue. Hope that helps



#8 James Bong

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

I have similar problems as above. All the downloads were greyed out and not selectable. Is there any solution?



#9 giganerd

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

I have similar problems as above. All the downloads were greyed out and not selectable. Is there any solution?

Solution is literally two posts before yours, use a file manager to select the file.

Sent via Tapatalk. Means, I don't have a computer available now.

Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs helps us read your thread.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

Instead of writing me a personal mail, consider contacting me via XMPP at gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join the lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org. I might read the mail too late whereas I'm always available on XMPP ;)


#10 eeyore123

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:21 AM

I have similar problems as above. All the downloads were greyed out and not selectable. Is there any solution?

Solution is literally two posts before yours, use a file manager to select the file.

Sent via Tapatalk. Means, I don't have a computer available now.

 

Using a file manager doesn't work. I had to move the files to my SD card as Hexane suggested.



#11 gord.sarah

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:08 AM

Hi there,

 

I wasn't able to generate a config file using the VEWD browser on my Sony Bravia Android TV. The original post mentions Chrome and Opera browsers however those are no longer available to install in the Google Play Store. Has anyone been able to generate a config file using the VEWD browser? Or is there another browser you'd recommend?

 

Thanks!



#12 lelluzzo

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Hi,

there's an option that connect VPN directly when I start my device?



#13 ableounceony

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

Hi,

there's an option that connect VPN directly when I start my device?

 

In OpenVPN for Android, go to the Settings tab and check the "Connect on Boot" option (3rd from the top).



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

...create the configuration files from our Config Generator.  Choose Linux as platform..."

 

Is the above still correct?  "Android" is an option in the Config Generator.  Is there some reason for choosing "Linux" instead of "Android?"



#15 giganerd

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

...create the configuration files from our Config Generator. Choose Linux as platform..."

Is the above still correct? "Android" is an option in the Config Generator. Is there some reason for choosing "Linux" instead of "Android?"
They generate identical configs. I think there isn't any.

Sent via Tapatalk. Means, I don't have a computer available now.

Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs helps us read your thread.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

Instead of writing me a personal mail, consider contacting me via XMPP at gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join the lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org. I might read the mail too late whereas I'm always available on XMPP ;)


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:40 PM

Hi there! I follow the steps and on theory I did everything succesfully. Finaly I see that I am connected, but no internet. I tryed both protocols, but nothing.. The same server work when I enter trought my laptop.



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:35 PM

When I get to the "confirm Android Security" I can only choose 'cancel'.  'OK' is there, but will not respond when I tap it?

 

 

 

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Resolved.  Apparently there was a background app 'over top' of the ok button.  Anyway, closed background apps temporarily and now it is working :)



#18 midrankoram69

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

I've seen that another VPN provider has an APK for Android.
Instructions for it:-
Download APK
Switch on when needed
Switch off when not needed.

Is there some reason that AirVPN can't provide something as simple as this this?



#19 BarredOwl

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:32 PM

There's also an 'OpenVPN for Android' plugin for Tasker (an Android automation app) that can automate the connection and disconnection of any OpenVPN service using the software described in this guide. It's very handy.



#20 RobbOlsen

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 07:04 PM

Just tried both "OpenVPN for Android" by Arne Schwabe and "OpenVPN" by OpenVPN apps on my Galaxy S8.  Could NOT get "Open VPN for Android" to work despite trying all the recommendations in this thread, but "OpenVPN" worked flawlessly with the UDP opvn file. Thought this might help folks who are having issues with "OpenVPN for Android". 


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