Setting up a proxy in the ProxyDroid app

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ProxyDroid is a free and open-source Android application that enables you to configure a proxy server for your device. It supports various proxy protocol connection types, including HTTP(S), SOCKS4, and SOCKS5. Users can set up a proxy for all applications on the device or only selected ones. Root access is required for ProxyDroid to function fully.

Key features of ProxyDroid include:

  • Provides support for BASIC/NTLM/NTLMv2 authentication methods.;
  • Offers support for proxies with authorization;
  • Allows setting up BIND for SSID/mobile Wi-Fi networks (2G/3G);
  • Includes widgets for quickly toggling proxies on and off.

Configuring ProxyDroid on Android is useful for accessing blocked sites, circumventing geographical restrictions, browsing the web anonymously, and enhancing network security for users.

Step-by-step proxy setup in the ProxyDroid app

ProxyDroid application requires root access to function properly. Without root rights, the fields for entering proxy data will appear inactive. Users should ensure they have obtained root rights in advance.

Here's how to use ProxyDroid to configure a proxy:

  1. Download and open ProxyDroid on your Android device. Upon opening the app, you'll be notified that root rights are necessary.


  2. Enter the IP-address and port in the designated fields.


  3. Tap on “Proxy server type” and choose the required connection protocol.


  4. For a private proxy server with authentication, scroll down and tick the “Enable Authorization” checkbox. Fill in your username and password in the designated fields.


  5. To finalize the setup, scroll up and toggle the “On/Off” switch in the “Service Manager” section.


The proxy configuration in ProxyDroid is now complete. The specified IP address will redirect and encrypt traffic from applications and secure web usage.