How to Get Around Firewall Android Phones

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If you want to get around or bypass the firewall on your Android phone, you can download the free software applications SSH Tunnel, Proxy Mobile and Mozilla Firefox from Android Market. You will also need to establish a user account with a SSH service. There are several free SSH services available online that you can use. After you've created a SSH Tunnel on your phone, you will be able to prevent intruders from viewing your Internet activities.

  • Open the Web browser on your Android phone, type “Android Market” in the search text box and tap the magnifying glass.

  • Enter your Gmail user account information and tap the “Login” button.

  • Type “SSH Tunnel” in the search text box to find and download the application and follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.

  • Repeat to download and install Mozilla Firefox and the Proxy Mobile add-on.

  • Open Firefox after it is installed, click "Tools" and choose "Add-ons."

  • Type "Proxy Mobile" into the search box to find and install Proxy Mobile.

  • Navigate to the menu page of the SSH Tunnel program that you previously installed on your phone from Android Market.

  • Under the “SSH Tunnel Settings” option type the Hostname, your username and password to build a SSH tunnel that will be hooked up with a local port.

  • Click inside the “Use SOCKS Proxy” check box and be sure to memorize the port number. Click inside the check box for “Tunnel Switch” to activate the SSH Tunnel.

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and tap on ”Add Ons” and the "Options" button to open Proxy Mobile.

  • Set up "Use Proxy" and enter "127.0.0.1" in the "SOCKS" proxy text box. Then enter the port number that you previously used in the "SOCKS" port text box.

  • Set up "Use Proxy" and enter "127.0.0.1" in the "SOCKS" proxy text box.

  • Enter the port number that you previously used in the "SOCKS" port text box.

  • Type the URL address, “whatismyip.com” in the Firefox search box and tap the magnifying glass. After the Web page loads, you should see the IP address and location where the website thinks your device is.

References

  • The Rough Guide to Android Phones; Andrew Clare
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