Last Updated on 1 month ago by Mamun Miah

Have you ever wanted to access certain websites without the fear of being monitored or restricted by your ISP? Well, if that’s the case, then look no further! In this blog post, we will cover how to use and configure ShadowSocks on your Android device. Utilizing a VPN on Android is an excellent way to remain private while browsing the internet.

Shadowsocks is a type of proxy server that encrypts your traffic and routes it through a server in another country. This makes it difficult for anyone to track your online activity or block your access to certain websites. There are many benefits to using Shadowsocks, including increased privacy and security, bypassing censorship, and improved speed and reliability. Let’s read this article below.

What is Shadowsocks?

Shadowsocks is a secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic. It encrypts your traffic between your device and the Shadowsocks server, making it difficult for anyone to snoop on your activities.

Installing and Configuring ShadowSocks on Android

I will show you the 3 best applications to Configure ShadowSocks easily on android. Let’s take a look below.

  1. Outline Application ( Jigsaw operations LLC) – Very Easy to Configure
  2. HTTP Injector Application (Evozi) – Has Standard Options & Easy to Set Up
  3. Shadowsocks Application (Max Lv) – Has Advanced Options & Easy to Set Up

Let’s see how to utilize those applications below.

1. Configure ShadowSocks Using the Outline Application


The outline is a very popular SSH VPN app. You can use this application on Android, Linux OS, and Windows too. For that, you’ll need to install the Outline app on your device. Then, you’ll need to add a Shadowsocks configuration file to the app. Follow the instructions below. 

  1. Copy a key from Telegram Outline VPN Community
  2. And then Paste and Add Key link to the Outline Application.
  3. Tap on Connect and wait until shows the ‘Connected’ Dialogue.
  4. Done. Enjoy.
Download the Outline Client app for android from Play Store.

2. Configure Shadowsocks on HTTP Injector on Android

http-injector-home http-injector-server http-injector-profile

Installing HTTP Injector

HTTP Injector is an app for Android that allows users to configure and use Shadowsocks. To install HTTP Injector, simply go to the Google Play Store and search for “HTTP Injector.” Once you have found the app, tap on “Install” and follow the prompts.

Two Methods to Configuring Shadowsocks on HTTP Injector

1. Easy Method

  • Open the app and tap on the “Tunnel Type” tab.
  • Select Tunnel Type Shadowsocks and Connect from None (Direct) and Then SAVE.
  • From Servers Select any Shadowsocks server and Connect.
  • And Then Tap Start and wait Until Show Connected on the notification panel.
  • Done 

2. Advanced Method 

  • Once HTTP Injector is installed, open the app and tap on the “Shadowsocks” tab.
  • From here, you will need to enter your Shadowsocks server address, port, password, and encryption method.
  • After you have entered all of this information, tap on the “Start” button and you should be connected to your Shadowsocks server.

3. Set Up ShadowSocks with the ‘Shadowsocks’ Application

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The first thing that you need to do is download the ShadowSocks app onto your Android device. If you are using a device that is running Android 6.0 and above, you can use the Google Play Store to download and install the app. If you are using an older version of Android, you will need to download the APK from the official website. Once you have installed the app, you can start configuring it. 

To do so,

  • Go to the app’s main menu and tap the “config” button.
  • From there, you will see a bunch of different options that allow you to configure your connection, including the server, port, and password.
  • After Configure Server, Port, and Password Tap on the Connect Button until Connected.
  • Done. Enjoy
Download the Shadowsocks app for android from Play Store.

Our Recommendations

Outline Vpn is my favorite of the three apps. Because it is quick and safe. If you want a hassle-free connection then use the HTTP Injector ( Follow Easy Method )

How to Use ShadowSocks on Android

Once you have configured your connection, all you need to do is tap the “Start”  or “Connect” button and you will begin to route your connection through the proxy. You will know that it is working if you see VPN is “Connected” on the notification panel. Now, whenever you open a new browser window or visit a website, your connection will be routed through the proxy server. This will allow you to access websites that your ISP, government, and other third parties may censor.

How to Create a Free ShadowSocks Server

Here are some popular websites where you can create free SSH Servers. Just Go to the website and create a free account. Some Websites don’t need to open an account.

  1. sshstores. net
  2. sshocean. com
  3. sshmax. net
  4. tcpvpn. com
  5. hidessh. com

Pros and Cons of Using ShadowSocks


  • You will be able to access blocked websites.
  • It provides a higher level of security than a standard socks5 proxy.
  • Your ISP will not be able to detect or block your connection.
  • You can use it to secure communications between your device and your home/office router.
  • It is free to download and use.
  • Finally, Shadowsocks is very fast and reliable


  • It can be slower than a VPN connection.
  • It is difficult to configure.
  • Sometimes It may be more difficult to use than a VPN connection.

Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t my Internet working after connecting to a VPN, and how can I fix it?

If you used a dead SSH server or configured SSH incorrectly, your internet will not work properly.

To fix the issue,

  • Use a live VPN server and configure it correctly.
  • Or Disconnect the VPN. 
  • Restart Your Device after Disconnecting the VPN.


Using Shadowsocks or any proxy service may violate the terms of service of some websites or services. It’s crucial for users to understand the potential risks and use such tools responsibly.


In this blog post, we have gone over what Shadowsocks is and how you can use it on your Android device. If you are looking for a more private way to browse the internet that won’t slow you down, then using Shadowsocks is a great option. However, it is important to note that it isn’t as reliable as a VPN connection and is difficult to configure. With that said, if you are looking for a less conventional solution to bypassing censorship, then Shadowsocks is the way to go.

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