SSH Tunnel

SSH Tunnel

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Before you start, please read the following instructions carefully.

If possible, please uninstall 1.4.X and any other previous editions before updating to 1.5.X.

"SSH Tunnel Provides a Secure Internet Connection for Your Android Device with One Click" -- LifeHacker

SSHTunnel is a SSH tunnel app for Android System. With this app and a configured server (typically configured with sshd and nginx / squid), you can easily browse internet through a SSH tunnel on your android devices.


1.To set proxy for the entire system or individual apps, you MUST ROOT YOUR DEVICES FIRST. For those ROMs without IPTABLES module, this app cannot work properly either.

2. To work with your private/public key, please store your key (only OpenSSH format, not putty) as the file /sdcard/sshtunnel/key

3. This App is DESIGNED ONLY FOR those guys blocked by Great Fire Wall in CHINA. If you'd like to get a GENERAL SSH CLIENT, please search "connectbot" in the market. Sorry for the inconvenience.

4. There exists a DNS Proxy in SSHTunnel to solve the DNS Pollution problem in China, which would try to fetch pre-defined HOSTS information from our web server. All these HOSTS files and source codes are open to public.

5. This project is published under the GNU General Public License v3.0. For more information, please visit our project site:

Follow us on twitter: @sshtunnel_dev

Tags: SSH, Tunnel, Proxy, GFW, Firewall

Tags: ssh tunnel, sshtunnel, ssh script, ssh tunnel proxy, tunnel proxy, autoproxy, sshtunnelqrcode, putty ssh tunnel, putty tunnel, ssh tunnel public key.

Recently changed in this version

1. FIX: compatibility issues on Android 4.2

1. FIX: SECURITY ISSUE reported by SSHunTunnel
2. FIX: bugs in app chooser

1. Upstream Proxy, e.g cmwap ( for China Mobile users
2. Check finger print when connecting
3. new redsocks

Comments and ratings for SSH Tunnel
  • (70 stars)

    by Eugene Smiley on 03/04/2014

    Not working on GS4

  • (70 stars)

    by Ryan Sasota on 31/03/2014

    Like it so much

  • (70 stars)

    by William Robertson on 30/03/2014

    It's almost just like a VPN (if you have root privileges, obviously), except much easier to throw together. Also, there doesn't seem to be any support for passphrase-protected SSH keys, which is a bit of a bummer for those of us who don't like the idea

  • (70 stars)

    by Aaron Lesmeister on 11/02/2014

    The app does what it says, and well... I find it "strange" that since installing this app yesterday I've had over 1000+ failed ssh login attempts from IP Addresses in China. Very strange. I know the code is open source and all, but this is a bit too we

  • (70 stars)

    by Rabin Yasharzadehe on 03/02/2014

    Broken with 4.4.2

  • (70 stars)

    by tomo huynh on 26/01/2014

    It pretends to connect but when you check your IP address you will see that your traffic isn't being tunneled at all.

  • (70 stars)

    by Adriano Pires on 23/01/2014