Set DNS

Set DNS

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SetDNS is the easiest way to force your rooted phone to use custom nameservers on WiFi for all devices AND 3G/mobile networks on rooted devices. Works for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks and nameservers.

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PLEASE DON'T INSTALL ON ANDROID 4.3 FOR THE MOMENT, THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE WAY DNS HANDLING HAS BEEN CHANGED IN THE KERNEL. I'VE PULLED IT FROM THE MARKET FOR 4.3 DEVICES.
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Preserves your custom nameserver information when using both wireless and 3g/edge mobile connection. WIFI Only with non-rooted phones.

Comes with google, opendns, opendns family shield, fooldns settings, enter custom DNS servers and option to revert back to DHCP.

Includes widgets that will show the current DNS state and if you have DNS Pro installed, will allow nameserver changes by clicking the appropriate widget.

In normal mode, this app doesn't change *any* system files (unlike some DNS apps), so you don't need to back up your nameserver details. Just reverting back to DHCP will go back to your normal network settings.

You can update the resolv.conf file within the preferences if the normal settings don't work. This will modify the contents of the resolv.conf if it is writable, after taking a backup.

OpenDNS Family Shield settings can be used to filter adult or inappropriate content on the phone.

Using alternative nameservers like Google DNS or OpenDNS can dramatically speed up your browsing. You can also bypass local DNS filters such as Nawala.

Set DNS also checks if your browsing goes via a proxy service that overrides your DNS settings. When network settings change, it will try to access a URL directly using the IP address. If this hits the right server then you have a direct connection to the network. If not, then a proxy is intercepting the connection and is using it's own nameserver information.

Proxy testing is turned *off* by default. You can enable it in the preferences.

I've had some feedback about net.rmnet0.dns[12] not being changed (there's a comment here too). The app doesn't change these settings by design. Changing net.dns[12] is sufficient to change the DNS lookups on the device. However, if I get more requests for the rmnet0 settings to be changed, I'll add in an option to override the interface specific DNS as well. Just drop me an email.

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If you have any problems with this - please email me or leave a message on the google plus page (see the About option) before rating on the market. Most problems are due to cached DNS or network proxies rather than the app itself.

In particular, testing against sites such as opendns will fail if going through a mobile carrier's proxy.
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If you find this app useful, please consider buying the Set DNS Pro app which activates locking, control widgets and non-rooted functionality.
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Please note, entering the wrong nameserver details can break your internet settings.

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NON-ROOT FUCTIONALITY

If you install this on a non-rooted phone, please understand that some people are reporting in the market that it breaks their WiFi.

Unfortunately these people report the problem in the market yet don't get in touch with us so there's no way to resolve it. As a result, please consider the non-root functionality "beta" status and install on your device at your own risk.

Tags: set dns, setdns, proxydroid dns, setting dns, add dns, add nameserver, setdns not active, set dns in, set dns pro 1.5.14, set dns 1.5.14 apk.

Recently changed in this version

Made password setting a little clearer
Have changed publication so that it isn't offered for android 4.3 - the DNS part of the OS has been changed quite significantly. The app needs to be updated to better support 4.3.


Comments and ratings for Set DNS
  • (66 stars)

    by Abhishek Prabhakar on 25/06/2014

    Pages don't load in opera mini after setting DNS

  • (66 stars)

    by Demmy Moore on 21/06/2014

    It's a very good DSN App.

  • (66 stars)

    by AbdMalik Arifin on 18/06/2014

    Must have app

  • (66 stars)

    by Emmanuel Irizarry on 13/06/2014

    If people don't read too bad, as always criticize something without even understanding what you are doing. this app is very reliable and works great on rooted and unrooted devices. I use this on all my devices.

  • (66 stars)

    by jahan geer on 09/06/2014

  • (66 stars)

    by Muhamad Jazairi on 04/06/2014

    I loved it...Thanks Dev :)

  • (66 stars)

    by Kaki Maki on 02/06/2014

    good