Visual Traceroute

Visual Traceroute


(4 stars)


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Visual Traceroute will show you, on a map, the path your data travels to any server in the world. Very easy to use, just enter the server's name and press go.

Visual Traceroute will use the 'ping' command available on most devices to determine the path your data travels, and will then use a database to look up the geographic location of this path. If your device is rooted, Visual Traceroute will use 'nmap' instead of 'ping', which provides for better and faster (UDP based) host detection.

Some routers block 'ping' (ICMP), and you will need a rooted device in this case. Some devices do not have 'ping' installed on them, and you will need a rooted device in this case too. The app will notify you in this case.

Note: if your device is rooted, the app will ask if you wish to give it root access. This is used to try and get better results. When asked, you CAN deny the app root access and use the standard 'ping' method - it will work fine without root in most cases.

Visual Traceroute is supported by adverts by admob, however these adverts are placed in discrete positions and should not cause you any issues. An ad-free version will be available in the upcoming 'Anti Android Network Toolkit' app launching soon.

Accuracy of IPs on the map: I am using the MaxMind GeoLite City database, which should have a 99.5% accuracy at country level, and a 40-80% accuracy at city level - unfortunately, the database is enormous and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from

Privacy Policy: No route, tracking, or any other information is collected or stored by this application.

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Recently changed in this version

More fixes for root mode on some devices.

Feel free to contact me if you have any issues, questions or suggestions.

Comments and ratings for Visual Traceroute
  • (61 stars)

    by funkychunky on 15/03/2012

    Failed to trace when other apps have succeeded. Rooted sgs2

  • (61 stars)

    by Marinko on 11/03/2012

    Simple and it works.

  • (61 stars)

    by pmelon on 11/03/2012

    Worked like a charm. Why not contact the author with details of the problem instead of lazily rating 1 star?

  • (61 stars)

    by vsapiha on 11/03/2012

    Doesnt work. Htc desire hd

  • (61 stars)

    by Ahmad on 01/03/2012

    I almost forgot I had this app once

  • (61 stars)

    by DotWim on 25/02/2012

    Nice app, but 1 thing i can't find: how to delete older traces? You can only add new ones but there seems no way to clear tracing history. I'll re-install and 5-star it when that's been added.

  • (61 stars)

    by Matthew on 25/01/2012

    This app requests superuser status when run for no apparent legitimate reason.