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Monday, January 17, 2011

Setting Up Proxy With No Root

If you want to surf the web with a proxy on Android and can't/don't want to root your device then Opera Mobile is the solution.

If Opera Mobile is not installed on your phone then go get a copy from the Android Market:



If you don't have Internet access on your phone, then download a copy from Opera's website then transfer and install it to your phone:

Once you have connected to the Wi-Fi network with the proxy and have Opera Mobile running:

1. Type opera:config into the address bar then enter


2. Scroll down the page until you get to Proxy and click it to display the settings


3. Now Scroll down again until you get to HTTP server and HTTPS server and in these two fields type your proxy information in the format address:port (e.g. my.proxy.com:3128)


4. Scroll down more until you get to Use HTTP and Use HTTPS and tick both boxes then click on save lower down


5. Now close the window and go to any site and the proxy should be working on Opera Mobile, and if your proxy server needs a username and password a popup will tell you to enter them in after you try going to any site


Please share this post with others in the same situation and leave a comment with your experience.

153 comments:

  1. Thanks!!! This really helps me!! You know the way to do the same thing for all the apps? With no rooting... Another time, THANKS!!

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  2. Thats good to know that it helped.
    I've been looking for a while, but this is the only option I have found for people with no root. If you want all the apps to work then you have to root.

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  3. I want to root but the revoked method is not working for my device with Android 2.2 yet... thanks again! :)

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  4. Using a browser to access wifi with proxy can be done with both Opera and Firefox but Firefox is still new and has too many bugs and lags a lot. Opera is the better choice.

    As of Froyo 2.2, Google has not yet added the proxy settings for the wifi configuration. Let's hope they add this with Gingerbread.

    For now, there is no way you can enable a proxy setting for all the applications of the phone without rooting. We have to deal with just a browser for now.

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  5. Thanks!
    But I still have a problem.
    I didn't see the Step 5 (Username,password)window.
    I type the proxy information in the format address:port (xx1proxy:8080).
    And Step 4 is same as yours.
    I didn't know where the error seeting?

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  6. Thank you so much man, you have no idea how much you just helped me...Thanks man!!!

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  7. thank you.. it really works.. finally!!!

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  8. thank you very much... i am so happy! god bless u!

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  9. Hi, I just want to thank you ! This is really GREAT and solved my problem ! Many thanks for the information ! And many thanks also for Opera designers !

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  10. YOu are da man,

    Thanks alot.. FireFox can do it with an addon but no in the new version4.0

    But, Opera is very stable and fast.

    Using Xperia Arc - Android 2.3

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  11. Hi I'm having problems seeing the proxy authentication popup menu. How do I get it to come up. Please help!!

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  12. thanks for your post!!

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  13. Thank you very much.

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  14. For those of you who need to use a SOCKS proxy (for example, one created as part of an SSH Tunnel using ConnectBot, etc.), Firefox Beta Mobile with the "Proxy Settings" addon will work. Without rooting your phone.

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  15. thanks man...
    works fine. xperia mini pro - android 2.3.3

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  16. no way man...galaxy tab froyo 2.2 not show the login/pasword popup screen

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  17. this is the greatest piece of info ive gotten so far abt username/proxy browsing..thanx a span...works like a charm..no more xpensive 3g when m at work...galaxy i5500 running froyo which i did myself...thanks agn

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  18. So on mine the settings for the actual address won't save. It is for a university connection: uct.ac.za/cache.pac, and it somehow deletes the "/" and won't connect. I have no idea what to do about it...

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  19. thnx, it works 4 SE Sk17i

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  20. Thanks a lot buddy, its awesome ;)

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  21. thnx! but it's not working here O.o
    i have this problem at school, after filling in the proxy, it still doesn't load any pages...
    any suggestions?

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  22. ı try this with lg optimus 2x 2.2.2 froyo

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  24. Thanks Million Time Brother.....It really Work.thanks again...

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  25. Thanktou... can't believe Froyo has no proxy support! Works for me on HTC Wildfire Android 2.2

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  26. I just download this and i don't see Automatic proxy configuration below proxy..it just starts with Bye Mobile Image resize...

    I wonder why?..any help ..thx

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  27. Thank you very much,
    I have an Xperia Neo with Gingerbread 2.3.4 with no Proxy support, Your provided solution gave me access the web browsing at University. The Questions IS why Google and other companies are ignoring a basic network task such as proxy settings?!...

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  28. address:port......what should be written in this?

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  29. hi. i have root my phone froyo 2.2.2 and i setup the proxy correctly. but i can only acess internet in opera, the other apps like gmail, market dont work..
    what i have to do, to make the apps work?

    please help

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  30. Looks like Opera have removed the Automatic proxy field since this was posted. What's the problem?

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  32. thanks a zillion sir, you saved my life other wise i would have died out of shock that the expenisve phone that i have bought cannnot even browse

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  33. Hello,
    al settings described above works fine on my LG optimus Black with Android Version: 2.2.2.

    But after saving the settings in OPERA I will not receive the pop up window for username and password?

    I receive only an error message with title: The server rquires a not supported authentification method.

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    1. I use the same phone with the same android version on a SpeakOut network and this is the only way I've found so far through which can browse the web for now, without rooting.
      I had these internet settings: http://www.speakoutwireless.ca/speak/phone-features/how-to-hook-up-android-phone-to-speak-out-data-plan/

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  34. This is related to text above =)

    In the I-Phone settings for that action there is a switch button to activate/deactivate authentification request.

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    1. "This is related to text above =)"

      i could not get it. is there any option to enable pop up?

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  35. I use wifi in a network which has placed a username and password to access youtube. the username and password window you mentioned that will pop up does not happens in my case. please help me with this issue, thank you.

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  36. Now BBC iPlayer is working on my SGS2. Many Thanks!

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  37. Hey, I'm trying to cover the topic from the Developer point of view in my blog. Maybe you can find it useful: http://issue1273.blogspot.com/
    Starting from this collaboration now also Zirco browser support the proxy settings.

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  38. Thanks for the post- much appreciated!

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  39. thanks dude ... its realy work...

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  40. i was always confused with the opera mini thanks for sharing this info,helps me a lot.

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  41. I am in Oman where skype is blocked. I have been using skype on my computer by using a proxy. Can someone advise how I can use skype on my galaxy S2 and galaxy I9003?

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  42. hey oman guy,you can try to set the proxy setting on ur s2 galaxy.or you can root your phone and install a " auto proxy" from android market,but still need work to do,that is finding a working proxy.you can search it via google.- olyd sabahans wrote:
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  43. Hy, I wanted to use the automatic proxy configuration url to access some sites by the proxy of my university (Brazil), but the version i have downloaded (11.5) don't have this choice to put the proxy url of the university. I have seen that in the version you have shown this option apears as the first topic of the proxy configuration. But i can't download this version to my device. Is there something i can do?

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  44. This is great and all but why isn't the blog admin commenting on the "no username and password popup window" issue? I can access anything else on the LAN using the local IPs but can't connect to the internet since i don't get an authentication popup like you said i would

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    1. I set up cntlm on a linux box and allowed certail hosts without authentication then configured my phone to use it as the proxy. Works like charm.

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  45. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!... i wait this matter for so long and now you have the solution.. great... best ever..

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  46. This is a good common sense Blog. Very helpful to one who is just finding the resources about this part. It will certainly help educate me.

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  47. It works..but only the browser connects with internet.How to connect other applications to the internet through wifi with proxy??

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  48. you can insert proxy settings in wifi settings which will work for all applications.
    go to wifi, long press on connection, modify network, tick advance options and add proxy. in Android 4, ICS

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  49. this is a timely and most useful blog have come across that solves my proxy woes. Bigup man

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  50. IT WORKS!
    I just figured out Opera Mini != Opera Mobile,

    :P

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  53. Thanks a Lot. It works with opera but youtube do not work.
    it gives problem with network to play video.
    Please help

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  54. i bought a bq kepler 2 cheap but messy both with edges finger pointing and video rotation issues 5-point finger wow, had to get a true feeling on ics, so had to change keybs to do the opera thing 4 days. Need to try it if works, it's for univ. Wish a global proxy NOROOT needed. Thank you, Let's see what happens

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  55. no popup either.

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  56. Amazing!! It works. Thanks a lot.

    Is there a way to do this globally or for other apps like youtube on android??

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  57. This worked for me on an android galaxy s2 for uniwireless at unimelb. took some time to realise that I had to add the port number after a colon after the manual proxy address, but now works fine. Thanks Opera mobile.

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  58. Hi,
    After upgrade my sgs2 to ics, i'd found that it can't playing youtube via proxy server. Anyone know how to solved this problem?

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  59. Thanks a lot bro..
    .... It is working fyn as u told... ! thanx !

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  62. Thanks a lot. I'm going to try this.

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  64. cant access google play using proxy????help

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  65. But I can't download app, watch youtube with opera

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  67. Thanks a lot. It really helps.

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  68. What should I write in address:port? Anyone help me plsss?!

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  69. don't understand at all...u_u

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  71. is there anything like operamobile for windows phone because opera has not yet released any of its version for windows phone.I am now using UC web which is available on windows phone market place.can anyone plz tell how to get proxy settings on UC web....plz..plz...

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  72. I have galaxy ace with gingerbread2.3.4
    My browser works fine when I configure proxy from advanced setting of wifi, but other app still can't conect to internet... My phone is not rooted and need non root solution...

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  73. The "Automatic proxy configuration URL" field is missing. Any idea? I am using the Opera mini in Samsung Tab 2.

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  74. What is my proxy to type or where to find it please

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  75. Hey guyz! Can you suggest me proxies that can download up to 200Mb or even 500Mb? I want to download sd games data at mob.org

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  76. hey,
    i am using xperia p ICS
    step 4 aint happening...\
    and confused with the "proxy address" is the proxy number that u are talking about

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  78. It is really good advice getting from this blog that will helpful me how to set the proxy root for android through the Opera mini.

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  79. Thanks for this wonderful tip. It is fantastic, now I can browse on my mobile via work WIfi

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  80. Works like a Charm..thank You very much...

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  81. I can see the pop up now, it asks me username and password..but i can not input it..It gets stuck there and i just cant type the username. What do i do?

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  88. But I can't download app, watch youtube with opera

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  90. I did everything correctly bt it shows could nt find proxy server.. Pls help me guys

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  98. can anyone tell me !! how to setup all things for blackberry phones !!! in blackberry there no opera mobile . opera mini that doesn't have this options !

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  99. really thanks but youtube is not working for andriod 2.3.3

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  100. this option is not available in nowadays opera version. i tried to install the version that you gave me, i got error while install. non compatibility issue i think in 4.1 JB

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