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Last updated: 17-04-2021
Override DNS (a DNS changer)  updated on created by Massimiliano Chinni is the Tools Android App has 10,000+ downloads on Google play
Just to be clear: NEEDS ROOT
First of all some considerations before going on:
• the app needs a rooted device
• support of DNS on non standard ports
• if you find something which seems broken, please contact us ([email protected]) before posting a negative feedback. We can fix things, really we do!
The app is a DNS changer for mobile and Wi-Fi networks which works from Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
With this software you can
• Bypass internet censorship
when based upon DNS blocking.
• Overcome an Android limitation
: there’s no system setting to change mobile DNS.
• Speed up internet connection
. You can find many articles on the web which show various benchmarks of Domain Name Servers performances and how they affect your navigation (your mileage may vary).
• Keep in sync mobile and Wi-Fi DNS
in fact from v1.2.0 the app can handle Wi-Fi connections, too.
• Automatic DNS change when a mobile connection gets activated (can be disabled).
• Automatic DNS change when a Wi-Fi connection gets activated (can be disabled).
• Automatic DNS change when an ethernet connection gets activated (can be disabled).
• Wi-Fi filter based on SSID, so you can automatically apply DNS only to certain connections (can be disabled).
• Custom DNS values.
• Almost zero memory and CPU usage, because it’s not a service.
• Notifications let you know that the app is working (can be disabled).
• Automatic DNS flush without need to restart the device.
• DashClock integration, to keep an eye on the DNS in use.
• It comes prepacked with the most common DNS services.
• Simple and clean interface.
• Ad free.
• does not fully support multiple active connections (i.e. tethering or Wi-Fi AP or VPN): you can exclude one network device from the advanced settings
• horizontal layout is still awful.
• inspired by setDNS
Please note: the app needs root permissions
– bugfix: null pointer exception on predefinedDNS singleton
– toast a message when modifying SSID you’re connected to
– bugfix start service/enable app Android N
– added fine location request on O+ to get SSID
full changelog here https://blog.mx17.net/2019/08/12/override-dns-v5-5-1-released/
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