Override DNS

Override DNS


First of all some considerations before going on:
  •  beta stage of support for Lollipop has been recently introduced!
  •  the app needs a rooted device
  •  if you find something which seems broken, please contact us ([email protected]) before posting a negative feedback. We can fix things!
  •  if you are in Indonesia, the app could not work for mobile connections (Wi-Fi and the carrier 3 Hutchinson Indonesia seems Ok). I'm trying to bypass the DNS hijacking the carriers perform. You could try the app and, within 15 minutes, asks for a reimbursement directly in the Play Store. Send me an e-mail to [email protected] to be notified when I find a solution.

Then, here's a brief description of the app: it's a DNS changer for mobile networks which works in Android 4.4 KitKat (finally!) and possibly on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The app was born to change DNS on KitKat, but from version 3.0.0 it has been ported to Android 5.0 Lollipop (see below) and from version 1.3.0 it has been backported to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean MR2.


What does it mean "beta stage" for Lollipop?
The app works, but there are some rough edges I'm working on (mainly related to multiple connections: VPN, switching from mobile to Wi-Fi and vice-versa, hotspot etc.).
The thing is that Android Lollipop sources has been released on the 4th of November. SuperSU and root for many Nexus devices it's not so older, so I had a small amount of time to study what's changed. I think I found the solution for Lollipop, too, but I need some feedback from my beta testers before I can call it 100% functional. If you are not patient, give it a try and if it fails, ask for a refund directly on the Play Store, but please write me an e-mail, we could find a solution together.


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.

Features
  •  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).
  •  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, Holo styled.
  •  Ad free.
  •  Works on Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean.

More to come (in the next versions)
  •  change DNS for Ethernet connections, too.

Known issues
  •  does not fully support multiple active connections (i.e. tethering or Wi-Fi AP): you have to exclude one network device from the advanced settings
  •  horizontal layout is still awful.

Some references
  •  http://blog.mx17.net/tag/overridedns/
  •  inspired by setDNS

Recent changes:
v3.2.0 - 3.3.0
- Material design for devices Android 5.0
- Lollipop should work! (Beta stage, please contact me for any issue) [ur0022]
- small bugfix (added VIBRATE permission to prevent errors with some device)
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About Override DNS
First of all some considerations before going on:
  •  beta stage of support for Lollipop has been recently introduced!
  •  the app needs a rooted device
  •  if you find something which seems broken, please contact us ([email protected]) before posting a negative feedback. We can fix things!
  •  if you are in Indonesia, the app could not work for mobile connections (Wi-Fi and the carrier 3 Hutchinson Indonesia seems Ok). I'm trying to bypass the DNS hijacking the carriers perform. You could try the app and, within 15 minutes, asks for a reimbursement directly in the Play Store. Send me an e-mail to [email protected] to be notified when I find a solution.

Then, here's a brief description of the app: it's a DNS changer for mobile networks which works in Android 4.4 KitKat (finally!) and possibly on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The app was born to change DNS on KitKat, but from version 3.0.0 it has been ported to Android 5.0 Lollipop (see below) and from version 1.3.0 it has been backported to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean MR2.


What does it mean "beta stage" for Lollipop?
The app works, but there are some rough edges I'm working on (mainly related to multiple connections: VPN, switching from mobile to Wi-Fi and vice-versa, hotspot etc.).
The thing is that Android Lollipop sources has been released on the 4th of November. SuperSU and root for many Nexus devices it's not so older, so I had a small amount of time to study what's changed. I think I found the solution for Lollipop, too, but I need some feedback from my beta testers before I can call it 100% functional. If you are not patient, give it a try and if it fails, ask for a refund directly on the Play Store, but please write me an e-mail, we could find a solution together.


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.

Features
  •  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).
  •  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, Holo styled.
  •  Ad free.
  •  Works on Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean.

More to come (in the next versions)
  •  change DNS for Ethernet connections, too.

Known issues
  •  does not fully support multiple active connections (i.e. tethering or Wi-Fi AP): you have to exclude one network device from the advanced settings
  •  horizontal layout is still awful.

Some references
  •  http://blog.mx17.net/tag/overridedns/
  •  inspired by setDNS

Recent changes:
v3.2.0 - 3.3.0
- Material design for devices Android 5.0
- Lollipop should work! (Beta stage, please contact me for any issue) [ur0022]
- small bugfix (added VIBRATE permission to prevent errors with some device)

User reviews of Override DNS
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sunday 12:03 PM
Seems Legit I've only had it for a short time but makes changing the DNS a lot less of a hassle. Stable and quick.
A Google User
4 days ago
Nice dev!!! This app is still not working with my device, but the dev is so nice, give me so fast respond and now his working to fix my problem. Thank you!! Update : now this apps is just works perfectly!!!! (Tsel IDN)
A Google User
5 days ago
It works on my Nexus 6! None of the other DNS changers worked for my phone. Thanks!
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
Good app and helpful dev The app works exactly as expected, and the developer has been very responsive in adding requested features.
A Google User
Dec 5, 2014
Stops working after a day I want something to force open DNS family shield 24/7 this works a while after each time you re apply it but does not work after a while. It needs to poll more often to check to see if it is working or something.