Override DNS (a DNS changer)

Override DNS (a DNS changer)


First of all some considerations before going on:
  •  the app is now working with Lollipop
  •  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, really we do!
  •  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.

The app is a DNS changer for mobile and Wi-Fi networks which works from Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean).

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.

The Lollipop situation
The app works, but there are some rough edges I'm working on (mainly related to multiple connections: VPN, hotspot etc.) and weird and custom SELinux policies created by OEMs.
The thing is that Lollipop changed the way name resolution is managed in Android, so the KitKat way is not working anymore.
If you buy the app and it doesn't work, please contact me: in the beta channel I've a working apk which I'm going to release very soon!

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

Known issues
  •  does not fully support multiple active connections (i.e. tethering or Wi-Fi AP): you can 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:
- fix for Restore DNS [bug0018]
- fix for support for SELinux=Disabled [bug0017]
- fix for TimeoutException because of awk [bug0016]
- removed the optimistic code which thinks SELinux is on
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About Override DNS (a DNS changer)
First of all some considerations before going on:
  •  the app is now working with Lollipop
  •  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, really we do!
  •  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.

The app is a DNS changer for mobile and Wi-Fi networks which works from Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean).

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.

The Lollipop situation
The app works, but there are some rough edges I'm working on (mainly related to multiple connections: VPN, hotspot etc.) and weird and custom SELinux policies created by OEMs.
The thing is that Lollipop changed the way name resolution is managed in Android, so the KitKat way is not working anymore.
If you buy the app and it doesn't work, please contact me: in the beta channel I've a working apk which I'm going to release very soon!

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

Known issues
  •  does not fully support multiple active connections (i.e. tethering or Wi-Fi AP): you can 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:
- fix for Restore DNS [bug0018]
- fix for support for SELinux=Disabled [bug0017]
- fix for TimeoutException because of awk [bug0016]
- removed the optimistic code which thinks SELinux is on

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 19, 2015
I'm satisfied
A Google User
Jul 6, 2015
works Works for 3g also which is a rare thing on these apps. Htc M8. ARHD rom
A Google User
Jun 22, 2015
Since Lollipop, I couldn't reliably change the current DNS server, even on WiFi. Android refused to used the configured servers. This app fixed that and now I can change the mobile connection too without the need of proxy and VPN. Also the interface doesn't suck.
A Google User
May 23, 2015
This app worked great for about a month. I dont know what went wrong with it. After a month of use I started getting a error message saying something like dns couldn't be changed because 2 networks were found. After emailing the dev a log, his response was " must be a 3g 4g phone"and nothing else. It worked fine for over a month switching between 3 and 4g but now it's not working. Update 5/22/15 it's working now but only 4 stars for poor customer service after emailing the dev.
A Google User
May 17, 2015
great app this has been great for setting up adult filters on devices. Only thing i would like to add is the ability to protect the app from being uninstalled unless it's done inside the app. Maybe add it as device admin to prevent that.