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    HTC Desire Proxy settings

    Hi Everyone,

    I have an android based phone and from some research I have found that Android doesn't support proxy, has anyone been able to get proxy support?

    I specifically thinking proxy settings for Wi-Fi and no proxy for modem settings or maybe a button to switch the proxy settings on and off.
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 21st April 2011 at 05:44 PM.

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    Hi MNHughes,

    it's a well known flaw that Android has no proxy support (although I'm still debating whether this is a network choice rather than Google...)

    If you're somewhat of a gadget geek though (as I am), I highly recommend CyanogenMOD, it's a fantastic version of the OS that supports proxy.

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    We've had a couple of teachers who have come to get internet access on their 'shiny new HTCs', only to be thoroughly disappointed.

    I don't believe anyone's found a way round it yet.

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    Amazon Kindle

    see this thread on the Amazon Kindle for a possible solution. I am experimenting with this for my HTC Desire at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Hi MNHughes,

    it's a well known flaw that Android has no proxy support (although I'm still debating whether this is a network choice rather than Google...)

    If you're somewhat of a gadget geek though (as I am), I highly recommend CyanogenMOD, it's a fantastic version of the OS that supports proxy.
    Absolutely - you should root and flash cyanogenmod anyway - let alone for proxy support

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    I'm looking at a couple of Galaxy Tabs and the lack of proxy support has put and end that that idea - shame

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Amazon Kindle

    see this thread on the Amazon Kindle for a possible solution. I am experimenting with this for my HTC Desire at the moment.
    Kindle also doesn't seem to support SSID's with hyphens in them...

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    There is an excellent android app on Market that is called
    "Transparent Proxy"
    It allows you to set a proxy up and also add authentication. I am not sure if it needs root but if it does just use one of the one click root tools like unenvoke etc nice and easy!

    I would recommend you root your phone anyway as there are SO many good apps out there and ROM that need root. Im using Redux RC1 GRH78 (Gingerbread) and its stunning, it uses Zeam instead of HTC Sense as a front end which is ok but not as well refined.

    There are also amazing wifi profiles that can be set up, I can not remeber the name of the software but it gives you slide bars on each ssid it sees and you can set the level of siginal that the phone will switch to another ssid, I wish there was a program for windows that was that easy.
    Last edited by JAB1a; 18th January 2011 at 10:20 AM. Reason: spelling

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    it needs root access

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    Excellent, another excuse for you to root, you can always revert back if needed for warrenty

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    What you need is anProxy, works fine on a unrooted HTC. This has user authentication settings.

    We found, that with this, and any other Proxy util, we were getting the "Too many redirects". However, using OperaMini as a browser worked.
    Does mean that all the other apps I use (Facebook, TweetDeck etc) still dont work.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1a View Post
    Excellent, another excuse for you to root, you can always revert back if needed for warrenty
    What happens if I root and then it breaks in a way that wont allow me to revert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    What happens if I root and then it breaks in a way that wont allow me to revert?
    Then you're up the creek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Then you're up the creek!
    exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    exactly
    If you don't want to do it, don't do it, nobody is forcing you. But it is nice on the dark side

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