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How to access blocked websites on your (non-rooted) Android smartphone in Indonesia

Do you want to access blocked websites on your non-rooted Android smartphone in Bali or Indonesia? There's an app for that!

If you own a rooted device you can also use this app, but an easier way would be to install DNS Manager instead.

If you are looking for a way to do this on a laptop or desktop computer, check out our other article on this topic.

Step 1

Head over to the Google Play store and install Drony.

 

Step 2 

Open the application and swipe to the right to reach the "settings" tab. Scroll down until you see "settings for not listed networks", tap that.

 

Step 3

Scroll down until you see DNSCrypt, make sure the box beside it is checked. This will make sure websites are unblocked when you use your mobile data.

 

Step 4 

Tap on "Edit DNSCrypt settings". To keep things fast we need to select a resolver close by. From the list of resolvers choose d0wn-sg-ns2 (it's in Singapore). 
Feel free to try different ones, they might be faster (for example d0wn-hk-ns1, which is located in Hong Kong).

Tap the save icon in the top right and go back to the settings menu.

 

Step 5 

Now click on WiFi and from the list of networks repeat step 3 and 4 for each network you'd like to unblock (this will typically be the network name of your hotel or villa) 

 

Step 6

Now swipe left until you are back at the "log" tab. Tap the button at the bottom to enable the application. Grant the app permission to set up a VPN network.

Now check the output in the log window. There should be some lines saying "addDnsServer". If you don't see these trying turning it off and on again.

You are all done! Time to browse those "innocent" blocked websites!

You've just created a local VPN server that uses DNSCrypt to bypass the internet filter system. Congrats!

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There are 5 comments

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By Ann Moroz | Oct 12 2018 at 18:11

To access blocked sites in Indonesia you can use any VPN application on your Android or setup VPN connection on your Android device.
Launch “VPN client pro” app on your Android device

1. Tap + icon to add new VPN connection and choose “New SSTP VPN Profile”
2. Input name of the VPN connection (anything you want) and tap “Remote servers”
3. Tap + icon on the bottom
4. Input Server address that you can find in your “vpn account data” letter in the marked field and tap OK button.

5. Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

Click the marked icon on the right upper corner to save the settings

6. Swipe to the right on the right upper corner to connect to VPN server, input your username and password, tick Save and OK

7. If everything is OK you will be connected. When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device.

Setup guide from https://aeroshield.org/

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By Joseph Smith | Jul 24 2017 at 15:11

Very awesome article,
I Prefer VPN to access block sites. I am using HMA VPN but Many netizens dont want to use HMA because HMA is little expensive so they can visithttps://www.reviewsdir.com/best-vpn-services/ for more choices.

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By MrBig | Mar 14 2017 at 02:46

Is there anything like this for iPhone users??

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By Admin | Feb 04 2018 at 23:27

LOL at your username :P Google gave me this one; https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/220062647-OpenDNS-DNSCrypt-on-iPhone-iPad

Looks like you need to root your phone and have a decent amount of IT skills..

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By Admin | Feb 04 2018 at 23:28

OMG.. Almost a year before I replied.. Must have missed the notification

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