Access blocked sites with your Android

Ever since Malaysia Internet Service Providers (ISPs) been forcefully asked to block access to certain sites on the internet, there had been numerous rants of dissatisfaction amongst the locals. Be it from a wired or wireless internet users (and there still is).

I personally think this violates the freedom of the Internet. However I understand the pressure which has been put to SKMM (which I will elaborate no further here). But being us, creative Malaysian, and with good friends that we have all around the world, such as Anonymous (not that I knew them because they all wear masks!). Here’s a guide on how you can access those blocked websites via your mobile internet, on your Android phones.

It’s simple. And let me show you how…

First, yes of course, the ingredients needed to make this work.

You need SL4A apk, download it from > HERE < and choose sl4a_r4.apk

Next, install it on your Android device. Run it once, and then exit. Download the script file from my dropbox account > HERE < (There is no need to have a dropbox account to download, however, if you want one, please register via my link > HERE < and both of us may get extra space! Sharing is caring :-) ) and save it to /sdcard/sl4a/scripts/

Now that you have the script in place, open SL4A again and you should see ‘change-dns.sh’ listed. Click on it once, and select the second icon (gear).

You should receive 4 requests from SL4a for ROOT access. Allow all of these and the application should end (and appears to do nothing). Exit, open your browser, and try access the sites which was previously blocked…

And there you have it, sites which have been previously blocked are now accessible. How? By changing your DNS. Here’s what inside the script :

su -c "setprop net.rmnet0.dns1 8.8.8.8" 
su -c "setprop net.rmnet0.dns2 8.8.4.4"
su -c "setprop net.dns1 8.8.8.8"
su -c "setprop net.dns2 8.8.4.4"

I have defaulted the script to use Google DNS. If you are using something else (eg. OpenDNS), then just change the numbers by editing the script file with any text editor program or with notepad on your PC. Do you have any other DNS to share? Remember, the best is to share, not to keep! :-)

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31 Responses to “Access blocked sites with your Android”

  1. John Says:

    Hey thanks man, I was looking to do tis for long time now know how!

  2. x-rayted Says:

    hi there…

    does this work on an unrooted HTC sensation ? or do we need rooted device

  3. Unprison the Internet! « Neato4u's Blog Says:

    [...] away so soon isn’t it? (Or did they just threw the keys off?)  I have previously covered Access blocked sites with your Android before, however we won’t be sure how long before some idiot come and block the hole on this [...]

  4. qoolly Says:

    I selected the second icon but nothimg happens
    I see
    Change-dns.sh started
    Then
    Change-dns.sh exited
    but nothing happens

    • neato4u Says:

      Did you tried accessing sites which was previously blocked after that? You can’t see any changes after executing that script because the changes are not visible (it just change your dns).

      • qoolly Says:

        Yes i tried to open blocked site. .. But thay still blocked
        actually i did npt receive the 4 requests

  5. rammstein Says:

    You need to be rooted to do this.. are you rooted?

  6. densands Says:

    hi there, I’m having the same problem as ‘qoolly’… if ‘rammstein says’ recommended that i need to be rooted… i was assuming that the sl4a also roots up my android… since it does not do this, how do i root my device up?

    thanks!

    • neato4u Says:

      Hi Densands. Unfortunately sl4a does not ‘root’ your device. Your device need to be rooted first before you can use sl4a. Rammstein was correct with his comment.

      There is an application called one click root or something like that which will temporary root your device (for those who wanted root but scared to go deeper and perma root it..).

      As for now I can’t find it (I should have a local copy – perhaps). Try googling for it first.

  7. Nasa Says:

    I just try Opera Mini for Android and can access all the blocked site..

  8. Alok Pandey Says:

    Download Files from blocked sites on you Android device. No Proxy needed.

    http://downloadapps4droid.blogspot.com/

  9. Alok Pandey Says:

    Give your Gingerbread an Ice cream Sandwich makeover, totally free

    http://downloadapps4droid.blogspot.com/

  10. advenboy Says:

    Thank you very much.. worked for me.

  11. A compilation of most used Android Application « Neato4u's Blog Says:

    [...] #proxy# sl4a (link) [...]

  12. dhivagar Says:

    what is DNS name for YouTube app in android ..?

  13. Mike Says:

    I am using this on my Galaxy to unblock sites:

    http://www.sunvpn.com/

  14. alok Says:

    How to many any ebook an Audiobook.

    http://downloadapps4droid.blogspot.in/2012/06/how-to-many-any-ebook-audiobook.html

  15. jedai Says:

    Thank neoto ur awesome man!!! better share this thing!!
    Working very good on my xperia neo v:-D

  16. altamash Says:

    Hey i did everything as you said & i even got 4 superuser messages and i allowed them all but after that still blocked websites not opening. I have Samsung galaxy Y & i live in Pakistan.

    • neato4u Says:

      Well try opening superuser and see if it really allows the application or not. You can also use Opera Mobile. They have their own server which compresses websites so I’m pretty sure you will have access to them. But if you want a direct connection for all apps to work then you still need to use the change dns method mentioned.

  17. ash Says:

    awesome bro…thanks

  18. trg21 Says:

    Hey.i cant download those script.
    When i click, only this come out

    su -c “setprop net.rmnet0.dns1 8.8.8.8″
    su -c “setprop net.rmnet0.dns2 8.8.4.4″

    su -c “setprop net.dns1 8.8.8.8″
    su -c “setprop net.dns2 8.8.4.4″

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Hi will this also work on a Sony Xperia ICS 4 (broken VPN) phone?

  20. khan Says:

    is good but how to use

  21. Howart Smith Says:

    You can use Hotspot Shield VPN that makes it easier for people on restricted Wi-Fi networks to access the data and services they want, right from their Smartphone or Android tablet device.

    >> http://www.vpn-for-android.com

  22. Luqman Says:

    A bro where is sl4a_r4.apk
    There is only sl4a_r3.apk sl4a_r5.apk sl4a_r6.apk

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