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OpenVPN Alternatives for Android

There are many alternatives to OpenVPN for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is WireGuard, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenVPN and 11 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to OpenVPN are ZeroTier, Shadowsocks, Tailscale and Outline VPN.

OpenVPN alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenVPN.
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  1. WireGuard icon

    WireGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.

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    Almost everyone thinks WireGuard is a great alternative to OpenVPN.

    WireGuard proposes a complete new concept. More lightweight, faster, easier to use. This is really a step up as far as secure ip tunnels are concerned.

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    Less detectable by DPI, smaller code base. Very easy to config

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    being unable to use blocked sites in Iran

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    Administration is a breeze, more secure, smaller code base.

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    Simpler, faster and more secure than OpenVPN

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  2. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.

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    Almost everyone thinks ZeroTier is a great alternative to OpenVPN.

    For me the ideal replacement of the old hamachi, a little complicated installation in linux the first time, then everything on wheels.

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    Shadowsocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.

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    Shadowsocks vs OpenVPN opinions
    Most users think Shadowsocks is a great alternative to OpenVPN.
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    this is a proxy not a vpn solution

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  4. Tailscale icon

    Tailscale

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Private networks made easy Connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Tailscale makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.

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    Outline VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet

    Journalists need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. Outline lets news organizations easily provide their network safer access to the open internet.

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    Tinc VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

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    Tinc allows for either routed or bidged meshed encrypted network. Works perfectly on Linux, a bit harder to set up on Windows, but working perfectly.

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    OpenConnect

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    A VPN client compatible with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (now Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution) and an open source substitute for Cisco's official Linux client.

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    dn42

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android

    dn42 is a big dynamic VPN, which employs Internet technologies (BGP, whois database, DNS, etc). Participants connect to each other using network tunnels (GRE, OpenVPN, Tinc, IPsec) and exchange routes thanks to the Border Gateway Protocol.

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  9. n2n is a VPN project that supports p2p. Its goal is to provide mobile version support.

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    PortalsVPN

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Other VPNs are claiming they don’t track your online activity. At Portals technology makes it impossible.

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