Can people with root get TAP connections?

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bird333
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Can people with root get TAP connections?

Post by bird333 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:18 pm

Is there a way to do this if you got root and access to iptables?

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Re: Can people with root get TAP connections?

Post by ordex » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 am

OpenVPN Connect does not support TAP mode at all (because Android does not expose such functionality).
Having root access still means that you need to find an OpenVPN app that implements TAP somehow, but I personally not aware of any.

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Re: Can people with root get TAP connections?

Post by edwardf » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:34 am

can someone update on this does openvpn support tap in android

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Re: Can people with root get TAP connections?

Post by edwardf » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:34 am

can someone update on this does openvpn support tap in android

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Re: Can people with root get TAP connections?

Post by Afflospark » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:29 am

Hello,
As I read you want to know you access tap connections with root.
If you talk about Open VPN connect. It does not support tap you can't connect to the network just one tap.
But as you say you have root access in your android so I would say it may be possible that you find an option of tap and connect
Thanks

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Re: Can people with root get TAP connections?

Post by dredkin » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:21 pm

There are several ways to connect to TAP servers from Android:
1. VPN Client Pro (requires paid subscripton, no ROOT needed);
2. Two apps by Friedrich Schäuffelhut: OpenVPN Installer / OpenVPN Settings (free, ROOT required).

On recent Android versions OpenVPN Installer no longer works, so you will have to install openvpn binary to the system by hand.

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