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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by N3TWORK BURN3R, Nov 4, 2008.


    N3TWORK BURN3R Android Enthusiast
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    Sep 24, 2008

    Sep 24, 2008
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    Long Beach, CA
    Android Proxy App

    What is this?

    This is a HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL proxy application that should allow you to browse the web via a USB connected T-Mobile G1.
    Use at your own risk!
    This does seem to be pretty slow when relaying the EDGE data network, however i think T-Mobile are having issues in my neighborhood tonight. I've done most of my testing on Wifi. There's no 3G network here yet, but there's no reason why it won't work.
    What is this not?

    It's not really a "tethering" app. Right now it only allows web access, you can't use it as a general purpose internet tool
    I do think I can use this approach to tunnel SSH and maybe VPN traffic - so if you have your own server somewhere then it could come in pretty handy
    Who are you?

    My name's Graham Stewart, I'm a 28 yr old Software Consultant in Boulder, CO. I'm also heavily involved in running the offbeat discussion forums banniNation.com. I'm a long-time t-mobile customer who's already missing the ability to tether my Dash to my laptop
    Ok, I've read all the caveats above

    Yes... where do i start

    • Install the app on your android phone, by clicking here (from your phone browser of course)
      You might have to change your settings to permit apps that don't come from the Google Market by going to your home screen and choosing MENU > Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources.
    • Turn USB debugging on on your phone
      On your G1 go to the home screen, press MENU > Settings > Applications > Development, then enable USB debugging.
    • Follow the instructions here to install the Android driver - you'll need to do this on Windows & Linux but apparently not on the Mac.
    • Download and install the Android SDK for your computer platform. Alternatively if you are on Windows and don't want a 100 meg download, just get the ADB utility from here
    • Plug your phone into your computer
    • Choose Proxy App from your phone's menu
    • Press the "Start Proxy" button on your phone
    • Move to the directory that has the adb utility, using inside the Sdk Tools folder and run Windows: adb forward tcp:8080 localabstract:proxy
      Linux/Mac: ./adb forward tcp:8080 localabstract:proxy
    • Now you should have a proxy server running on port 8080 of your own computer that will relay the information over the Android Debug Bridge to the Proxy App which will relay it on to the internet.
    • Set your firefox proxy : Options > Advanced > Network > Manual Proxy Configuration HTTP Proxy: localhost
      Port: 8080
      Leave the others blank
    • Enjoy the slow slow EDGE network, or let me know if you have glorious fast 3g coverage!
    • Remember to disable your proxy settings in firefox if you want to stop using your phone.

    This builds on the JProxy code from Julian Robichaux and the Alarm Service demo from Google. Feedback

    Post any feedback here.

    Source : http://graha.ms/androidproxy/

    I found this on the interwebs, i thought id share it here.


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