Psiphon 3 is a circumvention tool that uses “domain-fronting” to penetrate firewalls. It is almost as easy to use as Lantern. Clients exist for Android, iOS, and Windows. This article will show you how to install and use Psiphon 3 on an Android device.
To start with, you need to get the Android
for Psiphon 3.
Depending on which country you are in, you may be able to get this
from the Google Play Store.
If that is not possible in your country, you can also download the
file from the Psiphon 3 website.
That is the approach we will illustrate in this article.
If you cannot use either of these approaches, you can also
request that someone email you the
Write to email@example.com.
Or you can ask a friend to email it to you.
At the time of writing, it is a 9 MB attachment.
Assuming you are following the method in this example, open a browser on your Android device, visit the Psiphon 3 website, and click the Download button.
Specify that you want to get the Android version by tapping on Psiphon for Android direct download.
When asked if you want to download the
file, tap on OK.
Since you are installing from a web site outside the Google Play Store, Android will do a security check. Tap Settings.
The box for Unknown sources will be unchecked. Place a check mark in it by tapping the box.
Check the box for Allow this installation only and tap OK.
When the install is complete, drag the Psiphon icon to your home screen for easy access.
Tap on the Psiphon icon to launch Psiphon 3. When it starts up, tap on Tunnel Whole Device.
Android informs you that Psiphon is trying to start a VPN connection.
Check the box for I trust this application and tap OK.
Psiphon is running. Tap Open Browser.
Choose your favorite browser, and tap Just once.
Now use your browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) as normal. Your traffic will go to the outside world via Psiphon. A small key icon appears, top left, to remind you that you are now using a VPN.
When you have finished using Psiphon, tap the Stop button.