SSH Tunnel Apk

SSH Tunnel Apk

Latest version 1.5.6
02 May 2013


This is an original APK file, it's safe to download and free of any virus.

Older Versions

Apk Infos

Rating4.1/5, based on 4,185 votes
Size‎1.1 MB
Requires AndroidAndroid 2.1+ (Eclair)
Author's NotesSurf the Web Privately and Securely with SSH Tunnel.

About SSH Tunnel APK

SSH Tunnel APK Download for Android
SSH Tunnel APK Download for Android



Before you start, please read the following instructions carefully.

If possible, please uninstall 1.4.X and any other previous editions before updating to 1.5.X.

"SSH Tunnel Provides a Secure Internet Connection for Your Android Device with One Click" -- LifeHacker

SSHTunnel is a SSH tunnel app for Android System. With this app and a configured server (typically configured with sshd and nginx / squid), you can easily browse internet through a SSH tunnel on your android devices.

This project is published under the GNU General Public License v3.0. For more information, please visit our project site:

Latest updates

What's new in version 1.5.6

1. FIX: compatibility issues on Android 4.2
1. FIX: SECURITY ISSUE reported by SSHunTunnel
2. FIX: bugs in app chooser
1. Upstream Proxy, e.g cmwap ( for China Mobile users
2. Check finger print when connecting
3. new redsocks

How to install SSH Tunnel APK on Android phone or tablet?

Download SSH Tunnel APK file from ApkClean, then follow these steps:

Update Phone Settings

  • Go to your phone Settings page
  • Tap Security or Applications (varies with device)
  • Check the Unknown Sources box
  • Confirm with OK

Go to Downloads

  • Open Downloads on your device by going to My Files or Files
  • Tap the APK file you downloaded (org.sshtunnel-v1.5.6.apk)
  • Tap Install when prompted, the APK file you downloaded will be installed on your device.

Older Versions

1.5.6 (74)1.1 MB

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User's Reivew

1 ★Counter intuitive interface, hard to use, need to create multiple profiles for multiple ports, can't forward privileged ports even with root access granted. UI needs serious reactor.
5 ★This is simply the best tool for surfing inside a corporate network for Android devices. Can't believe it's even dollar-free, ads-free & proprietary-free.
4 ★Doesn't seem to allow access to any thing on the local machine that is running my server. I.e. rdp, file share and ping all seem to try to go to out through my phones gateway, rather than forwarding to the server. Other programs work as expected, but don't have the wireless trigger I need..
4 ★Seamless connection to my Linux box for tunneling on a Galaxy S4, very slick and fast. However, I would have liked DNS requests to be tunneled to the Linux box as well, instead of being sent to the Google servers, because my server resolves local/private domains whereas Google can't.
1 ★says Requires root for advanced features , but actually will not do ANYTHING without root, -Lies.
5 ★I rooted my Nexus 7 (running KitKat) for this app. I am completely satisfied. Once I had all of my settings configured, it easily connected to my SSH server at home and the tunnel was established. The setup is easy and it works. I now have access to my own SSL tunnel wherever I may be. Thank you!
2 ★No support for the RSA keys protected with password (selection only for user login and password for the SSH servers).
1 ★Does not work Not root, but not using special functionality either. Logs in to server, but does not reroute anything.
1 ★It shows that it's connected, but doesn't redirect connections - though it does in other OSes. Please get this fixed! The beta version doesn't even connect :(
3 ★For once I'm completely lost. How do I activate it? Am i supposed to purchase an IP address? I need a USA IP address for my phone. Please help, instructions don't explain.
4 ★Works for me. From China, using app specific proxy and dns proxy. I had some problems w global for some reasons. By the way I am on CM11 4.4.3. VPS w SSHD in HK.. configured as NAT
2 ★Not yet ready to use. It shows signs of connecting to the host, offers to import key, then seems to connect to host. Outer IP shows the proxied IP, but... the system doesn't seem to use the resulted proxy -- neither global, nor app-based.

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