Shadowsocks Apk

Shadowsocks Apk

Latest version 4.8.5
30 Oct 2019


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

Older Versions

Apk Infos

Rating4.6/5, based on 59,519 votes
Size‎4.6 MB
Requires AndroidAndroid 5.0+ (Lollipop)
Author's NotesShadowsocks: a secure socks5 proxy.

About Shadowsocks APK

Shadowsocks APK Download for Android
Shadowsocks APK Download for Android


Shadowsocks is a high-performance cross-platform secured socks5 proxy. It will help you surf the internet privately and securely.

*NOTE: You may need to unisntall and reinstall the app, after upgrading to 3.x or above.*


1. Bleeding edge techniques with Asynchronous I/O and Event-driven programming.
2. Low resource comsumption, suitable for low end boxes and embedded devices.
3. Avaliable on multiple platforms, including PC, MAC, Mobile (Android and iOS) and Routers (OpenWRT).
4. Open source implementions in python, node.js, golang, C#, and pure C.

Visit our project site for more details:


1. To setup your own server, please refer to:
2. To view the source codes or build your own apk, please refer to:



Copyright (C) 2016 by Max Lv
Copyright (C) 2016 by Mygod Studio

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

Other open source licenses can be found here:

Latest updates

What's new in version 4.8.5

Removed gesture bar dim on Android 10.
Minor bug fixes. (#2285, #2290)

How to install Shadowsocks APK on Android phone or tablet?

Download Shadowsocks 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 (com.github.shadowsocks-v4.8.5.apk)
  • Tap Install when prompted, the APK file you downloaded will be installed on your device.

Older Versions

4.8.5 (4080503)4.6 MB
4.8.5 (4080502)4.6 MB
4.8.5 (4080501)4.6 MB
4.8.4 (4080403)4.6 MB
4.8.4 (4080402)4.6 MB
4.8.4 (4080401)4.5 MB
4.8.3 (4080303)4.7 MB
4.8.3 (4080301)4.6 MB
4.7.4 (4070404)4.9 MB
4.7.4 (4070403)4.9 MB
4.7.4 (4070402)4.9 MB
4.7.4 (4070401)4.9 MB

Questions & Answers

Q: What is an APK File?

A: Just like Windows (PC) systems use an .exe file for installing software, Android does the same. An APK file is the file format used for installing software on the Android operating system.

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As soon as the Play Store finds a version of the app newer than the one you've sideloaded, it will commence an update.

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User's Reivew

5 ★cant live without it
5 ★Very stable, always use this
5 ★Fortunately, the GFW allows this way by default. Otherwise no one will be spared.
2 ★unable to input my login
4 ★This is a good app for Internet. I update 4,0,0,it's so easy to use.
3 ★I dunno. It was work prretty good. But now very slow. Fix it please. SS ON my laptop have speed. But nowadays on my phone cannot even open a page. I dunno why . Fix it
4 ★one only work well in laptop, another one can work only on phone for 1 month, then stop working.
2 ★kcp is gone after the update. have to uninstall and find an old version!
5 ★Could you please add a feature to support ShadowsocksR extended protocol?
1 ★Doesn't work with Redmi 5 plus. "Permission denied to create a VPN service"
5 ★It is very useful for setting VPN by myself. But you must have the password and the IP address of the service center.
5 ★This app helps me tremendously. Thank you all contributors.

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