Shadowsocks APK

Rating: 60K+ votes, 4.6/5

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

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Size‎4.6 MB
File Namecom.github.shadowsocks-v4.8.5.apk
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

Latest updates

What's new in version 4.8.5

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


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:


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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:

How to install Shadowsocks APK on Android phone or tablet?

Download Shadowsocks APK file from, 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.

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User's Reivew

5 ★ I love it! this app is awesome very easy to use and fast to connect. It depends on the configuration. I just love it a very light weight app. Thanks for developing it. I hope it will last longer and please add a feature to hide your personally created config as well as hiding on what you fill in before exporting it and well be sharing to Madness Thinker on June 14, 2019
4 ★ should add battery saver option, overall great appby Agung Watanabe on August 17, 2019
1 ★ used to be good, but now all I get is internet unavailable. I try all the encrypt methods to no Scotty D on May 07, 2019
4 ★ it's an amazing vpn.... there's only one issue with the current update, i can't use instagram or fb app on Android... rest everything works Nripendra Dubey on April 25, 2019
3 ★ I believe the latest update somehow worsens the connection stability, before the update it was lotsss smoother. do check, Peter Planz on May 15, 2019
5 ★ One slight complaint. When I choose an image from gallery for scanning QR code, the APP always closes. Other than that, Junlin Wu on June 12, 2019
2 ★ App Vpn Mode dont work well in samsung phone android9.0. Some app will cannot connect to server after few moment of Rex Teh on May 26, 2019
2 ★ Recently since 2 months I am having connection trouble. Disconnects often... Server timeout. Me and my friend both getting same KAUSTAV SAMANTA on May 30, 2019
5 ★ very handy. I like it. now no ad at all. coolby Justin Wang on July 22, 2019
1 ★ Not working on my Nokia 5.1 with Android Pie. Worked perfectly with my previous phone running Android Samuel Menzie on July 24, 2019

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