Shadowsocks Apk

Shadowsocks Apk

Latest version 5.2.5
06 Jul 2021

Older Versions

Apk Infos

Rating4.1/5, based on 64,991 votes
Size‎6.4 MB
Requires AndroidAndroid 6.0+ (Marshmallow)
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 5.2.5

* Add search tool for profiles. (#2682)
* Add back xchacha20-ietf-poly1305 cipher. (#2663, #2697)
* Refined DDNS support. (#2722, #2731)
* Minor fixes. (#2625, #2667, #2705)
* Minor UI fixes (#2733)

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-v5.2.5.apk)
  • Tap Install when prompted, the APK file you downloaded will be installed on your device.

Older Versions

5.2.5 (5020501)6.4 MB
5.2.4 (5020401)7 MB
5.2.2 (5020202)6.8 MB
5.2.1 (5020102)6.9 MB
5.2.1 (5020101)6.6 MB
5.2.0 (5020002)9.4 MB
5.2.0 (5020001)9.1 MB
5.1.9 (5010901)6.4 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.

Q: If I install an APK from this website, will I be able to update the app from the Play Store?

A: Yes, absolutely. The Play Store installs APKs it downloads from Google's servers, and sideloading from a site like goes through a very similar process, except you're the one performing the downloading and initiating the installation (sideloading).
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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A: Apps require access to certain systems within your device. When you install an application, you are notified of all of the permissions required to run that application.

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User's Reivew

3 ★Shadowsocks is blazing fast but idk why FB and FB messenger can't function when using the app. Tried troubleshooting it but to no avail. 😥😥😥 Will give 5 star if the issue is resolve.
3 ★It is fantastic, but sometimes it refuses to connect and shows 0kbps i need to restart it again and again for so many times and it annoying sometimes thats why just 3 stars
3 ★I believe the latest update somehow worsens the connection stability, before the update it was lotsss smoother. do check, please.
3 ★since my phone updated to android 9,shadowsocks very frequently stops.idont know why,maybe new battery optimize,maybe it always commits suicide for some reason
5 ★I'm using this as a bridge for my other VPN to connect through. Gets around basically every network block possible! Amazing! Someone buy this guy a beer!
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 fine.
1 ★no Internet available error could not resolve host . used to work great until after the update. fix this
5 ★It is very useful for setting VPN by myself. But you must have the password and the IP address of the service center.
3 ★The app itself is great, but please add badvpn-udpgw support because right now i need 2 apps (shadowsocks+socksdroid) to be able to use calls/online games over shadowsocks.
2 ★Recently since 2 months I am having connection trouble. Disconnects often... Server timeout. Me and my friend both getting same problem.
2 ★App Vpn Mode dont work well in samsung phone android9.0. Some app will cannot connect to server after few moment of connect.
4 ★No connectivity since 7.30pm CST. The app just stopped receiving any traffic at all before that it was working really good.