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DNS switch

Posted by stroblsw in Tools | March 14, 2014 | 29 Comments

Apk file size: 119.0 KB

Changes the DNS server setting on ROOTED Android devices.

Activate 'set DNS' in the settings screen, enter your DNS servers and reconnect. That's it! :-)

IMPORTANT: not having Google's developer team around, who are supposed to get this job done! ;-)
Before installing (in particular on 4.4!) test if DNSwitch will work on your device with this terminal command -- it sets your DNS to google's; to get rid of it, simply reconnect:
su -c "setprop net.dns1"

Features in a nutshell:
( ) ad-free
( ) simple, clean interface
( ) works with mobile data, WiFi/WLAN, Bluetooth/USB tethering
( ) IPv6 support (work in progress)
( ) optional notification, needs no root:
-- network type (3G, WiFi, etc.) and DNS setting at connect
-- when data net connectivity has been lost
( ) root/su permission checker

Always consider reviews are faked by dubious guys!
BUT, I am always happy about constructive reviews!

Further remarks:

* Examples of publicly available and reliable DNS servers at the time of this writing are (ready for copy'n'paste into the DNSwitch settings):
Google Public DNS:,
Open DNS services:,

* You need to have root privileges on your device to alter your DNS settings. Upon setup in the app's settings screen and at your first network reconnect some app named 'superuser' or similar should pop up asking you to grant access to su for DNSwitch.

* If root/su access isn't granted then setting your DNS won't work. You can usually instruct the superuser app to not bother you about DNSwitch anymore - check its settings!

* Overriding your network DNS settings can be useful if your wifi box isn't properly configured or your internet provider servers are giving you hard times. In such scenarios DNSwitch can simply save your day. :-)

* Receiving notification on the current DNS setting without checking 'set DNS' may help to test your device for proper configuration and/or if it receives correct settings from your network. This feature works on devices without root.

* If DNSwitch doesn't work you should post a bug report to your android ROM developer. Keeping me up to date on such MOD issues with DNSwitch is very welcome, of course. Please always name the device and ROM/MOD version and provider when contacting me. Also providers seem to be messing with the DNS... telling it could help others!

* Some negatve reviews come from the frustration of flashing buggy custom ROMs. Some reports point at a buggy version of busybox' nslookup or stock ROMs with altered DNS code.

...and finally something for terminal junkies! :-)
Here goes what happens after you put the 'set DNS' feature of DNSwitch to action...

initially, the default settings are used in some terminal app when performing some name resolution - uses the provider's service (Server:

[email protected]:/ $ nslookup
Address 1:

Address 1:
Address 12: 2a00:1450:4016:801::100e

...and now installed and activated DNSwitch - Server has changed to

[email protected]:/ $ nslookup
Address 1:

Address 1:
Address 12: 2a00:1450:4016:803::1006

Whats new

    Most devices should update the settings automatically. For some devices you might have to wipe the app data for DNSwitch in 'settings - apps'.
    v1.4: a minor feature release
    ( ) first shot at IPv6 (thanks Jakob Shoptaw)
    ( ) now supports popup notifications (toasts) on connection changes (thanks Choniy Tien)
    ( ) abridged notifications (Google's DNS now fits in one line on small screens)
    ( ) various code changes

stroblsw part of our Tools and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update March 14, 2014. Google play rating is 71.3889. Current verison is DNSwitch. Actual size 119.0 KB.

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Donnie Bhayangkara

Doesn't Works I use gnote 2 n7100. Rooted 4.4.2 Official ROM. Sorry i have to revise my previous comment. This app doesn't change my mobile network dns. As i still get blocked from some sites by my operator. The reason i thought it was working earlier, because I was using opera with off road mode enabled. Executing nslookup returns server: though

Topan Geraldy

It doesn't work after upgrade to stock rom kitkat on my device gt-n7100, pls help me...

Suhar Tono

Not Working On KitKat 4.4.3 There is no dns changer will work on kitkat.. You should put up that on description ..

Ben Jammin

Excellent app, helpful Dev! Does what it says. Sadly gets one stars from idiots who have no business operating a toaster, much less changing DNS settings.

Jared Komoroski

Works Sprint Note 2 w/ CM11 Love the app, given the shoddy state of KitKat's dns implementation. This app switches my dns every time I switch cell towers or wifi networks. My question is whether or not a build . prop will ever work again to hard set your dns. Dev? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Jakob Shoptaw

Works great, but needs IPv6 This seems to be working as intended on my Nexus 5, but I would love to be able to set an IPv6 DNS server. Currently, attempting to do so simply tells me that I have an invalid server list. Add IPv6 support and you'll get that fifth star! :-)

Michael H

Not changing 4G/LTE Only changes net.dns and not the LTE rmnet0.dns.

Mitchell Lo

Doesn't work N7100. Android Revolution ROM. Android 4.4.2. Rooted. Tried multiple time on several websites but still no luck. Wondering if changing the DNS is even possible.

Michael Berg

Doesn't work... I have to revise my previous positive review. On my Galaxy Nexus running 4.3, the DNS settings do not appear to have any effect. The notification shows up with the correct static dns servers that I enter, they are just not being used by the apps (3G). I don't like to give such a low star rating but since this is the primary and arguably only functionality that this app provides, and it doesn't work, there's little to pull in the positive direction. Two stars for the effort and hope for a future, working version. Edit: My Nexus is rooted and the root test works fine. My static dns servers are reported by the notification in the app. Sadly, despite all these positive signs, the servers are not being used. If you are out of luck like me, you may want to try DNSet Pro. It worked on my Nexus. Not a plug or anything, I'm not affiliated with them in any way.

Fabian Chong

Not working Not working on nexus 4 cm11 m8

David CN

Simple, stable, useful The only one app can change DNS correctly. Excellent work!

Agung Prakoso

Galaxy Nexus aokp 4.4.2 Force closed on my phone after latest update installed

A Google User

Not working :/ Running DNS switch on a nexus 5 using mobile data and it still connects me to my carrier's DNS regardless of what I put.

Ard Seven

Not working yet it change the net.dns1 and net.dns2 value but my 3g connection still got blocked. And it appear my n7000 run with cyanogenmod 11 also fill the value net.rmnet0.dns1 and net.rmnet0.dns2. Will give 5 if you can make it work.

Choniy Tien

works like a charm on KitKat 4.4.2. Could you make the notification banner transparent and shorter time? Thanks

Wim Fournier

Doesn't work Installed on kitkat. It seems to change the dns, but it didn't.

Dave Haigh

Doesn't change dns on kitkat Sorry but this doesn't work on KitKat.

Ramon Renault

Thanks Perfect work. I am so happy. Got the fan Version. Specially for traveling in countries with bad 3g/2g / edge. Thank you so much. CyanogenMod Galaxy Nexus

Christian Szita Szánthó

Didn't work with Unotelly... Previously, I've used SetDNS, but that is no longer available to Kitkat, so I tried this one. Running stock firmware from 4.4.2 Kitkat on Galaxy S4, rooted, set dns1, dns2.dns3, after reboot, SU notified that it changed those settings.... but no, can't access Pandora outside US... (using 3G)... keeps using my carrier's 3G dns. :(

TK Reed

Works on Nexus 5 Excellent Dev & Responds to Emails in the event u have a suggestion such as a selectable pull down list of preset DNS to choose from

Francesco Lancioni

It doesn't work Android 4.4.2 stock with root, Nexus 4

Sakilah Omar

Not helpful I got dns changer at other developer site and it work like champ. This one is zero.

Толик Нолик

- Its not working on android 5.1. It says, that dns is configured, but nothing changes.

Glockstar Lulu

Why not config ipv6 DNS? I set my wanted dns6 in the field, activated it, but in notification bar it is shown that it uses my global prefix network. Is your app actually apply dns to system?

Пользователь Google

Please, add ipv6 address format suport.

ahmad suhaimi wahab

I believe it might work but myb i miss something important Why my set dns box is gray? Im not able to actve it. Might be my phone not rooted?

Martin Er

Ok Application is successfully working on 4.4.4 hosted by xperia z3.

Thangachan Samuel

Very useful apps. Thank you.

A Google User

Not working :/ Running DNS switch on a nexus 5 using mobile data and it still connects me to my carrier's DNS regardless of what I put.

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