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Shadowsocks for Android

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A shadowsocks client for Android, written in Kotlin.


  • JDK 1.8
  • Go 1.4+
  • Android SDK
    • Build Tools 27+
    • Android NDK r16+


You can check whether the latest commit builds under UNIX environment by checking Travis status. Building on Windows is also possible since #1570, but probably painful. Further contributions regarding building on Windows are also welcome.

  • Set environment variable ANDROID_HOME to /path/to/android-sdk
  • (optional) Set environment variable ANDROID_NDK_HOME to /path/to/android-ndk (default: $ANDROID_HOME/ndk-bundle)
  • Set environment variable GOROOT_BOOTSTRAP to /path/to/go
  • Clone the repo using git clone --recurse-submodules <repo> or update submodules using git submodule update --init --recursive
  • Build it using Android Studio or gradle script


Translators can go to POEditor to help translate shadowsocks-android. Guidelines:

  • It's okay to leave some strings untranslated if you think it should use the same string as English (US).
  • faq_url should not be changed. If you'd like to translate FAQ, submit a pull request with the translated (it should be named properly, e.g. .github/ Administrators will take care of the rest.
  • Do not add/edit/remove comments.



Copyright (C) 2017 by Max Lv <>
Copyright (C) 2017 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