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Setting up proxy for apps in android emulator

August 16th, 2011 3 comments

Proxy for Android apps not working even after u tried all proxy settings in emulator? Is your android proxy setting only working for browser not for apps in emulator?

In some of the previous posts( we saw how to setup a proxy for android emulator using settings available in emulator itself. The problem with that approach is that it works only for the browser, it does not work with the apps installed inside the emulator. As I couldn’t find any solution for this problem in android emulator I thought of finding a work around to perform this task. One workaround I found is that we should use the base machine itself to capture the packets which emulator (the apps in emulator) is sending.

We can use many network analyzer tools like wireshark etc to capture and analyze the packets but using these tools you can only capture the packets, there is no option to tamper the packets at runtime. If there is a requirement in which you just have to capture the packets and analyze them wireshark will suffice the needs. But if you want to tamper the request and response(which we normally do using Paros/fiddler in web applications) you need to have a tool which can capture network packets and has a capability to intercept and tamper them.

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