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Android OpenVPN Manual Configuration

Jul 06, 2015
Apr 30, 2020
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OpenVPN serves as an open-source VPN client which is used to configure VPN on your device. The protocol is extremely reliable, secure and provides speed. OpenVPN is best for countries where censorships and restrictions are high.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • An android device (Smartphone, Tablet etc.)
  • A Premium PureVPN account (you can take the 7-day trial for $0.99 to test out the service before committing fully)

In order to configure OpenVPN on Android follow below steps.


OpenVPN Files: Android OpenVPN Updated files

Download Openvpn zip file from above and extract it. You need WinZIP or WinRAR installed on your Android to unzip the openvpn files. 

You can install Unzip from here and WinRAR from here

OpenVPN Connect App: Click here to downoad 

1 From “Play Store” download / install “OpenVPN Connect” app.

1 openvpn android

2 Once installed, tap on “Open”

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3 Tap on Menu then tap on “Import”

3 setup openvpn on android

4 Tap on “Import profile from SD Card”

4 setup openvpn on android

5 Navigate to the downloaded OpenVPN files on your SD Card and select your desired server from UDP or TCP folder.

5 setup openvpn on android

6 Insert VPN Username and Password provided by PureVPN. Tap on Save and tap on Connect.

6 configure openvpn on android

7 Tap on OK.

7 configure openvpn on android

8 Tap on Continue.

8 configure openvpn on android

9 VPN connection will be established in few seconds.

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10 You are connected now.

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Please use the comment box for your suggestions, feedback or if you found another workaround for the problem. For additional help, please submit support ticket with errors and screen shots (if possible) or contact our 24/7 live chat.

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Comments (24 )


  1. Ppeinard says:

    (concerning manual setting OPENVPN)
    OK, I know, you proposed an android APK which works fine… But the actual one for android TV Box doesn’t really suit my need (previous one was better acceptable, but…). Anyway,
    I have tried to set manually OPENVPN-UDP, according to your guide shown on this page:
    – Firstly, OpenVPN APK has evolved a lot, your pictures and explanations are thus obsolete and off topic.
    – And finally, after setting shown… this doesn’t work ! Perhaps your files are corrupted or too old ?

    Could you check please ?

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  3. leatherneck111 says:

    Move the server file (by copying and pasting) you want to connect to the main folder where you see the certificate keys ( .Key and .CRT ) has to be in the same folder as the server file…

  4. Rusphil Francisco says:

    sir here’s my problem about openvpn.. pls help me 🙁

  5. Usman Saleem says:

    I want to know how to make username and id on my own. Kindly guide me.thanks

    • PureVPN Team says:


      Thanks for reaching out. First, you need to buy PureVPN account then we will send you Username and Password, once you receive your credentials, you can change your password but not Username.

      Hope this answers your query, feel free to join is on 24/7 live chat if you still have any questions!

  6. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly import files again and make sure that ca.crt,wdc. Key are also in the same folder where OpenVPN profiles are.

    Let us know if it works!

    • gianni says:

      I solved the problem with manual configuration (VPN L2TP) of android but I can’t put on setting “always on”

      • PureVPN Team says:

        We are Glad you got it working. ‘Always on’ feature is in our app only Unfortunately, it cannot be used with manual setup.

        Let us know if you have further questions!

  7. gianni says:

    I try to use this guide step by step but when I select udp or tcp folder don’t work… “Error reading multiple files referenced by profile: ca.crt,wdc. Key” what can I do?

  8. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. We request you to follow this tutorial, it will guide you step by step connecting PureVPN “Android” app

    If you still face any issue then feel free to join us on live chat, we are available 24/7 for your assistance!

  9. Songbo Guo says:

    how to use PureVPN Android app in China?

  10. PureVPN Team says:


    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would recommend you to download PureVPN Android app, it supports both UDP and TCP and its a lot easier to use.

    Let us know if you need further assistance!

  11. ricky araneta says:

    i try to use udp config on my openvpn android but it can’t read the udp

  12. PureVPN Team says:

    @Tom I would suggest you to download PureVPN app from Google Play Store, it will be a lot easier for you to use it.

    Let us know if you have further questions!

  13. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. PureVPN Android App supports both Open UDP and TCP Protocols. You can simply go to Settings of our app and you will see both Protocols option.

    Let us know if you need further assistance!

  14. Tom says:

    Another question: is it possible using your app to use the OpenVPN protocol? How can we see what protocol is used by your app?

  15. Tom says:

    I’m having trouble importing my .ovpn file. I’ve got Oneplus One and Android 6.

  16. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for your query. You may not be able to run PureVPN on psiphon app but there is nothing to worry, we have our on Android app, please download it and start using PureVPN
    You can also configure PureVPN manually on your device by following this tutorial

    Let us know if we can assist you further, Thanks!!!

  17. Shinodah Scooby Bear says:

    How do I set up the vpn on my Samsung Galaxy S5 using psiphon app recently downloaded frm Google Play?

  18. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, I am unable to understand your query, can you kindly elaborate what do you mean by “register a username” ? so I can assist you in better way.

  19. Rizuan Rizuan says:

    How to register a username