Android Librem Tunnel crashes when tapping rocket icon


#1

librem.one vpn tunnel
android 4.X

Sources:
CLI Client
Tunnel Docs

According to installation instructions :

open tunnel app
tap the rocket icon - lower right corner
enter username and password
done

Problem:
On my samsung galaxy note 10.1 with android 4.X tapping the rocket icon crashed the app.

Solution:

Find the url to download the librem one ovpn file ( vpn config file) on the CLI client source page
Download the ovpn file with a browser.
Rename the ovpn file it in accordance with Tunnel docs
copy it to the “/Android/data/one.librem.tunnel/files” folder (just to store it and know what it was)
open the tunnel app
tap the plus icon in the upper left corner to add a profile
tap the import link in the profile pop up dialog, no need to fill in any fields
navigate to and select the librem-one.ovpn file I just downloaded
done

It took me a while to figure this out, so I’m posting this just in case other users run into the same problem and can’t find a workaround.


#2

@henrythemouse Any chance you could help by providing logcat output of the crash?


#3

I don’t know for sure, I’ve since uninstalled Tunnel, so I suspect any info would be gone. If you think it might still be available and can tell how to find it I’d be happy to pass it along.


#4

The next update of the Tunnel app for Android will fix this situation.

It should be available in the next few days. You will be able to update from google play, users that installed the app via Yalp store will also soon be able update from there.

F-droid users can install Yalp store from F-droid to install the app.

We are still working to bring this app to F-droid