What I don’t like about Android is that it has no support for http proxy configuration. I use proxy for anonymity which can hide my actual IP address when browsing some sites. I know that there are easy to use VPN apps, but in this article I will teach you the 2 easy ways on how to configure proxy on Firefox Android app.

Basic of Proxy

When you say Proxy, it means substitute. A Proxy server substitute or represents a host(e.g. PC) into the internet instead of you, thus hiding your real identity. It acts as a middleman between you and the internet.

what is proxy and how it works

When you type a website in the url of your browser, you talk to the proxy server and not directly on the internet. From you, the data will be sent to the proxy server then the proxy server sends the data for you and vice versa. It means that all the traffic will go through the proxy server and because of that your identity was hidden.

There are pros and cons of using proxies but I will not mention it in this article so I’m warning you to trust only the reliable source of proxy.

How to configure proxy on Firefox Android

Method 1: Manually Configure to Firefox App

  1. Open Firefox Android App and type in the url about:config and hit enter.
  2. Type in the search box: network.proxy.http
  3. This will set the proxy ip and the proxy port. Configure Proxy On Android Firefox App 1
  4. For this example, I’m using(I just goggled it) :
    • Proxy Ip = 191.241.76.52
    • Proxy Port = 8080
  5. Change http to type
    • Before: network.proxy.http
    • After: network.proxy.type
  6. Set Proxy Type to 1. This will enable the proxy setting. Configure Proxy on Firefox Android App Manually
  7. Then start browsing and viola you’re now browsing with proxy. Here’s my screenshot from whatsmyip.orgConfigure Proxy on Firefox Android App Manually Image 3

Method 2: Using Firefox Add-on

  1. Open Firefox and search for Network Preference Add-on
  2. Click Add to Firefox and click Install when prompt. Configure Proxy on Firefox Android App Using Add On
  3. Once installed, go to Preference > Tools > Add on then click Network Preference Add on
  4. From there, you can enter Proxy Type, Proxy IP and Proxy port in their respective fields.(Note: Proxy in the screenshot was for example purposes only) Configure Proxy on Firefox Android App Using Add On Image 2
  5. Then start browsing and viola you’re now browsing with proxy. Here’s my screenshot from whatsmyip.orgConfigure Proxy on Firefox Android App Using Add On Image 3

 

I hope this helps to all of you. Enjoy and Thank you!