Well, I agree that this thread needs a major overhaul. Basically I'd just throw out everything but the first post (because the additional tools still work!), and just tell people to install "OpenVPN for Android by Arne Schwabe", download the newest RAW-Config from the appropriate thread and import that thing. Activate "seamless/persistent tun", disable "disable on screen off" and activate "reconnect on phone restart". DONE! (Yes this is kinda a quick guide for you.
Of course these steps should be presented in a nice pictured guide but I don't have the time on hands right now. Same goes for the team that is heels over top stuck with polishing out the new Windows widget.
Also there is a problem with the configs of Montreal and "United National Security Agency" (USA) that causes the connection to fail. You must remove "txqueuelen 686" from those configs because Android does not allow this feature.
All in all the forum situation is kinda messy right now:
- We don't have configs for every commonly used device.
- Our configs, though having the same version number, do not match up. (Lacking attributes or having them set differently.)
- Not all configs are posted in the official "newest configs"-thread.
- Depending on the VPN-software some attributes of the configs get discarded upon import. (Only a CrypotoStrom widget could fix this.)
- Many guides are messy and/or outdated.
This leads to people often having to figure out stuff on their own or asking for special guidance on the forums.
I know this doesn't look all that great but CS popularity grew way faster than the team could have ever imagined and thus greatly depended on community folks like me to help them write up guides and stuff.
The problem with this is that community folks doesn't get paid for the work they do so they can only work in their free time. This results in guides not getting updated as regularly as it might be necessary in times of great changes to the configs.
On behalf of the CryptoStorm staff and community contributers I want to apologize for the current situation.
We all know about the current shortcomings and I promise you that behind the curtains people are working their ass off day and night for getting things straight again.
Then again the most important aspects of a VPN never got neglected even once in the past and never will be neglected in future!
This is namely the AVAILABILITY and SECURITY of the transport encryption and exit nodes.
A lot of time goes into maintaining these aspects 24/7 and it's one of the reasons why running CryptoStorm causes way more workload for the team than any other VPN-"Service" out there does.
There are lots of threads here on the forum that go into detail what makes CryptoStorm stand out from the others simply security wise.
I hope everybody also sees this side of the matter and understands though the forum might be a big mess right now using CryptoStorm is the right thing to do.
Also the people I know currently using CryptoStorm are very happy with their experience because of fast speeds, great connectivity and low ping times.