Re: OpenVPN Connect gets stuck on the Connection request pop-up on the Verizon Note9


Update: apparently this is a known issue on Samsung Android devices; OpenVPN VPN apps need to request Device Administrator permissions (the 2 main ones on the Play Store don't.) For reference, see:


Here's what we need to do:



  1. Request here that the Device Administrator feature be added to OpenVPN for Android.
  2. File a support ticket with OpenVPN requesting the Device Administrator feature. Rate the priority Critical and reference Ticket ID #OVP-438-18981 when you do so.


Kindly insist Samsung enable OpenVPN apps to run on their devices without having to request Device Administrator permissions.

Stock, unrooted: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note9 512/8 | LOS, rooted: Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 16/1