Update Blokada 5, now stuck on creating VPN profile

I was using Blokada 5, a version from 2022, and recently got notifications that there was an update.
Although I have the philosophy, if its not broken, don’t fix it, and my blokada was working great, I decided to give in on the notifications and update my Blokada 5.

After updating, and opening the app, I got the message that I needed one more step to add a VPN profile. I had to press continue, but no matter how many times I pressed that button, it would just not do anything.

I googled and found many people with the same problem, some even saying that it will not work if you have another VPN profile active. I found an old VPN blokada VPN profile and removed it, but that did not do it for me either. Then I read somewhere that a reboot may fix it.

I rebooted, and lo and behold, it worked. Blokada was activated at boot, so I was happy.
But a day later, same problem. Blokada was disabled, and opening the app prompted me that I needed to create a VPN profile by pressing continue, and continue just doesn’t do anything. No overlay app installed either. I rebooted and it worked again, but a day later, again it stopped same thing.

Annoyed as I was at this point, I tried to troubleshoot it. I stopped blokada app, but even in that state, the app just seemed to still be open. I uninstalled the app, but even after that, it was still open.

Its then that I figured out what happened. There were 2 blokada’s installed at the same time, and they were fighting. I opened the correct blokada but still was stuck with the press continue thingy.

I rebooted my device, and this time, the continue button actually allowed me to add a VPN again.

So to anyone stuck with this, ensure that you have only 1 blokada installed, uninstall all versions and install it again, if unsure, then reboot to get the VPN correctly setup.

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Thanks for sharing this!

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