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  • NordVPN on Android has recently switched to sending the user to a webpage to do the log in (as opposed to handling it natively in the app).

    If your Android did not set a default browser, then it seems to open its own built-in browser to handle this process, which works.

    However, if Opera Touch is set as the default browser, this overrides the native browser, so the login session is opened in Opera Touch.

    However, after logging in, NordVPN tries to send you back into its app. This is where the incompatibility comes in.

    "Unknown Protocol
    Opera Touch was unable to open the link since no application associated with "nordvpn:" protocol was found on your system.

  • @antiqueantelope Did you try associating the VPN app with the protocol?

  • @leocg I have the exact same error message with another app and this thread is the only google result for that error.
    How do you associate an app with a protocol on Android? I already tried to reinstall the app but with no success

  • @opt I don't think the issue's been properly resolved yet. Nord tech support just left it at they'll consider this for future updates. Quite frustrating imo, when they've already built-in a native browser, feels like all it takes is to "flip a switch" to stop sending login requests out to external browsers.

    I know a few apps that already do this (e.g. facebook/messenger, some reddit apps), but ironically it's an annoyance in those situations.

    I've never found a way to specifically and manually associate protocols with apps on Android either.

    For now, I just have to switch default browser back to Firefox every time NordVPN mysteriously logs itself out, which is fortunately becoming a rarer occurrence.

  • @opt No idea, sorry. You can try in the apps settings.

  • I also have this issue with both NordVPN and NordPass:

    Unknown protocol
    Opera Touch was unable to open the link since no application associated with "nordvpn:" protocol was found on your system.

    Screenshot_20210314_232248_com.opera.touch.jpg

    It works well if I copy paste the link in Chrome app.