Unfortunately I do not use sshtunnel nor do I have my phone rooted. I either use openvpn or connectbot. Since sshtunnel writes iptables for socks connections, the only thing I can think of trying is configure your connection ip for Vera's correct ip address and see if that works. Since I can not test the app and try to guide you further, I will have to help you blind here. Can you provide me the details of how you have the Vera settings configured? You can pm me a screen shot or the details if you like.