I have a nexus7 1st gen, 4.4.2 android. I just get a red cross on orweb saying I am not using it. Are there settings I should be using?

  • Same here (Nexus 5 / 4.4.2), I only get FF + Proxy Mobile to work, but I'd rather have a secure Browser, not just anonymity...
    – user916
    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:12
  • i have android 3.3.3 torrent downloaded to my device and still no connection with any tor
    – user10233
    Dec 17, 2015 at 21:49
  • I could be wrong, but I'm suspecting that Orbot has crashed my ZTE E7+ mini pad :(
    – user14668
    Oct 10, 2016 at 14:30
  • This does not answer the question. Also, any app could crash your device. It's not necessarily Orbot's fault. Oct 10, 2016 at 20:52

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Orweb is broken on Android 4.4.x due to the fact that Google removed proxy setting support in their WebKit component.

We have a new browser coming based on Firefox, but it is not quite ready yet.

Your option are:

  1. Use Firefox with our "privacy enhanced configuration" documented here: https://guardianproject.info/apps/proxymob/ (WARNING: this should be considered more private but NOT anonymous)
  2. Root your device and use transparent proxying to run all apps, browsers through Orbot/Tor. You should also use "Incognito" mode in Chrome, Firefox, etc if you do this.
  3. Be a very, very early alpha tester of Orfox, our new browser, with development builds here: https://guardianproject.info/builds/Orfox/latest/
  • If you use Firefox for Android with Tor, go to about:config and set media.peerconnection.enabled to false or you’ll have your real IP address exposed. Mar 28, 2015 at 15:31
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    I'm getting the same error in Android 5.0.2; is Orweb permanently broken on Android?
    – l0b0
    Nov 24, 2015 at 17:52

Orbot has been updated on Google Play Store and here: https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orweb-release-0.5.2.apk

with a fix for KitKat!


Mine also said that I wasn't using Tor, what you have to do is go to the settings on orbot which allows you to choose which apps to run through Tor and select Orweb

I Hope you find this useful :-)

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