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Android for Anonymizing Middlebox

I am fairly new in the world of understanding the internet and how it works, not to mention the privacy aspect... you all probably know the steep curb that's towering ahead of me; so apologies if my ...
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Suspicious behaviour of Android Tor Browser

I'm using the Android Tor Browser 68.5.0 on my Samsung A40 running Android 9.0 (no root) and I've been observing some extremely strange behaviour: My data plan only allows 2 GB per month. Since I ...
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How do I download photos/videos from Tor Android?

I want to browse the internet safely, and I'm using some imageboard sites on there but can't for the life of me download any images or webms. I've even got an Orbot VPN and connected to bridges on the ...
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A question about the security on Tor (Android)

Say you want to post on an imageboard anonymously. Well, I did that and while it worked, however it says "required permissions not granted, reverting to the system file picker" when I browsed my ...
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how to make myself anonymous at the other end of an app

I need to run an android app on mac to investigate something. How would I do this anonymously? I was thinking of running an android emulator on my mac and make all the traffic go through tor. ...
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Will Tor Browser for Android receive Updates automatically or do I need to have an App Store installed for that?

Do I need to have an app store installed in order to get Tor updates on Android, or will Tor download updates automatically by himself (like Tor Browser on Desktop does)?
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Cannot edit/remove bookmarks in Android Tor Browser

I've installed the Tor Browser for Android and found that it's impossible to edit/manage bookmarks. One can add bookmarks, but there is absolutely no way to display them and in order to delete them, ...
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How to force a US IP address on TOR for Android/ChromeOS

I have been able to force an US IP address on the windows version of TOR, thanks to this site! But I am trying to do the same thing on my Android phone and my ChromeBook. No success. It seems not to ...
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How can I add a custom address bar search function in the Android Tor browser?

In the Android Tor browser, I want to have search results displayed by the DuckDuckGo advanced search page (which includes image search etc.), whenever I enter a keyword into the address bar. Is it ...
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Page loading stops and cannot be resumed when changing tabs in Android Tor Browser

I'm trying out the Tor browser on Android 9.0 (device is not rooted). When I open a page and change tabs before the new page is fully loaded, the loading process is interrupted and cannot be resumed. ...
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Every onion link I try will not work

I am running for 9.0.4 downloaded from Google play on a android phone. Every time I try to access any .onion link it will not work. I have tried using .dog and .ws they won't work. I am new to tor so ...
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How to verify Tor is up on Android (Orbot)

I've started using Tor on Android (Orbot) as a VPN and I included all my apps to be routed through it. Is there a way to verify if any given app is going safely via Tor or just using the plain ...
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Using Orbot w/o root in conjunction with Tot mobile browser

I sometimes use "Orbot" mobile app & do not know if that is necessary for privacy along with using "Tor" mobile browser so I'm kind of stuck at this point.
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Tor for Android has connected but “Proxy Server refuse connection”

I have been using Tor browser on my computer and it's been working fine on WiFi. I decided to download the latest Tor browser for Android and connected it with a successful connection but when I want ...
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What are the ways to have my android devices connect/use the computer's Tor browser connection?

Currently all my devices have restricted access to the internet. However I can do a SSH Tunnel from my windows laptop to a remote linux server and access the internet normally like so: ssh -N -D 1080 ...
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Why Tor Project and Guardian Project don't update Fdroid and Google play repos?

I want to speak about Tor Browser for android. On official website https://www.torproject.org/download/#android last version is Tor 9.0 On Google Play last version is 68 On F-Droid with Guardian ...
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How to view list of circuit IP addresses and countries on Android?

In Tor browser for Windows, I can view the list of the current circuit's IP addresses and the countries in which they are located, by clicking on the little circled 'i' icon just to the left of the ...
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How to configure node restrictions in Tor Browser 8.5.6 for Android?

In Tor Browser for Windows, I can edit the torrc file for things like ExcludeNodes and ExitNodes. In Orbot for Android, there is a settings menu where these can be configured. In Tor Browser 8.5.6 ...
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How do I use the Tor Browser for Android without Tor?

I use the Tor Browser for Android and it always takes long at startup since it has to start the Tor daemon first and I don't want to wait that long so I'd rather just disable the Tor daemon and ...
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How do I set up tor on my android galaxy s9? [duplicate]

I'm new to this, and I've been trying to figure out how to configure orbot and the tor browser. I either get no connectivity or just a few Kbps. I don't know the optimal settings for speed and privacy....
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PAYG sim and TOR

I would like to use Tor/Orfox/Orbot on Android while using a Pay-As-You-Go SIM card. I live in the United Kingdom. Is this possible? If so, did you encounter any issues? Do I need a registered SIM? ...
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User Agent Change in Tor for Android

general.useragent.override is absent in Tor for Android. Does this mean that user agent changes are not possible?
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Where is NoScript in Tor Browser for Android?

Recently switched from Orfox to Tor Browser for Android (Alpha). The NoScript settings seem to be gone from the main menu. How can I selectively enable javascript for only the domains I trust? ...
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can anyone help explain the orbot log

im not sure what this means exactly. I have an idea and have asked around but I'd like to get more input
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Sending Email through tor for android

I recently losty computer and am unable to check email with from onion network. I found tor tor which enables me to browse the dark web however I am unable to send and receive messages. I found ones ...
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Tor Browser (Alpha) - Android - Separate APK Required

How to get a separate Tor Browser (Alpha) from the latest release. Since the developers decided to merge the Orbot and Tor Browser aka OrFox together, now it's impossible to separate the two. Is ...
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Orbot browser Mobil device

What orbot browser is recommend for a type-c Android mobile device. Specifically Motorola's Moto z2 force model xt 1789-01.
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Not working on Android device

I've downloaded Orbot and Orfox several times over the last 2+ years but have never been able to access the dark web. I follow instructions and everything seems to be working right until I type in/...
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Help me with my Orbot's issue

I still can't figure why i can't connect to the tor network. This is the log output: checking binary version: 0.3.3.5-openssl1.0.2o updating settings in Tor service updating torrc custom ...
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Is it possible to monitor/block ALL network activity while using Orbot/Orfox on an unrooted phone?

Does a person using an unrooted Android device have any options to successfully monitor and even restrict all network access; and have assurance that they are properly configured so that any allowed ...
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How to browse anonymously?

I'm new to this sort of thing and its difficult to grasp the whole thing especially since I'm on android. All I want to do is browse without my Internet provider or anyone else from being able to ...
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How to install executable or *.exe and android apps or *.apk files files in Tails?

I want to install and run executable files and apk files in Tails; is there a way to do so?
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Orbot stops for no reason on my Android 7.0 phone

Orbot starts and works fine alongside with Orfox and Twitter but it frequently stops (it does not crash, it just stops working): the persistent notification icon disappear and Orfox issues the typical ...
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Orbot Stops Forwarding in VPN Mode

Using Android, I have noticed that when my Wi-Fi is dropped for a few moments then reconnects Orbot still works but apps VPN mode does not. Is there a fix for this issue? To be clear, I am still ...
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Orbot: can't exclude exit country

I'm trying to set Orbot up not to exit in certain countries, eg, United States. However, if I set it to exclude United States or similar, Orbot refuses to connect to Tor. I've tried to apply TLD's (....
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How do I know if Orbot's proxying is forcing apps to use it?

I have Orbot installed and my tablet rooted and Orbot has been given permission to run with superuser privileges. I have chosen my apps to put on Tor through Orbot and they work fine. However, when I ...
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Why isn't my tor starting?

I saw OrBot in Google PlayStore and decided to give it a shot. Once I enabled apps VPN mode and Bridges (just to see...) I started getting a lot of captchas. When I searched online for what could be ...
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Which one connect method in Orbot I need to use?

In my workplace the Internet connection is proxied, some of websites and web-services won't load. I tried to use Orbot with the address of proxy and proxy's port, it was unsuccessful. Then with and ...
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Error conecting to my relay

I'm running a relay in my computer. Using orfox I set it as Entrance Node, but it shows WARN: Remote server sent bogus reason code 65022 I couldn't find this error in any site. Is there something ...
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Android: Is it a good idea to Orwall (tor) all apps & services always?

Orwall is a great root app that can make sure all your internet communications on your android phone are reliably routed through Tor via Orbot. And it is presented as one of the must-have apps for ...
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Orbot “Apps VPN Mode” vs “Tor Everything” on rooted device - which is better?

I know the android VPN settings are not reliable - the VPN connection can drop, and certain system processes will ignore the VPN. So "Apps VPN Mode" sounds to me like a nice to have experimental ...
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Android Orfox - Clearing RAM messes tabs up

I have found that clearing RAM using the stock Samsung memory manager transfers all standard tabs in Orfox to private mode - and makes them reload. When clearing RAM, reloading does happen in Firefox....
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Upgraded ver. 15.2.0-rc7 multi..can't see sequence routs as before

Hi by mistake I clicked new version instead of upgrading & proxy everything. Since then cant change to English in language section & there is no "save mode" Can't see or follow the sequence ...
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Orbot, Change Identity Remote (On Same Device Different App)

i am thinking to write a apk. i will use orbot proxy (127.0.0.1:8118). i can change tor identity on ubuntu (sudo service tor restart). my question is; can i change orbot (tor) identity from my apk on ...
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Orbot Tor on android nougat issues

I installed Orbot for android on a Nexus 6p device, it works fine on first launch, but when I tried to "exit", it kept launching in the background, going to the app again, the UI was toggling fast ...
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Orfox won't load pages

I cannot access websites on Orfox, .onion or otherwise. The loading bar stops at around 25% and then never moves.
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How to make Tor work using mobile data?

I have Orbot and Orweb downloaded on my android (samsung s3) it connects when I have my wifi on and I can search fine but when I use my data, the page only loads 25% and then hangs. Do I need to ...
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Orbot VPN App on Android Keeps Restarting

MODS: If you want this on Android Enthusiasts, please migrate. I am using the Orbot Tor VPN app on Android, and periodically while browsing, I will get a system message at the bottom saying "App ...
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Running a Tor relay using Orbot

I cannot see options to run tor relay or exit node from Orbot (Android App). I think it would be a very awesome feature to have on mobile devices because mobile devices have very good uptime like ...
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Android reverse tethering through Whonix Workstation in virtualbox?

I need to connect my android phone to tor network. I tried orbot, for some reason only orfox is working, other apps don't work - I set all setting to "torify" ALL apps but they don't connect. So I ...