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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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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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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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Tor on Android, Firewall useful?

To clarify my previous question regarding the current "Tor Browser" Application: Given my research, the biggest issues with using Tor Browser on Android seems to be Applications running in ...
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Tor on Android, is it even secure?

While I made some good experiences using Tor on Tails, I was wondering if using Tor on Android makes any sense at all, as I have been strongly advised against using it. After spending some hours ...
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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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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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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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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 - prevent startup IP leaks

I know that Android leaks during startup, before it has loaded iptables from a firewall. This of course is a big issue when trying to hide the true IP from an app in Orbot / Orwall. This might sound ...
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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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Editing torrc on Orbot

I'm trying to set my location permanently by adding ExitNodes {US} but this doesn't work in the Orbot app on Android. As this line has to be added at the end of the torrc file, I'm wondering if ...
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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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Android devices as Tor routers

Anyone using tiny Android devices as Tor routers? Any comments? Afaik all these little Android devices have enough CPU and RAM for Tor, so presumably Orbot should work fine too (previously). It's ...
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Why can I not install android tools and fastboot in TAILS?

My laptop runs TAILS as its only OS. I never use any other distro, and don't intend to. I am trying to do this and I have downloaded all six necessary packages of software (I'm not using Google Apps). ...
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Downloads not working on tor Android

This is a new problem for me and this only started happening after the latest update. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app and nothing changes.
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Samsung Email Client

I have tor running through Termux on my phone and I was able to set up Firefox Android to use that tor connection without any problems. Now, I'd like to be able to use the stock Samsung Email Client ...
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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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tor browser for android containing trackers

the aurora store shows firefox telemetry tracker in the tor browser app. fdroid says they remove all such trackers and build from source but it takes ages to update which is big issue. i dont mind ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How does one setup a Tor hidden service on android

I am looking for some documentation or guide on setting up a Tor hidden service on android, would I just install Tor? Does it torify everything and act like an app. which has a services like nginx or ...
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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Done a lot of reading on this subject recently, and I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. I activate my VPN, then activate Orbot, and run OrFox (tor browser) through the orbot browser tab. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Orbot disconnects randomly

I am using Orbot 15.1.2 on an Android 5.0.2 LRX22G device. Orbot shuts down for no reason, when I go to the big button then it starts connecting again. I have checked the allow background starts ...
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java.lang.Exception: Torrc config did not verify

Orbot is starting… Orbot is starting… I've installed Tor in my Asus but i cant used because it appears this message: updating settings in Tor service updating torrc custom configuration... success. ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...