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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 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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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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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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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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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 Apps VPN Mode

I been using Orbot since today morning and it was working just fine. But, since I recieved an update today afternoon it won't work. Orbot doesn't connect to the VPN at all. I activated this feature ...
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Website seems to know location / Orbot & Orfox

I have been using orbot/orfox on an android/cyanogen tablet. However, a website seems to still know my location. I would like to prevent this, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I am not ...
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Issues setting up hidden service on Android

I am trying to setup a hidden service on an android device but cannot seem to get it to work. I have installed Palapa server and the website is available on localhost as well as over my network (for ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to request the creation of a new Tor circuit in Orbot with the netcipher library?

In the current (built from GIT) netcipher library https://github.com/guardianproject/NetCipher you can apply the Orbot proxy setting to your own HTTP Client (in my case okhttp3) and control some ...
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Orbot on Android x86 - Bridge not working?

I recently converted my old netbook to android and of course I have installed orbot 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE ( I live in China ... ) I have tried to add bridges ( same way I do on my phone ) but the bootstrap ...
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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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DNS probe failed, no internet

I have installed orbit on my android, first the transproxy doesn't work, even using default iptables, or other iptables with orbit, the browser shows connected to tour, but cannot open any onion sites....
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How to use orbot / tor with proxy nased wifi on android?

I have WiFi connected in my android device with proxy setting. How do I use Tor with this? I tried with localhost and port 8118 but it is not working.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...