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Orbot is an app for Android phones that connects to the Tor network.

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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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Tor Browser Alpha - Always-On VPN - Not Supported

The latest release of Tor Browser Alpha does not support Android's Always-on VPN function. The good old Orbot used to work flawlessly! Anyone interested to find out a way to enable this function?
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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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Does the Guardian Project really guarantee a high level of anonymity and security? How does it compare to TBB?

The Guardian Project provides Tor for Android OS, known as Orbot with Orfox browser. But what does it mean to be anonymous on mobile where one has apps trying to communicate with the internet in an ...
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It's possible to run hidden service hosted in clearnet on Android?

I know that Orbot offers hosting hidden service, but only if server is hosted on localhost. I would to know how to run hidden service on Android if server is hosted on clearnet, it mean server have 88....
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Orbot VPN Mode needs to manually be turned off and on after phone boot to function correctly

On my Samsung S8 with Android 8.0.0, Orbot starts automatically on boot. Although it connects successfully to the Tor network, my apps cannot connect to Tor until I manually turn VPN Mode off and on. ...
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Can't disable or change HTTPTunnelPort on Orbot

I run Orbot works on my Samsung phone. I use Secure Folder on my phone too. Secure Folder works somehow between a virtual machine and a sandbox, allowing to run duplicate apps. So, When I run Orbot in ...
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Orbot cannot connect to curcuits

Xperia XA1, Android 8, Orbot 0.3.4.9 NOTICE: Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop Circuit (4) BUILT: dBeelial Circuit (3) BUILT: 0x3d009 NOTICE: Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor ...
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Orbot running on Android device but fails “check.torproject.org” test

I have been running the latest version of Orbot for my Android device for more than a year now without major problems. The "Tor" test always passed, but recently, when I run the "check.torproject.org" ...
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What happens if orbot loses connection while you are browsing the normal net and onion sites?

If orbot loses it's connection to Tor while you're browsing in regular net or onion sites does your isp automatically see where you are and what your browsing? Because as far as I can tell you won't ...
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meek bridges not working on Android but Tor Browser does, even in the same wifi connection

By turn on Meek bridges, my Tor Browser can connect to the Tor network within 30 seconds, however, Orbot on my Andorid, even within the same wifi of Tor Browser, has a very very hard time get ...
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Tor configuration did not verify Error: -4 ERR= OUT=

In Orbot I'm getting this error Tor configuration did not verify Error: -4 ERR= OUT= What is wrong ?
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How to use tor safely?

I have the orbot app on my android but my biggest concern is the dangers of using tor. I want to use it for researching & information but hear the horror stories of hacker and stuff. Also and i ...
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Running Hidden Service on Android 2.3.4 - Problem

I have problem with running hidden service on Android 2.3.4 with old version of Orbot 14.0.8.1. When I try to connect my website in Tor, I got an error "SOCKS error: connection refused". I really don'...
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What happens if I checked Orbot in VPN mode?

I don't know if I'm supposed to check Orbot in VPN mode settings.
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Orbot is stuck on Starting point it's not moving any further after that here's the logs

checking binary version: 0.3.3.5-openssl1.0.2o updating settings in Tor service updating torrc custom configuration... success. Waiting for control port... Set background service to FOREGROUND Orbot ...
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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 / Ubuntu Linux, since 2 days VERY slow.. Orbot OK

Many months I used Tor working perfectly. Now for 3 days it takes suddenly more than 15 minutes to get on a web-page on both my Ubuntu laptop computers. Why? (Before 3 days it would only take 15 sec'...
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Orbot non-rooted VPN mode no network

I'm running Orbot (16.0.0-RC-2-multi-SDK23 Tor 0.3.1.on Android 6.0.1, non-rooted device. Orbot works fine with Orfox, giving my Tor access, everything working well inside Orfox. When I activate "VPN ...
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Orbit loaded 100% but no browse option

I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still doesn’t give me a browse option. It’s just stuck on STOP but has loaded 100% - been using it for years and this has never happened if anyone can ...
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v3 .Onion support for Android

I am using Orfox 52.2.0 - I can't access any version 3 links using my current configuration. How do I get v3 .onion support for my Android device.
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Orwall Orbot 2gether?

I was looking @ firewall apps 4 non rooted phone. While researching I found the only way 2 support unrooted phone it would have 2 set up vpn 2 route blocked apps. I hope I have this part right or it ...
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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 do i set orfox to id its IP in a specific country?

i need to access a country specific website. i am outside the secific country using orbot and orfox on an android 1 device. Can a community member pls advise on a potential relay or bridge process ...
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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

I am using a wifi connection I don't control, on a device that hasn't yet received a KRACK patch. Will Tor [1] protect my browsing data if the wifi connection is compromised? (Is there anything that ...
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Trying to use orbot/orfox (TOR) on Android on this website thats says Firefox 38 not supported need FIREFOX 45 or newer

Can somebody please help me, cant find a way to update browser through orbot which is basically tor on android cellphone , i tried on different types of androids each of them says the same thing ... ...
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Is it possible to use meek bridges in orbot?

I decide to try orbot in a heavily censored environment and can't get it to work. ppl suggests try to put a few bridges in the setting menu. I tried a few obfs3 and obfs4 bridges, and it doesn't help, ...
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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 startup on boot

There is option in Orbot app "START ORBOT ON BOOT" but it never happens -after every reboot Orbot won't start until I start it manually... Anyone knows why?
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Orbot was fine but now perpetually stuck on “Orbot is starting”

I have been using Tor (Orbot app) for quite some time now on my old Android phone (Galaxy S4) and until recently (last week or two) it was working just fine. Now, it does not connect. I have ...
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Orbort Tor android

Does Orbot act as a firewall on android devices or any other devices it operates in and if not are there any plans to build a firewall by the organization that makes orbot? By virtue of the fact ...
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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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Why orbot isn't updated as with the Tor for windows and why Orfox isn't updated with the latest bundle of Firefox as of the same version in windows?

I want to know why android version isn't updated with the same version which is available for the windows? Android version is always lower than the tor bundle for windows. Not only that, even Orfox ...
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How does one setup a relay using Orbot on Android 6.0.1?

I have tried using the menu Orbot supplies to set a relay up. I have set the listening port to 9001 however "bogus" warnings appear in the log. The log also mentions that port 9001 is unreachable. I ...
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Orbot stops after a while

I go to a cafe everyday that has secured wifi. However, the cafe uses a software that gives users time limits and after 1 hour my connection is blocked. I use orbot on my Huawei H8 and I turn on VPN ...
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Orbot as a middle relay - does it make any sense?

Orbot can be set to run as a non-exit relay However IIRC it take a little while (weeks) before non-exit relays become trusted enough to route real world traffic through them. Given that the IP ...
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Not connectin to tor network

When I go into orbot app and try to browse itsays my ip address isnt hidden and im not connected to Tor first time on this can anyine help me out?
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Issues with Orbot and Orfox [closed]

Cannot get Orbot or Orfox to work on my Galaxy S6. Android version 6.0.1. I start it and closes it down then restart it. Still no luck.
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Need help: can anyone provide tor gateway? [closed]

My 3G connection speed is lower than 100kbps, and Orbot connection is taking too long. I want to connect my Hidden service from Android, but due to this situation I can't. Can someone open a Tor ...
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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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My ISP is holding all the bridges

The ISP has contracted a service that captures bridges@ and BridgeDB. Meek works but the connection is very slow (60~100 kbps). How do I get obfs4 bridges that they cannot capture?
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What apps on android need to be routed using Orbot to be completely anonymous?

Let's say for example I create a fake Google account and I want to use my Google account anonymously on my android phone. Without using the "route all apps through Orbot" feature, What are the ...
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How to bypass Geo blocking on SoundCloud?

Some music in my SoundCloud android app isn't availaible in my country. How do I get around this using Orbot? I tried switching on Apps VPN mode and selecting SoundCloud, (set location as US first, ...
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Can't start Orbot

My orbit stopped connecting to the web. I've reset it and it won't start anymore. I have tried reinstalling the application.
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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 - A lot of tor-routed internet requests time out

I hope other people have also noticed this - very often while browsing, only half the webpage resources load, and I have to refresh the page 2, 3 or 4 times before everything finally gets successfully ...
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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 ...