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

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Stun.protocol preventing me from connecting to TOR

Every time I try to connect to Tor, on my phone, through the browser or Orbot on either my mobile data or when connected to Wi-Fi I always get see these showing up on either my firewall (RethinkDNS+...
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Tor -> Tor help with orbot

I use briar as a messenger and also use orbot system wide with vpn mode switched on. I was wondering if this created tor over tor scenario?
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How can I migrate from Tor url v2 to v3 on android?

I am using Tor_Onion_Proxy_Library by thaliproject, to make tor request to .onion domain URL. It's working well for a URL v2. But this standard is deprecated. How can I make requests to v3 standard ...
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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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Is there a way a website can identify me when connected to it via Orbot?

When using Orbot and not coupled with Tor browser, but rather through Google Chrome or Firefox, can a website I visit de-anonymize me? Particularly know anything about my location, IP, service ...
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Android Firefox Nightly shows "HTTP CONNECT tunnel" after recent update

Firefox Nightly recently updated to the new UI they beta'd under the Firefox Preview moniker. The proxy settings I had in about:config got wiped out but reinstating the exact same settings is getting ...
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Is there an orbot equivalet app for Desktop?

I've been using Orbot for Android for a while and having a great experience with it. I always thought it would be slow and so on. Now, for Desktop, I can't find an equivalent to Orbot, that would ...
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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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Orbot having trouble connecting

When I start Orbot up on my phone in VPN mode, it gets stuck just "starting". I've left it for up to 10 minutes but it ends up going nowhere. I've tried using bridges and changing my TOR identity, but ...
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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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Orbot: Check what is my current circuit

I use orbot on my android device. Unlike for the tor browser, I could not find anywhere what is the current identity I use. Is there a button or any UI to show what is the current identity being used,...
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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) - 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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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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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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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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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 "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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Need help with VPN and Orbot

I downloaded a free VPN, but when I downloaded Orbot the Orbot browser does not work. I have a kindle fire HD. I read related topics on this website but nothing works for me. Any suggestions would ...
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Orbot Apps VPN Mode - data leakage?

Given an app configured to use Orbot's Apps VPN Mode, I am trying to determine how the VPN works. Most of the app's traffic is sent directly to a Tor hidden service the user controls, but some pieces ...
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Orbot app is constantly starting and shuting down

My phone is rooted so I have given root access to the app. Then, when I press to start orbot, it says, orbot is starting, then comes NOTICE: Finished bootstrapped 10% orbot is finishing handshake with ...
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I am interested in using tor on a Arm based processor laptop is there a way to do this?

Could I use QEMU on my Arm processor based laptop and put tails inside QEMU. Will this setup work? How do I do this? Is there any other way I can use tor on Arm based processor?
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How to use bridges in Orbot?

I am on android 4.4.2. Using Orbot + Orfox. I can connect the Tor network and browse webpages on Orfox when I am connected to a Wi-Fi. But whenever I turn-off wi-fi and try Mobile data, the pages on ...
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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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should I avoid using Firefox sync in Tor/Orfox? [closed]

The title kind of explains the question, but I'm not a security expert and would appreciate an expert's opinion and reasons. Thanks in advance!
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