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

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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 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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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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Will Orfox be updated?

Since Orfox is based on a pretty outdated Firefox version by now, I'm a bit worried about its security. Is Orfox still being updated / can we expect it to be patched in the near future?
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I can't connect to tor network on my android tablet using Orbot app

Here's the log descriptions: checking binary version: 0.3.4.9-openssl1.0.2p Set background service to FOREGROUND updating settings in Tor service updating torrc custom configuration... success. ...
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Is it ok to the Orbot with the normal Firefox browser on android?

I noticed that when using Orbots "VPN Mode" that my normal Firefox browser works fine and when I visit check.torproject.org it says I'm connected even though I'm not using the Tor Browser specifically....
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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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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 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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Android can't connect after Orbot crash

Am I screwed? Installed Orbot, enabled transparent proxying, tried to connect, connection failed, Orbot crashed. Now, I can't connect at all. Tried resetting Orbot, re-booting, re-configuring. Just ...
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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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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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Simmilar to orbot the tor android app can we use Orxify to anonymize the Android traffic without any configuration of the ports

Here's a question in which the OP asks can we use the android app called Orxify which claims to use the Tor network and automatically configures the ports. I know that in order to anonymize the ...
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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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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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VPN -> Orbot - possible?

I want my apps to connect to the internet like this: Android Phone -> VPN -> Orbot So far, I've been able to achieve this with OrWall (turning off transparent proxying in Orbot and selecting the ...
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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 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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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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Can anyone explain the following Orbot error

I was asleep while Orbot was up and the following lines came up. I'm worried because I've never encountered words like totallyninja, spying, etc. from Orbot before so I'm wondering what they mean: ...
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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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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 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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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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Is the old version of orbot dangerous?

I have an old model of android device (not smart"phone") and I've used orbot and orfox app to browse through deepweb. One day I found out that my orbot app is outdated as I was warned by a deepweb ...
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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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Will orbot work for instagram?

I just tried to log on to Instagram on my PC via Tor, and I could not type my username and password. The same problem exists on Covert Browser (Tor browser for iPhone). Is it possible to use Instagram ...
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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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Installed orbot and orweb but still no connection with android tablet

I have a nexus7 1st gen, 4.4.2 android. I just get a red cross on orweb saying I am not using it. Are there settings I should be using?
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Should I use a VPN with Orbot?

Should I use Orbot with a proxy or VPN? If so should I place it before or after Orbot's connection to the Tor network?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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, SSL Error 3 - Why?

I'm in a private network, where everything runs on a proxy, that uses a HTTP, the phone/tablet isn't rooted. On Orbot, I have put in the address, I have put in the ports and all the bridges too. ...
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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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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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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 ...