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

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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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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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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How old is too old? (Tor Versions)

Some apps (specifically Orbot) do not update with newer versions of Tor, at least not right away. (Orbot is still at 0.2.7.5) What is the oldest "safe" version of Tor, or, does it really matter that ...
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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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Orbot works, but Tor doesn't

I use Tor a lot at work because we have a strict firewall here. Lately my Tor is not able to connect... but Orbot connects normally. I don't know what I supposed have to do... Obs.: Here just meek-...
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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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Orbot - transparent proxying doesn't work

I'm using Orbot on my Android phone. It works great, but only for apps with native Orbot / proxy support. If I try to force other apps through Orbot using the "transparent proxying" setting, they lose ...
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How to change orbot android hidden service address?

I'm trying to get a new onion address for my hidden service on Orbot. The problem is it does not auto generate a hostname. How can I force this app to do so?
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Orbot doesn't start after the first time i used it

I used Orbot for about 2 weeks. Then I uninstalled the app. 2 Days ago I reinstalled it and when I pressed the button nothing happened while in the log on the left the only thing that shows is: ...
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Orbot Doesn't Work on Restart

I usually leave Orbot running continuously, but sometimes, I accidentally deactivate the service. After this, it doesn't seem to create a Tor circuit. It has the notification on my phone, but it ...
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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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Obfs4 bridges in Orbot

I can connect to obfs3 bridges just fine and even meek works, but obfs4 bridges seem to immediately reject my client. The debug log output is of no help. It's almost like Orbot isn't sending the ...
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Orbot is Unreasonably Slow

I decided to start using orbot due to the tracking apparently being done by AT&T. I am unable however to get any sort of borderline acceptable internet speeds....When I try go to a webpage it is ...
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Orbot installation error. Unknown error code in installation: “-24”

Had Orbot working fine for a long time, then made an error in deinstalling it. Wanted to reinstall, no way. Installation starts, and stops/finishes with "unknown error code:-24" in Google Play. ...
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xprivacy and Tor

Is anyone else having connection issues using Tor to connect to any variation on xprivacy.eu. (e.g. https, www.xprivacy.eu, xprivacy.edu and just to see if I'm crazy the insecure http xprivacy.eu) I'...
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Android Orbot on non rooted android device with Drony

I'm supporting android proxy Drony that has ability to also use VPN mode so it can intercept all flow and redirect to proxy that is set in settings. Recently was added also support for local SOCKS ...
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Orbot can't load geoIP file

I get warnings in orbot log that says GEOIP file cannot be loaded from /usr/share/tor. I run cyanogenmod with root access for orbot. How to fix this problem?
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How can i use orbot in my college??its not working

i have a tor application called orbot and it does not function well in our college..how do i configure orbot so i can access tor serviceses in our college networks?? My college has a server based on ...
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How do I set up tor on my android galaxy s9?

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 kpbs. 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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Human Error on orbot Circuit

Ignoring start request, already started. NOTICE: Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 NOTICE: Opening DNS listener on 127.0.0.1:5400 NOTICE: Opening Transparent pf/netfilter listener on 127.0.0....
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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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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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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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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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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. ...