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

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Does it make sense to use Tor on a vanilla Android phone?

I use Tor on Android because it's easily configurable for Duck Duck Go and Twitter with Orbot. It's possible to use it with a stable Firefox version too but I can't because I use the beta version. On ...
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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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Does running Orbot mean I am running a Tor exit relay?

I downloaded Orbot on my tablet and I've been reading about the Tor network and I looked up "Is running Tor illegal in the U.S.". I found out about exit-relays and the Orbot app said something about ...
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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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Is there a “reason” for Orbot-tethering?

I'm wondering what would be the case to use Orbot-tethering? If I'm using Tails or Whonix, I will use the normal network-connection and internet provider (maybe via Android-tethering) and I'm fine! --...
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Orbot: Prevent phone from connecting to the Internet without Tor?

I want to set my phone up in such a way that it won't connect to the internet before Tor (Orbot) has established a connection. How do I do that?
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Why does orbot's source code contain binary files for iptables?

According to a ticket in your bug tracker, the source code for Orbot contains binary files for iptables. To me, this sounds like Orbot is built off of some closed-source code. How then could this ...
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Orbot settings for Wifi with proxy!

I need to use a proxy in order to use Wifi at the office. For 'Tor browser bundle' (on my laptop) I know where to write the Wifi proxy settings, but where do I enter them when using orbot? (on ...
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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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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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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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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'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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Is it bad to stay connected to Tor for long periods of time?

Tor circuits change every 10 minutes. If I leave the Tor browser open on my computer, or the Orbot app connected on my Android, will I add any network overhead for the network? Should I disconnect ...
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Orbot DNS leak problem

I tried to use Orbot on my Android phone in VPN mode (no extra settings added or anything). It turned out that it leaks DNS with Chrome browser (I checked it with dnsleak.com). Is it possible to fix ...
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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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A weird Tor relay

This might feel funny or you might think I have gone crazy but I want to share this anyway. Yesterday I have just turned on my Orbot and saw the logs to know what are all the relays I have been ...
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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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YouTube HTML5 extension for Orbot/Orweb?

Is there a HTML5 extension for watching YouTube videos in the new Orweb browser for tablets, like used to be with the Bundle for PCs, all the while offering your computer to the ongoing Tor traffic?
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Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot?

Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot? Or should I disable Orbot first?
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How can I stay on my IP longer than 10 minutes?

I need to stay on an IP for longer than ten minutes to finish a download. Can I tell Orbot to stay on the IP for a fixed time? I'm running Orfox on Orbot for Android. Thanks, Brian
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“All routers are down or won't exit” from a few days

Few days ago I decided to try Tor at my phone to see if it consumes so much battery. From the beginning it was really good, but two days ago, this started to happen: I tried to put a proxy with ...
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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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Android tethering: use Orbot or Tor browser on laptop?

Ok, keep in mind that even though I'm fairly technically savvy, most of what I read on Tor related sites pretty much goes over my head. But even so; here's my question. Normally on my laptop I use ...
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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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Connect to Orbot Socks5 proxy from computer on same network

I want to use Orbot on my phone as a proxy server for my desktop or any computer on my local network. How/can I set Orbot up to let me do this?
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Orbot Hidden Services

I am trying to set up a hidden service on my android device but i am running into some problems. On the computer i set the hidden service directory and my keys are where they are supposed to be. Using ...
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orbot: obfs3 bridges do not work

I used to be able to connect to the Tor network successfully, but these days It does not work even after I enable bridges (obfs3). Following, please find the logs: Orbot ... tor: PRE: Is binary exec?...
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In Orbot, obfs3 bridges don't work.

I have Orbot 14.0.5 installed from F-droid. obfs3 bridge lines are ignored by Orbot and orbot just connects directly to tor network. For pasting bridge lines in Orbot, Should I add the word "Bridge" ...
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Help with Orbot/Tor on Kindle

When I launch Orbit it says I'm connected to the Tor network but when I do the browser check it says I am not. Can anyone help me with this problem, much ado prepared.
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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 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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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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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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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 cannot connect to the Tor network through bridges

In orbot software. I cannot use obfs3 bridges to connect to the Tor network. This is the logs. Orbot shows that it is successfully connected to the Tor network but I'm sure it didn't. So what's the ...
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Is my Tor service being middle manned hacked or sec?

Recently I noticed a big change in my orbot log...it starts with these 4 PRE QUESTIONS- tor: PRE: Is binary exec? true polipo: PRE: Is binary exec? true obfsclient: PRE: Is binary exec? true xtables: ...
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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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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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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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Can Tor make your browsing faster?

Especially using OrBot on the phone Tor sometimes feels faster. Since I am not sure on how to really measure this I have been thinking about what the reason for this could be. I have the following ...
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How to save images while using Orweb?

So I have a Xperia Live and I'm using Orbot-Orweb.And I want to save images (from Google,DA,etcetera) How can I do it?Normally all I have to do is long click on an image.Now what?
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Tor on mobile connects but doesn't work

I recently discovered the Orbot app that allows mobile users to connect to tor. After the installation of this and Orweb, the accompanying browser, it connected successfully to tor and all the logs ...
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Will utorrent work with orbot?

I opened utorrent to use it without root and the only thing I see is incoming tcp port. Will it automatically fill this in or do I need to put in another number?