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Orbot "Apps VPN Mode" vs "Tor Everything" on rooted device - which is better?

You may be interested in reading 'Mission Impossible: Hardening Android for Security and Privacy' and it's update 'Mission Improbable: Hardening Android for Security And Privacy'. To directly answer ...
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Android: Is it a good idea to Orwall (tor) all apps & services always?

A difficult question to answer decisively. The tl;dr is that if you are performing highly sensitive activies you should not be doing them on the same device as your normal day to day activies. This ...
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Enabling JavaScript in Orfox

Menu -> NoScript -> Tick the boxes for the sites. or Menu -> Tools -> Add-ons -> NoScript -> Enable/Disable/Configure Beware: whitelists and user-specific configurations are probably ...
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tor and android

It's recommended to only use the official apps to connect to Tor. If you use a 3rd-party app, nobody can guarantee that it isn't leaking traffic. And if you don't use the official Tor browser, it's ...
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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Looks good to me. If you connect to the VPN first, all of your internet traffic goes to the VPN. When you connect to the Tor network (after connecting to the VPN), your traffic does something like ...
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Running a Tor relay using Orbot

The feature is already available, it's under the settings menu. However uptime isn't the only factor to consider. Most phones will not have enough processing power to throughput a significant amount ...
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Not working on Android device

Check Orbot setting, could you able to see NOTICE: Bootstrapped 100%: Done if not you need to wait still it joins the Tor network. OrFox - check Tor connection by visiting https://check.torproject.org ...
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Using Orbot android app as a proxy server for a windows client

Here is the solution that worked for me. First off apparently Orbot itself offers proxy so there is no need for an extra app like Every Proxy. Solution: I used command tracert to find my android ...
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How does one setup a Tor hidden service on android

Starting with the current beta release of Orbot 15.4.0 beta-2, Orbot has a new menu which makes it very easy to add hidden services. Open settings menu Click on "Hidden Services" Click on "Hosted ...
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Why isn't my tor starting?

You've appear to have specified ReachableAddresses which means that you've told Tor is can't reach certain destinations, those destinations include the bridges that you've been given so Tor is ...
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Error conecting to my relay

I think, actually, this is a bug in the client not the relay. The circuit is failing but the error message is possibly a problem in the client, my reasoning is that the spec states: The payload of ...
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Tor for Android has connected but "Proxy Server refuse connection"

This is a result of the Russian state censorship. We're - my project community and I - are working on the fix, and will publish it soon. All you need now is to find an unpublished bridge for Tor: the ...
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How do I set up tor on my android galaxy s9?

First of all. This is not the [DARK WEB]. Simply it's taking back you privacy and keeping your anatomy safe. Just like you I also didn't know much about TOR. So first step is to apps that may ...
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can anyone help explain the orbot log

Those "unused DT entry" messages mean that either your app crashes or it generates lots of error messages. Probably Tor was cross-compiled with wrong or deprecated compilation flags. In my opinion the ...
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Not working on Android device

You have to be on wifi with no restrictions like at your house. I can use orbot/orfox for regular sites but when I try to access onion sites it loads about 25% the way and stops. Normally, if a site ...
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Is it possible to monitor/block ALL network activity while using Orbot/Orfox on an unrooted phone?

The only approach to this is to use something like a "no-root" firewall. A "no-root" firewall uses the same principle as the Orbot VPN mode, except it uses it's position to deny connections to ...
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How to install executable or *.exe and android apps or *.apk files files in Tails?

There is no supported way. .exe files (or PE files) are Microsoft Windows executables, which can't be natively run on Linux (which uses ELF files). .apk files are Android application packages, which ...
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Orbot: can't exclude exit country

You need to use curly brackets like this: {us},{gb} The syntax corresponds to the one of ExcludeNodes in torrc.
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Android: Is it a good idea to Orwall (tor) all apps & services always?

A VPN is best for your case I imagine. All the programs beside your browser knows who you are and probably phones home. This just puts more load on Tor than nessasary. It could obscure how much data ...
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Android reverse tethering through Whonix Workstation in virtualbox?

This is unsupported. Full disclosure: I am a developer of Whonix.
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Android Orfox - Clearing RAM messes tabs up

I haven't worked with Samsung devices, but the behaviour you described is very odd and warning by itself: it seems that application is being run in some kind of debugging or tracing container. Because ...
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Upgraded ver. 15.2.0-rc7 multi..can't see sequence routs as before

You could use FDroid and install the Orbot version available there or you can enable the Guardian Project repository (which is preconfigured in newer versions of FDroid) through the Repositories menu ...
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Orfox won't load pages

Don't know if it's related, but the same issue seems to happen to me sometines. Simply changing identity works for me, tapping the round arrow in the notification or restarting orbot. Hope this helps
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How to make Tor work using mobile data?

Root your phone, use OpenVPN, bridges, and test your traffic by disabling Wifi obviously. You want to run a VPN layered with TOR regardless of the device or the data source. And you need to root ...
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How to make Tor work using mobile data?

You can connect to Tor on mobile data the same way you do on WiFi. In case your Carrier blocks Tor, you could use the bridges available in Orbot.
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So many unfillable captchas?

it seems that some sites like Cloudfare and Google are mass-accessed through your exit point. Use "SIGNAL NEWNYM" command to forcibly change your exit and try again.
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using orbot bridges on android

This may be considered a bug, an unfortunately collision between FirewallPorts, ReachableAddresses, FascistFirewall and the spoofed destination address of the Meek protocol. If you have configured ...
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