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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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Orbot: Prevent phone from connecting to the Internet without Tor?

Stopping android from connecting to the internet/disabling wifi/disabling wifi module/disabling auto connect unless Orbot is up isn't trivial. It would probably need modifications to the ROM/kernel ...
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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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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

Yes, Tor is unaffected by KRACK. At best KRACK could be used to perform some denial of service (stopping your packets from being sent), but it will not be able to forge or intercept Tor traffic, ...
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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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How can I stay on my IP longer than 10 minutes?

You won't change IP mid-download. Tor considers creating new circuits by looking at the 'dirtiness' of existing circuits. If a new connection request is received and the current circuit is more than ...
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Orbot: Prevent phone from connecting to the Internet without Tor?

There is some prior art in this field, however there is always an implicit Caveat Emptor when doing novel things. The "OrWall" android application is intended to create a 'fail-closed' scenario, ...
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Can anyone explain the following Orbot error

Those are the nicknames of the relays that were in your circuit; you can go look them up on Atlas and see information on them, which is kinda cool. Since Orbot is running on a phone, it will shut ...
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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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How to use bridges in Orbot?

1- Get bridges: Enter bridges.torproject.org on your mobile browser. On the page opened, click on "Get Bridges" option. Scroll down to the "Advanced Options" box, and select "...
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I am interested in using tor on a Arm based processor laptop is there a way to do this?

Tor should work fine on ARM CPUs. On distributions like Debian there are Tor versions for arm, arm64, armel, armhf (even mips, mipsel and powerpc). The Tor Project themselves also distribute debian ...
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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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Is it possible to use meek bridges in orbot?

Yes, Orbot supports meek, specifically meek-lite provided by the obfs4proxy binary that's shipped with Orbot. When you enable bridges (swipe in left, and toggle the 'Bridges' slider to on) it will ...
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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

You're using wifi with a wireless access point that you don't control and you're worried about KRACK? If the owner of the access point wanted access to your network data then KRACK doesn't matter. ...
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how do i set orfox to id its IP in a specific country?

This would be using Orbot not Orfox, Orfox is the browser and Orbot provides the Tor client and allows configuration of it. Open Orbot, swipe in from the left of the screen. This should give you a ...
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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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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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How to use bridges in Orbot?

First, you have to get orbot to get that on your phone there two ways which I know: using F-Droid which is accessible from https://f-droid.org but before installing orbot you have to activate ...
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Need help with VPN and Orbot

There are two apps that are required to access tor with Android. You need the Orbot, a tor proxy, and a browser that is configured to use the socks proxy it creates. Two browser are configured to work ...
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Orbot Apps VPN Mode - data leakage?

Use your own software AP and tcpdump to verify it. In my case it worked fine, but not on device boot-up In Tor it's impossible to make MitM unless you're doing it directly at the point of dot-onion ...
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I am interested in using tor on a Arm based processor laptop is there a way to do this?

Tor works pretty fine on ARM - I'm running my nodes on ARM SBC's myself. You need to compile it by hand and OpenSSL and Libevent to avoid perfomance loss. If you need specific instructions - just say ...
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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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Using Orbot to mask network traffic

Technically this kind of thing can be done through a pluggable transport. I'm not aware of anyone actually having done this specifically. It probably wouldn't work very well, a curious observer would ...
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Android tethering: use Orbot or Tor browser on laptop?

tl;dr - You should, wherever possible, use tor on the local system. Especially when the "local" network is potentially hostile (which is almost always with wireless). If you can run Tor Browser on the ...
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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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Orbot, android, is there a way to forbid apps to connect outside Tor?

If Orbot is already connected, and your Wi-Fi is disconnected for a short period, Orbot will either wait for a connection, or attempt to establish circuits via your mobile connection if your device ...
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Orbot: Prevent phone from connecting to the Internet without Tor?

Impossible unless Tor is fully incorporated into AOSP firmware when compiled by hand. How to check: use wireshark or just a tcpdump on a wlan0 interface of your hostapd software AP. During bootup some ...
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