Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers otherapps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encryptyour Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through aseries of computers around the world. Tor is free software and anopen network that helps you defend against a form of networksurveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy,confidential business activities and relationships, and statesecurity known as traffic analysis.
*** Android 4.0 and lower, you can download older versions fromhttps://guardianproject.info/releases/ or through the FDroid.orgopen app store at https://f-droid.org. The last release with KitKatand older support is:https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orbot-v14.1.4-UpToKitKat-nonPIE.apk***
*** SAMSUNG GALAXY USERS ***
On some devices, aSamsung app is listening on the same network portthat Orbot needs. Download ‘SockStat’ from Google Play. Look forthe app on port 9050. Force stop and disable that app. You can alsotry to change Orbot’s “Tor SOCKS” setting under the Debug sectionto 9051 or AUTO. You can see the fix in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-nK4F67_g
Orbot is the only app that creates a truly private internetconnection. As the New York Times writes, “when a communicationarrives from Tor, you can never know where or whom it’s from.” Torwon the 2012 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) PioneerAward.
★ ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES: Orbot is the safest way to use theInternet on Android. Period. Orbot bounces your encrypted trafficseveral times through computers around the world, instead ofconnecting you directly like VPNs and proxies. This process takes alittle longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protectionavailable is worth the wait.
★ PRIVATE WEB SURFING: Use with Orfox, the most anonymous way toaccess any website, even if it’s normally blocked, monitored, or onthe hidden web. Get Orfox:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.orfox
★ PRIVACY FOR APPS: Any installed app can use Tor if it has a proxyfeature, using the settings found here: https://goo.gl/2OA1y UseOrbot with Twitter, or try private web searching with DuckDuckGo:https://goo.gl/lgh1p
★ PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Tor can help you confidentially research acompetitor, get around someone blocking your favorite site, orcircumvent a firewall to watch sports at work.
★ PRIVACY MADE EASY: Check out our fun, interactive walkthrough:https://guardianproject.info/howto/browsefreely
★ IT’S OFFICIAL: This is the official version of the Tor onionrouting service for Android.
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★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that makesecure mobile apps and open-source code for a bettertomorrow.
★ OPEN-SOURCE: Orbot is free software. Take a look at our sourcecode, or join the community to make it better:https://gitweb.torproject.org/orbot.git
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found anannoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email:[email protected]
The Guardian Project makes apps that are designed to protect yoursecurity and anonymity. The protocols that we use are widelyregarded as the state of the art in security technology. While weare constantly upgrading our software to combat the latest threatsand eliminate bugs, no technology is 100% foolproof. For maximumsecurity and anonymity users must utilize best practices to keepthemselves safe. You can find a good introductory guide to thesetopics at https://securityinabox.org
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