Orbot: Tor for Android

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About this app

Orbot is a free VPN and proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

★ Traffic Privacy
Encrypted traffic from any app, through the Tor network, gives you the highest standard of security and privacy.

★ Stop Snooping
No extra eyes know what apps you are using, and when, or can stop you from using them.

★ No History
No central logging of your traffic history or IP address by your network operator and app servers.

Orbot is the only app that creates a truly private internet connection. As the New York Times writes, “when a communication arrives from Tor, you can never know where or whom it’s from.”

Tor won the 2012 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award.

★ ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES: Orbot is the official Tor VPN for Android. Orbot bounces your encrypted traffic several times through computers around the world, instead of connecting you directly like traditional VPNs and proxies. This process takes a little longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protection available is worth the wait.
★ PRIVACY FOR APPS: Any installed app can use Tor via the Orbot VPN feature, or if it has a proxy feature, using the settings found here: https://goo.gl/2OA1y Use Orbot with Twitter, or try private web searching with DuckDuckGo: https://goo.gl/lgh1p
★ PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Orbot prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what apps you are using or websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your network traffic can see is that you're using Tor.

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★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
★ OPEN-SOURCE: Orbot is free software. Take a look at our source code, or join the community to make it better: https://github.com/guardianproject/orbot
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email: support@guardianproject.info

Guardian Project makes apps that are designed to protect your security and anonymity. The protocols that we use are widely regarded as the state of the art in security technology. While we are constantly upgrading our software to combat the latest threats and eliminate bugs, no technology is 100% foolproof. For maximum security and anonymity users must utilize best practices to keep themselves safe. You can find a good introductory guide to these topics at https://securityinabox.org
Updated on
Nov 1, 2022

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194K reviews
A Google user
December 14, 2019
To be honest its all on the processing speed of the user's phone and internet connection. The moment I purchased a good phone with reliable service I've never had an issue. You should always delete it when your done, including anything you downloaded while using it. It's a great experience if you know what your doing. Most people dont even use all the setting properly. I love this and love how it doesn't even have to be a third party app. Gooood orbot!!!!
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A Google user
November 15, 2019
Still has issues. Fails to start sometimes and gets stuck. Normally requires a force stotlp, or a restart of the device to work right. Same goes for shutting it down. Fails to stop properly, and when it does, it crashes. It sometimes requires a force stop while running to get it to stop running in VPN mode when it's not on, which has always been an issue, but was escalated with the last update in September.
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Bob Smith
October 10, 2020
Update, goes dormant a few minutes after you start it. Can I just have an older version that works properly. It'll start, but once you close the app it just doesn't work. This is what happens when devs continually tweak apps. Why can't we leave well enough alone. And have working apps Works once, then it needs to be Uninstalled then reinstalled. Works great when you use it once, rather bothersome if you want to use it more. Developer's really need to fix what they broke.
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What's new

- update to latest tor
- improved snowflake and obfs4 bridge support
- improved share functions for logs