Orbot

Tor (anonymity) client

Tor is both software and an open network that helps you defend against network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships.

Orbot allows access to Tor by accessing a local SOCKS or HTTP proxy. On a rooted device, the proxying can be completely transparent i.e. the app that accesses the network need not be aware of the proxy's existence; you can choose which apps go via the proxy in the settings.

If you don't have root access, there are some apps that are designed to work closely with tor or allow proxied connections: ChatSecure, Lightning and Twidere. There is also a proxy configurator addon for Firefox called ProxyMob (not yet available from the Mozilla addon site).

This app will use root access if you have it, but it is not required. Root access is used to transparently proxy apps, which allows you to force any app to use Tor.

Currently there are two build falvors available, PIE and noPIE. "Position independent executable" is a technique that got introduced somewhere in the Android 4.x cycle and the PIE builds should be default for Android 5+. For technical details see Wikipedia.

Basically you should use PIE builds when they are available for your device.

License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License

Website: http://www.torproject.org/docs/android.html.en
Issue Tracker: https://dev.guardianproject.info/projects/orbot/issues
Source Code: https://gitweb.torproject.org/orbot.git
Donate: https://www.torproject.org/donate/donate.html.en
Flattr: https://flattr.com/thing/5649

For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE (15012316) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.8 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE (15012315) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.6 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE (15012314) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE (15012313) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.5 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE (15012312) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.5 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-PIE (15012311) - Added on Jul 18, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 8 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-noPIE (15012303) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.5 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-noPIE (15012302) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.5 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-3-noPIE (15012301) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-PIE (15012216) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.7 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-PIE (15012214) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-PIE (15012213) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-PIE (15012212) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-PIE (15012211) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 8.0 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-noPIE (15012203) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-noPIE (15012202) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 15.0.1-RC-2-noPIE (15012201) - Added on Jul 16, 2015

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 14.1.4-PIE (133) - Added on Dec 20, 2014

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 5.6 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • ACCESS_SUPERUSER
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR
  • Version 14.1.4-noPIE (132) - Added on Dec 20, 2014

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 5.5 MiB GPG Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • ACCESS_SUPERUSER
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • org.torproject.android.MANAGE_TOR