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App: Orbot
Version: 16.0.2-RC-1 (16020041)
armeabi + armeabi-v7a + x86
17.96 MB (18,832,319 bytes)
Min: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, API 16)
Target: Android 8.1 (Oreo, API 27)
Uploaded May 14, 2018 at 10:24PM UTC by Ricardo
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APK Notes:

Orbot 16.0.2-RC-1

- updated to tor (Onion Services v3 support and more)
- split APK distribution for smaller binary size per chip architecture (< 10MB!) - many fixes for tor, pluggable transport binary installation - No more "Polipo" HTTP server, just using Tor's new built in capability - improved language selection in app ... and much more! 65bf70f update to 16.0.2-RC-1 build 16020041 18528bc update to 16.0.2-BETA-3 build 16020013 ae28293 update gradle to produce APKs appropriately named 41e223f update native build to support armeabi-v7a f7f03f5 update to 16.0.2-BETA-2 build 16020012 1dc740a update to latest tor-android-binary library 9a1e6fc add armeabi-v7a build to split APKs 4bdfb79 update code to properly unzip entries from APK zip if needed 0b74afb update to build 16020011 16.0.2-BETA-1 with tor 89906a2 update tor vpn values to 192.168.200 base some people might have conflicts with 10.10.10 base VPN f702a0e fix country selector spinner bug with phantom selections 3bbf7a1 ensure pluggable transports are updated and set to executable fa017cf make sure we handle foreground notifications properly 7dd09db update to tor be61431 make sure all the activities we need are included af1d933 handle phantom selection of country exit - also support custom exit override issue 8ebd538 add NEWNYM feature back into main app screen 989cbb2 remove old fullperm manifest be1f73e go back to one manifest will all perms 93a0092 update implementation of language selector 265caa8 add more releae build crunching compression 074411a always show the hidden service menu 93e6cf3 don't show app vpn selection for devices that don't support it ad18a40 load PT binaries fromthe native library path 3dc40b8 update to use tor- build with new tor binary method 0d3ef7c update gradle to 3.1.2 49b7228 implement APK splits for architecture specific builds 142d934 update proguard rules 3e8a92a improve how service starts happen on Android O+ 6a911d9 Merge branch 'master' of a94d2c9 Merge pull request #146 from bitmold/package-refactor 5f33788 control package name didnt match dir 456f896 set pdnsd path dynamically, in case it is installed elsewhere 2b40105 use Tor's built-in HTTP server instead of Polipo e903ea9 change how we look up the version of tor being used 6678399 update dependency command c6630b9 update dependency command bc863d4 updating to build 16010011 a957986 updating store descriptions 8867c33 adding new strings for onboarding dd0e2a0 updated strings for multiple locales a66ff47 update localized strings e0293ac Merge pull request #135 from bitmold/prefs-improvements fdd6b52 Merge pull request #139 from bitmold/back-closes-log-not-app f151b37 Merge pull request #127 from bitmold/string-fixes 923be64 Merge pull request #129 from bitmold/patch-2 d1daf86 Merge pull request #141 from bitmold/no-phone-state-perm d0cc453 Merge pull request #143 from bitmold/app-sorting-case-insensitive e244df9 Merge branch 'master' of bae861e switch to for default DNS 5d9fc75 update gradle to 4.4 f2c3753 update gradle, SDK, dependencies, etc 1c9afcb toUpperCase -> compareToIgnoreCase
0675600 App sorting for TorifiedApps is case insensitive
505223b removed legacy READ_PHONE_STATE perm
87401d0 When log is open, the back btn closes it
a4ce29d Merge pull request #137 from bitmold/patch-3
ca3856c Update BUILD
13ea11d update preference summaries
f117dac cleanup
49ee3ae textPassword inputType for proxypasswd dialog
8a14136 port settings use inputType=number
db74f05 formatted preferences.xml
d681dce Merge pull request #126 from bitmold/vpn-app-selection-ui-improvements
c425f5f Merge pull request #131 from goapunk/master
285373d Fix BUILD instructions
40391ba Revert "Fix lost asset:"
47e0534 Removed Outdated FAQ in README
0eaa278 ..,. -> ... in strings nl
6030773 revert, pushed this to the wrong branch, sorry
f49719f ..,. -> ... in string res
e459ec0 Merge branch 'master' into vpn-app-selection-ui-improvements
eddcba6 Merge pull request #125 from bitmold/patch-1
64f90ed Merge pull request #124 from goapunk/fix_asset_pdnsd
8a16b2b Wifi --> Wi-Fi
cff61d1 Newlines were not being read from LICENSE in about dialog
a3f1697 gave the GridView some room to breath
ebc06ca Fix TextView overlap issues in app selection ui
f930ced Use ProgressBar instead of off center ProgressDialog
e3f9397 centered app selection GridView in VPN UI
4b36bce "Android" was used instead of "Orbot" in INSTALL
3b7aafd Fix lost asset:
fb912d7 Merge pull request #118 from mrphs/patch-1
c1a3a7d fixed typo in bridge line
7ab6f50 add localized resources to project
7e0552b update gitignore

- 30% smaller install (APK) size, under 10MB!
- updated to tor (Onion Services v3 support and more)
- many fixes for tor, pluggable transport binary installation
- No more "Polipo" HTTP server, just using Tor's new built in capability
- improved language selection in app

NEW PERMISSION: Access to "External Storage" is for persisting backup information for onion services.

Full release notes at:

Orbot is a free 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.

*** Android 4.0 and lower, you can download older versions from or through the open app store at The last release with KitKat and older support is: ***

On some devices, aSamsung app is listening on the same network port that Orbot needs. Download 'SockStat' from Google Play. Look for the app on port 9050. Force stop and disable that app. You can also try to change Orbot's "Tor SOCKS" setting under the Debug section to 9051 or AUTO. You can see the fix in this video:

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 safest way to use the Internet on Android. Period. Orbot bounces your encrypted traffic several times through computers around the world, instead of connecting you directly like VPNs and proxies. This process takes a little longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protection available is worth the wait.

★ PRIVATE WEB SURFING: Use with Orfox, the most anonymous way to access any website, even if it’s normally blocked, monitored, or on the hidden web. Get Orfox:

★ PRIVACY FOR APPS: Any installed app can use Tor through Orbot's built-in VPN

★ PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Tor can help you confidentially research a competitor, get around someone blocking your favorite site, or circumvent a firewall to watch sports at work.

★ PRIVACY MADE EASY: Check out our fun, interactive walkthrough:

★ IT’S OFFICIAL: This is the official version of the Tor onion routing service for Android.

***We Love Feedback***
★ 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: or
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email:

The 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.

This release comes in several variants (we currently have 3). Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

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