Orbot: Tor for Android APK

Version 16.4.0-RC-2a-tor- - org.torproject.android
Last updated: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 16:50:14 UTC
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Orbot: Tor for Android apk

APP Information

Download Version 16.4.0-RC-2a-tor- (1640300303)
Apk Size17.93 MB
App Developertelimo
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packageorg.torproject.android.apk
Website https://guardianproject.info/apps/orbot/

Download Orbot: Tor for Android 16.4.0-RC-2a-tor- APK

App Description

Orbot: Tor for Android is torproject,android,communication,orbot:, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.74 by 156 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit telimo website who developed it. org.torproject.android.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 16.4.0-RC-2a-tor- Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 526444+ times on store. You can also download org.torproject.android APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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 https:guardianproject.inforeleases or through the FDroid.org open app store at https:f-droid.org. The last release with KitKat and older support is: https:guardianproject.inforeleasesOrbot-v14.1.4-UpToKitKat-nonPIE.apk ***

On some devices, a Samsung 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: https:www.youtube.comwatch?v=yK-nK4F67_g

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.
★ PRIVACY FOR APPS: Any installed app can use Tor if it has a proxy feature, using the settings found here: https:goo.gl2OA1y Use Orbot with Twitter, or try private web searching with DuckDuckGo: https:goo.gllgh1p
★ PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Tor can help you confidentially research a competitor, get around the Facebook block at school, or circumvent a firewall to watch sports at work.
★ PRIVACY MADE EASY: Check out our fun, interactive walkthrough: https:guardianproject.infohowtobrowsefreely
★ 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: https:gitweb.torproject.orgorbot.git
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email: [email protected]

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. You can find a good introductory guide to these topics at https:securityinabox.org

App ChangeLog

  • - Major fix for hanging stop/start issue (if you still have problems, please "force stop" or do a fresh install and then try starting again)
  • - update to Tor Bridge support (more stable and reliable)

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

Older Versions

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Bob Smith-avatar

    Bob Smith


    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.

  2. Sagar More-avatar

    Sagar More


    ech App is nice delivers high speed than before, but I'm unable to use this app as it has 2 major issues:- 1). It automatically closes frequently. 2). After every successful connection the connection get's scrubbed and I'm unable to use the internet. My device info:- Redmi note 8 pro (RAM 6GB/ROM 128GB) MIUI 12 based on Android 10 I hope this issue will be solved by you soon. I'm waiting for the fix

  3. MacLeod666 Coulthard-avatar

    MacLeod666 Coulthard


    vpn App comms still keeps stopping... When I restart OR request a bridge (if NOT active) usually fixes it... But lately, it's not been helping... Also, could you try to do something about bridge requests... I get the Gatcha is to rule out bots, but lately when I run it, either I can barely make out the code or I get told NO BRIDGES are available by the time I get the correct code entered... Any chance of streamlining bridge rqsts?? TOR s/b the gold standard for VPN apps

  4. brian crouse-avatar

    brian crouse


    apk Amazing privacy. Works well. Sometimes it force closes, and sometimes it takes a minute to get a reliable bridge connection, but despite that this will cause browsers to run more slowly, I do not mind. It also works great in VPN mode. I can search for something that might otherwise be a question to be asked locally, and it comes up with a completely different location in a different country most of the time. At all times your traffic is routed with others over a decentralized network :)

  5. suraj deep-avatar

    suraj deep


    sprayborg 🅆🄷🅈 🄳 🅆🄴 use it It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipum as their default model text, an

  6. Greg Parrigan-avatar

    Greg Parrigan


    windows I want to love Orbot. I love the idea and concept of enhanced privacy online. I am having a few issues however. Orbot not only stops when ever it feels like it, it also starts on its own even when i do not open the app.

  7. Lisa priya-avatar

    Lisa priya


    startet nicht It's good.....but when I click start then it get started then when I try to open any app like Google Etc....then it take time to load like I don't have data.....but I've good amount of data then also it takes time.....

  8. Samuel Menzie-avatar

    Samuel Menzie


    android My contribution concerning effective TOR use is what many already know - TOR should be used simultaneouly with a quality VPN. Simply (1) first connect to your VPN (2) connect TOR immediately after. This ensures what you do on TOR is kept private, rendering your ISP blind to your TOR use - they'll be unable to see your TOR usage due to your TOR data packets travelling inside/ within the encrypted VPN tunnel). Simultaneous VPN use with TOR also ensures your TORs exit-node is hidden.

  9. Blue Caffe-avatar

    Blue Caffe


    download Great improvements! It works flawlessly on my side, at least, however, there's a battery hog I've encountered, it is power hungry, indeed. Please, look into it. Thank you

  10. Timothy Nichols-avatar

    Timothy Nichols


    browser Just doesn't work at all. Connects but there is no way to actually start the browser. I think it's supposed to be automatic. I have downloaded several times and been trying to get it working for 3 days. I give up. Doesn't work!

  11. Kun Chi-avatar

    Kun Chi


    This is by far my favorite Pick for VPN. Orbot is an open source app that contains tor. It provides local HTTP proxy, and a Socks Proxy into the tor network. It also has the ability, on rooted devices, to send all internet traffic through tor. Amazing creation and great developers keep it up.

  12. Chris Vydas-avatar

    Chris Vydas


    Very slow network when compared to other vpn's even free ones. Expanded notification option appears broken in android nougat, only see (up⬆️/down⬇️) - "new identity" that's it. Not sure how useful orbit will be with unblocking access. We'll see.

  13. RAKESH KUMAR-avatar



    Works excellent on android but if you use Google as search engine then it is not that much effective.also speed is very slow but better than vpn when it comes to privacy.

  14. Mudassir Nazar-avatar

    Mudassir Nazar


    It's a great app to hide your identity on the internet, but it doesn't work 100% of the time especially when you are not on wifi. I still trust Orbot more than any other "free" VPNs.

  15. Yohan Jo-avatar

    Yohan Jo


    So far the best. the best vpn and privacy app ever ,but now I can't connect the vpn it just says "orbot is starting" but not connecting please solve this quickly

  16. Abrez Hussain-avatar

    Abrez Hussain


    It is a good app with a scope of improvement. It fulfills its objective which was not what I expected. Moreover, as an example, the team could add a notification bar option to switch off Orbot

  17. Six Seven-avatar

    Six Seven


    Completely n totally broken. Used to be the best thing n first thing I installed on a new phone but its been destroyed by updates, doesn't even start now

  18. Joy Paul-avatar

    Joy Paul


    Most of the time, whenever i scan my connection. It says i am infected. I am sure many more is facing the same problem. Developers need to look at that asap.

  19. Matthew Salomon-avatar

    Matthew Salomon


    Trash App You have to install Uninstalle reinstall 10 to 20 time before this trash ass app works, like what the hell it used to work perfect not it can't stay connected longer than 2 mins when or if it does connect l.

  20. Will Freeze-avatar

    Will Freeze


    Unable to use VPN mode. Crashes within a few seconds of activating it.

  21. The Leader-avatar

    The Leader


    Very buggy. Connects once and never again. Had to clear app data and then it works again. Irritating problem.

  22. Joben Centina-avatar

    Joben Centina


    Great, never get tired of this old VPN but still work as a charm.

  23. Abdul Muhaimin-avatar

    Abdul Muhaimin


    When I open this app, it suddenly forced stop after the other app. I don't know it something a bug issue, then.

  24. Unnop Alpha-avatar

    Unnop Alpha


    Excellence app to increase more privacy but some time it lost connection.

  25. Nick U-avatar

    Nick U


    It's good when it works. Lots of bugs and crashes

  26. gaurav a-avatar

    gaurav a


    Unable to connect. App shuts down when vpn turn on. Not able to download blocked apps in my region.

  27. Zuzi M-avatar

    Zuzi M


    Worked just few times, after that I always have to uninstall it and download it again as it stops working...

  28. Bruce Wayne-avatar

    Bruce Wayne


    Doesn't start or do anything..bad app orbit spies on your private details and emails and what you view ... Including passwords ...

  29. KYLogger GHPR-avatar

    KYLogger GHPR


    I can't solve captcha I write exact same words as in image but it's always appear a incorrect error massage please fix that useless captcha issue

  30. Gregor Hauptmann-avatar

    Gregor Hauptmann


    Its need a update with dnscrypt or with private dns provider.I2p it will be nice.

  31. Samant Mahto-avatar

    Samant Mahto


    Updated version is not working well...taking long time to start.

  32. Rajwinder Rajwinder singh-avatar

    Rajwinder Rajwinder singh


    Google Play Store App update various and malware aps not working with you Google play store not working vpn android orbot.tor

  33. Mukilazhagan A-avatar

    Mukilazhagan A


    Free & fast VPN with more countries, for using long time (15 min) bride is slow or break during download tasks

  34. Love Love-avatar

    Love Love


    Doesn't always connect. VPN won't even turn on.

  35. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Why must I uninstall and reinstall every time app rurns off?Love the product;detest the annoyance.

  36. chirag haran-avatar

    chirag haran


    Excellent app but now not working properly after updating MIUI12. Please help and I will give 5 star

  37. Matthew Pavi-avatar

    Matthew Pavi


    It can't change the region location ... There are some services banned in my country but I can't get access to them using this VPN

  38. Shamshulazuan Md. Sariff-avatar

    Shamshulazuan Md. Sariff


    Crash 2 or 3 times before a running program.

  39. Curtis Hoareau-avatar

    Curtis Hoareau


    Default settings don't seem to allow to connect to control port to run as relay

  40. Linda Matt-avatar

    Linda Matt


    CRASH!!! restart... CRASHING... CRASHED & BURNING!!!! Rinse/Repeat~🤮!!!!

  41. Raven Antonio-avatar

    Raven Antonio


    Okay, its about 2 years since my first review, overall this app is great, decent enough and works well.

  42. Aphrodite Venus-avatar

    Aphrodite Venus


    Not working, even VPN doesn't work too :/

  43. Logan S.-G.-avatar

    Logan S.-G.


    It's a VPN, and it passes through Tor. I don't see why you shouldn't use this app.

  44. Utkarsh Shahare-avatar

    Utkarsh Shahare


    Best App. Can be recommended to anybody for any purpose.

  45. MUHAMAD MUSHFIQ-avatar



    Working great but need to fix bug

  46. Matthew-avatar



    Recent version cannot activate vpn mode on grapheneOS v14

  47. ZeeShaN KhaLti-avatar

    ZeeShaN KhaLti


    sir i rated this vpn 5 star bcz i ever find this vpn Good reliable and best this ia that this auto Change proxy thats very very cool feature...

  48. gabriel burnham-avatar

    gabriel burnham


    App updated now stuck in start up. Otherwise a great app

  49. Andrew John Young-avatar

    Andrew John Young


    So far, works really well with Android 10

  50. Raven Gogol-avatar

    Raven Gogol


    Rollback update! Not working!

  51. Mubeen Siraj-avatar

    Mubeen Siraj


    Trust me guys I don't know all users how it is working, I'm using this app more than 15 months best vpn app 👍👍👍hats off

  52. A Mubin-avatar

    A Mubin


    it's very nice app.it's give me new browsing experience.

  53. CZK Global Research & Developments-avatar

    CZK Global Research & Developments


    Not for everyone (only experts) extremely professional) otherwise cyber-watch or surveillance or you might get into trouble... Law enforcement Officials or anyone with permissions only

  54. Rightous Man-avatar

    Rightous Man


    How come i dont see a vpn proxy key on my device

  55. eude victor-avatar

    eude victor


    Somehow but its not that easy to connect

  56. Dhanush Rao-avatar

    Dhanush Rao


    Can not use this app more than once after an install.

  57. Gichgeldy Kurbanov-avatar

    Gichgeldy Kurbanov


    Last 3 days can't connect

  58. Danyer XX-avatar

    Danyer XX


    It has given a sense of security, anonymacy and privacy in a world of intrusive internet. Thanks for being around.

  59. duxe swattik-avatar

    duxe swattik


    What happened to this app? Is it going to be discontinued?

  60. Abhay Kumar-avatar

    Abhay Kumar


    please give us a widget to direct start or end orbot, just it will be very easy

  61. Joey Smit-avatar

    Joey Smit


    Roomate showed me everything i searched through the router. After using this app properly it no longer showed my history and (as easy) You must delete and reinstall once a week. Thats because hackers will slow your speeds down to the point of reinstall is mandotory. Fyi there are no secrets on the internet. Just know your phone is your diary and it remebers everything.

  62. alex bercu-avatar

    alex bercu


    Doesn't work. I wanted to change the ip adres in order to access and download some games , and an app like Ria to send money but it doesn't work . It said you cannot access, or download from your country. I tried many times changing many parameters in settings but nope, same stuff. And this is the second time I tried this app as many recommended this app but I don't think it does what it's advertising to do. I don't think the VPN/IP masking works so is totally useless.

  63. Steve Woodard-avatar

    Steve Woodard


    It SUX !!! Will not connect ! I have been using TOR brsr alone and with independent VPN, both with no issues. Thought I would try orNOt, excuse me POorbot. I live with severe spinal injury pain and just had leg amputated. In a former life I was an engineer, so mix the neuropathic pain with engineering mentality, and you get an impaired thinker with occassional flashes of insight. So take these comments with as many grains of salt as you need, just don't orget the tequila. U wil need it!

  64. sleeptron-avatar



    Usually the best app for browsing .onion sites. I've been having issues lately connecting to TOR, but can't be sure that it's the app. Could be my device. Either way, this has been the best app for it's purpose. Also has the most options, features, and is kept updated.

  65. 浮腫Jojo-avatar



    If you try to use it more than once, it will be stuck in an endless "Orbot is starting..." cycle, without ever actually starting. The notification shows as if it's in use, but it's just 0kbps upload and download the whole time. In my experience, this cannot be fixed without restarting your device.

  66. John Garza-avatar

    John Garza


    Stuck on Starting Problem Persists I've used Tor for years on Linux computers, this app was a god send early on and I've used it for years. It's been on my last 4 phones. I found it when installing Tor on one of my laptops. The issue it's having now is inexcusable, as a computer geek, since Win 3.0 and early Distros of Linux I find the lack of upkeep on this very necessary app unfortunate. I'm uninstalling until the issue is fixed.

  67. Vyacheslav V.-avatar

    Vyacheslav V.


    Okay, this service has become as bad, as it's physically possible - it doesn't work at all. Taking into account that this is not the first time it's broken and doesn't get any fix, I've decided to abandon Orbot VPN forever, for incredible unreliability.

  68. Counter Point-avatar

    Counter Point


    It's good but there are some things that need to be fixed , like it gets stuck on starting and connecting Other than that there's no kill switch which means if your connection goes out for a second & comes back online the VPN will disconnect & private information leaks out It should also reconnect (faster) after the kill switch so basically whenever I'm connected to internet I should be connected with TOR My ISP blocks the port being used for TOR , I want this to be super secure.thanks

  69. Robert Creacy-avatar

    Robert Creacy


    Hard to get started @ times. Slows down android phone @ other times. I do like the security it provides IF you run a vpn through it orbot does not encrypt the data. HTTPS everywhere provided encryption on many, but not all sites. When my galaxy blogs down, I turn off Orbot OR even delete it at times.

  70. Fsh Akbari-avatar

    Fsh Akbari


    Very good service

  71. Celine Cann-avatar

    Celine Cann


    Please fix! Stupid samsung updates have rendered this wonderful app useless. Suddenly, I am receiving creepy and rejected ads. I will change my review if the app works again. I will effectively cancel android and samsung related products for raping their users data. This is unacceptable. Clearly if someone downloads ad block or a vpn, we have said "no" and you do not have our full consent. Samsung, you've been cancelled.

  72. Boone BARROS-avatar

    Boone BARROS


    Slow ,but it does its job.

  73. D. S. Graham-avatar

    D. S. Graham


    Hangs at start up. Thought I was coming to change a previous review. Would have been 4 or 5 back when I thought I posted one. Now, it's gotta be a 1. I'll come back and change it if an uninstall/reinstall works. Otherwise, it's useless at the moment. -Galaxy S20+

  74. Ameer Ameer-avatar

    Ameer Ameer


    It's amazing, this VPN might as well be the best free VPN in the app store But sometimes while starting up the VPN connection the bootstapper stops at 25% and never changes until couple of retries, but even with this issue the app is still great, its connection is very fast and stable too.

  75. joe lim-avatar

    joe lim


    Heard many good things about it but unfortunately when i used it to access websites, it says the website's own ip addresses couldn't be found. Isn't that strange? Turns out, I am unable to use the internet when orbot is on

  76. Jamie Smith-avatar

    Jamie Smith


    Used to be awesome. Now vpn mode doesn't work and today it just loops on "starting". Looks like I'm not the only one that is experiencing this issue. I might reinstall it if i see better reviews later

  77. [NSFW]-avatar



    Not really working. I never minded the connection being slowed down, as it is a must. However, when I tried connecting to a site that has banned non-US users, and saw that not even by using VPN set for USA and/or bridges, I thought that maybe I was doing something wrong. Yet, I didn't - my ip was still the same.

  78. Sed Awk-avatar

    Sed Awk


    Years go by and Orbot is still the same: if anything happens after the first initial successful connection, it simply won't happen the second time until you reinstall the app. Thanks to the developers anyway

  79. amey mg-avatar

    amey mg


    For last 3-4 days app get hang frequently cant able to change the server or even stop the app. Even if it’s working (when its working without hanging issue) it’s either slow down the net speed or totally block the internet.

  80. John-avatar



    Great security an privacy

  81. Wynter Aru-avatar

    Wynter Aru


    It's a pretty good VPN and I don't mind it being slightly slower since it does the job. But one problem is that after a few hours using it or after the first time you use it, you can't use it again and you have to download and reinstall. If it's the few hours, it's just that nothing loads it all crashes and you uninstall then reinstall. If it's after your first time using it you'll stop it and then go to start it later but it'll only say "Orbot is starting" and won't start unless you re-install

  82. Tyler Jones-avatar

    Tyler Jones


    When I download app it works perfect for the first connection. After I disconnect and try to reconnect later it never gets passed connecting. I have to download, use app, uninstall, reinstall use app.

  83. KnowingThereIsMore KnowledgeToWisdom-avatar

    KnowingThereIsMore KnowledgeToWisdom


    This one seems to work. Ots slow but you must expect this slowness because it is bouncing you all around so no one can see you . Its very effective. We all should use official Tor with Onion. Very good job keeping your internet use private.

  84. Xanga-avatar



    It takes too long to start up

  85. Amir M. Sajedian-avatar

    Amir M. Sajedian


    After the recent updates (finally) which added the ability to request and adding bridges without headaches, it deserves a 5-star rating. Albeit it still has small quirks, like not being able to scroll through "Paste Bridges" box under "Use Custom Bridges" when virtual keyboard is showing, or having to turn "Use Bridges" off & on to access the options.

  86. D.S Tice-avatar

    D.S Tice


    Like many here, it worked the first time. I could choose my apps to put under the VPN mode, booted up the connection and it worked the first time. Now on subsequent attempts it just stays on Orbot is starting, also VPN mode button when turned on just immediately turns off and never works. Disappointing and hope it's fixed soon

  87. Benny Many-avatar

    Benny Many


    Poor. Beyond initial install and start up it spends most of its time on 'orbot is starting' and never actually starts. That's unless you reinstall it, only for 'orbit is starting' to reappear after a few hrs.

  88. Alexis Pescuela-avatar

    Alexis Pescuela


    Hello, i recently downloaded orbot. At first it functioning good but on its following days i started to experience not having internet even though im connected to our WiFi. When VPN is on, i cant send messages and when i shut down the Vpn mode... My messages will suddenly be sent. My phone is Xiaomi, does phones causes this? Or your app? Coz honestly i never had experience data/Internet traffic or what. Im kinda sad... Hoping for your response, it will help me a lot to understand :) thank you

  89. Barry Matrana-avatar

    Barry Matrana


    Same comments as 4/20/20 review: Very flaky app. If 100% bootstrapped and I have to stop it for some reason (e.g., can't access a website or don't want any hindrances), then can't start it again (message will read "orbit is starting" for a LONG time.). If I uninstall & reintall, orbit will bootstrap in a couple seconds. Is there some clean way of stopping & easily restarting orbit ? (I have tried clearing cache and/or force stopping orbit to no avail -- thus leading to un/re-installing the app.

  90. Mr. Richard Head-avatar

    Mr. Richard Head


    Seems I am having same issue in that it loads fine after install but normally will never load again. I got it to load once days after install, but has refused ever since. Seems a few versions previous it worked great, now it only works after install. Really wish this was corrected............thank you.

  91. Yi Feng-avatar

    Yi Feng


    Always says "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network" when I try to search anything.

  92. Komen Cents-avatar

    Komen Cents


    I like tor... as of recently it's been buggin bootstrapping 10 percent max and I redownloaded it... that issue is solved but turning on vpn and even using it with chrome is not working .can't press OK but can press cancel. Genius that is... so to recap , I now have an app on my phone that does nothing

  93. Itriedtofindanamenotinuse-avatar



    It's great for keeping your identity secret, but when I try to stop it, it never seems to stop.i wait and wait for it to shut down but it never does. I don't know if it's just a glitch or if it needs the time but it just takes forever... I have to restart my phone each time I use it. Other than that it's a great app.

  94. Graves Justice-avatar

    Graves Justice


    N00b user but have known about for quite some time, so far I already notice the unblocked material that was unavailable before. Excited to get more into using this groundbreaking, police obliterating and censorship eradicating most needed tool.

  95. Ernesto Sanchez-avatar

    Ernesto Sanchez


    At first it was awesome worked just fine along with other apps but in the past couple months been having trouble takes way to long than usual to connect me tor with orfox being gone I have to use other compatible tor browser now I have to connect two apps which creates a problem can't have two separate VPN connected if I have one connected I need to run orbot if I run orbot the the other app I can't don't. Make sense please help

  96. Gareth Conlon-avatar

    Gareth Conlon


    Works for a day or so then won't work at all constantly uninstalling and installing, edit to this review,,, I see it says its been fixed but it just keeps saying starting

  97. Jacques-Réné Robespierre-avatar

    Jacques-Réné Robespierre


    Gets stuck on "Orbot is starting". This can only be solved temporarily by deleting Orbot and installing it again. Very annoying and ruins the experience.

  98. Lee Sparey-avatar

    Lee Sparey


    It still has the same problems to this day. Getting stuck on "starting". Have to uninstall and reinstall everytime. Even changing port code doesn't work. Checked other apps working on the same port, there are none. What is wrong with this app?

  99. Nylodale-avatar



    Sometimes Orbot will stop working correctly, not connecting to the Tor Network, and won't shutdown either, so you need to forcefully close the task.

  100. Nutronic-avatar



    Its good but for some reason it keeps opening itself and running. It does this every Friday evening. (BST)

  101. Jay Jaiswal-avatar

    Jay Jaiswal


    If it stuck after first use, like orbot is starting, just clear the data of the ap and start it again. You will love it again. Thank you

  102. matheus erastus-avatar

    matheus erastus


    it will keep on connecting but won't go through ......app will not run until you clear the data and restart it.......and sometimes it disconnect without notice (it will be shown as running on the notification bar....but when you open it it is not running..)😢

  103. Sourav Bhattacharya-avatar

    Sourav Bhattacharya


    Eventually, it stops working, so have to re install again and again. Other than that, very useful and easy to use app

  104. josh thomson-avatar

    josh thomson


    So turns out your IP doesn't get changed unless you click VPN. If that's true your real identity and place is visible. So doesn't do what it's ment imo...I have checked everything to see if I went somewhere would my IP still be the same. Yes no matter what site or search your IP doesn't change

  105. MOHAMED RIFKAN-avatar



    When I try to search "where am I "after starting orbot it is still showing my current IP. But tor browser is working perfectly

  106. Deliicate Angel-avatar

    Deliicate Angel


    Works great. It does Edgar it needs to do in the back and i feel that my searches are able to go about quickly and privately

  107. Rashmi Vagal-avatar

    Rashmi Vagal


    I really love you community but, I have a problem, in your Orbot VPN if I on it my net suddenly goes down and this happens with many users so please fix that bug.

  108. Micaela Sepal-avatar

    Micaela Sepal


    I'm new here. I've been to a webinar by the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Philippines regarding Data Security & Privacy and I learned how this app will work (defenses against cyber attacks), coming from a reliable source I have no second thought about this one. Thank you for making us safe on the cyberspace.

  109. Anshul Dogra-avatar

    Anshul Dogra


    The app keeps crashing. Orbot connects fine (100% bootstrap loaded) and then I enable the VPN, and withing a matter of 2-3 seconds, the app crashes. No error message displayed whatsoever. Have tried clearing the cache, app data and even reinstalling. Nothing helps. Running on a Galaxy Note 9.

  110. Arcangela F. V. Sontheim-avatar

    Arcangela F. V. Sontheim


    Nice concept, but not reliable enough. You cannot trust in it since the connection too often just silently collapses.

  111. Brian Salehi-avatar

    Brian Salehi


    Been using Tor for many years, now I even use my own bridge. I love it and it's a default app in my list.

  112. thorns-avatar



    I tried a browser threat test on my non-Tor browsers. When I use Orbot, both my WiFi triangulated and IP-derived location changed to the onion location I selected in the app. When I don't, both locations show a place near to where I actually am. Great job! Looking forward to more improvments.

  113. Sof Gdggd-avatar

    Sof Gdggd


    Very useful for anonymity, but does require phone to be rooted to use full proxy features, because of Android limitations.

  114. ac76 Panama-avatar

    ac76 Panama


    As with other users, it seems that after no more than 4 sessions/uses, app locks up, displaying "Orbot is starting", yet no further progress unless you count a full crash as progress. Otherwise like it.

  115. Jonathan john-avatar

    Jonathan john


    It's a very awesome app,but after using it a couple of times it stops working and I'd have to reinstall it

  116. Joseph Carson-avatar

    Joseph Carson


    Theres still an issue where you are able to connect just fine the first run ...every time after that it fails to start and you'd have to completely Uninstall manually then reinstall. More stars when it's worth its weight.

  117. Jacob Finn-avatar

    Jacob Finn


    Very good! Helps me browse anonymously and it works pretty good. Only problem is that when using a bridge to connect, the captcha never loads. Very annoying. Please fix.

  118. ଲଳିତ କୁମାର-avatar

    ଲଳିତ କୁମାର


    Sometimes it's stuck at starting and you can't stop it when you're trying to stop it. Overall good app.

  119. Shinu Chacko-avatar

    Shinu Chacko


    Great application . Some bugs need to be fix. There is lag in connection and update requires.

  120. Akhilesh Jamdar-avatar

    Akhilesh Jamdar


    I wish this app worked as well as the tor browser. This has some serious issues starting(connecting) and even shutting down... It takes forever and even keeps getting stuck on connecting to onion network.

  121. Babak Mahmoudian-avatar

    Babak Mahmoudian


    This new version successfully manages to connect to Obfs4 on Android 10. However it is kind of hit or miss, meaning that sometimes it takes several restarts for it to connect. Still extremely useful and helpful app. Thanks developers.

  122. Subaru Kagawa-avatar

    Subaru Kagawa


    too bad outdated. It used to work, but at some point when I use VPN of Japanese server, it somehow connected to USA server. Now it says its connected but browser and google play says its offline.

  123. Connor McGill-avatar

    Connor McGill


    Its fantastic when it works probably, although usually breaks within a week and needs a reinstall or data wipe.

  124. VAsus L1-avatar

    VAsus L1


    It worked perfectly well before but after I updated it (on May 4th), it doesn't seem to be working at all. It remains "Orbot is Starting" but really, it's not connected to anything.

  125. Jay S.-avatar

    Jay S.


    Worked the first time, then every time after it gets stuck on "Orbot is starting..."

  126. Ryan M.-avatar

    Ryan M.


    Essential for .onion site browsing. Does what it's supposed to and regularly updated for improvement. Well done TOR!

  127. E Towers-avatar

    E Towers


    The bridge request spins but does not go to characters entry for bridges generation, the process does not ask user for type/class of bridge desired or available - an important security issue.

  128. Tim Lorenz-avatar

    Tim Lorenz


    Honestly, this us the only vpn that i trust, since it doesn't spam you with ads based on whatbyou look up, and I know that because its using tor, it's nigh on impossible for someone to see what youve looked at without access to your device.

  129. atwo y2a-avatar

    atwo y2a


    One of the best VPNs, or the best, it was only a short time ago that Iran was not connected, which has just been fixed. Yes, please make it better for Iran, thank you

  130. Shahriar Bin Shafique-avatar

    Shahriar Bin Shafique


    it is a very useful app and i think it does the most important thing we have ever dreamed of but it doesn't work because its a dream...that's why you guys are not fixing it...

  131. Juan I-avatar

    Juan I


    I installed this app and it doesn't work at all. Fake app. I tried multiple times but it never connects. Do not install this trash fake app.

  132. the DEMON 617-avatar

    the DEMON 617


    Love it it really works

  133. Rafael Vieira-avatar

    Rafael Vieira


    I'd like to give a 5 star, but is very annoying to have to reinstall the app every time the Orbot can't connect. It isn't because of bridges, it just don't reconnect, and with this I mean that it works once, twice, or even a little more when you stop and begins it, but after it it just keep showing that it is starting... Maybe I haven't waited enough, or maybe it does have a problem, and I would love that working... BTW, it works propperly as it should, that's why I still try it.

  134. Luke Hodgekiss-avatar

    Luke Hodgekiss


    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!!!!

  135. beeblr bobblr-avatar

    beeblr bobblr


    I'm getting the same issue as many others: orbot just wont start after the first run. It worked great the first time, though.

  136. RUTIK-avatar



    Having major problem in connection, the app was perfect back then, now it's degrading

  137. Blaise NGABO-avatar

    Blaise NGABO


    After updating the app, many things have gone wrong including internet speed(decreased dramatically), when you try to disconnect & connect again(very complicated), frequent app crashing when try to change vpn server, etc..... ;

  138. Frog Wolfgang-avatar

    Frog Wolfgang


    Works perfectly as a VPN! Only issue I'm encountering is that it does tend to throttle my connection somewhat, and so when I try to use bridges to help with that, it won't correctly register my inputs for the capatcha questions.

  139. shivam tyagi-avatar

    shivam tyagi


    Useless, purley useless VPN app, can't even get connected for 2 minutes. Nothing more than a scam on the name of VPN app.

  140. delta Papa-avatar

    delta Papa


    doesn't boot up doesn't hold any connections fails in 5 seconds after accessing any .onion links

  141. Sid Stalindra-avatar

    Sid Stalindra


    Same failure as always historically: they just can't bring anything to the table. I use privacy methods, and always wonder how much they enable the mainstream to do so. Failure- it is as slow as the developers for anything worthy. As always, they try to explain how to use it - and fail. Failure cones quite a bit. Expect that, here. Google some alternatives to Orbot. You get the idea. Get away from Geeks. Just get away from them for your own sake. They need a reason to exist, and there isn't one.

  142. Chris Doyle-avatar

    Chris Doyle


    Used to work perfectly but recently it rarely connects. The app seems to be getting stuck in the start up. Hope you can fix the issues with your next update.

  143. V B-avatar

    V B


    This new version does not perform anywhere as well as the previous version. I've tried several ways and times to get it working. Takes too long to bootstrap, and at 100% always displays that 'Orbot Is Starting'. There are bugs that must be addressed. I erased the new version and reinstalled the previous version which works fine.

  144. djadj is a mess-avatar

    djadj is a mess


    the app worked really well the first few times, but then it suddenly dropped down to 0 kbps download and upload speed. no change in my internet at all during this time. this doesn't change with what WiFi i use, whether i use wi-fi or data, or whether I'm close to or far from the router. i even tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that didn't work. if this is fixed, though, it will definitely be much better.

  145. Tim Jones-avatar

    Tim Jones


    Orbot is a good protection source it is helpful In keeping out all kinds of intrusions but as of 6/6/2020 i am having problems with it coming out of "Orbot is starting". I hope this is fixed soon, thank you for this awesome system!

  146. Phani - Reysolo-avatar

    Phani - Reysolo


    This app has totally damaged my payment apps. I used this app for few days & my google pay, phone pe applications were crashed. I had to reset my mobile. Lost all valuable data because of handset reset.

  147. William Kon-avatar

    William Kon


    Can't even download the app. Just kept loading and spinning even with a good line. What's up?

  148. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This is one of the best VPN's I've seen so far. Maximum security for free, it's next to Nord VPN. There's only a few problems: Orbot VPN is quite slow, due to its high security. It also can't be used with Chrome because Orbot sends a lot of requests and acts kinda like a bot, and Chrome can detect that and prevent you from browsing. A search engine I would recommend using with this is DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Oh and, this VPN server you're connected to will refuse connections in search engines if it's not properly set up. Overall, I think this VPN is the best for people who can't purchase Nord VPN. Nord has more security and is faster than Orbot, but Nord VPN costs money.

  149. Asif Anwar-avatar

    Asif Anwar


    Good app for browsing securely. Works best with a compatible browser. You will notice a slower connection, but this is manageable and this allows viewing of content, even video. It would be better if it allowed the user to switch off default settings when required as does the Windows version of the Tor Browser to help with accessing some Web pages

  150. roti. jpg-avatar

    roti. jpg


    It was okay in the beginning, and by that I mean for the first day only. Then my phone started to lag incredibly. My night mode shuts down randomly making my eyes hurt from the sudden brightness, and even after I restart my phone it still lags. Internet was slower (as expected) but I didn't expect everything else on my phone to slow down too. Overall I think it could work better, just not on my phone. It's a pretty old model (Samsung J5 Prime) so maybe that's why. Good luck to y'all I suppose.