Orfox: Tor Browser for Android APK

Version Fennec-52.9.0esr/TorBrowser-7.5-1/Orfox-1.5.4-RC-1 - info.guardianproject.orfox
Last updated: 2019-07-14 22:28:28
info,guardianproject,orfox,communication

A privacy-focused web browser for use with Orbot, based on Tor Browser

APP Information

App Download VersionFennec-52.9.0esr/TorBrowser-7.5-1/Orfox-1.5.4-RC-1 (15)
Updated2019-07-14 22:28:28
Apk Size30.77 MB
App DeveloperThe Tor Project
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packageinfo.guardianproject.orfox.apk
MD564d9b26fb0a73f5267d621da219c2826
Rate4.53
Websitehttps://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox

Download Orfox: Tor Browser for Android Fennec-52.9.0esr/TorBrowser-7.5-1/Orfox-1.5.4-RC-1 APK

App Description

Orfox: Tor Browser for Android is info,guardianproject,orfox,communication, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.53 by 70 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit The Tor Project website who developed it. info.guardianproject.orfox.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Fennec-52.9.0esr/TorBrowser-7.5-1/Orfox-1.5.4-RC-1 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 Orfox: Tor Browser for Android APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 139487+ times on store. You can also download info.guardianproject.orfox APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Orfox is built from the same source code as Tor Browser (which is built upon Firefox), but with a few minor modifications to the privacy enhancing features to make them compatible with Firefox for Android and the Android operating system.

Orfox REQUIRES Orbot app for Android to connect to the Tor network.

In as many ways as possible, we adhere to the design goals of Tor Browser (https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/), by supporting as much of their actual code as possible, and extending their work into the additional Android components of Firefox for Android.

** Also, includes NoScript and HTTPSEverywhere add-ons built in!

The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

Learn more at:

https://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox

* * How is Orfox different than Tor Browser for desktop?

* The Orfox code repository is at https://github.com/guardianproject/tor-browser and the Tor Browser repository is here:https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-browser.git/. The Orfox repository is a fork of the Tor Browser repository with the necessary modification and Android-specific code as patches on top of the Tor Browser work. We will keep our repository in sync with updates and release of Tor Browser.

* Orfox is built from the Tor Browser repo based on ESR38 (https://dev.guardianproject.info/issues/5146https://dev.guardianproject.info/news/221) and has only two modified patches that were not relevant or necessary for Android

* Orfox does not currently include the mobile versions of the Tor Browser * Button, but this we will be added shortly, now that we have discovered how to properly support automatic installation of extensions on Android (https://dev.guardianproject.info/issues/5360)

* Orfox currently allows for users to bookmark sites, and may have additional data written to disk beyond what the core gecko browser component does. We are still auditing all disk write code, and determining how to appropriately disable or harden it. (https://dev.guardianproject.info/issues/5437)

* * How is Orfox different than Orweb?

Orweb is our current default browser for Orbot/Tor mobile users (https://guardianproject.info/apps/orweb) that has been downloaded over 2 million times. It is VERY VERY SIMPLE, as it only has one tab, no bookmark capability, and an extremely minimal user experience.

Orweb is built upon the bundled WebView (Webkit) browser component inside of the Android operating system. 

This has proven to be problematic because we cannot control the version of that component, and cannot upgrade it directly when bugs are found. In addition, Google has made it very difficult to effectively control the network proxy settings of all aspects of this component, making it difficult to guarantee that traffic will not leak on all devices and OS versions.

Orweb also only provides a very limited amount of capability of Tor Browser, primarily related to reducing browser fingerprinting, minimizing disk writes, and cookie and history management. It trys to mimic some of the settings of Tor Browser, but doesn’t actually use any of the actual code written for Tor Browser security hardening. 

App ChangeLog

  • Update to: Fennec-52.7.3esr TorBrowser-7.5.3

App Screens

Orfox: Tor Browser for Android Screenshot 1Orfox: Tor Browser for Android Screenshot 2Orfox: Tor Browser for Android Screenshot 3

Reviews From google play store

Great to see Tor get some good Android support. 1 major issue - Can't save images. Saving images works fine with Tor on Windows and Tails OS, why disable it here? Surely images can be saved from cache if it's a security thing? I see screenshot is also disabled, in a non-standard way that even xposed override modules can't help. Anyway, great app, keep up the good work


Works well but does not allow you to save images. There is a button that says it will but even after checking all folders associated with orfox, no pictures. No error is displayed to the user either. That part was a huge waste of my time but other than that, everything works how it should.


This app does what it says: browse the web anonymously through The Onion Router (TOR) network. This network is not fast by itself, sometimes it really takes its time due to the big hops the connection needs to make through nodes all around the globe. But anonymity comes with a price, doesn't it? Pretty decent app, it is also based on the Open Source web browser, Mozilla Firefox. So that's a point in favor.


on Reddit i click the links to the same subreddit to tell the browser to refresh the page so i don't have to use the browser menu. Orfox highlights the link but does nothing else. i can long press and it offers to open the link in a new window so it knows it's a link but yet it doesn't go anywhere when i click it normally. unacceptable. it needs to follow the link even if the URL is the same as the current page just like a desktop browser does. it should cause a page refresh.


Fu?k google. but unless you uninstall ALL google from your device your still being tracked and monitored from the exit terminal. orfox and orbot go hand in hand go install orbot. to get rid of all google youll have to research it yourself it would take to long here.


Glacially slow. Frustrating. Definitely impedes other app use, want the best of privacy without losing the ability to access critical functions of other apps. Too bad therd 2asn't an app that allowed you to bypass monopoly search engines like Google. Rats...


I will change my rating to a five-star once it's working again. Every once in awhile I'll have a problem where all of a sudden all the links that I have bookmarked won't load. It will act like it's trying to and then eventually say connection timeout.


No Adverts and works well, as long as java is disabled in Orfox. All reviews under 3* are due to user error and idiocy. YouTube a guide on how to stay safe on Tor prior to using it.


Crashes often enough that it's not worth using for private browsing. Plays well with orbot, so it's still worth trying now and again. Also can't enable media in settings...


Awesome, safe, easy to use. Opened up a whole new world of access, information and support when needed! After being hacked before TOR, I will never change to anything else. My family is safer and more secure.


Need Update. Not Able To Play Videos In It. Block GIF. Block Ads, Block Popups. Wake up & Release New Update. Remove Duckduckgo from search engine. it does not shows popular searches like google. Find alternate for it. some sites are not opening in browser.fix all these issues


Here's a suggestion i thought you guys would be intelligent enough to clue in on, put the address bar at the bottom so we don't have to reach up with our thumbs. Seeing as the screens are getting bigger and bigger. Kiwi browser for the win.


i usually have 3.1 mb/sec internet speed on my normal browse.but when i use this app, 3.1 = 1.1kb/s. just wow. i thought it would be fun to access darkweb for a time, but with this slow network hehe, how will you enjoy a single thing. even the clock ticks is faster than the so called browser for darkweb. now i know why they feared darkweb, its super duper slow thats why


i like orfox because it is light and fast, but the last week it does not work. tried to back-up but problem is still there. i can not use it because of connection problem... i can not open a google or any other link, domain, web site


Open the app and write something in the search bar. No signal of life. Change tab and search something: now Orbot works fine. Why that behaviour? The app itself is too slow for many other actions not concerning connectivity.


Insanely slow...been using for 2+ years. Used to be good. Over the last 6 months or so, it's so slow it's pointless. Even internal operations, like selecting a bookmark, are unacceptably slow.


It just sits there. Nothing happens. After 10-15 mins, part of a webpage may appear, half-rendered. Scroll down, nope, white screen. Scroll back up, page is gone, white screen. Almost smashed phone in frustration. This app is total garbage, it just sits there. Auto starts in background, won't stay force closed, browser settings either do not work or won't stay set. Neither private nor secure. AVOID!!!


worked great at first latest update screwed orbot. everytime i open a webpage orbot freezes and just says "starting" and the webpage never loads. if i go into orbot and reconnect and shut it down a few times itll work for 20 minuets or so before freezing again.


What a complete waste of time installing this app and others like it... Orbot, The TOR Project etc etc. Maybe the developers of this app (and similar) should consider sorting out all of their issues, so that it actually works before asking their users to make a donation. I would have made a donation... provided it actually worked. All of the negative reviews comming from this app (and other Onion apps) which say that TOR is dead, appear to be true. Digital Rubbish... Deleted!


I love it. Nice secure modified version of Firefox. Although the lack of ability to just save images or screenshot feels unnecessary and is a huge draw to this app. The regular Tor browser on PC allows that. So I just don't understand that descision.


Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,info.guardianproject.orfox.apk Was Pure And Safe.
Scan Stats:failure:0|harmless:0|malicious:0|suspicious:0|timeout:21|type-unsupported:10|undetected:40|
Name:info.guardianproject.orfox-1.apk
SHA-1:d6a82aaff0faf53569384c39fb911421d566e566
SHA-256:1923391a4700bdf0efcd46e604005293dc794c55a60d683354353f0366f89a6d
SSDEEP:786432:LUfz7fNXsFLpfwM6PEz3KquZhzKFme70PDY/F5:ofzjmppftz3K3F3o0P0d5
File type:Android
Magic:Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
File size:32268971
Uncompressed Size:4907983
Contained Files	:1560
Contained Files By Type:MF:1,RSA:1,SF:1,off:2,png:908,txt:1,xml:76,xpi:3,

Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
android.hardware.touchscreen

Certificate

Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:guardianproject.info, L:New York, O:Guardian Project, ST:New York, email:root@guardianproject.info
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:guardianproject.info, L:New York, O:Guardian Project, ST:New York, email:root@guardianproject.info

Activities

org.mozilla.gecko.LauncherActivity
org.mozilla.gecko.BrowserApp
org.mozilla.gecko.trackingprotection.TrackingProtectionPrompt
org.mozilla.gecko.promotion.SimpleHelperUI
org.mozilla.gecko.promotion.HomeScreenPrompt
org.mozilla.gecko.tabqueue.TabQueuePrompt
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.activities.FxAccountStatusActivity
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.activities.FxAccountGetStartedActivityWeb
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.activities.FxAccountUpdateCredentialsActivityWeb
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.activities.FxAccountFinishMigratingActivityWeb
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.activities.FxAccountConfirmAccountActivityWeb
org.mozilla.gecko.preferences.GeckoPreferences
org.mozilla.gecko.overlays.ui.ShareDialog

Providers

org.mozilla.gecko.db.BrowserProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.distribution.PartnerBookmarksProviderProxy
org.mozilla.gecko.db.PasswordsProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.db.LoginsProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.db.FormHistoryProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoProfilesProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.db.TabsProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.db.HomeProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.db.SearchHistoryProvider

Services

org.mozilla.gecko.RemotePresentationService
org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoService
org.mozilla.gecko.tabqueue.TabQueueService
org.mozilla.gecko.Restarter
org.mozilla.gecko.media.MediaControlService
org.mozilla.gecko.overlays.service.OverlayActionService
org.mozilla.gecko.updater.UpdateService
org.mozilla.gecko.notifications.NotificationService
org.mozilla.gecko.dlc.DownloadContentService
org.mozilla.gecko.feeds.FeedService
org.mozilla.gecko.cleanup.FileCleanupService
org.mozilla.gecko.telemetry.TelemetryUploadService
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.authenticator.FxAccountAuthenticatorService
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.receivers.FxAccountDeletedService
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.sync.FxAccountProfileService
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.sync.FxAccountSyncService
org.mozilla.gecko.tabqueue.TabReceivedService
org.mozilla.gecko.gcm.GcmInstanceIDListenerService
org.mozilla.gecko.gcm.GcmMessageListenerService
org.mozilla.gecko.media.MediaManager

Receivers

org.mozilla.gecko.restrictions.RestrictionProvider
org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoUpdateReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoMessageReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.distribution.ReferrerReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.AlarmReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.notifications.WhatsNewReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.notifications.NotificationReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.fxa.receivers.FxAccountUpgradeReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.feeds.FeedAlarmReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.BootReceiver
org.mozilla.gecko.PackageReplacedReceiver
com.google.android.gms.gcm.GcmReceiver

Interesting Strings

http://
http://example.com/
http://plus.google.com/
http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android
http://www.google.com
http://www.mozilla.org
https://
https://%s.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
https://accounts.google.com
https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1
https://app-measurement.com/a
https://app.adjust.com
https://crash-reports.mozilla.com/submit?id=%1$s&version=%2$s&buildid=%3$s
https://csi.gstatic.com/csi
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.torproject.android
https://fennec-catalog.cdn.mozilla.net/
https://firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com/v1/buckets/fennec/collections/catalog/records
https://firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com/v1/buckets/fennec/collections/experiments/records
https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/mads/static/mad/sdk/native/mraid/v2/mraid_app_banner.js
https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/mads/static/mad/sdk/native/mraid/v2/mraid_app_expanded_banner.js
https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/mads/static/mad/sdk/native/mraid/v2/mraid_app_interstitial.js
https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/mads/static/mad/sdk/native/sdk-core-v40.html
https://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox
https://incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org
https://latest.dev.lcip.org/profile/v1
https://location.services.mozilla.com/v1/country?key=no-mozilla-api-key
https://login.live.com
https://login.yahoo.com
https://medium.com/feed/%s
https://oauth-stable.dev.lcip.org/v1
https://oauth.accounts.firefox.com/v1
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.android
https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1
https://readinglist.dev.mozaws.net/v1/
https://readinglist.services.mozilla.com/v1/
https://stable.dev.lcip.org/auth/v1
https://stable.dev.lcip.org/syncserver/token/1.0/sync/1.5
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/firefox-android-tracking-protection
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-does-insecure-content-affect-safety-android
https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5
https://twitter.com
https://verifier.accounts.firefox.com/v2
https://verifier.login.persona.org/verify
https://www.facebook.com
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/appstate
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/datastoremobile
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.appdata
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.file
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.activity.read
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.activity.write
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.body.read
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.body.write
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.location.read
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.location.write
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.nutrition.read
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/fitness.nutrition.write
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/games
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/plus.login
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/plus.me
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/plus.moments.write
https://www.linkedin.com
https://www.paypal.com

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