Orfox APK

Version Orfox-Final-RIP - info.guardianproject.orfox
Last updated: 2020-01-20 06:48:40

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

Orfox apk

APP Information

Download Version Orfox-Final-RIP (17)
Apk Size1.53 MB
App DeveloperThe Tor Project
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packageinfo.guardianproject.orfox.apk
Website https://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox

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App Description

Orfox is info,guardianproject,orfox,communication,orfoxrip, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.51 by 74 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 Orfox-Final-RIP 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 APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 159121+ times on store. You can also download info.guardianproject.orfox APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Since 2015, Orfox has been the only mobile app recommended by the Tor Project to utilize the privacy protections of Tor on Android. The Tor Project has launched an official browser, Tor Browser for Android, now in its alpha release. Orfox will be sunsetted by early 2019 when the stable Tor Browser for Android comes out. To experience real private browsing without tracking, surveillance, or censorship, download Tor Browser for Android from GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.torbrowser_alpha
Or direct from our site: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#android


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:

App ChangeLog

  • Update to: Fennec-52.7.3esr TorBrowser-7.5.3

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Well the purpose of this app was to keep what is private, private and it worked outstandingly well. And then the change. Well the forced change to a new browser and the not being able to access your old browser at all to me is sketchy to say the least. Makes you wonder is the new one really private and what happened to the info in my old browser that is BE CAREFUL PEOPLE .

Incredibly frustrated over the forced switch. The replacement, at the time of writing, just is not up to the standards I'd feel comfortable with for browser where security is a critical concern. Orfox was quite a solid tor browser, and now it's gone. I am disappointed with the app owners for this action.

Worked great until it was killed. Only option is to be directed to an app that is broken. No more tor browser at all of any sort anymore. Also lost bookmarks. Was never given a chance to back those up before being told i can't use the app anymore. Maybe you should have checked to make sure the new app actually worked before killing this one, eh?

It worked fine for several years, with few downsides (eg one could not save media files or export bookmarks). Then, today, it disappeared from my phone with all hundreds of bookmarks I had in it. It is replaced by notification that Oefox is obsoleted by new Tor Browser. :( Very evil move, Tor Project. Could you provide way of migrating oe at least exporting bookmarks?

The largest top tier privacy browser killed with latest update. Forces you to download another browser riddled with bugs. Was fun while it lasted...

Doesn't close, I select Quit from the menu and it doesn't do anything. I have to terminate the process. Ridiculous, please fix.

Rolling out update forcing to use other app instead, with no means to migrate bookmarks and open tabs is half bad, the fact that tor browser, which they suggest, doesn't even start on many devices makes it really screwed up move.

Discontinuing support is one thing. Deliberately rendering an app useless to force you to download its successor is another, especially when its successor doesn't even work!

Was great but now garbage... Protonvpn seems to be a great alternative that I've just started using.

Was perfect until latest update which now wants you to use a new browser that doesn't work! Why do this??

Worked excellent until latest update forces TOR download that doesn't even work! what a shame, orfox was perfect, would have been 5 stars

Why sunset a working browser in favor of non functional alpha code? This used to work. Tor browser doesn't even start.

Sunset without notice.... Why the heck would you sunset thisapp with no notice? Grrrr! I was right in the middle of something!!!!

Not happy about heavy handed cut off! Most update slow down your os, and eat up resources, this update kills it, and tell you to move on!

It worked perfectly. The new Tor browser doesn't at all!

This was a great browser and it will miss it. I'm sure the newer version will be just as great, if not better.

You are forcing me now to use Tor Browser instead, which does not work. WHY CAN'T I JUST KEEP USING ORFOX?!

It was really good, such a shame they killed it, i wish they could still allow you to use this.

It'd be nice to recover my bookmarks, but now I can't.

Takes me to an app that does nothing but crash. What gives?

My Orfox became OrfoxRIP... and way replaced by the tor browser...how do i recover my bookmarks from the Orfox RIP?

Bookmark export doesn't work correctly

DO NOT INSTALL- THERE IS NO RETURN TO PRIOR WIRKING APP. This has ruined my primary secure browsing.

Over 10,000,000+ downloads and years of faithful, Confidential, protection of user privacy. It seems the 'powers that be' have decided to retire Orfox. The replacement is apparently not without 'Issues' as of this writing. Hoping things will improve and stabilize going forward and we will once again have a Trusted and Powerful protector of our privacy. RIP Orfox, trusted friend

Should have left us the option to use the app as it was. New app removes functionality.

Soiled it by now linking to a new app that doesn't even work and crashes on startup. Good job, ya played yourself.

Crashes upon opening, nonsense update

Before discontinuing an app make sure that the alternative works on all previously supported devices. Basically, the new app does not work (crashes immediately) and this one leaves you no choice to download the new one.

I actually installed and made it my default browser, especially as I also had orbot installed. Unfortunately I had to uninstall it. The browser is too slow!! Until I uninstalled it, I did not use it. It kept complaining of connectivity, meanwhile all other browsers worked smoothly. I should reinstalled and give it a higher rating if the above shortcoming is adjusted.

Doesn't detect if Orbot is running or not. It starts another instance and never connects. I'm sticking with last version of Orfox and Firefox Klar running behind Orbot. Thanks guys, you just messed up a good browser.

Can't even use it anymore. Hate tor now. Going to another host

New release keeps crashing, need help

It worked well until the devs killed it. I uninstalled the 'upgrade' and installed the last version from orfox's github page and turrned off auto-updates. If the devs hadn't murdered it, orfox would get 5 stars from me.

new update crashes on start up

For anyone forced to migrate by OrfoxRIP to a crashing version of Tor Browser, you can download the APK for the last working version Orfox 1.5.4 at The Guardian Project's GitHub site for Orfox, under the Releases tab. Just be sure to save your profile folder containing your bookmarks/preferences first, because uninstalling/downgrading Orfox will wipe out all the settings.

Better than "Tor Browser", but still buggy and very crashy and slow (not the network, I know what I am talking about. The app is slow). Alternative (better): Use Termux (or even better: Terminal Emulator for Android) and install tor: `pkg install tor`. Configure: `nano ../usr/etc/tor/torrc` and run it: `tor`. Then install Firefox and in about:config set proxy to your selected tor socks5 server (defined in torrc file, deafult is Install a script blocking plugin in firefox. etc.!

If you want privacy and safety do not use this app. It has not been updated for over a year which defeats all privacy logic. The best privacy apps update their security patches daily. This app will open your device and network to serious risk and vulnerability and leave your connection more exposed than a normal mainstream browser PS - I am a privacy advocate and a fan of TOR so it was disappointing for me to have to do this honest review about an app which should be great

It did as described. Good app. Will miss it.

Poor privacy. I selected the option to clear all private data on exit, 'restore tabs' option set to 'don't restore' and even after quitting using the Quit option from the menu the next time I restarted the app it loaded the page I was at the last time I visited. If devs are this incompetent this app is not to be trusted.

ADVISORY - DON'T INSTALL LATEST UPDATE, unless you are confident the replacement Tor Browser app works on your phone. This LATEST APP VERSION INTENTIONALLY MAKES IT INOPERABLE 14/4/19 back to this app as Tor Browser no longer works as well as it used to. App doesn't close when "Exit" selected (so wondering if cache history cleared)

REALLY slow, and I don't mean the connection, since that's fine for Tor, I mean the app itself - it hangs literally on every click for like 10 seconds before it even begins doing what it was supposed to do upon that click. More like anti-rageclicking patience training app than a browser.

i wouldn't want to rate unless i get the issues fixed, the app keeps crashing. i am using Google pixel 3xl. on Android beta..on the latest update. however not sure why this crashes....tried uninstalling my firewall. that does work too...is there any solution to this?

Appears abandoned. The whole point of a Tor browser is privacy and security, but without regular updates this browser is becoming less and less secure. Also, clicking bookmarks, history, and quit in the menu doesn't do anything.

this app is amazing though without a little bit of know how can be confusing FOR THOSE NOT WELL VERSED IN TECH AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE you can infact save images but need to go to about:config to do so if you have no idea what im talking about or what to do with the about:config you probably should not be using this app anyways

If you want to install the previous version that worked well and does not have the redirect to the buggy TorBrowser, go here: github dot com/guardianproject/Orfox/releases got there to the last but one release and head to "assets"

only seems to work if orbot is installed and running and then takes forever to connect anywhere. I tested it out on a known blocked site and it accessed it fine, it just takes at least 30 seconds to show pages though, so very frustrating

This was great! Worked perfectly fine for me for many years until they randomly shut it down and replaced it with an app that doesn't even work! Please bring Orfox back!

Whenever I try to install an addon, it says that this addon is corrupted. it says this everytime. please fix this ASAP. Although it's a great app.

Trying to route certain apps only through orbot is impossible despite claims it is possible. There is no "left menu" as guides claim to do so to select apps. you either route everything, nothing or just orfox.

Address bar now serves the same function as the search bar rendering this app completely useless, and moves very slow even on a high-speed Network. If I had the option this app would have a 0.5 rating.

After opening this app, It takes around 25 to 30 secs for any site to open.

It seldom ever works. It only works about 1% of the time. It works well on my laptop though. I really wanted to use ot on my mobilw too. What a shame.

I've got a fast wifi connection (100mbs). Using NORD VPN it's about (70). With this it took over 3mins to get to a speed test website. Literally unusable. Don't waste your time.

Well, this new version removes Orfox completely. Luckily, the version before this one works and can be pulled from Github.

Ouch! Painfully slow. Yes privacy is very important to me too but come on.. well over a minute for the first connection results on a simple search..? Subsequent searches weren't much quicker. Hmm... i'll look at non US solutions like Qwant for searches mean time. I hate that we were all duped into selling our souls to Google - thankfully, people are catching on but sadly not enough. The speed problem is working against you big time. I will however keep an eye on dev. :-) keep up the hard work. I will revisit.

Worked as stated but....this app will open randomly on it's own AND the browser, in my case, onion browser, randomly opens BOTH apps, creates a connection and.... SO BE AWARE OF THIS! Now I uninstall both whenever I dont need to use!

Orfox has sabotaged its browser so that you have to install a Tor Browser. IT DOES NOT WORK. Beware and if you are reading and are in time to stop autoupdates of Orfox, do so now so that you can avoid it being sabotaged.

A great privacy browser. I use it to foil trackers and data collection rather than critical personal privacy. But this app supports both modes of use equally well it appears. Make sure you use it by enabling all the additional security, you'll find the internet is somewhat faster in some cases, and in conjunction with Orbot (I use the "keep alive" mode or Orbot).

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

Wonderful browser. However, you should know using TOR on android is not bullet proof. Android is probably the least secure operating system for staying anonymous, it's even less secure than windows. Google, your government, your phones manufacturer, and your cell service provider all surveil mobile TOR usage and likely have backdoors that allow them to view the keyboard inputs, what their screen is showing, and more, thus completely deanonymizing the users activity. Don't trust android or google

use to be great but since upgrading to Android Q it doesnt work at all. hasnt been working since q1 beta release over 5 months now. emailed support but never got a response.

App just redirects to Tor Browser, which crashes everytime. App should be taken off app store for redirecting to another app, which does not work. Enjoy the botnet!

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.

Don't see y you have to shut it down the bookmarks man the bookmarks...

It served me well before being sunsetted. Remember to use the new, stable version of Tor Browser.

Doesn't work at all another perfectly working app ruined. It won't open at all. Can anyone recommend another browser?

No https everywhere anywhere. It shows in addons page but it doesn't show in the menu anymore. Tried reinstalling it from firefox addons page and still nothing, then tried uninstalling and reinstalling from firefox addons and now it doesn't show at all after reinstalling the app. Is not the first device with the sameproblem i had. Also, it takes near 6 minutes for the addons to start, and an option for downloading with the app would also be nice.

I can't download any movies while using private browsing , there is no download facility in this browser , its browsing is very slow , its irritating please make some changes , I'm having strong hope on this app but I'm not satisfied ,I'm 100% trusting this app , please develop more feature , i hope you will read my comment and please reply

Was great privacy tool and will be missed, but why was this took down?

This app is great in conjuction with Orbot for access to TOR network, however I am having issues copy/pasting pgp messages they do not paste in the correct format, I think it's an issue with Firefox in general that ignores the whitespace, if any devs could look into this that would be great.

What's going on here!?!?! Forces you to use tor for android, and tor for android crashes ever time I try to open the app.

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 am an pentester for many years this app is good for pentester and ethical hackers or cyber security professionals. we used smartphone for daily uses and it well help a lot especially hiding data of our customers. good job

it's ok but the thing that i don't like about this is that i can't save images, videos etc, please fix this!!!

This has now been superseded by the official Tor browser. Features are on par.

The latest update removed all of my private bookmarks without any warning. Completely useless and 0 thought about users.

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.

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.

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...

it stopped working after an update. it will not connect, it times out. the 5 stars are for when it worked, it worked very well I used it all the time with no issues at all. I'm hoping they fix it soon.

unstable browser. crashes itself doing basic things. takes to long to connect to anything.

excellent tor browser. can save bookmarks which is always handy.

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.

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

The application needs to update the user agent to 56.0a1! I was unable to install add-ons needed for me to surf safely (uBlock Origin and uMatrix), the last application update was on July 2, 2018? Take care of the application, thank you.

Best app ever, hate it's being shut down, they haven't made it clear which tor browser to use as there is two on Google play tor browser and tor browser alpha beta

the page scrolls when dragging the select text sliders which is annoying asf pls fix, bring option to download images too

Best privacy browser to date, although I wish it had a faster load time.

The successor no longer works.. It doesn't even boot halfway before it crushes.

Orfox is deprecated. Won't work. Why keeping the app in the store?

Even after waiting for a page to load, rendering is so sluggish that its virtually unusable. Just switching tabs requires the page to reload or repaint which is maddening. Just not worth it.

This worked but icon changed to OrfoxRIP. Now Tor Browser, but new app doesn't work, go figure?

The default start-up tab do not work, entering a url in the address bar give no result, this issue could have something to do with noscript add-on.

Using this app with orbot, was working fine a few days ago and now refuses to work at all. Will not load any pages, very disappointed.

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.

Respond to touch slowly whenever launched. It takes up to 4 minutes before it respond normally. I use it on both an android 7 and 4.2 device and got the same result

Stupid to sunset a working browser when the replacement doesn't even work. Forcing people to no longer have the ability to use this app and direct them to install an nonfunctional app is a dick move.

STOP!!! Do NOT download this app! **** ****** I was unsatisfied with the app, and decided to uninstall. When I ran a scan, I found there's still an 'Orfox' file embedded on my phone I can't delete. 'Privacy'? 'Security'? Really? Their secret file should have been removed when I 'uninstalled'. There should not BE a secret file embedded on my device, let alone one I don't have control over, that someone else does! I will be contacting Play Store. Don't do it bro, go somewhere else.

This app no more works now.

Great app, works perfectly. Could you please make the security slider easily visible to everyone. It's an important feature of this app and I usually have a hard time finding it.


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