New Release: Tor Browser 9.0a5

Tor Browser 9.0a5 is now available for Android from our distribution directory and Google Play. This version is for Android only, the latest alpha version for Linux, macOS and Windows is still 9.0a4.

Note: this is an alpha release, an experimental version for users who want to help us test new features. For everyone else, we recommend downloading the latest stable release instead.

Starting August 1, 2019, Google Play requires that applications support 64-bit architectures. With this alpha release we are testing a fix on our aarch64 build in order to be able to fulfil this requirement.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 9.0a4 is:

  • Android
    • Bug 31260: Backport bug 1477259 for aarch64 support on Google Play

August 02, 2019


In alpha versions 9.a03 - 9.a05 there is a problem posing a threat!
Description of the problem:
I am going through authorization, logging in to the account, I am on the site, closing the page past the "exit" button; After closing the page, I clear the browser cache. I go back to the site, the following happens: I see that I am logging in to my account without authorization. This means that the browser cache is not completely cleared, which can in some cases pose a serious threat.

How exactly are you "clearing the browser cache"? You should be changing the Security Level shield and starting a New Identity from the onion icon or closing the browser. Did you logout of the site before you closed the tab, or were you logged in when you closed it? Are you opening the site from a bookmark that saved your login settings in the URL?

August 02, 2019


After this update my tor browser app stopped working. I open it then hit connect and then it crashes.

Ditto, ditto.

Same wtf

Same issue, Tor crashes as soon as it loads....

I've had this exact same thing. Running android 9 based MIUI 10.3.6 stable. When looking around if other people have a similar problem there's quite a few mentions of similar seconds-after-startup-crashes in the Play store reviews for the current update...

Me, too. It was good before.

mine too.

This isn't an update per say it is an alpha release.

If you found a bug you should file a bug report not waste your time posting it on the blog,

Same. Crashes during connect.

Crashing after first run

I have just installed the Alpha version for Android.
The first thing which appears to be inconvenient is a font. All websites in times new Roman I guess.
Is there any possibility to change the font?

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