New Release: Tor Browser 10.0a9 (Android Only)

by sysrqb | October 26, 2020

Android Tor Browser 10.0a9 is now available from the Tor Browser Alpha download page and also from our distribution directory.

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.

We are happy to announce the second alpha version for Android users based on Fenix 82.

Tor Browser 10.0a9 ships with Fenix 82.1.1 (see Mozilla's blog post for more information about this new browser). As this is the second alpha version based on Fenix we expect more bugs than usual. Please report them (with steps to reproduce), either here or on Gitlab, or essentially with any other means that would reach us. We are in particular interested in potential proxy bypasses which our proxy audit missed. This version is expected to be the last alpha release before Tor Browser 10.0 is considered stable on Android.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 10.0a8 is:

  • Android
    • Update Fenix to 82.1.1
    • Update NoScript to 11.1.3
    • Update OpenSSL to 1.1.1h
    • Bug 30605: Honor privacy.spoof_english
    • Bug 40003: Block starting Tor when setup is not complete
    • Bug 40004: "Tor Browser" string is used instead of "Alpha"/"Nightly" for non en-US locales
    • Bug 40016: Allow inheriting from AddonCollectionProvider
    • Bug 40017: Rebase android-components patches to 60
    • Bug 40019: Expose spoofEnglish pref
    • Bug 40020: Disable third-party cookies
    • Bug 40021: Force telemetry=false in Fennec settings migration
    • Bug 40022: Migrate tor security settings
    • Bug 40023: Stop Private Notification Service
    • Bug 40024: Disable tracking protection by default
    • Bug 40050: Rebase Fenix patches to Fenix 82
    • Bug 40053: Select your security settings panel on start page is confusing
    • Bug 40058: Disabling/Enabling addon still shows option to disallow in private mode
    • Bug 40062: HTTPS Everywhere is not shown as installed
    • Bug 40068: Tor Service closes when changing theme
    • Bug 40071: Show only supported locales
    • Bug 40073: Use correct branding on About page
    • Bug 40076: "Explore privately" not visible
    • Bug 40078: Crash at Android startup from background service
    • Bug 40082: Security level is reset when the app is killed
    • Bug 40083: Locale ordering in BuildConfig is non-deterministic
    • Bug 40087: Implement a switch for english locale spoofing
    • Bug 40088: Use Tor Browser logo in migration screen
    • Bug 40094: Do not use MasterPasswordTipProvider in HomeFragment
    • Bug 40095: Hide "Sign in to sync" in bookmarks
    • Bug 40097: Bump allowed_addons.json
    • Bug 40133: Rebase tor-browser patches to 82.0b1
    • Bug 40166: Disable security.certerrors.mitm.auto_enable_enterprise_roots
    • Bug 40198: Expose privacy.spoof_english pref
    • Bug 40199: Avoid using system locale for intl.accept_languages
    • Translations update
  • Build System
    • Android
      • Update Go to 1.14.10
      • Bug 34360: Bump binutils version to 2.35.1
      • Bug 40097: Update toolchain for Fenix 82
      • Bug 40108: Package tooling-glean-gradle archive, too
      • Bug 40115: Update components for switch to mozilla82-based Fenix
      • Bug 40121: Use updated glean_parser for application-services as well
      • Bug 40124: Remove unused torbrowser-android-all (and related) targets
      • Bug 40125: Remove fenix-* projects
      • Bug 40129: application-services is missing rustc in PATH
      • Bug 40130: More mobile clean-up


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