New Release: Tor Browser 10.5a9 (Android Only)

by sysrqb | February 7, 2021

Tor Browser 10.5a9 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 for Android instead.

This release updates Fenix to 86.0.0-beta.2. Additionally, we update NoScript to 11.2 and HTTPS Everywhere to 2021.1.27.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 10.5a8 is:

  • Android
    • Update Fenix to 86.0.0-beta.2
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2021.1.27
    • Update NoScript to 11.2
    • Bug 40041: Rebase android-components patches for Fenix 86 beta 2 builds
    • Bug 40109: Reduce requested permissions
    • Bug 40141: Hide EME site permission
    • Bug 40143: Use deterministic date in Test apk
    • Bug 40146: Rebase Fenix patches to Fenix 86 beta 2
    • Bug 40188: Build and ship snowflake only if it is enabled
    • Bug 40212: Bump version of snowflake and webrtc
    • Bug 40308: Disable network partitioning until we evaluate dFPI
    • Bug 40309: Avoid using regional OS locales
    • Bug 40320: Rebase tor-browser patches to 86.0b5
  • Build System
    • Android
      • Bug 40214: Update AMO Collection URL
      • Bug 40217: Update components for switch to mozilla86-based Fenix


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February 07, 2021


GitLab pages are not readable when JavaScript is disabled in the browser. They don't have to work 100% but at least basic content of the issues should be visible.

February 09, 2021


Hi! Tor Browser for Android 10.5a9, noticed that after closing the browser, information accumulates in the cache storage. Why is this happening? Is this normal? Is this how it should be?

February 13, 2021


Thanks for finally removing the needless permissions and trackers.... oh wait.... you didn't bother... again

February 13, 2021


Thanks for the update. For TB 10.5a9, I'm still seeing new Fenix's non-deniable permissions that are being requested in the Play Store:

  • download files without notification (*)
  • Run at startup (*)
  • use biometric hardware (*)
  • Play Install Referrer API
  • View Wi-Fi connections (*)
  • use fingerprint hardware (*)
  • receive data from Internet

Those that I marked with (*) are privacy-related and should not be requested.