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 14, 2019


A recent post in Tor blog mentioned that FF is considering to incorporate TB into FF.

LibreOffice has announced that they plan to incorporate document redaction (mat2? pdf-redact-tools?) into their next version.

Would it be absurd for Tor Project to reach out to Libre Office to brainstorm ways in which various Tor provided things, such as OnionShare, could perhaps be made more visible and easy to use by incorporation in LO?


August 14, 2019


Your connection is not secure

The owner of has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Tor Browser has not connected to this website.


August 18, 2019


Hola buenas tardes, en esto soy muy nuevo, lo que me sucede es que cuando abro el tor me conecta muy bien pero no sale de la pagina de donación, pero ya he donado, alguien me puede echapr un cable y decir.e si es fallo mio o del navegador?
Muchas Gracias por vuestfo tiempo

Google translated:
"Hello good afternoon, in this I am very new, what happens to me is that when I open tor it connects me very well but it does not leave the donation page, but I have already donated, someone can throw me a cable and tell me if it is fault mine or browser? Thank you very much for your time"

My reply:
What is the address of the page? Are you speaking of the address, about:tor? That is not a donation page. It is the browser's default home page. Open a new browser tab, and type about:tor. That page is not loaded from the Internet but from your local drive.

¿Cuál es la dirección de la página? ¿Estás hablando de la dirección, about:tor? Esa no es una página de donación. Es la página de inicio predeterminada del navegador. Abra una nueva pestaña del navegador y escriba about:tor. Esa página no se carga desde Internet sino desde su disco local.


August 20, 2019


Porque no aparecen en español las cuestiones del buscador cuando ya he cambiado el idioma en configuración?

Google translated:
"Why don't search engine issues appear in Spanish when I have already changed the language in settings?"

My reply:
Websites see the IP address of the exit node of your Tor circuit. Some websites detect the geolocation of that IP address and display the language of that country. Changing the preferences for language in the browser's main preferences decreases your anonymity. It is safer to change language options provided by a webpage.

Los sitios web ven la dirección IP del nodo de salida de su circuito Tor. Algunos sitios web detectan la geolocalización de esa dirección IP y muestran el idioma de ese país. Cambiar las preferencias de idioma en las preferencias principales del navegador disminuye su anonimato. Es más seguro cambiar las opciones de idioma proporcionadas por una página web.

Why do I read that it is advisable to disable Java? I disabled it, some sites, including captchas wouldn't work. I enabled it and I get this icon at bottom of menu when right clicking, an S with a line through it and NoScirpt.

That isn't Java; it's JavaScript. The safest way to disable JavaScript is to change your security level. The S with a red line through it is the icon for opening the options of NoScript, a browser add-on that comes in the Tor Browser Bundle.

Does any bridges in beta version works in China? Meek is working sometime however in very bad speed.

There are not many meek bridges, so bandwidth is shared by many more users. You could try an obfs4 bridge from

The Tor network needs more meek bridges.

Tell m how to disable in android (langu diff)

Depuis la mise a jour du 3 09 19 , tor se crache a chaque démarage
Cela retourne au départ a chaque tentative d'ouverture
Pourquoi ? Et quoi faire ?

Google translated:
"Since the update of 3/09/19, tor is spitting at each startup. It goes back to the beginning each time you try to open. Why? And what to do?"

My reply:
What is your OS? Many Android users are reporting crashes. Developers are working on it.

Quel est votre système d'exploitation? De nombreux utilisateurs d'Android signalent des pannes. Les développeurs y travaillent.

Instantly crashes every time I open on Google phone

App crashes at launch Samsung S8.

Tor is crashing in tails. Sometimes it takes a minute but other times it's almost instantaneous. Tails 4.0 works fine... roam around, open programs... open tor... blame, keyboard shuts off, mouse unresponsive. Unusable.

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