New Release: Tor Browser for Android 1.0a2

Tor Browser for Android 1.0a2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox. We picked up the necessary patches, but because we needed to start building before Mozilla was ready with a first candidate build, we did not bump the Firefox version to 60.2.2esr. Thus, users are fine with Tor Browser for Android 1.0a2 even though the Firefox version is 60.2.1esr.

Note, this release is only available for Android 4.1 and later running on an ARM processor (most phones and some tablets). If you have an Android device running on an Intel processor, then please wait for a future release when that will be supported.

We are also very happy to announce the Guardian Project, our long-time mobile partner, will provide Tor Browser for Android on their F-Droid repository. If you would prefer installing the app from F-Droid, please follow these steps:

  1. Install the F-Droid app on your Android device from the website
  2. After installing F-Droid, open the app
  3. At the lower-right-hand corner, open "Settings"
  4. Under the "My Apps" section, open Repositories
  5. Toggle "Guardian Project Official Releases" as enabled
  6. Now F-Droid downloads the list of apps from the Guardian Project's repository (Note: this may take a few minutes)
  7. Tap the Back button at the upper-left-hand corner
  8. Open "Latest" at the lower-left-hand corner
  9. Open the search screen by tapping the magnifying glass at the lower-right side
  10. Search for "Tor Browser for Android (Alpha)"
  11. Open the query result by "The Tor Project" and install

The full changelog since Tor Browser for Android 1.0a1 is:

  • Update Firefox to 60.2.1esr
  • Backport fix for Mozilla bug 1493900 and 1493903
Anonymous

October 12, 2018

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An excellent improved app.I did it get a round today and I have found TBB for Android really fast than the last version and more security is actives especially for sites which are not so trusted as far as has showed the guard in which I was running on TOR. Onion sites as well as clear net, I think that you are doing a big work ,your goal that a day we can use it (TBB for Android ) without Orbot is real apreciated ,thanks team.Sorry for my English .

Anonymous

October 13, 2018

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Thank you so much for your hard work. The f-droid availability allows me to update easily and without issues. Loving Tor for Android so far

Anonymous

October 13, 2018

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how to testing that software in virtual box of using window 10 ?

When will the always on tunnel thought all Traffic to .onion

Why don't integrate Chat secure and open Keychain and Cryptocurrency wallet in that B rower?

many Thanks from Swiss Alps using mobile VSAT communication

Anonymous

October 13, 2018

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Good improvement in my device now is more fast TBB on Android and I have seen that my guard is working best about scam sites on Tor as well as clear net.Very surprise as far as concerns these sites especially on clear net.Really good job has been done guys .Thanks a lot to the developers .👍

Anonymous

October 13, 2018

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if you enable virtualbox and whonix workstation and gateway you can't seem to connnect tor from your nonvirtualbox desktop.....why? it says refuse conneciton due to proxy

Anonymous

October 17, 2018

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Thank you Torproject team. Good improvement, though here in Uganda we do have issues with the internet speeds. It may not favour so much someone who wants to stream but with other content opening it's great. Looking forward for more improvement so that we can fully embrace it and ignore other browsers for safety, privacy and censorship.

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