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Use TOR On Android to Protect Your Privacy

If you’ve been waiting for a method to help you surf the internet anonymously, and that too from an Android smartphone or tablet, then you are at the right place, as I’m sharing a perfect method to do the same. The only thing you need to do, is the steps I’m going to mention in this guide.

But, rather than starting directly with the steps, it will be beneficial for you to read the details first. TOR is the browser which will be used to make this anonymous surfing happening and to make sure it works on an Android device, we will be using a separate browser named Orbot.

The application is available for free, and can be configured with the Tor browser any day, and easily. We just have to be sure that we’re downloading the installer package of the app from a genuine and known source. Luckily, we have few options to choose from, including the mighty Play Store.

Use TOR on Android to protect your privacy

The reason why we will be using TOR, instead of any other proxy shuffler, is because it works in most of the cases and scenarios. It has always been updated with fresh proxies and fresh configuration and thus, you can never get out from the option or get bad connectivity.

Since, a proxy works as a server, technically, so you need to get the better server to get better speed. This is another reason why TOR excels in comparison to the other platforms. Also, everything looks simple, elegant and good enough to start and learn everything in a very short time period.


Following are the steps, you need to go through and make sure you don’t skip any of them.

Step 1 – Enable the ‘Unknown sources’ option under the Security settings of your device, in case if you’re about to install Orbot through its APK file. If not, then download and install the app from the Google play store, officially. The same app can also be found on the Amazon’s app store.

Step 2 – Once the Orbot is installed, you’ll get a notification and then you need to launch the app. Once its running, you need to go through some on-screen instructions which will setup the TOR.

Step 3 – Now, if you’ve select the proxies for specific apps, then you need to move into their settings and enable the Proxy setting option. For example, if you wish to enable this feature on Firefox browser, then move into its settings and enable the option with ‘Proxy’ label.

Step 4 – Everything is done and the anonymous browsing will be happening as per the settings and tweaks you’ve saved. Go ahead, and launch any browser and look for your current IP. If its changed, then the system is working at your end, otherwise start over again.

This app combination to surf internet anonymously, works at its best if the device at your end is rooted. You can literally get any super user privilege if that’s the case at your end.

Still, for the normal usage purpose, you need not to root the device. Rather, feel free to what you’re getting without paying for anything. Don’t forget to share this with all your friends online. Peace!

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