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Coloured, SVG version of the Orbot logo
Developer(s)The Tor Project
Initial release1 October 2008 (2008-10-01)
Stable release
16.1.4-RC-1 / 5 February 2020 (2020-02-05)
Preview release15.2.0 RC 2 (29 October 2016; 4 years ago (2016-10-29)[1]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inJava
Operating systemAndroid[2]
Size9.46 MB
License3-clause BSD license

Orbot is a free software Proxy server project to provide anonymity on the Internet for users of the Android operating system. It acts as an instance of the Tor network on such devices and allows traffic routing from a device's web browser, e-mail client, map program, etc., through the Tor network, providing anonymity for the user.[2]

This tool is used to keep the communications of users anonymized and hidden from governments and third parties that might be monitoring their internet traffic.[3]


  1. ^ The Tor Project (29 October 2016). "Orbot: Proxy with Tor". Google Play. Google. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Shakeel, Irfan (April 2011). "Orbot: Tor- Anonymous On Android". eHacking.net. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  3. ^ Farivar, Cyrus (15 February 2012). "From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back". Ars Technica. Retrieved 21 July 2012.

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