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Re: [tor-talk] Not able to download Tor to droid
The Android apps I can suggest is "Orbot" ~
~ use the links or search on Android's Market or on GitHub for source
on Orbot and Android's Market or "f-droid" for Orfox ~
Orbot is a well maintained port of Tor and Polipo and is easy to configure via app's GUI.
For those that like `vi` or `nano` the torrc files are under ~
~ there are torrc, torrc.custom and torpolipo.conf files that maybe configured manually.
Orfox is a port of Firefox that comes preconfigured to auto-start Orbot :-) supper easy.
Just go to `about:config` in Orfox's address bar and search for "socks" and "proxy"
with the on page's search bar to configure Orfox to use custom ports if needed.
Bonus app for those that don't play with iptables custom chains much ~
~ this and a few apps like it can make your life much easier for building a solid
firewall configuration for Tor browsing without a whole lot of typing or technical knowledge.
On January 30, 2016 2:11:03 PM PST, Richard <lists-tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016 20:50:22 +0100
>> From: libertyinperil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Have used Tor for years with no problems on Windows. Tried to
>> download Tor to a new RCA droid tablet and kept getting message
>> "This is not Tor." This was done before shutting off all apps
>> designed by Google to line its pockets. With everything turned
>> off that could be turned off, it no longer downloads at all.
>> Received an error message from Firefox when all apps were
>> installed that there is indeed a bug problem with downloads of
>> over 1Mb long. Can you help? Kindly remember I am not a software
>> engineer, only a user. Don't have the expertise your techs and
>> engineers have. Appreciate whatever help you can give. Thanks.
>You need to provide more specifics for anyone to be able to give you
>What "Tor" are you trying to download, from where? Provide the
>URL(s). [If you are doing this from the app store with the "google
>play" app installer, go to <https://play.google.com/store/apps> with
>a browser, locate what you're after, and provide the URL(s) for the
>app(s) that way.]
>I am not aware of any issues with downloading large files with
>firefox for android. If you are trying to do this over cell data
>your mobile carrier may be imposing restrictions, but that's a
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