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Re: [tor-talk] Iranian users cannot download Orbot from Google play store

Collin Anderson <collin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>It seems I was wrong about the initial request for the apk being HTTPS,
>however, this is a general issue with the Play Store and not Orbot
>I believe. Here is the transaction in question.
>Cookie: MarketDA=09494618516075014141
>Host: android.clients.google.com
>Connection: Keep-Alive
>User-Agent: AndroidDownloadManager/4.2.2 (Linux; U; Android 4.2.2;
>skz_tenderloin Build/JDQ39E)
>HTTP/1.1 403 Access is forbidden.
>Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
>Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 06:19:05 GMT
>Expires: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 06:19:05 GMT
>Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
>X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
>X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
>X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
>Server: GSE
>Alternate-Protocol: 80:quic
>Transfer-Encoding: chunked
><TITLE>Access is forbidden.</TITLE>
><H1>Access is forbidden.</H1>
><H2>Error 403</H2>
>By the way, this is what government blocking looks like (different from
><html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
>" style="width: 100%; height: 100%" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0"
>marginheight="0" frameborder="0" vspace="0"
>I offered the people I knew at Google a shell, if there is any other
>engineer that would be the proper person to connect with, feel free to
>them in touch.

Are all APK downloads blocked with the 403, or just some? Curious to figure out what the app black/whitelist looks like, and how it is bring done.

Is the shell you have on an actual Android device in Iran?
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