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Tor Alternatives for Android

Tor is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Tor Browser, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Tor and 12 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Tor are I2P, Orbot, Shadowsocks and i2pd (I2P Daemon).

Tor alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be VPN Services or Web Browsers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tor.
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  1. Tor Browser icon

    Tor Browser

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • OpenBSD
    223 alternatives to Tor Browser 

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...

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    1.  Privacy focusedTor Browser is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Built-in VPNTor Browser has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    3.  Block TrackersTor Browser has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  PortableTor Browser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Tor Browser 10.0.3 is now based on the new version of Firefox for Android.
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    Almost everyone thinks Tor Browser is a great alternative to Tor.
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    anyone can use it even in secure and encrypted network.

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    Guest

    very good.i like you tor

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    Guest

    Tor Browser is a browser that connects to Tor, therefore not a proper alternative.

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    Killercat103

    As it is a Tor client rather than an alternative darknet or distributed network

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    somepeter

    Tor Browser is (guess what) the browser for Tor. It makes as much sense to compare them as to compare Firefox and HTTP.

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    Guest

    Tor is supposed to be the underlying network, not the browser

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    MARK_PENGUIN

    Tor is an anonymity network, Tor Browser is a browser that connects to this network.

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  2. I2P icon

    I2P

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    • Android
    • BSD
    38 alternatives to I2P 

    The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.

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    1.  DecentralizedI2P is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    I2P vs Tor opinions
    Most users think I2P is a great alternative to Tor.
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    Both access networks that are otherwise inaccessible.

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    daniellmesquita

    It is very more anonymous than Tor, and Tor is not even really anonymous.

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    Orbot

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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    17 alternatives to Orbot 

    Orbot is an open source Tor Proxy App for Android Phones. If the phone is rooted, it can even transparently route all phone internet traffic through the Tor network.

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    1.  Privacy focusedOrbot is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Anonymous ProxyOrbot protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
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    Most users think Orbot is a great alternative to Tor.
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    Basically the same for Android.

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    crazypens30

    Orbot, for what it is, is the most similar to the desktop Tor client. In fact, it has several advantages over the desktop version - it's easy to configure bridges and its VPN all from the same console (even though the VPN is in beta at this point). You can also easily configure which nodes to include or exclude. It does occasionally have security leaks, but these have improved in later versions.

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    Guest

    it's just the android version of tor

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    Guest

    Just your way to go in case of needing to reach Tor on mobile. The others are, even if alternatives, surely not as good as this for mobile.

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    Shadowsocks

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    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    163 alternatives to Shadowsocks 

    A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.

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    1.  OpenVPNShadowsocks supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    2.  Built-in VPNShadowsocks has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    3.  Anonymous ProxyShadowsocks protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
    4.  ShadowsocksShadowsocks has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
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    Almost everyone thinks Shadowsocks is a great alternative to Tor.
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    i2pd (I2P Daemon)

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    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    • C++
    • I2P
    66 alternatives to i2pd (I2P Daemon) 

    I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses.

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    V2Ray

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Go (Programming Language)
    158 alternatives to V2Ray 

    A platform for building proxies to bypass network restrictions.

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    Lantern

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Homebrew
    158 alternatives to Lantern 

    Lantern allows you to give or get access to the internet through other users around the world connected by a trust-based peer-to-peer network.

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    1.  Anonymous ProxyLantern protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
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    Most users think Lantern is a great alternative to Tor.
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    This is actually similar to the Tor project but the Tor project was made for anonymity, Lantern is made for resisting censorship

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    Decentralized Internet

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    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    17 alternatives to Decentralized Internet 

    This project was created in order to support a new internet. One that is more open, free, and censorship-resistant in comparison to the old internet. An internet that eventually wouldn't need to rely on telecom towers, an outdated grid, or all these other "old...

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    1.  DecentralizedDecentralized Internet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    cryptostorm

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • WireGuard
    • OpenVPN
    197 alternatives to cryptostorm 

    A post-Snowden VPN built on anonymity and security. Service requires you to think and have general understanding of software/networking setups. Intermediate level knowledge.

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    1.  WireGuardcryptostorm supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    2.  Privacy focusedcryptostorm is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  OpenVPNcryptostorm supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
  10. Orxy: Tor Proxy icon

    Orxy: Tor Proxy

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    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    12 alternatives to Orxy: Tor Proxy 

    Protect your privacy, hide your location, and bypass site blocks using The Onion Router (Tor) network.

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