Orbot v16: a whole new look, and easier to use!

Orbot v16: a whole new look, and easier to use!

Orbot: Tor for Android has a new release (tag and changelog), with a major update to the user experience and interface. This is the 16th major release of Orbot, since it was launched in late 2009.

The main screen of the app now looks quite different, with all the major features and functions exposed for easy access. We have also added a new onboarding setup wizard for first time users, that assists with configuring connections to the Tor network for users in places where Tor itself is blocked. This release also continues to support users looking to use Orbot to unblock specific apps, that may not be available on their network or country. From the main screen, users can activate Orbot’s built-in VPN feature, and easily choose which specific apps they want to be routed over the Tor network. You can also refresh your Tor identity, rebuilding all circuit connections through the network, using the circular reload icon in the expanded notification provided by Orbot.

The update is rolling out on Google Play, and will also be available on Guardian Project’s F-Droid Repo soon. You can also find Android APKs on Github.

THANKS TO: pgerber, syphyr, Khsed4, BjarniRunar, Unpublished, igortoliveira, goapunk, SpotComms, AkshatAgrawal05, dixidroid, arrase and others for the bug reports and fixes on the Orbot app. Thanks to Sina with Team Cymru for the extra infrastructure provided to help users in places where Tor itself is blocked. Also, Nima for the guidance, support and motivation to get this release out sooner rather than later!

/** v16.0.0 RC 1 / 5 Jan 2018 / 309c42be916d866a28adacb0a4f92d692cbd6009 **/

7e9890e tweak default bridge behavior based on locale
fec853c updates to notification for Android O / SDK26
b161043 Merge pull request #106 from Unpublished/fix_binary_search
ab472d5 Merge branch ‘syphyr-master’
4fc3e7e Merge branch ‘master’ of https://github.com/syphyr/orbot into syphyr-master
792ee2b Merge branch ‘BjarniRunar-master’
0d4a735 Merge branch ‘master’ of https://github.com/BjarniRunar/orbot into BjarniRunar-master
c7b1441 add comment about app updates URL
d21ff80 update strings and code for switching Locale in app
5c5790c fix binary search
38b0063 update build to 160000056 for 16.0.0-BETA-2
7da26a3 update strings from transifex
ce714fa use the proper localized start/end params
38cc29c externalize more strings
8bcc9a4 update gitignore
6e3b6ba add onboarding strings localizatoin
154e373 ensure appupdater check starts up
703f8a1 move update back to older (reduce version code)
b556518 move update back to older version
680d108 update json for testing
e4f6348 test updating json
dafcdd7 enable AppUpdater notificatoins through Github
3b5a361 update handling of vpn enabled and app onclick
e21474c updates to layout and strings for bridge wizard
2a9691c make sure the back arrow works
244231c remove activity no longer used
0284130 remove out activity no longer used
e487f34 update strings
8fd0bd0 update tor-android to 0.3.19b (updated geoip databases)
ad51bed update transifex configuration
a08c707 update app store descriptions
2ced17a update build SDK targets to 26
5c22de2 manifest updates: remove superuser, enable chromebooks
b4aa9d8 more improvements for bridge wizard
df37b8c add bridge wizard testing code
14ce4f6 big update for new onboarding, bridge wizard
2ceacf6 move bridges to raw resources
938a740 improve vpn app enable view on main activity
ba358a4 add new orfox and settings icon
5bd5a56 VPN should be off by default
e464044 connection might be null
51216a4 Add new preference: pref_open_proxy_on_all_interfaces
21b4521 Update version strings in help->about
5500b50 update spuport library version
546310a improve notifications, add refresh/newnym button
877406f tweak layout
b68132b fix title for tor app section
7210223 fix handling of intents
47e10e7 fix issues with bridge selection UI
e6bd23a more UI updates and small improvements
d9bd32a more UI updates
7303a33 work on the new UI update
6a19bf6 update UI tweaks for next release
3741434 don’t show app selection each time you turn VPN on/off
4df2fcf move “other” installer back to tor resource installer
f3f9162 don’t delete installed binaries
6493d8d Merge pull request #104 from igortoliveira/remove-java-file
fc4d6aa improve app loading time for VPN app dialog
fbeff25 Remove leftover Java file
544ea7b update build to use tor version constant from tor-android-binary
977167b ZMerge branch ‘master’ of github.com:n8fr8/orbot
b07d4fe removed unused submodules, moved to gradle tor-android
d392ecd remove unneeded external dirs for making tor
3d729fc switch to using tor-android binary in TorService
6f364de use the new tor-android gradle dependency https://github.com/n8fr8/tor-android
c7f834b moving binary files, use tor-android gradle
3b5e27e removing external depends, moving to tor-android gradle
898f64a Merge pull request #99 from goapunk/update-BUILD-instructions
e14d647 update BUILD
fce5bde add autopoint to dependencies
72c7e04 Merge pull request #97 from SpotComms/padding
8cf412a Merge pull request #98 from goapunk/add-lzma-zstd-as-dependency
c1dfc29 Update BUILD instructions
9ca36e1 Add lzma and zstd
6e4b700 Expose *ConnectionPadding
71e3464 Merge pull request #94 from Unpublished/fix88
cbffc1d remove some transproxy left overs