What is Tor?

Tor is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is derived from an acronym for the original software project name “The Onion Router”.[7][8] Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays[9] to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.

Unblock domains, access websites freely and securely

This article is a quick how to guide on circumventing censorship online.

Step 1 : Figure if you can access the Tor Website

Visit torproject.org/download and it should look like this

Make sure you are not redirected to a spoofed website or “https” is disabled

Download Tor for your platform of your choice.

If you’re on Android you should consider downloading Tor as an apk.

If you’re on an iPhone or iPad then Use Onion Browser.

iOS : apps.apple.com/us/app/onion-browser/id519296448

If you are unable to connect to https://www.torproject.org/download

Get Tor browser over Google Play, a random VPN from your mobile App store or Chrome / Mozilla add-ons. Apple’s app store or from any of the mirrors suggested below. 0. https://tor.eff.org/

  1. https://sourceforge.net/projects/tor-browser.mirror/files/
  2. https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/the-tor-project/orbot-proxy-with-tor/orbot-proxy-with-tor-16-1-4-release/

Never use random VPNs other than unblocking www.torproject.org/download to get Tor. After which, you remove the VPN.

Step 2 : Re-download Tor by visiting the onion page

Skip this step if you’re on iOS or Got it through Google Play Decompress the zip and Launch the Tor browser you just downloaded and let it auto setup. If you had used a random VPN the package may be compromised. To be assured download a non tampered package visit expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion in the Tor browser you first download the package, yes again over Tor. Delete / Uninstall the old Tor and and run the Tor package you downloaded right now.

Step 3 : Run Tor and check onion sites.

Head to https://check.torproject.org to check if Tor is working. Never change any setting or install more add-ons. It neuters the advantages of Tor. Make sure you’re not running the first copy of Tor we downloaded because your internet is heavily censored and we used a random VPN. As always try to verify package signatures.