How to access the darknet with your Android phone?

How to access the darknet with your Android phone
How to access the darknet with your Android phone

Last updated: September 16, 2023

You want to access the darknet with an Android smartphone but you don't know how? No problem ! Here i give you a trick that will allow you to access the darknet on Android, hide your location, your identity, and encrypt all of your connections.

This solution consists ofuse of TOR with the app Orbot et orweb (its dedicated browser).

Tor is a computer network made up of routers organized in layers. Data packets pass from one router to another, leaving few traces on their origin.

Orbot is a proxy which uses the Tor network to encrypt all of your connections and allows you to have truly private online activity, in addition to allowing theaccess to the famous darknet.

Once installed on your mobile, you can surf the Internet under a borrowed IP to bypass hackers and spies. With a rooted Anrdoid mobile, it is even all of your Internet traffic that will go through the Tor protocol.

How to use Orbot to access the darknet?

Orbot installation and configuration

To start, download Orbot from the Play Store.

Launch Orbot. On the first start, you will have a huge button in the middle of the screen.

Home of the Orbot Android app

To connect to the Tor network, just press and hold the button for about a second. Once he has his arms fully raised, you are connected to the Tor network.

Orbot connection to the Tor network
You have been warned!This doesn't mean that everything you do goes through Tor! This means: you can now make an application (a browser for example) use Tor.

Use Tor using a dedicated browser

To have a web browser dedicated to Tor, press the "Check Browser" button at the bottom left of Orbot. If Orweb is not installed, Orbot will offer to do so.

Click on the "Install Orweb" button to be redirected to a list of recommended applications to work with Orbot. And click again on Orweb (the first in this list).


Once Orweb is installed, launch it. You will arrive on this page if everything went well:


You can now browse the darknet anonymously with your Android smartphone.

Once the navigation is finished, it is advisable to deactivate Orbot so as not to dissolve the autonomy of the smartphone too quickly. To do this, you have to go back to Orbot and hold the button.