orbot 18.104.22.168 conflicts with com.android.systemui & now HANGS WiFi on Android 4.4.2 Samsung GS4
It has to be said that previous v14.0.1 "release" was a TURD.
V14.0.4 & now v22.214.171.124 releases now mutually hang orbot & Android WiFi whenever WiFi is enabled. Rebooting Android 4.4.2, with WiFi & orbot new14.0.4/126.96.36.199 enabled hangs WiFi, orbot & com.android.systemui - requiring a battery pull or long powerbutton hold reboot. Then, you have to rush into Android Settings, disable WiFi and reboot again, before orbot screws everything up. How much longer do we need to keep com.sec.msc.nts.android.proxy & Samsung AllShare disabled for wild-guess conflicts w/ orbot?
Why are new orbot features being added, when core app functionality has not yet been restored to Android 4.4.2 & 4.4.3? Please fix this problem, running since April 2014, first. Please!
orbot 14.0.4 & 188.8.131.52 continue to work OK w/ WiFi-only Samsung Android 4.1.2 (Galaxy Tab 3).
#1 Updated by n8fr8 over 3 years ago
All we have been working on is stability and resolving port conflicts, and dealing with heartbleed/openssl vulns.
This port conflict is only a problem on Galaxy devices BTW, but even there, as of 14.0.4* we have resolved the issue for majority of users. The conflict with Samsung Link is real - the app uses the same local ports as Tor.
Samsung makes alot of turd software too and that is the ultimate problem. If you flash Cyanogen mod or other clean ROM you won't have a problem, and it is the optimal way to achieve mobile security as well.
Still, I am sorry we haven't fixed your issue, but trust that we are working on it.
#2 Updated by n8fr8 over 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
We've just released Orbot v184.108.40.206 which includes a major update to the core Tor binary: https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orbot-v220.127.116.11.apk
We cannot reproduce any of the symptoms or crashes you are reporting on any device, and we test a very wide variety.
We hope our latest fixes have addressed the problems you are having, and if not, please provide more detail if you can.