I have recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon) using the method found here.

I am trying to run Orbot(Tor) with the Tor Everything option enabled.

The application will not get past "Orbot is starting...". I am connected to WiFi and am on Verizon's service.

Unfortunately I had not tested this prior to rooting so I am not sure if the problems lies with running on an S4 or running on a rooted S4.

I have tried to uninstall and reinstall Orbot and have not had any luck.

I have tried to connect to 4G instead of WiFi, no change.

I have tried to turn off the Request Root Access, no change.

What is causing Orbot to not connect to the Tor Network?

2 Answers 2


I just installed Orbot awhile ago, and I got it working on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S4. You need to set the proxy for your APN.

Go to System Settings > More networks > Mobile networks > APN. Open your existing APN, and take note of the settings. You need to make a clone of this APN (so that you will still have the original APN, and have another APN that goes through TOR). Go back to the APNs page, and create a new APN, copying the settings from the other APN.

Then, set these:

  • Proxy: localhost
  • Port: 8118

After that, make sure you select the newly-created APN as your new APN. Your network will refresh in a bit. Open your browser and open check.torproject.org. If it was successful, you should see something like this:

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WARNING: If you use the GMail app (or in my case, Kaiten configured with my GMail), it may detect unauthorized access, and you may be asked to reset your GMail password online.

  • The option to add a new APN is grayed out and I can't select it. Do you know why that would be?
    – TronicZomB
    Aug 14, 2013 at 12:23
  • @TronicZomB I have no idea. But can you edit the Proxy and Port though?
    – geffchang
    Aug 14, 2013 at 12:24
  • No... I'm trying to figure out why I can't add an APN.
    – TronicZomB
    Aug 14, 2013 at 12:34
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    @TronicZomB I'm from the Philippines. So, might be a different case.
    – geffchang
    Aug 14, 2013 at 14:57
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    @TronicZomB You're welcome, bro.
    – geffchang
    Aug 14, 2013 at 14:58

If you deny superuser access it works. At least on my VZW S4 it does.

  • But then it won't Tor Everything will it...?
    – TronicZomB
    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:27

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