Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#31975 new defect

Orbot on Kitkat stuck at "Orbot is starting..." after update. Device overheating.

Reported by: torlove Owned by: n8fr8
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Orbot Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

Upgraded to the latest version of Orbot using F-Droid (16.1.2-RC-2-tor-0.4.1.5-rc (116123000)

Orbot does not get beyond "Orbot is starting...", including in the Log.

The phone also overheats.

Tried resetting the phone, but to no avail. Device is now basically unusable.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by torlove

Apologies for not adding a descriptive heading to this ticket.

The ticket heading should be:
"Orbot on Kitkat stuck at "Orbot is starting..." after update. Device overheating."

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by pili

Summary: KitkatOrbot on Kitkat stuck at "Orbot is starting..." after update. Device overheating.

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by torlove

This page has the previous releases or Orbot:
https://guardianproject.info/releases/

I'm almost 100% certain that the previous version that I had installed via F-Droid is the July version.

Which release below is the one for Kitkat? RC1 or RC2?

  • Orbot-16.1.0-RC-1-tor-0.4.0.4-rc-fullperm-armeabi-v7a-release.apk
    • 2019-07-08 15:02 12M
  • Orbot-16.1.0-RC-2-tor-0.4.0.4-rc-fullperm-armeabi-v7a-release.apk
    • 2019-07-09 15:36 12M

IMPORTANT NOTE: The page is missing the cryptographic signature of the RC2 release.

comment:4 Changed 3 months ago by torlove

Hello Guardian Project Team,

Today I attempted to update to the latest release of Orbot for my Kitkat, again using F-Droid.

Regretably I have the same problem as above (log never moves beyond "Orbot is starting..."), although the device doesn't overheat and drain the battery as dramatically as it did previously.

A point that might be of interest:

  • there doesn't appear to be any network access available to Orbot. There is no outgoing flashes in the top right traffic icon as I'd normally expect to see.

Please help so Kitkat users can use the Tor Network.

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by torlove

It is concerning that the only version of Orbot that seems to function on the Kitkat OS is a version of Orbot from as far back as 2018.

It is unfortunate that no one at Tor Project has takn ownership of this ticket.

Hopefully this can be examined soon.

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