Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#32548 needs_information defect

Tor Browser Android 'package cannot be parsed'

Reported by: skywalker Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Im using a Samsung tablet (SM-T310), Android version 4.4.2, Firefox browser. I went to the Tor website, followed links to 'Download Tor Browser'. There are 4 different .apks available for download: 'aarch64', 'x86_64', 'arm' and 'x86'.

When i downloaded 'aarch64' or 'x86_64', then click the 'open' button (at bottom of browser) it displays the error message: 'package cannot be parsed'.

The 'arm' and 'x86' packages both downloaded and installed successfully. The 'x86' version crashed immediately upon starting Tor, so must not be the right version for this tablet. The 'arm' runs fine but cant connect to Tor network & open browser. Which is why i was wanting to try the download/install the 'aarch64' or 'x86_64' .apk's.

The reason i was attempting to download one of those versions from the Tor website is that i'd installed Tor Browser app from the Play Store and for a week it has never been able to connect to the tor network & open browser. Ive used the app successfully for months until about 2 weeks ago then its never been able to connect since. I'm in Crescent City, Ca, the only ISP here is Spectrum (formerly Charter).

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by arma

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Summary: 'package cannot be parsed'Tor Browser Android 'package cannot be parsed'

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by pili

Status: newneeds_information

For the arm version... what are the error messages shown to indicate that it can't connect to the Tor network? At which point does the connection fail?

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