New Alpha Release: Tor Browser 13.5a5

by richard | February 28, 2024

Tor Browser 13.5a5 is now available from the Tor Browser download page and also from our distribution directory.

This version includes important security updates to Firefox.

We would like to thank the folowing community members for their contributions this release:

We would also like to bring attention to a work-in-progress merge request from community members NoisyCoil, tor-browser-build!920. This work is the first step toward potentially supporting aarch64 Linux builds of Tor Browser in an official capacity. If you've any interest in the work behind cross-compiled Tor Browser builds, this MR is the one keep an eye on!

Thank you both for your contributions! If you would like to contribute, our contributor guide can be found here.

Native Android Connect Assist UX

As discussed in the 13.5a3 and 13.5a4 release posts, we have been working on bringing the connect-assist feature from Desktop to Android. The work continues, and we now have an initial implementation of this feature exposed via native Android interface.

You can access the native Android interface by navigating to Settings > Tor Network and selecting Enable beta connection features. From there, select Native Android UI. The HTML UI option is still available for debugging purposes, but will be removed once this feature stabilises in 13.5.

Please give this feature a go! The native UI is not yet feature complete but regardless, if you run into problems please open an issue on our gitlab or on our forum.

Send us your feedback

If you find a bug or have a suggestion for how we could improve this release, please let us know.

Full changelog

The full changelog since Tor Browser 13.5a4 is:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

wow … three fingerprinting patches … keep it up, you’re on a roll 1 :rocket: :cheese:

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