What is GetTor?
GetTor is a service that provides alternative methods to download the Tor Browser, especially for people living in places with high levels of censorship, where access to Tor Project's website is restricted.
How does it work?
The idea behind GetTor is very simple:
Step 1: Send a request to GetTor specifying your operating system (and optionally your locale).
Step 2: GetTor will send you back a reply with links to download Tor Browser from our supported providers.
Step 3: Download Tor Browser from one of the providers. When done, check the integrity of the downloaded files.
Step 4: If required, get some bridges!
You can make requests to GetTor using different channels of communication and different locales. At the present moment, we support the following locales: English (en), Farsi (fa), Chinese (zh), Turkish (tr), and the following channels:
To get links for downloading Tor Browser in Farsi for Windows, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org the word windows in the body of the message.
To get links for downloading Tor Browser in Chinese for Linux, send a message to
email@example.com the words linux zh on it.
To get links for downloading Tor Browser in English for OS X, send a direct message to
@get_torwith the word osx on it (you don't need to follow the account).
If you have suggestions for more/better channels, or want to improve the current ones, please let us know!
A provider is where we store the Tor Browser for download. For now, we support the following providers: Github, Dropbox, Google Drive. Ideally, you should check the integrity of Tor Browser after you have downloaded it (if you think your communications are being tampered, then you must do it). If you have suggestions for more/better providers, please let us know!