3 ways Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

Learn the steps to install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Linux using the command terminal to surf anonymously and securely.

Tor uses the principle of onion routing to encrypt the connection and transfer data of users on the Internet. It allows anonymous, secure surfing on the Internet.

It also offers its browser (Tor Browser Bundle), which already contains the appropriate Tor configurations and other modified scripts – it is based on Mozilla Firefox ESR. The official Tor Messenger has also existed since 2015, which uses Instantbird as a basis but encrypts information via off-the-record (OTR) messaging – the Tor network anonymization is also already integrated.

Tor enables completely two-way anonymization; a randomly chosen route takes place through Tor servers. The network itself therefore not only uses one server but usually connects to at least three servers to increase the quality of the anonymization.

Steps to install the Tor browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

 #1st method using manual Tarball file

1. Download the Tor browser

In this method, we will manually download the latest version of the Tor browser from its website. Here is the link to visit. On the page click on the Linux edition.

Download the Tor browser

2. Install Tor browser on Ubuntu 22.04

Generally what we download using the browser on Linux goes by default into its Download directory. Hence, open your command terminal and switch to the Downloads folder.

cd Downloads

Now extract the downloaded file:

tar -xvf your-file-name

Replace the “your-file-name” with the one you have downloaded in the first step. For example, in our case, the name of the file was- “tor-browser-linux-x86_64-13.0.10.tar.xz“, so the command will be:

tar -xvf tor-browser-linux-x86_64-13.0.10.tar.xz

Create Desktop and Launcher shortcuts:

Switch to extracted the folder

cd tor-browser

For Application launcher shortcut:

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app
Application launcher shortcut Ubutnu 22.04 To browser

For Desktop shortcut:

Copy Browser shortcut to Desktop

cp start-tor-browser.desktop ~/Desktop

Switch to Desktop

cd ~/Desktop

Allow the system to launch the desktop shortcut

gio set ~/Desktop/start-tor-browser.desktop metadata::trusted true

Permit to execute

chmod a+x ~/Desktop/start-tor-browser.desktop

Now you will have a To browser Desktop shortcut to use.

To browser Desktop shortcut

#2nd method using APT Repository

3. Update Ubuntu 22.04

Well, Tor packages are available through the default Ubuntu repository, therefore, before moving forward let’s once run the system update command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

4. Install Tor Browser in Ubuntu 22.04

Tor Browser is available through the official repository of Ubuntu 22.04 as “torbrowser-launcher”. Therefore, we don’t need to add any third-party repository to it. Simply use the APT package manager command given as follows.

sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher
Install Tor Browser in Ubuntu 22.04

5. Run Tor Browser Launcher

Once the installation is completed using the command given in the previous step, we can go for the final step to install the Tor Browser. For that click on the button given for the same on the launcher settings.

Run Tor Browser Launcher Settings

6. Start using the Secure browser

Well, after going through all the previous steps you will have the TOR browser on your system. Although, it will start automatically, if not, then go to the Application launcher and there search for “Tor Browser”, when its icon appears, click to run the same.

After that click on the “Connect” button to establish a connection through Tor Network.  Now, you can start surfing.

Conenct Tor Network
Tor launcher Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

#3rd Method using Flatpak

If the above two methods are not working for you then here is another one using the Flatpak and Flathub repository.

7. Install Flatpak

Unlike SNAP, Flatpak is not part of Ubuntu systems by default. Therefore, we have to install it manually. Here is the command to do that.

sudo apt install flatpak -y

Also, add the Flatpak repository called Flathub to get the software packages.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Reboot your system:

To properly integrate the Flatpak, reboot your system

sudo reboot

8. Install the Tor browser using Flatpak

Once your system is rebooted, open the command terminal again and run the following Flatpak command to install the Tor Browser.

flatpak install flathub com.github.micahflee.torbrowser-launcher -y

9. How to update the browser

Run the Tor browser and click on the burger icon given on the top right side. After that go to Help.

Update Tor

Select About Tor Browser. The browser will automatically notify you if any update is available to install.

About Tor browser Ubuntu 22.04

10. Remove or uninstall the Tor browser

If for any reason, you don’t want this browser on your system anymore, then we can remove it using the same command used to install it. However, with different arguments i.e. – remove.

For Manual Method:

Simply delete the folder that we have extracted to run the browser. Those who also want to delete the App launcher icon as well can use:

rm ~/.local/share/applications/start-tor-browser.desktop

For Flatpak:

flatpak remove --delete-data com.github.micahflee.torbrowser-launcher -y

For APT Method:

sudo apt autoremove --purge torbrowser-launcher

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5 thoughts on “3 ways Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy”

  1. sryan@odroid-h2-u20:~$ torbrowser-launcher
    Tor Browser Launcher
    By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT
    version 0.3.3
    Creating GnuPG homedir /home/sryan/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir
    Downloading Tor Browser for the first time.
    Downloading https://aus1.torproject.org/torbrowser/update_3/release/Linux_x86_64-gcc3/x/en-US
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/torbrowser-launcher”, line 30, in
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/torbrowser_launcher/__init__.py”, line 98, in main
    TypeError: arguments did not match any overloaded call:
    move(self, QPoint): argument 1 has unexpected type ‘float’
    move(self, int, int): argument 1 has unexpected type ‘float’

  2. When I go through step 3, nothing happens. The box closes down, but Tor is not installed. It has never been a problem before. But I have just recently “upgraded” (if one can call it that) to 22.04. I think there are many things that aren’t right.


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