Circumvent Telecom Operator/ISP Whatsapp Blockade

I have no clue as to why BSNL( a popular telecom operator/ISP) took this massive step to block the WhatsApp message service or it even maybe an accidental disruption to the popular social messenger service. But there are a few things you can do to get around this blockade IF you own an android phone

Step 1: Root you Phone. Yes you will lose warranty but if you want communication you must choose. Its specific to your Android phone model so you will have to Google.
Step 2: Install Orbot from the Google Play Store. Its Tor for android, which provides anonymity and privacy for users.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.android
Step 3: Enable theseĀ  options in Orbot Settings.

torsetting

Step 4: Activate Tor by doing a long press on the icon on the main screen. Enjoy :)
Note: Connection might be slow. May also take some time to connect for the first time.

Disclaimer:
YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS IT IS. DO NOT SUE ME IF YOU HAVE DATA LOSS, DAMAGED PHONE OR LEGAL IMPLICATION/RISKS/LOSS. I DO NOT GUARANTEE YOUR ANONYMITY AND PRIVACY. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO.

ORBOT USAGE GUIDELINES:
DO NOT USE IT TO DOWNLOAD OR UPLOAD LARGE FILES. PEOPLE USE THIS SOFTWARE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TO CIRCUMVENT CENSORSHIP DUE TO BAD POLICIES OR INTERNET USE RESTRICTION. BE KIND. BE PATIENT. IT IS SLOW BUT IT DEFINITELY WORKS.

PS: You could also use VPN apps but read their privacy policy before downloading them. Your Personal Data and information should be in safe hands.
More info on TOR – https://www.torproject.org/

*UPDATE –> The issue seems resolved though there is no official word from BSNL and WhatsApp. If You still experience problems, blockade or live in a country with censorship or strict internet rules the above method can still be followed.

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9 thoughts on “Circumvent Telecom Operator/ISP Whatsapp Blockade”

  1. I am unable to do this as orbot says cannot establish transparent proxy ing. My phone is rooted. I have android 2.3 gingerbread. What could be the problem
    Ps: if the government has blocked whatsapp, they have indeed proved that this is a totalitarian regime. We should start a massive protest against this.

    1. Transparent proxy works on properly rooted phones. Check by typing ‘su’ in a terminal app or use any apps requiring root to test your root. Grant Permission to Orbot in SuperSU if that’s the one installed on root
      Maybe a restart could help.

    1. Yes it is :) I’ve written an ‘Update’ above
      I’m keeping this up for people from other countries affected due to censorship or monitored/restricted internet access.
      Orbot routes all network traffic through Tor when its enabled properly.

  2. I’m having the problem since last week. Whatsapp is not getting connected. Can you tell me, if I am the only one or whether it’s with everyone!

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