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Bonus guide: Connect Zeus App Over Tor

Difficulty: medium

Download the Zeus app, APKs available here:, on F-Droid and Google Play.

Log in to your RaspiBolt through ssh.

Edit torrc with sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc and add the following lines (myandroid can be unique):

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/lnd_api/
HiddenServiceVersion 2
HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient stealth myandroid
HiddenServicePort 8080
HiddenServicePort 10009

Save (Ctrl+O, ENTER) and exit (Ctrl+X)

Restart Tor:

$ sudo systemctl restart tor

View the private credentials of your new hidden service. The first part is the onion address, the second part is the secret.

$ sudo cat /var/lib/tor/lnd_api/hostname
z1234567890abc.onion AbyZXCfghtG+E0r84y/nR # client: myandroid

Download Orbot for Android.

Open Orbot. Click the , select hidden services ˃, select Client cookies.

Press the + button on the lower right. Type in the the onion address and secret cookie you revealed with sudo cat /var/lib/tor/lnd_api/hostname.
Must enter onion address and add .onion to end in address area.
For the cookie you need all the information including [cookie] # client : [client]
So for example:AbyZXCfghtG+E0r84y/nR # client: myandroid

Go back to Orbot’s main screen, and select the gear icon under tor enabled apps.
Add Zeus, then press back.
Click stop on the big onion logo.
Exit orbot and reopen it. Turn on VPN Mode.
Start your connection to the Tor network by clicking on the big onion (if it has not automatically connected already)

On your Raspibolt, make sure Go is installed (should be v1.11 or higher):

$ go version 

If need to install Go, run these:

$ wget
$ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.11.linux-armv6l.tar.gz
$ sudo rm *.gz
$ sudo mkdir /usr/local/gocode
$ sudo chmod 777 /usr/local/gocode
$ export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
$ export PATH=$PATH:$GOROOT/bin
$ export GOPATH=/usr/local/gocode
$ export PATH=$PATH:$GOPATH/bin

Install lndconnect:

$ cd ~/download
$ wget
$ sudo tar -xvf lndconnect-linux-armv7-v0.1.0.tar.gz --strip=1 -C /usr/local/bin

Switch to user bitcoin and generate the LND connect URI QR code:
It will be a big QR code so maximize your terminal window and use CTRL - to shrink the code further to fit the screen. Replace the host variable with the onion address previously generated.

$ sudo su bitcoin
$ lndconnect --lnddir=/home/bitcoin/.lnd --host=z1234567890abc.onion --port=8080

Scan it with Zeus and you are done.