Connect Zeus over Tor to the RaspiBlitz

Zeus v0.5.0 has native Tor support on both iOS and Android (can forget Orbot)!

Get the test versions from or
Tested on the RaspiBlitz v1.6.3 with Tor activated.

Download the Zeus app.
Available on:

Display a QR code with the Tor connection details on the LCD and the terminal:

$ config.scripts/ zeus-android tor

same for iOS and Android shows the QR with a v2 Tor address (to reduce the size of the QR code). The v3 onion address is preferred because it is not brute-forceable or guessable.

After the dependencies have been installed with the script above a QRcode with a v3 address can be displayed in the terminal with:

$ lndconnect --host=$(sudo cat /mnt/hdd/tor/lndrest8080/hostname) --port=8080

If the QRcode does not fit the terminal generate a the lndconnect string by adding the -j option:

$ lndconnect --host=$(sudo cat /mnt/hdd/tor/lndrest8080/hostname) --port=8080 -j

use a local QRcode generator to display the image (never paste the string into a website).
A list of open-source QRcode generators for Windows:

Deprecated manual instructions:

Tested on the RaspiBlitz v1.3 with Tor activated.

Create the Hidden Service:

  • In the RaspiBlitz terminal:

    $ sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc

  • paste on the end of the file:
      HiddenServiceDir /mnt/hdd/tor/lnd_REST/
      HiddenServiceVersion 3
      HiddenServicePort 8080

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

    If you want to use a different port:

      HiddenServicePort THIS_CAN_BE_ANY_PORT
  • Restart Tor:

    $ sudo systemctl restart tor

  • Take note of the HIDDEN_SERVICE_ADDRESS.onion:

    $ sudo cat /mnt/hdd/tor/lnd_REST/hostname

    Example output:


Install lndconnect

  • Install Go and the latest lndconnect manually:

      # check if  Go is installed (should be v1.11 or higher):  
      go version 
      # If need to install Go, run these:
      sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.13.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
      # make the path persist
      sudo bash -c "echo 'PATH=\$PATH:/usr/local/gocode/bin/' >> /etc/profile"
      # Install lndconnect from source:
      go get -d
      cd $GOPATH/src/

    Generate the lndconnect string

  • Run lndconnect with the HIDDEN_SERVICE_ADDRESS.onion filled in:

    $ lndconnect --host=HIDDEN_SERVICE_ADDRESS.onion --port=8080


    lndconnect --host=32zzibxmqi2ybxpqyggwwuwz7a3lbvtzoloti7cxoevyvijexvgsfeid.onion --port=8080

    Maximise the window and reduce the text size to fit the screen.
    Use CTRL + - or the middle mouse wheel on Windows.

Set up Orbot

Available on

On Orbot’s main screen 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)

If Orbot is misbehaving try stopping other VPN services on the phone and/or restart.

To open Zeus click on it’s icon at the Tor_Enabled-Apps:

Connect Zeus

  • Scan the QR code with your Zeus
  • Enjoy your private and encrypted remote connection!

Get that beautiful onion png in the top left of Zeus.
Self Sovereignty for the streets!