Samourai Wallet v0.99.98g: Stealth Mode Returns
Samourai Wallet is a privacy focused bitcoin wallet available for android phones.
- One of the very first features of Samourai when it launched in 2015 was Stealth Mode. It allowed Samourai to hide from the Launcher menu and home screen, providing users protection from casual phone searches. Unfortunately in early 2019 Google forced us to remove Stealth Mode and various other niche security features.
- You can find Stealth Mode by opening your wallet and navigating to Settings > Wallet. Once there, toggle on Stealth Mode and select which decoy app you want to use.
- Once Stealth Mode has been enabled your wallet will automatically hide itself when you fully exit the wallet. Each decoy app has a different method of triggering the wallet to open and prompt for your PIN code.
- This release also includes the ability to broadcast a transaction hex. This tool allows you to use your Samourai Wallet to broadcast transactions that it didn’t create. Every Samourai Wallet app can now broadcast any valid bitcoin transaction on behalf of any another party.
You can download the APK from their website or on Google Play. You can find full release notes on their documentation site.