This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 9.5.3.

  • Update Thunderbird to 68.10.0.

  • Update Linux to 5.7.6. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

Fixed problems

  • Allow characters others than A–Z, a–z, 1–9, and _@%+=:,./- in the administration password. (#17792)

  • Apply the keyboard layout that is automatically selected when you change the language in the Welcome Screen. (#17794)

  • Fix starting Tails with the toram boot option. (#17800)

For more details, read our changelog.

مشکلات شناسایی‌شده

  • USB Wi-Fi adapters with Atheros AR9271 hardware do not work with Linux 5.7.6. (#17834)

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 4.9

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.9.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 4.9 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 4.10 is scheduled for August 25.

Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to contribute to Tails (donating is only one of them). Come talk to us!