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Briar Wrapper

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A wrapper library for Briar to run on Python platforms. It uses the Briar REST API and therefore requires Java.

Design Goals

  • Main platform is GNU/Linux, but should also support (at least) Windows and macOS
  • Analogously, main platform is x86, but should also support (at least) arm


I forgot my password.

In case you forgot your password, there's no other way than to delete your old account and start from scratch. Call rm -rf ~/.briar/ to delete your current account.

How can I transfer contacts from my Android device?

By using adb, you can copy the database and keys from a Briar Android installation. Note that your smartphone needs to be rooted for this.

You can either use the script at tools/ or do it manually:

  1. Start briar-gtk and register a dummy account. This will create the needed directory structure at ~/.briar/. Close the program afterwards.
  2. Enable adb on your smartphone and give it root permissions.
  3. Connect via adb and gain root permissions using adb root.
  4. Copy all important files using adb pull: /data/data/, /data/data/, /data/data/
  5. Replace the respecting files in ~/.briar/db and ~/.briar/key.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

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