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What is the best APK version and source to use for roll back.

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Hi,

As one of what seems to be the majority of users that totally despise the horror that is the new version and refuse to use it. What is the best APK version and source to get.

After deleting FF entirely from Android I have succumbed to reinstalling APK68.1.1 as the other browsers, not as bad as new FF, were still poor. Now FF is withdrawing support for 68 so I need to dare a little newer. The update immediately before the new version also messed up the browsing language i.e. using the language of the country you are in (I'm an expat, I can speak the language but cannot read the script), the old fixes for this no longer work.

Your best recommendations please.

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Hi

We will not be able to recomend any standalone .apk to go back to - they will not get security and stability updates and may in time not work as well as the current new releases available from the Google Play store.

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Thanks for the reply and I hear what you say but with the current release being sooooooo poor, I hope you understand why I would prefer a less secure browser that works well to one that is secure (at least by claim) but deeply flawed/crippled as a user experience.

Mozilla has really misfired big time with this new release and it will cost them dear if they don't listen to their users. Once the version I have now becomes unstable I'll be gone for good. I'm playing with several alternatives at the moment to pick the one that suits me best. It will not be new Firefox, such a shame after so many years.

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Thank you for your feedback, but the only and best version for you to use are the ones available from the Google Play store.

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Seburo said

Thank you for your feedback, but the only and best version for you to use are the ones available from the Google Play store.

Does Mozilla have an approved way of getting Firefox for Android users who have a build without the Play Store? For example, /e/ or degoogled LineageOS?

(Edit: version 68 is available from the Mozilla website here, labelled simply as "Firefox Android". https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-android-release. Oddly, v79/80 don't seem to be available that way!)

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cj66tdm said

After deleting FF entirely from Android I have succumbed to reinstalling APK68.1.1 as the other browsers, not as bad as new FF, were still poor. Now FF is withdrawing support for 68 so I need to dare a little newer.

OP, version 68 is the last released version on the "Fennec" codeline, and 79 (the recent major overhaul) is the first on "Fenix". It's not like there is a released intermediate version 72 or anything like that.

As far as I can see, the absolute latest version of Fennec one can get is "Fennec FDroid 68.12.0", available through the FDroid app store. That's based on the latest version of the Firefox 68 Extended Support Release.

However, as you say, support for v68 is being withdrawn so there will be no more releases of that Firefox 68 ESR. So we have to choose between (a) accepting the risks of v68, (b) accepting the deficiencies that are still in Fenix, (c) using a competing browser unless/until Fenix is workable for us.

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@philipmgrant

I agree with your findings. For me my previous post stands.

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The only version that will getting any updates will be that which Mozilla makes available through the Google Play store.


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