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Firefox 66.0.4 was just released for Android, but I'm not sure of the best way to install. Probably in Google Play, but how soon??

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jscher2000
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Hi Phobos009, , there is a general problem with most add-ons at the moment. A critical certificate Firefox uses to verify their digital signatures has expired, and you need a new one to resume using or installing the affected extensions.

Unfortunately, there is not yet an update for Firefox for Android. The Add-ons team is adding updated information here:

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/



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Firefox for Android has a preference to bypass signature verification for extensions. This obviously is not as safe, but might be the best compromise in the short run until a patch is available through Google Play or otherwise.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and submit that. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk if presented.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste xpin and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Tap the xpinstall.signatures.required preference to show a Toggle button, then tap Toggle to switch the value from true to false

Unfortunately, this creates the potential for a bad actor to serve Firefox an unsigned update, so it's definitely not a long-term fix. You can turn off extension auto-updating as a mitigation:

(4) In the search box above the list, type or paste autoup and pause while the list is filtered

(5) Tap the extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault preference to show a Toggle button, then tap Toggle to switch the value from true to false

Hopefully this won't be needed for very long.

Hi Phobos009, , there is a general problem with most add-ons at the moment. A critical certificate Firefox uses to verify their digital signatures has expired, and you need a new one to resume using or installing the affected extensions. Unfortunately, there is not yet an update for Firefox for Android. The Add-ons team is adding updated information here: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/ ---- ---- '''''Unsupported Workaround''''' Firefox for Android has a preference to bypass signature verification for extensions. This obviously is not as safe, but might be the best compromise in the short run until a patch is available through Google Play or otherwise. (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and submit that. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk if presented. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''xpin''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Tap the '''xpinstall.signatures.required''' preference to show a Toggle button, then tap Toggle to switch the value from true to false Unfortunately, this creates the potential for a bad actor to serve Firefox an unsigned update, so it's definitely not a long-term fix. You can turn off extension auto-updating as a mitigation: (4) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''autoup''' and pause while the list is filtered (5) Tap the '''extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault''' preference to show a Toggle button, then tap Toggle to switch the value from true to false Hopefully this won't be needed for very long.
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Firefox 66.0.4 was just released for Android, but I'm not sure of the best way to install. Probably in Google Play, but how soon??

Firefox 66.0.4 was just released for Android, but I'm not sure of the best way to install. Probably in Google Play, but how soon??
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