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on android firefox how do you install an xpi file

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I know how to install an XPI file on desktop firefox but how can I install an XPI file on Firefox for Android?

I know how to install an XPI file on desktop firefox but how can I install an XPI file on Firefox for Android?
Matt Brubeck 145 solutions 1390 answers

You can use Firefox to click a link to the file on a web site, or you can use the add-on manager. (For details, see Find and install Add-ons on Firefox for Android.)

Or if you already have the XPI file saved on your phone, you can type "file:" in the Firefox address bar to find and open it. It is probably somewhere inside the "sdcard" folder.

You can use Firefox to click a link to the file on a web site, or you can use the add-on manager. (For details, see [[How to find and install add-ons in mobile Firefox]].) Or if you already have the XPI file saved on your phone, you can type "file:" in the Firefox address bar to find and open it. It is probably somewhere inside the "sdcard" folder.

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Thanks but I'd tried that. The firefox 4.0 beta for android lets me find the file using the address bar and - file://sdcard/downloads/hybridfox-1.6.000030.xpi

but then clicking on the file only gives 2 options: 1) Open Link in New Tab 2) Save Link

Selecting "Open Link in New Tab" doesn't "install" the .xpi file it just opens a blank new firefox tab.

Thanks but I'd tried that. The firefox 4.0 beta for android lets me find the file using the address bar and - file://sdcard/downloads/hybridfox-1.6.000030.xpi but then clicking on the file only gives 2 options: 1) Open Link in New Tab 2) Save Link Selecting "Open Link in New Tab" doesn't "install" the .xpi file it just opens a blank new firefox tab.
zeta 0 solutions 1 answers

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I found this:

Installing Extensions can be hosted on websites and installed using installTrigger. Make sure the webserver is serving the extension XPI with the right MIME type (application/x-xpinstall). The add-on installation UI should appear after clicking the link. Fennec supports a basic Add-on Manager user interface, which allows a user to manage extensions. Using this interface, a user can also find and install extensions from AMO (addons.mozila.org). Extensions can be removed using the same dialog.

source: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Fennec/Extensions

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I found this: Installing Extensions can be hosted on websites and installed using installTrigger. Make sure the webserver is serving the extension XPI with the right MIME type (application/x-xpinstall). The add-on installation UI should appear after clicking the link. Fennec supports a basic Add-on Manager user interface, which allows a user to manage extensions. Using this interface, a user can also find and install extensions from AMO (addons.mozila.org). Extensions can be removed using the same dialog. source: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Fennec/Extensions