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firefox crashes on nexus 7 android 4.2 It use to work fine with android 4.1

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I use to have android 4.1 I upgraded to 4.2 now Firefox crashes everytime

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The mobile Firefox 17.0 for Android is now officially out and is also on Google Play. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/17.0/releasenotes/

FIXED Android 4.2 instability (811657)
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.2; Nexus 7 Build/JOP40C) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.166 Safari/535.19

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kbrosnan
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It is a known issue with JellyBean 4.2 and Firefox 16. It will be resolved on Tuesday with the release of Firefox 17.

n8hoy 0 solutions 2 answers

Just wanted to note that I have both Firefox Beta (17.0) and Firefox (16.0.2) for Android installed on my Nexus Seven, and both "crash" after approximately 30 seconds of use. In this case, "crash" is defined as "exit back to the home screen, no error messages, and when you restart them there is no indication that you've ever run it before".

I have tried force closing, clearing data, and uninstall/reinstall of Firefox, and it still exits very consistently about a half minute after I start it.

Thanks in advance for anything you can do.

kbrosnan
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Firefox Beta which was uploaded to the store today will also solve this issue.

n8hoy 0 solutions 2 answers

That did it! Thanks. The new Beta was not showing up in the Play Store, but a few "view details", "back out" cycles made it appear. Firefox seems rock solid once again.

Thank goodness, no more Chrome for Android!  :)

Nukeador 0 solutions 10 answers

Firefox stable only crashes on sites that use Flash plugin, at least is what I've checked. (Nexus 7, Android 4.2)

Is there a bug for a fix on the stable release?

Nukeador 0 solutions 10 answers

OK, found:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=802510

It will be fixed in Firefox 17, which will be released on November 20th.

shanne3d 0 solutions 1 answers

I have the same problem.nexus 7 updated to latest version and the mozila i was having is autoclosed,ive reinstaled mozila but the same problem,i've instaled beta'again same problem after just 2 touch screen.i hope the problem wil e solved ,mozila is the only browser that support flash player.Danke

AaronMT 31 solutions 241 answers

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This is currently fixed on Mozilla Firefox Beta on Google Play, and as mentioned will be fixed in Firefox 17 which will be released next week.

James
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The mobile Firefox 17.0 for Android is now officially out and is also on Google Play. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/17.0/releasenotes/

FIXED Android 4.2 instability (811657)
donturn 0 solutions 8 answers

NOT fixed with update.

James
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donturn, are you using Firefox 18.0 on Android 4.2 to say is is not fixed?

Edit: ok I see you are indeed referring to mobile Firefox 18.0 on 4.2.1 as per https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/948600

Modified by James

donturn 0 solutions 8 answers

Yes, it's whatever the current build is from the Google Play store.

More interesting, I can't even *uninstall* firefox. It crashes and reboots the Nexus 10. Even a remote uninstall from the Google Play store crashes and reboots.

Nukeador 0 solutions 10 answers

I have Nexus 7 and Firefox is working here. You should be having another issue.

donturn 0 solutions 8 answers

Maybe it's just trouble on a Nexus 10, but good to know it's not a universal problem.