Setting up sync on a new computer.
I previously synced my laptop Firefox with my mobile. My mobile Firefox now has all of my laptop bookmarks. My laptop crashed. I bought a new laptop. I want to transfer my bookmarks from my mobile to my new laptop. How?
1- Sync doesn't work because I can't get the recovery key (previous laptop is garbage and the key can not be obtained from the mobile). I could create a new one, but it states that current data will be erased, thus, what is the point of recovery, it is the same as creating a new account. Therefore, I lose my bookmarks by syncing without the old recovery key. 2- There seems to be no other way to export Firefox mobile bookmarks.
You can pair a new device from your Android phone by going to Settings > Accounts > Firefox Sync > Pair a new Device.Read this answer in context 2
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/23.0.1271.97 Safari/537.11
You can pair a new device from your Android phone by going to Settings > Accounts > Firefox Sync > Pair a new Device.
Thank you so much. This worked.
Note: the 'Settings' are in the Android operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich for me), not in the Firefox browser.
Heh, I forgot to specify that.
Glad to hear it's working!
Didn't work for me... there is no "account" option under settings on my mobile device. This is so lame.