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FireFox on Nook Simple Touch rooted with NookManager


I rooted my Nook Simple Touch (firmware 1.2.1) with Nook Manager.

The NST has an ARM7 cpu with 256MB RAM. The Android version is 2.1.

I was able to install Fennec 2.0a1 using the apk here: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/2.0a1/android-r7/fennec.apk

See this discussion for details of why I did not stop there: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1809768

I then upgraded to 4.0 beta 1 using this file: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/4.0b1-real/android-r7/fennec.apk

My goal is to get a version of Firefox mobile that is compatible with the NoScript plugin. I would like to use selective cookie delete also, but that is a secondary goal.

Reading on wikipedia, I see that versions after 20 require Android 2.2 or above.

I tried installing 14, 5 and 5 beta 7 with no luck. I get Native ABI mismatch from package file errors.

Any advice on achieving my goal would be appreciated. I am happy to provide whatever additional info might be helpful.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention... I installed a Class 10 microSD card, and then installed swapper2 to expand the RAM. The 4.0 beta 1 that is installed works MUCH better after that, but still NoScript is not available for it.

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Noscript does not work on Firefox for Android according to its addons.mozilla.org page.

The most up to date version of Firefox you could run on your device is http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/10.0.5esr/android/multi/fennec-10.0.5esr.multi.android-arm.apk

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That file gives me the same "Native ABI mismatch from package file" I got from the others. With a little research, I found that FF 10.0.5esr is the last build that runs on Android 2.1. Wikipedia wrongly states that anything before 20 runs on 2.1...

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The Native ABI mismatch errors begin with the mozilla-central-android-r7 4.0b3pre from 12-03-2010. Builds up to and including 12-02-2010 install w/o a problem.

Does anyone have a clue what changed then to no longer allow installation on my NST?

The NoScript for Firefox Mobile is in alpha testing. The version for Firefox Mobile 4 is the more finished product. I have posted in their forums asking what versions of FF Mobile it can be installed and enabled on.