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How do I get Firefox for Android to download and install?

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I had Firefox installed on my Android tablet, an Asus TF300T. I was notified there was an update so I clicked to let in install. I avoid auto updates as I need to use a website that is always a couple of versions behind in compatibility. Well, the update would not download and I tried several times. It just seems to time out (error 495 is reported). I tried uninstalling Firefox to attempt a fresh install. This has worked with other apps that were being difficult when installing updates. Now I still can't get Firefox for Android to complete a download in order to get it installed. What's the deal with this latest version? I'd like to get Firefox back on my tablet but the options are extremely limited and frankly the amount of help on the website is also extremely limited. Any help would be appreciated.

I had Firefox installed on my Android tablet, an Asus TF300T. I was notified there was an update so I clicked to let in install. I avoid auto updates as I need to use a website that is always a couple of versions behind in compatibility. Well, the update would not download and I tried several times. It just seems to time out (error 495 is reported). I tried uninstalling Firefox to attempt a fresh install. This has worked with other apps that were being difficult when installing updates. Now I still can't get Firefox for Android to complete a download in order to get it installed. What's the deal with this latest version? I'd like to get Firefox back on my tablet but the options are extremely limited and frankly the amount of help on the website is also extremely limited. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.2.1; en-us; ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T Build/JOP40D) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.30

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Michalis 17 solutions 193 answers

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From where you try to download Firefox for Android?

Download it from here

From where you try to download Firefox for Android? Download it from [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox here]

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mixalis88, thank you for the reply. Unfortunately this just links me to the very same Play Store download that isn't working. It's just hung up trying to download yet again.

mixalis88, thank you for the reply. Unfortunately this just links me to the very same Play Store download that isn't working. It's just hung up trying to download yet again.

Question owner

I decided to test the download and install on the Firefox Beta version and it worked perfectly. I don't know what the problem is with the current stable version of Firefox for Android but it definitely would not install on my tablet. At least I now have a "functional" version of Firefox loaded. Hopefully I won't have to many problems using the Beta version.

I decided to test the download and install on the Firefox Beta version and it worked perfectly. I don't know what the problem is with the current stable version of Firefox for Android but it definitely would not install on my tablet. At least I now have a "functional" version of Firefox loaded. Hopefully I won't have to many problems using the Beta version.