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How can I download a previous version of Firefox for Android?

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I don't want to be completely negative about Firefox for Android 79, but it doesn't work for me. Extensions that I relied on are no longer supported, and the new functionality doesn't make up for that.

Is there anywhere I can download the .apk for a previous version and install that?

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I found how to do what I needed...

Note: when doing this, you'll lose any settings, history, bookmarks etc that are stored locally. If this is a problem, make sure to sync to a Firefox account first.

1. Uninstall Firefox in the Play Store

2. Get the v68 APK from: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi

(found via https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android).

If this link is updated to point to v79, the last release of v68 should still be available from:

[removed random third-party site] https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/mobile/releases/68.11.0/


(If you use that, you need to select the right one of the 4 variants for your device. For most modern phones it'll be arm64).

Worth saving the APK file somewhere safe in case you accidentally re-upgrade and need it again.

3. Install the APK, and you'll get v68 back.

4. Ensure you have auto-updating turned off in Play Store, and make sure that until we have a satisfactory latest version of Firefox, you don't accidentally "upgrade" again!

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Chosen Solution

I found how to do what I needed...

Note: when doing this, you'll lose any settings, history, bookmarks etc that are stored locally. If this is a problem, make sure to sync to a Firefox account first.

1. Uninstall Firefox in the Play Store

2. Get the v68 APK from: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi

(found via https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android).

If this link is updated to point to v79, the last release of v68 should still be available from:

[removed random third-party site] https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/mobile/releases/68.11.0/


(If you use that, you need to select the right one of the 4 variants for your device. For most modern phones it'll be arm64).

Worth saving the APK file somewhere safe in case you accidentally re-upgrade and need it again.

3. Install the APK, and you'll get v68 back.

4. Ensure you have auto-updating turned off in Play Store, and make sure that until we have a satisfactory latest version of Firefox, you don't accidentally "upgrade" again!

Modified by James