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Best download source for non-Play Store users

Does Mozilla have an approved way of getting Firefox for Android users who have a build without the Play Store? For example, /e/ or other flavours of degoogled LineageOS… (read more)

Does Mozilla have an approved way of getting Firefox for Android users who have a build without the Play Store? For example, /e/ or other flavours of degoogled LineageOS?

Previously (for example, when this question was asked in 2017: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1164894) the APKs were available from mozilla.org.

However that no longer seems to be the case with v79 and higher releases. What's the recommended way for non-Play Store users to get the latest Firefox?

Asked by philipmgrant 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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Google Play forces download to my phone

I want to download Firefox to my old Chromebook but the instructions state I must use google play. When I go to the link it automatically inserts my LG phone and shows t… (read more)

I want to download Firefox to my old Chromebook but the instructions state I must use google play. When I go to the link it automatically inserts my LG phone and shows the last time it was used. I can not select the Chromebook. I will say this Chromebook is out of support life if that makes any difference.

Thanks

Asked by dankahn88 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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Unwanted update to beta version on Android?

Suddenly Firefox updated on my Android phone and now none of my addons work, including my password manager and cookie manager. When I open the support link it opens to Fi… (read more)

Suddenly Firefox updated on my Android phone and now none of my addons work, including my password manager and cookie manager. When I open the support link it opens to Firefox for Android beta Solutions. Addons are one of my main reason for using Firefox. Every article I've seen says there is no way to downgrade. If that's true I'll be switching to another browser that supports Chrome extensions, whether this version (79.0.4 (Build #2015757667)) is actually beta or not. Forced, irreversible updates with no warning that break critical functions. This is why I don't like the whole app store system, and again if true, this is totally inexcusable. I know this free software is a labor of love on the part of the developers, but I don't think I can deal with this update. A bunch of patronizing articles explaning why "we know what's best" is no better than Google or Microsoft. Anyway this was a major inconvenience coming without even a warning.

Asked by inertia1200 1 month ago

Answered by Seburo 4 weeks ago

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BEWARE GOOGLE PLAY AUTOMATIC UPDATE

After having the horrid Firefox for Android 79.0 thrust upon my Samsung tablet by Google Play I immediately changed my settings on Google Play to disable automatic update… (read more)

After having the horrid Firefox for Android 79.0 thrust upon my Samsung tablet by Google Play I immediately changed my settings on Google Play to disable automatic updates before going through the annoying hassle and misery of rolling it back to the 68.11.0 version.

CAVEAT: Disabling Google Play automatic updates from one device DOES NOT disable automatic updates for all devices.

I found this out after several days later when my Samsung phone was subsequently raped with an update to 79.0. You have to disable automatic updates from each device to protect them from being trashed with the latest "improvement" garbage from Mozilla.

I did not expect this behavior from Google Play so I thought I would pass this information along for those who do not care to have their carefully set up equipment be involuntarily turned into Mozilla a lab rat.

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Asked by dkwalton 2 weeks ago

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Firefox for Andriod

I tried upgrading my Firefox on my Samsung Galazy S9, provided my email address as prompted, and now have a window on my phone that says "Welcome to an all-new Firefox" t… (read more)

I tried upgrading my Firefox on my Samsung Galazy S9, provided my email address as prompted, and now have a window on my phone that says "Welcome to an all-new Firefox" that has been "Updating Firefox" for the past 24 hours, while locking out my internet access. How do I get rid of this screen and finish updating Firefox?

Asked by emk1005 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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firefox upgrade

Firefox on Android upgrade to 79 was done automatically now I can't find my history or bookmarks. And yes, I clicked the history link in the menu. There is nothing there … (read more)

Firefox on Android upgrade to 79 was done automatically now I can't find my history or bookmarks. And yes, I clicked the history link in the menu. There is nothing there but a link to Google search. How can I recover my bookmarks and history after the unwanted upgrade?

Asked by nashrunner87 2 weeks ago

Answered by nashrunner87 2 weeks ago

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recover old profile

Hi, My phone auto-updated to the newest version of Firefox and was very buggy/crashed on me. I uninstalled and re-installed the older version without knowing it would del… (read more)

Hi, My phone auto-updated to the newest version of Firefox and was very buggy/crashed on me. I uninstalled and re-installed the older version without knowing it would delete my profile (The desktop version does not...) How do I go about getting my old profile back? Thanks

Asked by brad.juffs 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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

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 functio… (read more)

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?

Asked by philipmgrant 3 weeks ago

Answered by philipmgrant 3 weeks ago

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Downloading a pdf from firefox browser saves without the file extension

I am trying to download a pdf file from a web application and I am using firefox browser. When the file is downloaded, it doesn't have any extension. I have set the conte… (read more)

I am trying to download a pdf file from a web application and I am using firefox browser. When the file is downloaded, it doesn't have any extension. I have set the content type and content disposition in the back end java code as shown below.

response.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/pdf");
 response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=\"" + myfile + "\".pdf");

I am trying to download from a firefox browser in andriod phone(Samsung Note). The behaviour obsorved in desktop firefox also.

Thanks.

Asked by kvmc09302012 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Disable update firefox version 68.0.1

Hi, How can I disable update of Firefox version 68.10.1 for android to version 79. I cant find options in firefox for android. Thank you for Your answer … (read more)

Hi,

How can I disable update of Firefox version 68.10.1 for android to version 79. I cant find options in firefox for android.

Thank you for Your answer

Asked by zstojcinovic 3 weeks ago

Answered by philipp 3 weeks ago

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Firefox android update

Can't stop upgrade on Firefox on my Samsung phone. Doesn't seem to be downloading Circle just going round and round but not actually finishing upgrade after 30 minutes or… (read more)

Can't stop upgrade on Firefox on my Samsung phone. Doesn't seem to be downloading Circle just going round and round but not actually finishing upgrade after 30 minutes or more. Have tried restarting phone. Thought might have to reinstall app but presume will lose all passwords, etc saved

Asked by glennr6 3 weeks ago

Answered by PeX 3 weeks ago