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how to download and install real firefox browser(not iceweasel) for my raspberry pi device

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Dear All,

           I want to install mozilla firefox browser for my raspberry pi device. I already installed iceweasel in my raspberry pi but it is not  compatible  to play flash file . so can you please guide me to get real firefox in my raspberry pi device.
         Relative Information:     I installed mozilla firefox in my android mobile and succeeded in playing flash files.    

note: similarly I want to play that flash files in raspberry pi device .suggest me with which OS of raspberry pi I can play that files my system environment :

 device: Raspberry pi
       OS: Raspbian wheezy 
   Ram :512MB
Processor: ARMv7

architecture: armhf


Thanks&Regards Niranjan

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Sorry not a user of raspberry pi or an expert on android. I do use linux, and have used Iceweasel in the past.

This may help

You may probably install FlashPlayer on Iceweasel IIRC I did do. However there is an issue in that Adobe only supports older versions on FlashPlayer on Linux, it is withdrawing support.

If you install Mozilla Firefox you run into the same issue of it being an old version of FlashPlayer.

Only old Android devices are supported by Adobe for FlashPlayer. Recent releases of Android OS are not supported by Adobe for use of FlashPlayer.

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ok any way tell me how to get real firefox(not iceweasel) ................

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John99 said

Sorry not a user of raspberry pi or an expert on android. I do use linux, and have used Iceweasel in the past. This may help You may probably install FlashPlayer on Iceweasel IIRC I did do. However there is an issue in that Adobe only supports older versions on FlashPlayer on Linux, it is withdrawing support. If you install Mozilla Firefox you run into the same issue of it being an old version of FlashPlayer. Only old Android devices are supported by Adobe for FlashPlayer. Recent releases of Android OS are not supported by Adobe for use of FlashPlayer.

ok any way...tell me how to get real firefox on my raspberry pi....

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Firefox for Linux from mozilla.org is more for desktop/laptop/tablet computers with a Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2 type of cpu's and not for devices with say ARMv7 type of cpu's like OS's such as raspberry pi and Android can use.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/35.0.1/system-requirements/

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John99, Flash 11.2 ESR is still being supported by Adobe for a while yet with security updates.

You can install Flash on newer Android devices if they have say ARMv7 as the Intel cpu's used by some devices are not supported by the old Flash player 11.1.x

Mozilla made it so Firefox 27 and newer can still use the old insecure Flash 11.1 on Android 4.4 KitKat though no guarantee using Flash on Android 5.0

Modified by James

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niranjanreddy said

ok any way tell me how to get real firefox(not iceweasel) ................

Did you read this Mozilla Wiki article? https://wiki.mozilla.org/Fxos_on_RaspberryPi

Basically Firefox OS (operating system) for RaspberryPi is experimental right now. You need the Firefox OS to get the Firefox browser on ARMv7 devices. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os/

Instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U467HSjuFOs&feature=youtu.be https://wiki.mozilla.org/Hacking_b2g_on_Raspberry_Pi

But you're not going to be able to use Flash on Firefox OS .....

Modified by the-edmeister