Current repository of FFUpdater on F-Droid (https://f-droid.org/en/packages/de.marmaro.krt.ffupdater/) Mirrors: (Issues/PRs are also welcome there) - https://github.com/Tobi823/ffupdater - https://gitlab.com/Tobiwan/ffupdater
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Download, install and update these browsers from Mozilla:
FFUpdater will check periodically for updates and will display a notification when an update is available. This feature itself can be disabled and the check frequency can be changed.
You can find the APK certificate fingerprints on multiple website - e.g. apkmirror.com I did my best to make the app as secure as possible - feel free to double-check it in the source code.
The applications are downloaded from these locations:
16.05.2020: Mozilla wants to migrate from Fennec to Fenix. Fennec Beta and Fennec Nightly are already end-of-life and Fennec Release will be soon.
Fennec is being replaced by our new state-of-the-art mobile browser codenamed "Fenix". We're slowly migrating users in order to make sure the experience is as painless and as enjoyable as possible. We started to migrate users who were using Fennec Nightly in January (bug 1608882). It took us several weeks to be sure of the result and to finally offer Fenix Nightly to all users using Fennec Nightly. Another few weeks later, we repeated the same process with Fennec Beta (bug 1614287). Fenix Beta has been offered to the whole Fennec Beta population on April 22nd. We're planning to do the same with Fennec Release sometimes this year. The schedule is still to be determined.
The Google Play Store has a lot of nice features, but it's still pretty basic whenever a software publisher wants to slowly migrate users. Once a migration is started, we can't provide any Fennec updates to the population who wasn't offered Fenix, yet. I can say this restriction is painful to manage for Android developers, Mozilla included. Because of it, we had to stop shipping Fennec Nightly/Beta APKs at the beginning of each migration. This explains the dates of the last builds. At the same time, we stopped building Fennec Nightly/Beta because it enabled us to save technical resources as well as people's time.
git clone https://notabug.org/Tobiwan/ffupdater.git
local.propertieswith the path to your Android SDK - for example:
ffupdater-debug.apkis the generated APK file
The Mozilla API will be queried:
The Github API will be queried:
If .../releases/latest returns a release without assets (APK files for download), then fetch all releases and search for the latest release with assets.
Since Mozilla shut down their FTP server on 2015-08-05, non-"Google Play Store" updates of Firefox have to be done by third-party apps such as this one.
Mozilla now uses a uniform URL to point to the latest release, see their README for details. The current URL for Android is: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi
I opened a ticket about non-"Google Play Store" updates with Mozilla in 2015, as did others:
Since I left F-Droid (and Android/Smartphones) about a year ago, I am looking for a new maintainer to take over. Unfortunately the upstream issue I opened years ago is still not solved in 2019. While Fennec F-Droid is back in the mainline repo and other binary repos do serve Firefox, some might still prefer this updater. So as I said: Maintainers welcome. The main task should be to test the last few merge requests (especially the background update stuff) and release a new version. New Maintainer: https://notabug.org/Tobiwan/ffupdater
FFUpdater -- a simple Android app to update Firefox. Copyright (C) 2015-2019 Boris Kraut <email@example.com> This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.