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FFUpdater

Updater for Firefox browsers and other apps
New in version 70.0.1
* Check if system download app is installed (thanks Quantumrider)
* Fix crash during downloading (thanks hsol)
Download, install and update these browsers from Mozilla:
- Firefox Browser
- Firefox for Android Beta
- Firefox Nightly
- Firefox Focus
- Firefox Klar
- Firefox Lite

and other apps:
- Firefox Lockwise
- Brave Private Browser

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.

Security measures:
- only HTTPS connections
- check certificate fingerprint of the downloaded and installed file
- ...

I did my best to make the app as secure as possible - feel free to double-check the source code.

Limitations:
- FFUpdater can't detect external installations or updates of Firefox Browser, Firefox for Android Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Focus and Firefox Klar. If you install or update one of these apps with the Google Play Store, FFUpdater assumes that this app is outdated and prompts you for an update. You can disable the update check for an app in settings > excluded applications.

FAQ:
- app installation fails with "Permission Denied" on MIUI: disable "MIUI Optimization"

3rd-party libraries:
- "AndroidX" by Google for UI
- "Material Components" by Google for UI (Apache 2.0)
- "Gson" by Google for parsing API responses (Apache 2.0)
- "Crasher" by James Fenn for crash reports (Apache 2.0)
- "Shared Preferences Mock" by Ivan Shafran for testing SharedPreferences (MIT)
- "Guava: Google Core Libraries for Java" for util functions (Apache 2.0) "stripped down to only Preconditions]
- [Apache Commons Codec" for converting binary data (Apache 2.0) [stripped down to only ApacheCodecHex]
- "JUnit 4" for testing (EPL-1.0)
- "Mockito" for testing (MIT)
- "Hamcrest" by Joe Walnes, Nat Pryce and Steve Freeman for testing (BSD)
- "Hamcrest Date" by Stewart Bissett for testing with java.time (BSD-3)

Click on the "Source Code" link to see the README.md for more technical details.

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 70.0.1 (55) suggested Added on 2020-11-16

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 3.2 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 70.0.0 (54) - Added on 2020-11-09

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 3.2 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 69.0.5 (53) - Added on 2020-10-02

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 3.1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log