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Fennec F-Droid

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Browser that supports current and anticipated web standards.

  • Improved tracking protection that blocks over 2000 online trackers.
  • Private mode available in a single tap.
  • Customizable navigation bar position.
  • Dark theme.
  • Collections of tabs.
  • Synchronization across multiple devices.
  • Search widget.
  • Picture-in-picture mode.

Fennec F-Droid is based on the latest Firefox release (codenamed Fenix). It has proprietary bits and telemetry removed, but still connects to various Mozilla and Google services that can track users.

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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 83.1.0 (831020) suggested Added on 2020-11-21

    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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
      (8.0)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • 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.

    Download APK 65 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 83.1.0 (831000) - Added on 2020-11-21

    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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
      (8.0)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • 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.

    Download APK 60 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 82.1.3 (821320) - Added on 2020-11-12

    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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
      (8.0)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • 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.

    Download APK 66 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 82.1.3 (821300) - Added on 2020-11-12

    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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
      (8.0)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • 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.

    Download APK 61 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log