#28918 closed defect (user disappeared)

Mobile TorBrowser will not download anything.

Reported by: BoySlides Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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I am running TorBrowser for Android with the security slider set to high. I have enabled downloads by changing "UseDownloadDirectory" to "true" in about:config, which works on Orfox. In the mobile TorBrowser since the December release, attempting to download something over Tor Browser has resulted in now download. This is an improvement over the program crashing when you try to download something, but it's not actually functional. Thanks for everyone's hard work on this. This has happened on Oreo and Pie, not sure if the make and model of my phone is relevant.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by sysrqb

Status: newneeds_information

Hi, thanks for reporting this! Unfortunately, I'm not able to reproduce this. In about:config I set browser.download.useDownloadDir to true, but downloading a file still causes the app to crash.

The reason the app crashes is #28705. Specifically, on Oreo and Pie, during downloading the app creates a notification that violates a (new) Android policy - so Android crashes the app.

Is there another preference or setting that requires changing for this?

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-mobile added; mobile Android Tor Browser Download removed
Priority: LowMedium
Version: Tor:

Also, how did you install the app? Did you install it from Google Play or another way?

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by BoySlides

There's no other preference or setting I changed. I downloaded the app from the Google play store - I did sign up as a beta tester for Tor browser in the play store before downloading the app.

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by sysrqb

Can you confirm this is still an issue with the most recent version? Thanks

comment:5 Changed 18 months ago by sysrqb

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: needs_informationclosed

Closing this for now. Please re-open if this is still a problem.

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