Opened 10 months ago

Closed 9 months ago

#32744 closed defect (worksforme)

Torbrowser on Android crashes on visiting a page

Reported by: WerHaus Owned by: sysrqb
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile, tbb-crash
Cc: tbb-team Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


The torbrowser for android in the f-droid guardian repository crashes
on visiting a page of one of the biggest broadcasters in austria.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Between 8:00 and 8:15 CET visit the page
  • Wait until the page is loaded
  • Select the news-broadcast of that day 7:00 CET.
  • Torbrowser crashes most of the time while loading the page.

This is true for the security settings "standard" and "secure".

This was tested on two mobiles.
Spec of first mobile:

  • Android 7.1
  • fresh install of "Tor Browser" 68.3.0 (2015620379) arm64-v8a from Guardian Project
  • or fresh install of "Tor Browser Alpha" 68.3.0 (2015621155) arm64-v8a from Guardian Project

Child Tickets

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by sysrqb

Cc: tbb-team added
Keywords: tbb-crash added; crash removed
Owner: changed from tbb-team to sysrqb
Priority: MediumHigh
Status: newassigned
Version: sbws: unspecified

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by sysrqb

Hrm. I tested this on Android 10, but I haven't triggered a crash, even after refreshing the page a few times and restarting the app.

  1. I loaded the webpage:
  2. I selected "Fr 13." from the list of days
  3. I selected "7:00 Ö1 Morgenjournal"

The audio recording loaded and began playing without crashing.

I'll try these steps again on Android 7.x.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 9 months ago by Thorin

Replying to sysrqb:

I'll try these steps again on Android 7.x.

FWIW: I tried on android 9 and had the same results as you (no crashing)

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by sysrqb

Status: assignedneeds_information

Thanks Thorin! I've tried reproducing this on two different devices running Android 7.1 (7.1.1 and 7.1.2), but I still haven't had any luck. This includes loading Morgenjournal from "Fr 13" and "Mo 16".

WerHaus, you said "Between 8:00 and 8:15 CET", is this important? Do you only experience the crash during that time? If you visit the webpage now, does the app crash? Thanks.

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by Thorin

and.. WerHaus, if you can reproduce the crash again, does it also happen in Firefox on Android (which is also the same release: ESR68)? Thanks

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by WerHaus

I'm sorry that I have to inform you that I'm currently not experiencing the problem anymore.
I had it for over a week and tried rebooting/reinstallation etc which didn't fix it.

But currently everything works fine. Maybe they changed their website again or a advertiser moved away.

Feel free to close this issue. I will report back when this happens again. Thank you for paying attention to it.

The time was important, because it happened at least at 90% at that time. Over the day it was sometimes working ok.

comment:7 Changed 9 months ago by pili

Resolution: worksforme
Status: needs_informationclosed

Thanks for letting us know! Please let us know if it happens again

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