Investigate: Disabling 'Storage' permission (Android M)

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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RESOLVED FIXED
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: sebastian, Unassigned)

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Android
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(firefox43 affected)

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Description

3 years ago
We already tested how the app behaves if we disable permissions in Android M in bug 1169359.

Now Preview 3 introduced a new permission that can be disabled: Storage. This might affect downloads and other things that write to the external storage. We should make sure that we do not crash at least.
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Comment 1

3 years ago
Some basic smoke testing with "Storage" disabled:

* Starting a download shows toast "Download started.." but that's it. No progress etc. But also no crash. ;)

* Add-ons and themes can still be installed from AMO.

* Downloading update (Aurora) fails and shows notification: "Download failed. Touch to retry".
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Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 1212830
No longer blocks: 1169425
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Comment 2

3 years ago
Of course revoking the permission also affects the updater. I was wondering why I didn't get any updates for Nightly and Aurora for several days. It took me until today until I realized that I revoked the permission from both for testing.
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Comment 3

3 years ago
Requesting "storage" permission at runtime is tracked by bug 1195663.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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