Closed Bug 1512823 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago
Apk downloaded by Fennec don't open in the google play app
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android 7.0; Mobile; rv:63.0) Gecko/63.0 Firefox/63.0 Steps to reproduce: downloaded an apk and opened it through the downloads section of Firefox instead of clicking the navigation item Actual results: it asked me how to open it one choice: a text editor the other one: a ticket app for events and flights (passbook, qr code) Expected results: it should have started the apk installer instead
Thank you for your report! I couldn't reproduce this issue on the latest beta/nightly/release builds with Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Android 8.1.0), every time after I gave the permission to install app's from unknown sources, I was able to install the apk. Can you please mention what device, android version and build you used? Also, did you downloaded the build from http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/mobile/? Thanks, Andrei
I'm using the current Nightly from the play store on Android 7 (not up to date) on a oneplus 3T I'm downloading the vlc nightly for arm v8 https://nightlies.videolan.org/ I made a Screencapture so you can see what I mean: https://youtu.be/wpN8vyRqrOk I haven't tested what happens, when neither quickedit nor pass2u are installed
I think this is an issue with Android, not fennec.
Summary: apk download → Apk downloaded by Fennec don't open in the google play app
I agree with Comment 3, based on some testing depending on the Android version of the device you could either install it or not. Closing this issue.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Thank you for looking into it. Opening apks from the download manager of Android works fine and installing apks from F-Droid works fine as well. Chrome does it right as well. It could very well be a bug in Android that all of these work around or it's a bug in Firefox implementation. Most of all I wanted to report this behaviour. If it's not that important, then you might as well leave it as it is. The problem doesn't bother me, I just wanted to give you a chance to fix it.
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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