Closed Bug 793276 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

new android updater downloads on cell data connection without asking


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect)

Not set


(firefox17+ fixed, firefox18+ verified)

Firefox 18
Tracking Status
firefox17 + fixed
firefox18 + verified


(Reporter: cdlrobinson, Assigned: snorp)



(Keywords: dogfood)


(1 file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120905151427

Steps to reproduce:

I dismissed the notification that a download was available since I was not on WiFi and have a limited data plan.

Actual results:

later when I checked my phone there was a notification to install the downloaded update.

Expected results:

The download should not happen over a cell data connection unless I select to download it. 

I would prefer a setting to not even offer the download unless the phone is on WiFi.
Assignee: nobody → snorp
Blocks: 786380
OS: Windows XP → Android
Hardware: x86 → ARM
See Also: → 774432
Ever confirmed: true
Since there's apparently no way to disable the new update service, I had to uninstall Nightly :-(
Severity: normal → blocker
Keywords: dogfood
Had this happen to me this morning too as soon as I turned my device on and switched to cellular, the download initiated.
Tracking for release, but we'll untrack for versions as the move to beta (which doesn't use the updater).
Duplicate of this bug: 795705
From bug 795705: "I have 300 MB monthly data limit. Right now, in the "middle" of the month I used 220 MB out of 300, and Firefox used 136 MB alone, that is more than all other apps combined."
The "force download" flag that we include in the intent that is used when you accept an update over mobile data was accidentally kept later on when we did a scheduled update check. Attached patch fixes that. Stupid API.
Comment on attachment 666547 [details] [diff] [review]
Make sure we do not force an automatic download for Android updates

Yeah, not the most straight forward API
Attachment #666547 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle) → review+

Should this have a test?
Closed: 10 years ago
Flags: in-testsuite?
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 18
(In reply to Ryan VanderMeulen from comment #10)
> Should this have a test?

No way currently to have an automated test for this, no.

You should be able to reproduce the bug prior to this fix, though, with the following STR:

1) Disable wifi, ensure you have a mobile data connection
2) Go to about:firefox, click 'check for updates' (with an old enough nightly obviously)
3) When prompted, start the update download
4) Swipe to cancel the 'apply update' notification, or cancel the installation after clicking on the notification.
5) Check for updates again, and the download would start automatically.
Updates are not downloaded automatically on 3G on the latest Nightly. Each time when STR from comment #11 are performed, the update notification is triggered which it's expected.
Closing bug as verified fixed on:

Firefox 18.0a1 (2012-10-08)
Device: Galaxy Nexus
OS: Android 4.1.1
Looks like we still need a beta uplift nom here if we want this to go out with 17.
Comment on attachment 666547 [details] [diff] [review]
Make sure we do not force an automatic download for Android updates

[Approval Request Comment]
Low-risk, fixes annoying user-facing update bug
Attachment #666547 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Comment on attachment 666547 [details] [diff] [review]
Make sure we do not force an automatic download for Android updates

Definitely worth uplifting this fix to reduce an annoying user-facing issue.
Attachment #666547 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta? → approval-mozilla-beta+
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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