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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Android - cannot configure Add-ons - denied permissio

From: Mart Rootamm
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Android - cannot configure Add-ons - denied permission WRITE_SETTINGS
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:41:35 +0300


At one point, my running guess is, that even if EMUI and MIUI ARE
based on AOSP, then neither is entirely compatible with AOSP,
Replicant, or LineageOS.

cotw, Brennan

You can try running an earlier version of IceCat (or Firefox), and
test to see, at which version did the addons begin malfunctioning. See
if you can back up your browser-related information first.

If you have any app-related data that you want to maintain, but are
unable to back up, then install any IceCat or Firefox app package over
an existing version from about the same source. — If the initial app
source was F-Droid, then from there; if the app source was an APK
download, then from there again. And installing, do as if you'd be
upgrading, i.e., do not delete the package beforehand; or otherwise
you'll lose user data, if you wanted to retain any.

Another option is to try extensions that are more compatible with your
version of IceCat, including older versions thereof.

Go to about:config, and enter two new settings:


and populate them with the Firefox-only user agent (UA) string that
matches your version of IceCat. Each page for an extension has a link
to versions, where you can see a list of versions should be compatible
with your browser version.

Then at addons.mozilla.org, Mozilla shall show which of the add-ons
are compatible with your version of IceCat, as it would with that
version of Firefox.

Note, that some of the addons are WebExtensions.


2018-06-14 18:09 GMT +03:00, address@hidden <address@hidden>:
> I guess there is going to be a new IceCat soon, as Fennec's last Extended
> Service Release 60 is out. I guess the sync that somehow, anyway forking a
> project like Firefox one can obviously not release in the same speed, unless
> you have a lot of manpower.
> In my old phone I had the same problem of the not showing configs for uBlock
> Origin with IceCat in EMUI (Android 4.4). But there uBlock was functional,
> and the configs accessible by toolbar button. And I don't have other
> add-ons.
> As I have a recent Android now, for me it is as good or better, to switch
> back to Firefox. In 4.4. the support for Firefox had been ceased, that's why
> I was attracted to IceCat in the first place. And it served me well for a
> year.
> I installed Firefox 60 and uBlock, everything works perfectly.
> Also I don't need or even want LibreJS but much less some add-ons, to make
> LibreJS work on some websites that no single human on my whole continent has
> ever heard of. And the Mozilla phoning home has been only mildly reduced in
> IceCat anyway. In IceCat it was necessary to tweak the prefs.js extensively
> all the same. So the added value to Fennec for me is not so big (if Addons
> worked).
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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