[tbb-bugs] #22551 [Applications/Tor Browser]: F-Droid's Orfox APK file not updated to Tor Browser 7.0 yet

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#22551: F-Droid's Orfox APK file not updated to Tor Browser 7.0 yet
     Reporter:  cypherpunks               |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect                    |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Very High                 |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Critical                  |   Keywords:
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 The rebranded Tor Browser, dubbed "Orfox", which is just TBB with some
 tiny patches against it for differences between Android's "Bionic" libc
 and the glibc that normal Tor Browser uses, is a year out of date.

 Expected behaviour: when https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-
 browser-70-released was posted saying that Tor Browser for Android had
 been updated to disable RtspMediaResource (meaning
 https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19078 was fixed), it
 should be possible to get the updated version.
 Actual behaviour: it is not possible to get the update
 Steps to reproduce: replace proprietary backdoored Google Play with
 F-Droid. See official Tor blog advertising an update for Android, with no
 way to get said update.

 Many journalists and whistleblowers in third world countries can't afford
 a laptop and therefor must rely on Orfox. For their sake please try to at
 least release updates when critical zero day vulnerabilities come out.
 Your work is very appreciated, please keep at it.

 There's no Orfox component to choose, presumably because it's almost
 exactly the same codebase as Tor Browser, so I'm putting this under Tor

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22551>
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