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This tutorial is going to explain how to install firefox 4 in ubuntu using PPA

You can check here what is new in firefox 4 from here

Install firefox 4 using GUI

Go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center from the top panel go to Edit > Software Sources and click the ‘Other Software’ tab.Press ‘Add’ button and then paste the following line

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

After adding the PPA you will be prompted to update your sources.

Once the update is done you can head to System > Administration > Update Manager to perform an upgrade.

Install firefox 4 using terminal

Go to Applications > Terminal in the terminal just enter the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

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21 Comments to “How to install firefox 4 in ubuntu using PPA”

  1. rMatey180 says:

    Hey, thanks a lot. Just open your terminal and paste. Couldn’t have been easier. Thanks loads.

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  2. peter says:

    great, simple and painless! Thanks!

    I was already coming from 4.0b13pre(2011-03-22) and that helps.

    But: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.15pre) Gecko/20110207 Lightning/1.0b2 Shredder/3.1.9pre was/is a part of the daily build PPA. Now what happens with TBird and Lightning? Just wait for “final” versions?

    Thanks!

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  3. Mattia says:

    Thank you :)

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  4. Kirk M says:

    I thought Canonical stated last year that Ubuntu would now be updated to the latest Firefox milestone via the repos as well as point release security updates. I know I remember reading that announcement. Does anyone else recall this?

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  5. Josir says:

    josir@media35:~$ uname -a
    Linux media35 2.6.32-29-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 11 19:00:09 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

    Hi folks, trying to add the repository, I got:

    josir@media35:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
    Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable:

    Some tip to solve it?

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  6. Altair says:

    Thank you very much. I’m new in ubuntu, but I really like it very much. It’s a bit difficult sometimes, as I came from the Microsoft OS, but it’s just the begining.
    Thank you very much one more time.

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  7. Mohd Isa says:

    I has some problem when using update manager, I has get this error:

    W:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6E871C4A881574DE, W:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 464AD83D4631BBEA, W:Failed to fetch http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/dists/stable/non-free/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found
    , E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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  8. Mohd Isa says:

    Using terminal:

    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6E871C4A881574DE
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 464AD83D4631BBEA
    W: Failed to fetch http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/dists/stable/non-free/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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  9. kelvin says:

    thanks, it work!!!!

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  10. Abhi says:

    Thanks a lot. Cheers.

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  11. Kirk M says:

    @Peter – Thanks very much for the link. Much appreciated.

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  12. namerequired says:

    Nope, still 3.6. Does not upgrade to 4. This merely updates your installed version of 4, so the title is a lie.

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  13. adonios77 says:

    An error occurred
    Give the following details:

    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_lucid_partner_binary-i386_Packages)

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  14. Lurkin says:

    Thanks for the information! No Luck here though. :-(

    Followed the instucts. Last command sudo apt-get upgrade “Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.”

    This is a dual boot machinator. Firefox 4 already on Windosw7.

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  15. Lurkin says:

    It WORKED!!! Dummy here! Forgot to restart Firefox.

    Thanks again for the information.

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  16. poyzzone says:

    Sorry guys, I made step-by-step,…. exactly. And nothing happen. FireFox don’t upgrade. Even in terminal I try…. :( maybe someone know what I mast to do. Thanks

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  17. matt says:

    Works great, thanks for the help!

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  18. Cai says:

    Does this works on a 64bit AMD PhenomII x4 ?

    Tanks in advance

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  19. peter says:

    Yes Cali, it works fine

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  20. source girl says:

    We’re on ff 8 now, any ideas how to go back to v7 (or older)? The usual method of version selection doesn’t seem to work, I’ve tried “apt-get install firefox=7.0″
    Cheers :)

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