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This site is currently under construction, but help will be coming soon.

However if you are experiencing any issues, either leave a comment here or try the following.

  • If a link doesn’t send, try once more.
  • If a new tab appears with QR code on it, then you need to install the chrometophone app for Android
  • If you get a parse error on your phone, then you are not using Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo

Only Android 2.2 handsets are enabled to use FoxToPhone.

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  1. Omar

    15/08/2010 at 23:07

    Hi, I was wondering if there will be support for firefox 4 beta soon? Thanks.

     
    • paddy

      16/08/2010 at 08:15

      Omar,
      FoxToPhone supports up to Firefox 4 pre-Beta4

       
  2. Lars A

    16/08/2010 at 15:30

    Hey FoxToPhone!

    Love the concept, but I can’t find the app in the Market. I’m using a European HTC Desire running Android 2.2. Is the app only available in the US? If so, why?

    Thanks,
    Lars

     
    • paddy

      16/08/2010 at 16:38

      Lars,
      Google have only submitted Chrome To Phone to the Android Market for certain English speaking countries as more locales have not been added yet, however they are planning on doing so.
      In the meantime you can download the latest APK from http://code.google.com/p/chrometophone The version number is slightly different however its the same code.

       
  3. Jack Bates

    19/08/2010 at 19:00

    I use FoxToPhone and love it : )

    Is there any chance it will be integrated with the “Send Link…” menu item in the “File” menu?

     
  4. Stel

    25/08/2010 at 02:04

    Great extension!
    Any chance of a PhoneToFox one, though?

     
    • alfonso

      25/08/2010 at 07:45

      That’s requested at the ChromeToPhone project as issue 7

       
  5. Mark

    25/08/2010 at 05:27

    Whenever I try to use Fox To Phone 1.1, I get redirected to the Fox To Phone site and it displays a 404 error. Any ideas why this is happening?

    The 1.0 version worked for me previously although recently it started to give me 500 errors and now I get this error with the 1.1 version

     
  6. Markus

    25/08/2010 at 09:35

    Fox To Phone doesn’t seem to work with the Firefox 4.0b4, at least not with the german localized version. Add-on is installed, but Settings don’t work and i cannot see any fox to phone stuff in context menu’s or somewhere else..

     
    • paddy

      25/08/2010 at 10:37

      We will investigate this immediately and issue a fix.

       
  7. Carsten M.

    26/08/2010 at 10:08

    This is great, I love it!
    How about a donation button?
    I’d be happy to send something!

     
  8. charlie

    26/08/2010 at 18:16

    Great addon! foxtophone works fine for me through context menus but the toolbar button doesn’t appear. the button isn’t available in toolbars > customize menu either. I remember seeing it the very first time after I installed but can’t get it to show up now. I’m running, ffx4.0b4, foxtophone 1.1.1, OSX 10.6, english version,

     
  9. adam

    27/08/2010 at 19:20

    Hey, I cannot find this on the marketplace (HTC wildfire seems to have the prob with some apps) wondered if there was a direct link to the .apk and i could install that way.

     
    • paddy

      27/08/2010 at 19:30

      Rob,
      Unfortunately ChromeToPhone is only available on Android 2.2 and above. To the best of my knowledge the HTC Wildfire is only 2.1

       
  10. jon

    29/08/2010 at 05:36

    Scanning/clicking code brings me to Chrometophone..? Am on cell now

     
  11. TheViper

    12/09/2010 at 20:07

    The mozilla addons site: “https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/161941/” says that the addon works up to Firefox 4.0b6pre. I currently run 4.0b5 and get the message that the addon is not supporting my version of firefox.
    Any change for a fix?

     
    • alfonso

      15/09/2010 at 20:45

      Have you tried to do a “check for updates” in the extensions pane?

       
  12. Nikolay

    13/09/2010 at 00:08

    Not working now.
    Trying to send any link (usual http: or market:) and got redirect to ‘http://www.foxtophone.com/status500/’
    Hopes, it is temporary troubles.

     
    • alfonso

      15/09/2010 at 20:46

      Please, read the contents of that page in order to understand why you might be having that message.
      The message is sent by the server and we don’t have any extra info, so you should try all the things that are listed there.

       
      • indiankiwi

        21/03/2011 at 21:51

        I have suddenly have these issues now. Before it was working fine. Not even google pages are working now

         
  13. ev

    11/10/2010 at 19:51

    I am having problems with the speed and reliability of FoxToPhone. I have the Chrome2Phone app installed on my HTC Incredible, Stock 2.2. I am running Firefox 3.6.8.

    On 3G or WiFi, it takes about 30-60 seconds, if at all, for the link to start opening on the phone.

     
    • alfonso

      13/10/2010 at 19:56

      Sometimes people have those kind of problems (and even greater lags), but that’s something that it’s outside our control, we just send the data to a Google server and afterwards they take care of the delivery and we can’t change anything about that.
      Some days I get the link in my phone even before the notification pops up in the computer, and other days it takes some time.

       
  14. Raz

    08/11/2010 at 17:32

    Sending anything brings me to this link:

    http://www.foxtophone.com/status500/

    Always worked before. Let me know if there’s any more info you need from me and thanks for the sweet app!

     
  15. Hasse Hagen Johansen

    10/11/2010 at 19:17

    Hi

    Great plugin :-) I have some trouble on OSX though. I am using Firefox 4 beta6 and I don’t get neither the phone icon in the navigation bar or the send to android when right-clicking. It works fine on my work computer running linux and firefox 4 beta8

    Is that something that you are aware of?

     
  16. Hasse Hagen Johansen

    10/11/2010 at 19:31

    Hehe. Sorry. Just saw that where a beta7 avaiable for OSX, and fox2phone seems to work in that 😉 Thanks again for a great plugin. I still prefer firefox especially because of firefox sync

     
  17. Ryan

    19/11/2010 at 20:12

    I keep getting this error only when I try to send files.

    403 Forbidden

    Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access /f2p/foxtophone.php
    on this server.

     
    • paddy

      25/11/2010 at 17:05

      This is an error with your hosting.
      Has the webserver account permissions to read & execute the file?
      Are you using Apache or IIS?

       
  18. Jeff

    12/01/2011 at 15:28

    Fox 2 Phone stopped receiving anything on my droid2 last week, so I force closed & cleared data. This helped, but now I get the fox2phone messages TWICE on my phone, every time. No amount of uninstalling/reinstalling/force closing/data clearing/signing out/etc has fixed the issue. Granted, it’s better than not getting anything, but I’d like to fix it.

     
    • paddy

      10/02/2011 at 12:34

      Have you tried unregistering rather than uninstalling?

       
  19. MEL

    09/02/2011 at 21:22

    I really like this app and would like to see it support multiple G-Mail addresses selected one at a time or broadcast
    GREAT APP

     
  20. Andy

    07/05/2011 at 15:53

    I just installed Firefox 4.01. The Fox To Phone icon has disappeared. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and it still won’t appear. Right click context menu still shows it, but no longer next to the URL/Search Bar as it was before.

     
  21. Andy

    07/05/2011 at 15:59

    I discovered how to get the icon icon back. I had to use “customize” and drag it back to where I wanted it.

     
    • alfonso

      12/05/2011 at 19:32

      The icon should have remained in its place, but I guess that you found some bug in the upgrade to Firefox 4 (yesterday I had to debug an computer were Firefox wasn’t able to load anymore after the upgrade, even in safe mode. A new profile fixed the problem)

      I’m glad that you’ve fixed your problem and that you have come back here to write the solution for anyone else.

       
  22. chrisonline

    22/06/2011 at 13:10

    How can i send a link to another phone?
    I have two phones and want send the link to my second phone…

    How can i do this?

     
    • alfonso

      23/06/2011 at 16:39

      If both phones are yours and you have installed the ChromeToPhone apk in both with the same Google account, then I think that currently you should get the notification in both of them.

      But I don’t have two phones to test with.

       
  23. Tim

    23/06/2011 at 23:39

    Hi there,

    I’ve been using your fantastic add-on for a while, but have just upgraded to FF 5.0 and it’s not working anymore 
    Is there an update or any idea when this will work in FF 5.0?

    Many thanks,
    Tim

     
    • alfonso

      24/06/2011 at 19:26

      If you are using Firefox in Chinese then there’s a problem with the translation in the last release. I’ve uploaded right now a new beta that should provide the correct texts and as soon as anyone confirms that now it’s OK I’ll push it as a stable version.

       
  24. CYCLDN

    28/08/2011 at 12:01

    i am running FF6.0 have the latest F2P and when i clock on Andy’s head i get “Fetching request token failed. Status 400″ my OS is windows XP i have this on a linux mint not sure of the FF version but it works could this be a os based issue

     
    • alfonso

      29/08/2011 at 16:34

      So far we have found that this can be related to a bad configuration of the time zone/ day time savings in the clock of your OS. Check this post: http://alfonsoml.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-your-clock-adjusted-correctly.html

      If you still get the error even if the page states that the clock settings are correct, then we would need to try to find out whats wrong with your XP

       
  25. GTvert90

    30/08/2011 at 04:17

    I can’t get get foxtophone to work. Says I have to “log in” and i can’t figure it out.

     
  26. Shayne

    08/10/2011 at 04:17

    I cant find the ChromeToPhone app anywhere in market.

    I tried the Barcodes available on the main Android App sites and they end up with a file not found or similar message

    Pls help!

     
  27. Marc

    18/10/2011 at 16:34

    I would like to send files but keep getting message ,” not possible to load files to phone” what am I not doing? , I have no problem sending web pages to my droid phone

     
  28. Jarle

    08/11/2011 at 10:18

    Hi. I’m trying to get this to work. The idea seems amazing, however:
    No links or text appear on my phone no matter what I do. My laptop tells me that the link has been sent, and both my laptop and my droid are connected to my google account, but my phone just sits there, idle. No information or links ever appear. I have tried to disconnect and reconnect the account several times.

     
    • alfonso

      08/11/2011 at 20:17

      These last days it seems that the service has been suffering a few bumps and didn’t work correctly so you can try again today or tomorrow.
      Also, check with the Chrome extension so we can rule out that it isn’t an unknown bug in our code.
      Thanks for your patience.

       
  29. Anthony

    06/12/2011 at 13:26

    I really would like a chrome extension similar to the firefox one, so that i can send files as well through my browser using the extension and the PHP code on my server.

     
    • alfonso

      06/12/2011 at 19:05

      You can try to ask for it to the developers of the Chrome version, but I wouldn’t count on it: they haven’t provided any feedback to all the people having login problems, the app isn’t available in lots of countries, the extension doesn’t include several of the features that we have added for Firefox…
      That’s basically the difference between using Chrome and Firefox, with Chrome you’re restricted to whatever Google provides, but with Firefox you can find extensions that do things that no one expected.

       
  30. Andre G

    28/12/2011 at 21:27

    Dear Development

    I am using FoxToPhone on my Galaxy Nexus with ICS (android 4.0.1).

    Everytime when I try to send the clipboard content (text) to my phone, the app crashes

    sending a URL works fine.

    Cheers, Andre

     
  31. Mike

    24/01/2012 at 15:11

    fetching request token failed. status 400

     
  32. joel

    15/02/2012 at 18:43

    Hi,
    Firefox 10.0.1
    Android 2.3.5
    Unfortunately I am not able to send files, although sending text and links works. Error: Es gab einen Fehler beim Senden: (status 200)

     
    • alfonso

      15/02/2012 at 19:38

      It seems that min.us might have changed something. I’ll try to look at it when I have some spare time.

       
  33. Dave&Jenni

    05/03/2012 at 12:13

    Recently sending text to the phone has caused the browser to open rather than simply a ‘new text in clipboard’ message. The text IS in the clipboard, it just alerts in the wrong way.

    Is this something unique to HTC? I don’t think there’s been an update to the Sense since the last time I worked but, yeah, that’s what happening now (HTC Desire HD).

     
  34. Sean

    25/04/2012 at 03:52

    I’ve been having problems lately with Fox to Phone. Every time I try to send a link, it says that I need to install the chrometophone.apk on my phone. It is installed, and I am signed into the correct google account. Chrome to Phone works in the Chrome browser, but I’d rather use Firefox. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Sean

     
    • alfonso

      27/04/2012 at 21:10

      You should try to log out in FoxToPhone (use the context menu on the toolbar button and then Logout) after that it should ask you to login again

       
  35. MidnighToker

    12/05/2012 at 02:15

    Love the extention and use it multiple times per day; thank you all very much.

    Feature Request:
    When sending a youtube link for a currently playing video, append the &t=$currentTime to the url sent.

    Why?
    I find myself watching a lot of lectures on youtube (think the “google talks” series) which can be hours long. Usually I’m half way through and and need to leave the computer but want to keep watching the video; this would give me a 1click way to switch.

    Many thanks for the _current _ product :)

     
    • alfonso

      14/05/2012 at 15:53

      Interesting.
      I tested it long ago and it didn’t work, but maybe that’s because I used the default link provided that uses a hash or maybe the YouTube app was missing this feature at the time.
      We’ll try to add it for the next version

       
  36. Dennis Bolt

    27/08/2012 at 15:56

    Foftophone drag and drop icon has disappeared from toolbar. Add on is enabled. have tried disablig and re-enabling b.ut icon does not appear. It used to work well.

     
  37. Clinton

    25/09/2012 at 11:39

    FoxToPhone has stopped working since I’ve upgraded to Jelly Bean :(

     
    • alfonso

      27/09/2012 at 20:25

      I’ve Jelly bean on the Nexus 7 and whenever I send something it works without problems, usually the notification rings sooner than on the Nexus One with Gingerbread (it goes to both devices at the same time)
      You can try to disconnect and reconnect the ChromeToPhone app on your phone.

       
  38. Richard Palmer

    28/09/2012 at 10:16

    Please read http://dylanreeve.com/phone.php . I have Fowtophone on my desktop. Going to this url automatically sent the potentially damaging link to my Android phone, which was vulnerable.

     
    • alfonso

      27/10/2012 at 10:48

      I’ve recently updated the extension and I wanted to adjust this but I forgot. Anyway, there are other layers of protection:
      The ChromeToPhone app has been updated and it shouldn’t launch automatically the dialer.
      The redirector that we’re using to send sms and tel also has been adjusted to reject those links.
      With those two protections now you shouldn’t have such bad links sent to your phone.
      and finally, in the FoxToPhone options inside Firefox you can disable the handling of all sms: and tel: links so they will never be sent to your phone.

       
      • alfonso

        05/11/2012 at 20:30

        The new update takes care of it and rejects any link that isn’t a telephone number.

         
  39. Steve Allison

    27/10/2012 at 09:41

    The popup should appear within the scope of the firefox windows. Instead it defaults to monitor 1 which looks strange when Firefox is open on another monitor

     
    • alfonso

      27/10/2012 at 10:39

      Currently I don’t have a multi monitor setup to test, but we’re using the Firefox API to show the notification, so your problem might be a limitation of Firefox itself.
      When Firefox shows other notifications like finished downloads, do they show up in the correct monitor?

       
  40. Barton

    29/01/2013 at 21:32

    I used this app fine for a long time but recently got a new phone.

    I’ve installed chrome2phone on my phone and tied it to my google account, but every time I hit the foxtophone icon, it just takes me to the chrome2phone website and says I need to install the chrome2phone app.

     
    • ERIC GEN

      06/09/2013 at 17:05

      chrome to phone works in chrome but in FF I get the message no app on phone. Is this extension no longer supported?

       
  41. Antuan

    30/05/2013 at 16:39

    Hi! i love your wonderful plugin, but i have a question … Is there any way to use this to send magnet links (to download torrent files) to Android?

    Android tv sticks (you can search mk802 in youtube for example) have become hugely popular and are totally unexpensive. If you enable magnet links it would be possible to download torrents at home while at work so when you arrive home your files are ready for you 😀

     
    • paddy

      25/02/2015 at 17:08

      FoxToPhone only supports http and https URIs, therefore magnet links are not supported. The web UI for the Bittorrent client Transmission could do what you are suggesting.

       
  42. Dan

    27/09/2013 at 18:00

    When I try to send links it says:”Error 400-Login Required to send links.” And I’m logged in the same google account on both my desktop browser and android app.

     
  43. Johnny

    29/01/2015 at 18:09

    sorry to bother you, but i can t find the answer on online. I recently changed my phone and my pc. now it seems that “fox to phone” on the new pc is sending everything to my old phone (but didn t check the old one). any suggestions? thanks!

     
  44. alfonso

    27/09/2010 at 13:53

    We don’t plan to add a log specific to Firefox, and think that it’s better to have a central system

     
  45. alfonso

    31/08/2011 at 07:42

    Good to know. We might try to add the test of that page in a next version to help other people. The tricky part is how to explain it easily.