New Release: Tor Browser 12.5.1

by richard | July 4, 2023

Tor Browser 12.5.1 is now available from the Tor Browser download page and also from our distribution directory.

This release updates Firefox to 102.13.0esr, including bug fixes, stability improvements and important security updates. There were no Android-specific security updates to backport from the Firefox 115 release..

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Full changelog

The full changelog since Tor Browser 12.5 is:

  • All Platforms
    • Updated Translations
    • Updated NoScript to 11.4.24
    • Bug tor-browser#41860: Rebase 12.5 stable to 102.13esr
  • Windows + macOS + Linux
    • Updated Firefox to 102.13.0esr
    • Bug tor-browser#41854: Download Spam Protection cannot be overridden to allow legitimate downloads
    • Bug tor-browser#41856: Onion service authorization prompt's key field does not get focus when clicked
    • Bug tor-browser#41858: 'Learn more' link in onboarding links to 12.0 release notes and not 12.5
  • Android
    • Updated GeckoView to 102.13.0esr

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at
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Do I need to re-download in order to update to Tor Browser 12.5.1 or will the 12.5 version I have update on its own?

Tor Browser will prompt you to update the software once a new version has been released: the main menu (≡) will display a green circle with an upwards facing arrow in it, and you may see a written update indicator when Tor Browser opens.


When you are prompted to update Tor Browser, click on the main menu (≡), then select “Update available - restart now”.

Wait for the update to download and install, then Tor Browser will restart itself. You will now be running the latest version.

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Thanks for the news and the changelog! And thank you to all of the great people involved in making these releases happen!