How to install Firefox on Raspberry Pi

Many of us who use Raspberry Pi as a minipc will have Raspbian installed on our Raspberry Pi. A powerful operating system that adapts very well to the Raspberry Pi, but it has its drawbacks. One of them is the software that comes installed.

Raspbian's web browser is Google Chromium, a good browser but not the Mozilla Firefox that many of us use on a daily basis.. That is why we are going to tell you how to install the latest version of Mozilla Firefox on your Raspbian.

Mozilla Firefox 52 ESR Installation

Installing Firefox on Raspbian is easy, we just have to open a terminal and type the following:

apt-get install firefox firefox-esr-l10n-es-es

Installing Mozilla Firefox 57 on Raspbian

But this will install ESR version, very stable long support version but not as fast as Firefox 57, the famous Firefox Quantum. If we want this latest version we have to do the following. First we open a terminal and write the following:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

To the file that opens we add the following:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian unstable main

We save it, close the file and write the following:

apt-get update

apt-get install firefox firefox-esr-l10n-es-es

After the installation of this version, which is Mozilla Firefox 57, we write the following again in the terminal:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

and we leave the line that we add as follows:

#deb http://http.debian.net/debian unstable main

We save the changes and exit the file. Now we have Mozilla Firefox 57 which is not the latest version but the most stable and fastest that exists.

Installing Mozilla Firefox 58

And if we install Mozilla Firefox 58, we just have to go to the download website, download the package with the latest version. We unzip this package and create a direct access to the file «Firefox», we double click on this direct access and we will have the latest version of Firefox running on our Raspbian.


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  1.   ramon said

    when I write the first command «1
    apt-get install firefox firefox-esr-l10n-en-es
    it tells me that the lock file / var / lib / dpkg / lock-frontend - open could not be opened (13: permission denied)