Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 build 457 for Android!

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A new build of FrostWire Plus 1.9.9. is available for download! Please install it since it includes multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 457 – OCT/16/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC7, gms 11.4.2, mopub 4.17.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.3.2, presage 2.2.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation
– Transfer screen on rotation would not keep last tab selected

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

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Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 build 456 for Android!

Download NOW!

Happy Sunday! As you probably know, we are working so hard on FrostWire Plus 1.9.9. Now, we released a new build of this version with more updates and changes. We’re still improving FrostWire 1.9.9 before entering the FrostWire 2.0 era. On the other hand, it’s important to know that support for Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.2, 4.3 has been dropped on this release.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 456 – OCT/14/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC7, gms 11.4.2, mopub 4.17.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.3.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

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Melissa B’s Computer Love being considered for Grammy Nomination

Melissa B’s (Melissa Bailey) “Computer Love”, A free music album licensed under Creative Commons, which was promoted earlier this year on FrostWire as a torrent bundle is now being considered for a Grammy Nomination.

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Support her by downloading it, sharing it and seeding it! Get her album on FrostClick!

How to use VPN-Drop Protection on FrostWire for Android

On FrostWire for Android (Basic and Plus) there is a really important Privacy Protection feature for VPN users.

FrostWire will detect if your VPN connection drops and if you have this setting activated FrostWire will automatically stop all BitTorrent transfers to protect your privacy.

This is a really important setting if you want to protect your privacy on the Internet as you won’t accidentally be transferring or sharing files using your local IP address.


How to use VPN-Drop Protection?

  1. Go to Settings
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  2. Turn on VPN-Drop Protection
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Remember! In order to use this feature you will need a VPN. You can order a VPN on FrostWire!

So Long Jelly Beans – Support for Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.2, 4.3 to be dropped on our next release

As of FrostWire for Android 1.9.9 build 453 (not yet released as of this writing), devices running anything below Android 4.4 will not be receiving further updates.

The number of devices running Android 4.1 is now below 1.3%, Android 4.2 1.3% and Android 4.3 just 0.8%, which is way below our minimum threshold of 5%. It’s too hard to offer a great experience to these users, as much as we try to stabilize and optimize the app, legacy android bugs will continue to haunt these users which are long due for a hardware update (since 2012)

For those curious, as of October 2017, our Android breakdown right now looks like this:

Android 4.4 => 9.6%
Android 5.0 => 6.0%
Android 5.1 => 11.0%
Android 6.0 => 29.4%
Android 7.0 => 37.0%
Android 8.0 => 0.3%

jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC5 changelog

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1.2.0.13-Release Candidate 5 Changelog

enable full SSL support in libtorrent
* compiling with -fvisibility=hidden and -Os
* compiling for android arm and x86 with -fvisibility=hidden and
debug information in a separated file
* using android NDK r16 beta1
* updated to boost 1.65.1
* internal session in SessionManager blocks privileged ports and
only allows 80 and 443 for possible web seeds connections
* lt:more strict filename sanitation
* lt:improve handling of case where a torrent file has no files in it
* lt:clean up and fix edge cases in update_path_index
* lt:fix issue with the name in single file torrents being sanitized away
* lt:make the chunk header parser a bit more strict and accurate
* lt:fix integer overflow in torrent_info
* lt:fix windows file preallocation issue
* lt:fix integer overflow in whole_pieces_threshold logic
* lt:DHT nodes should only handle requests on their socket
* lt:bump priority of storage_moved_alert and storage_moved_failed_alert
* lt:deprecate lock_files settings
* lt:fix uTP path MTU discovery issue on windows, DF bit was not set
correctly
* lt:select which DHT port to report based on the connection’s local
endpoint
* lt:avoid port mapping of local IPv6 addresses
* lt:include endpoint in tracker alerts
* lt:hold an owning reference to storage objects in try_flush_write_blocks
* lt:read_piece: handle failure to allocate piece buffer
* lt:treat unique local IPv6 addresses as local
* lt:source code cleanup, performance and stability

Melissa B on the Top of the Billboard Hot Singles Sales!

Since 2016, we’ve (FrostWire) worked with a singer called Melissa B, she’s released two Torrent Bundles of 2 albums, licensed under Creative Commons, Feels Good (CC-BY-SA – 72k downloads) and Computer Love (CC-BY-NC-ND – 70k downloads), today it seems a single she was featured in by Juan Cristiani got all the way to #2 on the Billboard for Hot Singles Sales (on its 2nd week)

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Enjoy the song!