Fixing "Browser Has Stopped" Errors in the Android Simulator

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Before I begin, I want to point out that I encountered this issue both in the "regular" Android simulator (which I don't recommend) and in Genymotion (which I strongly recommend). The fix came courtesy of Julien Bolard, an employee of Genymotion. I'm just blogging it to help spread the word in case others run into the issue as well.

So - have you ever tried saving an image from the browser in Genymotion or the Android simulator? First you find your picture:

The perfect picture

Then you long tap to bring up the context menu:

Save the kitty!

You select the save option, and then boom!

This is fine

Oops. So what's the issue? The browser simply doesn't have permission to use your (simulated) device storage and instead of simply prompting you for permission, it craps the bed.

So - go into settings, apps, select Browser, and then permissions. Then simply enable "Storage" and you should be good to go.

This is better

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by B posted on 8/3/2017 at 9:11 PM

Thank you for this tip. I am letting everyone know on my team.

Comment 2 (In reply to #1) by Raymond Camden posted on 8/3/2017 at 10:21 PM

You are most welcome.

Comment 3 by Pierre Lmt posted on 8/10/2017 at 3:47 PM

Hi. On my VM the app's permissions are shown but they are greyed and I can't edit them. Do you have some kind of workaround ?
Thank you very much.

Comment 4 (In reply to #3) by Raymond Camden posted on 8/10/2017 at 5:39 PM

You got me there.

Comment 5 by Tom posted on 5/3/2020 at 6:48 PM

Thanks a lot ive been searching for a while !!