As of this morning, after an automatic Brave update last night, on my Pixel 3a running Android 11 with the September 5th security update, URLs like “file:///sdcard/index.html” no longer open. Instead a page is displayed with the message “Access to the file was denied.”
This worked last night just before I went to bed. I have confirmed that Brave (still) has “Files and media” permission. Other browsers (e.g. Firefox, HTML Viewer) can open such files with the same URL.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
- Edit a URL in the header bar to point to a file in local storage, e.g. “file:///sdcard/index.html”.
- Hit “enter” on keyboard.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Error page displayed.
HTML files are rendered, and hyperlinks within the pages pointing to other local storage files can be opened.
Reproduces how often:
100% of the time with Android build “Brave 1.15.73, Chromium 86.0.4240.75”
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
Android 11; Pixel 3a Build/RP1A.200720.009