"Brave quit unexpectedly" in MAC OS Maverick


I have BRAVE installed sometime middle of last year in my MAC OS Maverick.
“1 simple update” caused the browser to “Brave quit unexpectedly.” I have been updating Brave software for the past 6 months, but only to see the same results again, “Brave quit unexpectedly.”
This “1 simple update” is somehow persistently applied to all future updates causing Brave browser to crash crash crash.
It is becoming annoying that I cannot simply open Brave to access my Bookmarks.

BUG: doesn't work after update

Hi @jamesnguyen1919

Unfortunately the update to Chromium 64 caused this issue. We are targeting a fix for 1.0 (https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/12744#issuecomment-389224277). However, in the mean time, if you would like, you can download the last working version for 10.9.5 from here: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.19.134dev

Once you download and install version 0.19.134, right click on the Brave.app icon and select ‘Get Info’. Then click on the ‘Locked’ checkbox. This will allow you to open up this version and not automatically update to the latest version. This way you can access your bookmarks. Do be advised if you do this you are not running the latest version and do not have the security updates so please browse very cautiously.


Brave 0.23.39 crashes on start on MacOS 10.9.5
0.23.73 CRASHES on MacOS Mavericks (10.9.5)
Brave quits when opened

Thank you, this works!!


Thanks for reporting back @jamesnguyen1919

I’m going to close out this thread for now.




Hi @jamesnguyen1919

We’re currently moving toward the rewrite of Brave which includes using Chromium’s native UI. We’ve started putting builds out there for users to take a look at the re-write, which you can find here: https://brave.com/download-dev/

You’re welcome to try out the re-write now if you’d like and play around with it a bit - see if you have the same issue. However, there are some things to be aware of:
• it’s still very early and many features are missing (Tor, Sync, functional Brave Payments just to name a few)
• it crashes, more often than we’d all like right now
• some sites have issues with web compatibility
• these are not official dev channel builds however they will be automatically updated as new versions are released

There’s more, but that’s the big stuff that I can think of at the moment. It’s very much “use at your own risk” right now and not really suited to be a daily driver, but it will give you a peek into what’s coming. You may also enjoy this reddit post from our CTO: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/9dkbpi/the_rewrite_of_brave_named_brave_core_is/

If you do decide to try our new version out, please let us know if you find any issues in a new thread, you can write one up here: https://community.brave.com/c/developer-builds