Brave won't start at all on Mac Ventura after update


As the title states. I updated my Mac this morning and Brave stopped working as soon as I clicked on ‘Create a new profile’, since I need to create one for work.

I’m stumped. Clicking on the desktop icon doesn’t do anything, neither does clicking from the Applications folder. I tried safe mode and it doesn’t make a difference.

I was about to try a fresh install but then I saw this thread where someone is having the same issue and have received no help, then lost everything when they did a fresh install:

Brave Version: [114.1.52.122]
Mac Ventura Version: 13.4

Any help is appreciated.

I have tried to install a new version of Brave, but the problem persists. I don’t want to delete the settings folders since I don’t want to lose all my browser data.

@mattches could you assist ?

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i have this issue too. wont open from dock or finder. really would love to not have to do a clean install if possible.

this is after updating to macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (22F82), immediately after.

please help! even if its to guide me where i might even find error logs and hopefully figure it out from there myself (though i know so little lol) anyway thanks!

immediate update: just decided screw it and went for the full reinstall. still not working. bounces in the dock when clicked, then just closes automatically. it has to be the new OS

second update: tried beta, it crashed and i got this (sorry in advance for the crazy formatting, i just copied and pasted it and assume someone who can read it can parse it this way as well)–


Translated Report (Full Report Below)

Process: Brave Browser Beta [3910]
Path: /Applications/Brave Browser Beta.app/Contents/MacOS/Brave Browser Beta
Identifier: com.brave.Browser.beta
Version: 115.1.57.1 (157.1)
Code Type: ARM-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [1]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2023-07-09 15:30:22.1726 -0400
OS Version: macOS 13.4.1 (22F82)
Report Version: 12
Anonymous UUID: E79FF329-FABE-6CD4-4F81-EAE95ACFDCB9

Time Awake Since Boot: 1100 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x000000011b5daaf0

Termination Reason: Namespace SIGNAL, Code 5 Trace/BPT trap: 5
Terminating Process: exc handler [3910]

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x11b5daaf0 ChromeMain + 24895284
1 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x11b5d79dc ChromeMain + 24882720
2 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x11d166cb0 ChromeMain + 53780724
3 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x11b90f154 ChromeMain + 28255640
4 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x11b342840 ChromeMain + 22174852
5 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x11b341814 ChromeMain + 22170712
6 Brave Browser Beta Framework 0x119e1ce48 ChromeMain + 652
7 Brave Browser Beta 0x10201d6b4 main + 196
8 dyld 0x1a002ff28 start + 2236

Thread 1:
0 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x1a0382d8c start_wqthread + 0

Thread 2:
0 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x1a0382d8c start_wqthread + 0

Thread 3:
0 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x1a0382d8c start_wqthread + 0

Thread 4:
0 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x1a0382d8c start_wqthread + 0

Thread 0 crashed with ARM Thread State (64-bit):
x0: 0x0000000000000000 x1: 0x000000016dde2d10 x2: 0x0000000000000103 x3: 0x000000011b1e8360
x4: 0x0000000000000002 x5: 0x0000000000000000 x6: 0x000000000000002f x7: 0x000000016dde2a70
x8: 0x0000000125504000 x9: 0x0000000000000000 x10: 0x0000000000000000 x11: 0x0000000000000000
x12: 0x0000000000000001 x13: 0x0000000000000001 x14: 0x0000000000000001 x15: 0x00000000000000c9
x16: 0x00000001a03b3ac0 x17: 0x0000011000380000 x18: 0x0000000000000000 x19: 0x0000000000000000
x20: 0x0000000000000000 x21: 0x0000011000370820 x22: 0x00000001253fd000 x23: 0x00000001253f7000
x24: 0x0000011000735880 x25: 0x00000001253fd000 x26: 0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaa00 x27: 0x00000000aaaaaaaa
x28: 0x000000016dde3760 fp: 0x000000016dde2e20 lr: 0x000000011b5d79dc
sp: 0x000000016dde2df0 pc: 0x000000011b5daaf0 cpsr: 0x60001000
far: 0x000000011c2eea88 esr: 0xf2000000 (Breakpoint) brk 0

Binary Images:
0x10201c000 - 0x10203ffff com.brave.Browser.beta (115.1.57.1) <4c4c447e-5555-3144-a1f0-f7065077cc5f> /Applications/Brave Browser Beta.app/Contents/MacOS/Brave Browser Beta
0x119e18000 - 0x12486bfff com.brave.Browser.beta.framework (115.1.57.1) <4c4c44c1-5555-3144-a129-2300bd7e1925> /Applications/Brave Browser Beta.app/Contents/Frameworks/Brave Browser Beta Framework.framework/Versions/115.1.57.1/Brave Browser Beta Framework
0x1a002a000 - 0x1a00b8553 dyld () <2237410f-d39c-30ce-9a94-13aacb66b766> /usr/lib/dyld
0x1a0381000 - 0x1a038dfff libsystem_pthread.dylib (
) <46d35233-a051-3f4f-bba4-ba56dddc4d1a> /usr/lib/system/libsystem_pthread.dylib

External Modification Summary:
Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
task_for_pid: 0
thread_create: 0
thread_set_state: 0
Calls made by this process:
task_for_pid: 0
thread_create: 0
thread_set_state: 0
Calls made by all processes on this machine:
task_for_pid: 0
thread_create: 0
thread_set_state: 0

VM Region Summary:
ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=1.5G resident=0K(0%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=1.5G(100%)
Writable regions: Total=145.3M written=0K(0%) resident=0K(0%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=145.3M(100%)

                            VIRTUAL   REGION 

REGION TYPE SIZE COUNT (non-coalesced)
=========== ======= =======
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ColorSync 384K 21
CoreGraphics 16K 1
CoreServices 112K 1
Dispatch continuations 96.0M 1
Kernel Alloc Once 32K 1
MALLOC 29.4M 21
MALLOC guard page 192K 10
Memory Tag 253 32.0G 51
STACK GUARD 56.1M 5
Stack 10.1M 5
VM_ALLOCATE 2096K 29
__AUTH 1866K 383
__AUTH_CONST 28.5M 613
__CTF 824 1
__DATA 14.9M 601
__DATA_CONST 39.0M 618
__DATA_DIRTY 2004K 241
__FONT_DATA 2352 1
__INFO_FILTER 8 1
__LINKEDIT 803.7M 3
__OBJC_RO 66.3M 1
__OBJC_RW 2011K 1
__TEXT 775.8M 637
dyld private memory 272K 2
mapped file 64.2M 11
shared memory 848K 13
=========== ======= =======
TOTAL 33.9G 3274


Full Report

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Sorry for the late response here. I will ask our macOS team about this — that said, I am typing this response right now from a macOS machine using Ventura 13.4.1.

@cezsays can you check and see if you download and run the Beta build if you get the same results as @yousurname?

no worries, thanks for the response! will keep checking in here.

i keep downloading brave and trying again in hopes it was a fluke, but as expected, it just shuts down automatically. bounces in dock for 2 seconds and disappears. interestingly the notification comes up to allow notifications but after that its completely disappeared. no sign of it anywhere in activity monitor.

again, thanks so much! one day ill know enough to pop in and fix random strangers problems. appreciate y’all.

So far Beta is working ok, but I have no idea how to recover my settings from the regular Brave…

@cezsays,
Can you please try re-downloading the installer and running it to fetch the latest version, then tell me if it makes any difference. I am still unclear as to the issue here, especially given that the Beta launches without issue.

tried again using the link provided and still no luck unfortunately

Reached out to our macOS folks to see what they think — still unclear on why this is happening. Have you been using Beta this past week or so without issues still?

I also tried again with the link you provided. Still no luck, FYI.
Beta is still working fine.

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some luck:

i tried

open -a "Brave Browser.app" -n --args --profile-directory="testprofile"

as per instructions i found on another thread, but when switching to vertical tabs the same issue occurs again, the entire window disappears. vertical tab third party extension works, but brave is deeply malfunctioning on its own. i cant see a bunch in dark mode either. so many issues that really only popped up since the latest macOS ventura update.

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