Clicked Update on Mavericks, now Brave crashes on launch


Can’t post About info since Brave will no longer launch, but here is the top of the error log:

Process:         Brave [8378]
Path:            /Applications/
Identifier:      com.electron.brave
Version:         0.19.139 (4.7.2)
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [155]
Responsible:     Brave [8378]
User ID:         501

Date/Time:       2018-01-22 10:40:36.676 -0800
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.9.5 (13F1911)
Report Version:  11
Anonymous UUID:  141ACB72-62FF-525F-6CAB-7C4650732309

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue:

Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
abort() called

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x00007fff83c85866 __pthread_kill + 10
1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       	0x00007fff82a0035c pthread_kill + 92
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x00007fff89c3cb26 abort + 125
3   com.electron.brave            	0x0000000104a4ec99 main + 233
4   libdyld.dylib                 	0x00007fff862d85fd start + 1

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
  rax: 0x0000000000000000  rbx: 0x00007fff721e1310  rcx: 0x00007fff5b1b1c98  rdx: 0x0000000000000000
  rdi: 0x0000000000000707  rsi: 0x0000000000000006  rbp: 0x00007fff5b1b1cc0  rsp: 0x00007fff5b1b1c98
   r8: 0x0000000000000040   r9: 0x00007fff5b1b1b00  r10: 0x0000000008000000  r11: 0x0000000000000206
  r12: 0x0000000000000001  r13: 0x00007fad89800a00  r14: 0x0000000000000006  r15: 0x00006080000a7620
  rip: 0x00007fff83c85866  rfl: 0x0000000000000206  cr2: 0x0000000104ac7000
Logical CPU:     0
Error Code:      0x02000148
Trap Number:     133

This is on a mid-2011 Mac mini running Mavericks, not sure what to do now.


You can follow the progress of the issue here.


Oh wow! Didn’t realize this was actually a thing. Thanks for linking me to it.


Oh I forgot to ask, how can I get the old version again? I need to get Brave back up & running as it was previously.


Here is how to get the previous version:




OK wow I’m done wasting my time with this browser. It was amazing for the 8 days that it was running. Such a shame because I loved it so much I even deleted my chrome browser. Not gonna bother with this until it is fully ready for the public dont know when that will be. I’ve deleted downloaded and reinstalled at least 5 times with the "new’’ updates and it crashes immediately on launch. Im really glad I didnt buy any tokens or I would have lost all my money. You really need to work on a way to be able to easily back up the passwords, bookmarks and settings because it is terrible that you have to start from scratch everytime. Rooting for brave but I’m done wasting time trying to get it to run.


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Hey @scoiner

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:

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:

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: