Opened on 02/21/2015 at 07:21:43 PM

Closed on 06/29/2015 at 10:12:31 AM

Last modified on 06/29/2015 at 01:50:00 PM

#2027 closed defect (rejected)

Unable to Download Files in UC Browser with ABP Proxy config

Reported by: Xi Assignee: rjeschke
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Android Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Android
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



OS: Android v4.0.4 and various handsets tested with OS versions starting from v4.x.

Browser: "UC Browser" most versions from v9.9.6.495 to v10.2.0.535[latest]

ABP version: Affected - Adblock Plus most versions from v1.2.0.317[stable], v1.2.1.319[stable] through v1.2.1.355[latest build]

Proxy Details:

Filter Lists: EasyList

How to reproduce

Many have reported the issue while downloading using UC Browser with ABP for Android Proxy on a WiFi Network. The file doesn't download when the proxy is configured. However, when the proxy is set to None, the same file download is successful. Downloading using Mobile data is also successful.

Here is the sample download which was experienced by one of my friends.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on any of the apps listed.
  3. Scroll down the page and Click on "Download the apk file-TorrApk".
  4. In the next page, scroll down the page and click on "Download" button.
  5. When asked for Download option, Click on "Download".

Observed behaviour

The download is about to start but says "Not connected, connecting" and goes on Retrying(1),(2),....

When checked the Details of the Download, it is mentioned:
Error Code:de500
Error Info: Unknown Error.

Expected behaviour

The file should start downloading in the first stance and the download has to be successful.

This downloading issue is also experienced in various other sites.
The same issue is experienced occasionally earlier. However, currently this issue showed up again in the last few months.

Firefox for Android is not affected and the downloads work well with ABP Proxy Settings configured.

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comment:1 Changed on 02/21/2015 at 10:31:04 PM by mapx

  • Component changed from Unknown to Adblock-Plus-for-Android
  • Owner set to rjeschke

comment:2 Changed on 02/27/2015 at 07:20:37 PM by Xi

Additional Information:

With ABP Proxy configured, the issue is mostly with HTTPS download links.

HTTP downloads are not affected. They were successful with ABP Proxy configured.

Last edited on 02/27/2015 at 07:35:54 PM by Xi

comment:3 Changed on 03/26/2015 at 09:01:19 AM by j123b567

I have the same problem

With ABP proxy set (it don't mind if ABP is enabled or not)

  • I can't login to
  • I can't post images
  • I can view page, if I was already logged in before setting ABP proxy

Problem can be solved only by unsetting the proxy

This problem is in

  • LG Fino with Android 4.4.2 - no root
  • Google Chrome 40.0.2214.109
  • Tumblr app
  • ShortBlogger Pro for Tumblr app 2.0.7

All HTTP trafic is ok. It only affects some HTTPS.

Tested with

  • ABP 1.2.1
  • ABP

comment:4 Changed on 06/29/2015 at 08:03:05 AM by Iananan

Still having this problem in abp for android 1.3 #359 android 5.1 on moto x (2014) chrome 43.0.2357.93

I noticed it first with the tumblr app, but have actually just had to disable the filter to register for this issue tracker, as it was blocking the https traffic there too. Makes it a choice between secure connections with ads, or no ads and half the internet gone.

comment:5 Changed on 06/29/2015 at 10:09:53 AM by rjeschke

  • Verified working unset

This problem is not caused by us, it is caused by the apps you mentioned.

The thing is, issuing a https request through a http proxy is done via CONNECT, this is called SSL tunneling. UC Browser fails to detect the existence of a proxy server and tries to do an https request via GET over an http proxy, which can and should not work.

So, please file this as a bug report to the guys from UC Browser, tumblr will possibly be the same, but I try to look into this now.

Last edited on 06/29/2015 at 01:50:00 PM by rjeschke

comment:6 Changed on 06/29/2015 at 10:12:31 AM by rjeschke

  • Ready set
  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

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