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[[!meta title="Tails 4.9 is out"]]
[[!meta date="Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000"]]
This release fixes [[many security vulnerabilities|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_4.8]]. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
Changes and updates
- Update *Tor Browser* to [9.5.3](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-953).
- Update *Thunderbird* to [68.10.0](https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.10.0/releasenotes/).
Update *Linux* to 5.7.6. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
Allow characters others than <span class="code">A&ndash;Z</span>, <span class="code">a&ndash;z</span>, <span class="code">1&ndash;9</span>, and <span class="code">_@%+=:,./-</span> in the [[administration password|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/administration_password]]. ([[!tails_ticket 17792]])
Apply the keyboard layout that is automatically selected when you change the language in the Welcome Screen. ([[!tails_ticket 17794]])
Fix starting Tails with the <span class="code">toram</span> boot option. ([[!tails_ticket 17800]])
USB Wi-Fi adapters with Atheros AR9271 hardware do not work with Linux 5.7.6. ([[!tails_ticket 17834]])
Get Tails 4.9
To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
- Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.9.
If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [[manual upgrade|doc/upgrade/#manual]].
To install Tails on a new USB stick
Follow our installation instructions:
[[Install from Windows|install/windows]]
[[Install from macOS|install/mac]]
[[Install from Linux|install/linux]]