Angry Birds Original (RED) Update Out Now on iOS – Special Golden Egg

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In support of (RED)’s fight against AIDS Rovio has released a special Angry Birds update that is available now for iOS. We are not sure about availability on other platforms, so please leave a comment if you see the update land on your platform.

Crashing Update: v4.3.2 has landed for iOS and should help most users with their crashing issues.

This update includes:

  • The description in iTunes states that this update will only be available for a limited time. We are not exactly sure how this will play out.
  • Golden Egg Level – Okay, this is great, but the new RED Golden Egg level is #16, and all the previous Golden Eggs greater than 16 are now incremented by one. We are in touch with Rovio to see if this can be adjusted so as not confuse people. Our Complete Golden Eggs guide is always available if you need help.
  • POWER(RED) UP! Get the Red’s Mighty Feathers power-up and use it in any level. All proceeds go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS.
  • We have walkthroughs for every level, so be sure to check them out if you’re stuck.

Experienced crashing? We’ve had a few reports of users with unplayable apps after updating. Be sure to check out our Ultimate Backup Tutorial before taking any drastic measures, such as uninstalling.

In addition to Angry Birds, I also noticed that Clash of Clans received a (RED) update. I imagine there are a bunch of others as well. If you have a complete list please leave a comment.

A BIG thanks to @dmsral for the heads up about this.

Tags: ABo, News, RED, Releases & Updates
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

    Comments (135)

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    no android, yet

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    By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

    bug fix update just released

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    OK, so what I see is that there is one new golden egg level, and if you buy “red’s mighty feathers” you get to use that power up in any level. I guess since we don’t allow any power-ups on the leaderboard, that should be OK. Might have screwed up one of my high scores figuring this out; not sure which one.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1735 points
    By AngryBirdsMaster2 (@abmaster2)

    On a completely unrelated note, I think I might’ve found a bug in ABO. I was on a level in Ham ’em High, and I used a shockwave Bomb when I ran out of birds. Then something weird happened; instead of disintegrating into thin air as usual, Matilda hopped back into the slingshot after I flung Bomb, and I was given the allowance to use her again.
    I don’t know what’s more unsettling-the fact that Matilda was reanimated from the dead, of the fact that I beat the level with the ‘undead’ bird…

    Rank: Sling God with 20890 points
    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    @abmaster2, would you please post this possible glitch on our Bugs, Glitches, and Issues Forum page? That way we can keep track of this and see if anyone else has this problem so we could report it to Rovio.

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    so mainly other than the Golden Egg, there is just the option to use Red’s Feather in all levels if we buy it, right?

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    By Terribletom (@terribletom)

    Is there any mention of where this will appear? Seasons, Red’s Mighty Feathers,…..just really curious!!! Nothing on Android as of this post!

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    @terribletom it’s in ABO. Already there for Apple users only so far

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    By burbman (@burbman)

    The egg itself is fairly easy to find.

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    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    @terribletom, the title of this post says “Angry Birds Original Update Now On iOS…” and the episode is Red’s Mighty Feathers . However, you’re gonna have to wait since you play on an Android device.

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    By Terribletom (@terribletom)

    @sweetp @joeyba Thank you both for the info!!

    Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
    By sal9 (@sal9)

    @terribletom I sure do hope Android gets the special update, but Google doesn’t seem to be part of the campaign.

    By Andrew

    On an iPhone 4 w/ iOS 7.1, the newest 4.3.1 update has broken the game. Every time I try to launch it, the game crashes to the springboard after showing the loading splash screen.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1995 points
    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    I get it too after update. See my comment below.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5300 points
    By Purplepaws (@purplepaws)

    Me too! Cannot play at all now, and I’ve been pouring lots of time and effort into playing catch-up. A little afraid to attempt a restore, so I guess I’m stuck waiting for Rovio to issue a fix? If they don’t, I’m going to be really upset!

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5300 points
    By Purplepaws (@purplepaws)

    Yay, I was able to get rid of the infernal update and restore my game to its former glory. I’m happy. Now here’s hoping for a fixed version soon.

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Backup your data before uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

    Rank: Sling God with 22215 points
    By SnTrooper (@sntrooper)

    Crashes for me too. (iPod Touch 4th Gen)

    By Map

    Same with me.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 7790 points
    By lmika (@lmika)

    Mine crashes iPad 1. I reported to Rovio and sent them the log files they asked for

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16085 points
    By burbman (@burbman)

    Are we holding off on the leaderboard until it is determined how widely available the update is? Just curious, no hurry.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13975 points
    By burry (@furry)

    Updated and now crashes, Can’t play ABO at all.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9320 points
    By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

    Haven’t played it yet (and won’t in the foreseeable future) but on my ipad i have both the standard and the HD version of Angry Birds installed. It used to be the case that one could distinguish (upon selection) between both versions, by the latter carrying HD in its icon. Not so anymore it seems; I now have two icons looking exactly the same (or do I miss something). Confusing.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1995 points
    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    I’ve been getting the crashes, too. What’s strange is that doing a clean install, app runs properly. But after putting the backup files, app still crashes. Rovio should do something about this so as one high scores don’t go to waste. Using iOS 5.1.1 on iPod Touch 3G.

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    By Jim-bird (@javad)

    Time of shutting down is December 7.
    http://www.red.org/en/

    Rank: Shooter with 835 points
    By Jim-bird (@javad)

    The ‘Product RED’ update is not just for Angry Birds, but it has updates in other games. The objective is donation for Product RED, and it’s announcer was Apple Inc. So, don’t ask again that it will be released on other platforms or not.
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/11/24Apple-Announces-World-AIDS-Day-2014-Campaign-for-RED-.html

    By Fayaz

    Ya, Apple also updated garage band with a limited time thing, which you can use forever after purchasing. I assumed this was only apple.

    By Rcheek17

    After this update my golden eggs are totally messed up. I used to have them all. Now it says only 27 and for some you can see the stars where eggs used to be but no eggs. Some the eggs are a light grey with a star on top. Some Are yellow eggs with no star as if not played!! I can’t get the new egg. Anyone else showing same? WTH??

    Rank: Out of this World with 2900 points
    By gavza (@gavza)

    I have exactly the same issue. I’m hoping an update will fix it, as I had good scores for every egg, which I’d prefer not to have to somehow reactivate and redo each of the now missing eggs.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9140 points
    By betrayed2010 (@betrayed2010)

    All my eggs are gone to. I’m having to go back and get them all again.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9140 points
    By betrayed2010 (@betrayed2010)

    Just found out that when I go back and get the golden eggs, they show up on the golden eggs screen as starred and my scores are there….

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10025 points
    By smonard88 (@smonard88)

    @betrayed2010 – I seem to be having the same issue. However on eggs 26 and 31 my scores are zero. Did you get all your scores back?

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1995 points
    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    I’ve been getting that, too, after the crash from 4.3.1 + backup and restore, and even after the update to 4.3.2. Here’s a screenshot of it.

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    By Robbo309 (@robbo309)

    Wow, I’m having zero luck with this “Red” update. My AB crashed with the original update, but the bug fixing app update worked a few days later to fix that issue. But now, like you guys, my Golden Eggs are gone, well most of them. I’ve gone back and accessed a couple but they coming up with no score.

    Not as bad as losing a whole series, but like gavza, had some decent scores and a bit annoyed I have to start over.

    Or perhaps I’ll wait for a second bug fixing update.

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    By Sglouk (@sglouk)

    The egg level is not easy. I was not able to get the far right TNT which makes one’s life simpler to clean everything. 388500 so far.

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    By LuKaZzZ (@lukazzz)

    I don’t have a complete list but as of now Cut the Rope 2 also received a RED update.

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Any suggestions or strategies on getting all the pigs? Am having a good challenge after all the tnt are activated on killing the remaining lower pigs. Seems that the Red Birds are not too effective in destroying the structure.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16885 points
    By Sglouk (@sglouk)

    @wrw01

    I got a one-birder after maybe 30 minutes of trying (408k). I aimed at the central top TNT, which, when exploding sent a pig on the far right one (I have to check whether it was a lucky fluke or a matter of good timing). It was my only one-birder and my only time I had gotten this TNT. So maybe the key is there.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9325 points
    By f91jsw (@f91jsw)

    3-bird strategy which gave 395k:

    First bird at the big pig top left. Second bird high, timed so that it bounced on top the top left TNT and then on to the top middle TNT. This brought almost everything down except a small bit lower right. Third bird to clear the remaining bit.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    No android update as of 6:30 am eastern

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    By trishohara (@trishohara)

    The game does not crash, but it does not connect with the store so I can’t buy Red’s Mighty Feather for support and donation… (iPhone 5, iOS 8.1)

    Rank: Boss Hog with 12515 points
    By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

    Other games are also taking part in finding a cure for AIDS such as Clash of Clans and Cut the Rope 2

    Rank: Pig Leader with 12180 points
    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)
    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    that link is not valid :)

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I corrected it, I think.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 12180 points
    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    I accidentally posted two links. Here is the correct one: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=935350535&mt=8&ls=1

    Rank: Sling God with 28245 points
    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    Since this level will not be included in the android version, can i request that it also not be included in the leaderboards (just like the androis only intel levels in seasons awhile back)

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @sparty83 We will keep this in mind. We are waiting to hear if it might be added to Android in future.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @AMslimfordy as the partnership is with apple, i dont think so. the other apps clash of clans, cut the rope also only updated for iOS:

    http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/584/angry-birds-gets-powered-up/

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16460 points
    By PJng (@pjng)

    I just go to play store checking for update, notice star war is not in my donwload list, that mean this apps no longer available?

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @pjng angry birds star wars is removed from the google play store, yes

    Rank: Fling King with 4315 points
    By mikroll79 (@mikroll79)

    @pjng @Josm what are you saying ? AB starwars is on my google playstore.
    ????

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @mikroll79 only absw II is in the google playstore, first version is removed

    Rank: Fling King with 4315 points
    By mikroll79 (@mikroll79)

    @josm see the only one pic in my album
    Maybe french version of google playstore still have ab starwars

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    By mikroll79 (@mikroll79)

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    Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
    By Kelani (@kelani)

    @mikroll79 To paste a link to a screenshot in your album: Go to your album and click that image. Beneath it are four HTML code boxes. Copy the code from either the Text Link or Direct Link box (doesn’t matter which) and paste it in your comment here.

    Rank: Fling King with 4315 points
    By mikroll79 (@mikroll79)

    Yes @kelani i saw tomorow that my link don’t work . thank you.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @mikroll79 @pjng i see whats going on :) its still here, they changed developers name:

    first: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Rovio+Mobile+Ltd.

    now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Rovio+Entertainment+Ltd.

    First link was in my favorites so i didnt seen it, but now its back, thx

    Rank: Explosive with 2190 points
    By Robbo309 (@robbo309)

    I’m another that has the crashing issue. I’m a bit hesitant to uninstall and reinstall even with the excellent tutorial on here.
    I don’t trust myself after making an error and losing all my AB Seasons after I had the same issue with Arctic Eggspedition.

    I think I’ll wait for a ‘bug fixing’ update from Rovio.
    Fingers crossed.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9055 points
    By magsy79 (@magsy79)

    Same here. I don’t trust myself either. I’d cry if I lost all my scores.

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @robbo309 @magsy79 Would you be willing to email your data files (highscores.lua, settings.lua) to BirdLeader[at]angrybirdsnest[dot]com? We’re working with Rovio on this.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6530 points
    By ernor63 (@ernor63)

    Isn’t the easiest solution to this crash problem that Rovio simply say that the app doesn’t work unless you have the latest iOS installed. How many reports do you have with iOS8.x?
    The pattern I see here in this thread, FB and on my family’s devices is that if you’re updated it’s no problem but with old iOS it’s a hassle to get it to work. How likely is it that they’ll solve this small problem now as they so clearly joined forces with Apple.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @ernor63 Quite high. We are working with them regarding several bugs, and we are hoping for another update landing for their anniversary in December. So the bugs need to be repaired, likely in that update.

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    By ernor63 (@ernor63)

    Hint em’ that it would be better if they TDD before launch next time. The problem isn’t small as you state in the post it’s quite huge.Personally I can manage as I have back-ups old IPA-files and different devices to fall back on on but those who haven’t are frustrated and left in the dark for a week.

    By Chuck the Yellow Bird

    I was kind of hoping that the in-app purchase made it so that Red has his power permanently in all levels…

    By James Waller

    Loaded the update to angrybirds red and it won’t open , I have most likley lost 4 years of scores , not happy if I have to uninstall I won’t play again .

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Hi James. We have a tutorial in the post explaining how to overcome this issue.

    By Kerner

    only black screen – total crash since update :-((( pls. fix it!!!

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Hi Kerner. We have a tutorial in the post explaining how to overcome this issue.

    By Goddard

    I don’t have another iOS device to transfer my data. So what would you recommend then? Would you say I have to buy another iPhone or iPad to keep my game progress? Seems like another “easter egg” from Apple to me….

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    You don’t need another device. Using our guide, you can backup your data and attempt a clean install.

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    By Karibird (@karibird)

    Press “buy save lives” there is 3 more level.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @Karibird Those levels have existed for some time.

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    By Karibird (@karibird)

    @AMslimfordy Ok. I just notice those.

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    By SnTrooper (@sntrooper)

    @amslimfordy The three test levels on the page where you buy the Red’s Mighty Feathers power up are new. The power ups test levels and the Mighty Eagle ones were there but not these.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    Yes there are 3 new levels, but the stars don’t count.

    Maybe because this update is not available for all devices?

    Has anybody noticed if the new Golden Egg star counted?

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    By TailsTheDigger! (@tailsthedigger)

    I’m the only one not experiencing crashing? Lol!

    Also, I think Rovio solved a bug I had sometimes, in which when connected to the Internet, my Golden Eggs were there, but offline, there weren’t! Now I have the 32, thank God!

    And, Apple and (RED) had updated many apps and, when purchased or making an IAP, the 100% will go to (RED)! Inc(RED)ible!

    The full list of apps updated:

    -Heads Up (includes new (Heads Up!)RED deck)
    -Monument Valley (includes Ida’s (RED) Dream as special chapter)
    -Angry Birds
    -Angry Birds HD
    -Rayman Fiesta Run
    -Clash of Clans (includes (Pile of Gems)RED until December 8)
    -FIFA 15 Ultimate Team (includes exclusive FIFA Points Pack and Tournament)
    -Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (includes exclusive items)
    -Bubble Witch 2 Saga (includes two new levels per episode)
    -The Sims FreePlay (includes extra points and items)
    -Clear
    -Threes
    -djay 2 (includes exclusive free skin and sample pack via IAP)
    -djay 2 for iPad (includes exclusive free skin and sample pack via IAP)
    -Star Walk 2 (includes new RED planet)
    -Cut the Rope 2 (includes new bundle)
    -Despicable Me: Minion Rush (includes new items)
    -Paper
    -Toca Town
    -Over
    -CSR Racing (includes exclusive car)
    -Kitchen Stories
    -Frozen Free Fall
    -FarmVille 2: Country Escape
    -The Human Body
    -Puzzle & Dragons

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @tailsthedigger We have bold red font in the post about crashing. We are working with Rovio to resolve the issue.

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    By TailsTheDigger! (@tailsthedigger)

    Well, I was saying I’m NOT experiencing crashing, luckily. The game runs perfectly on mi iPod touch 5 iOS 8.1.1 :O And the bug was from the past update.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    I hesitate to update even though i have the most recent *.lua files copies saved to my comp I9d be very upset if I experienced crashes. I read dozens update reviews in iTunes appstore reporting game crashes. Luckily that I first heard this from ABN members so i postponed update until fix come…

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    By mikroll79 (@mikroll79)

    Is there a video walkthrough for this golden egg?
    I just see an image of the level in “golden eggs guide”

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)
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    By mikroll79 (@mikroll79)

    Thanx Slim.

    By Tricia Stafford

    Load the Red update on my IOS 6.1 system. Now it will load to the HD splash page and then it crashes. I can’t access Red or any of my old Angry Bird HD games. So disappointed.

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