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KitKat 4.4 AOSP Browser v2 [update: it works]

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Here is 4.4 AOSP Browser, if you dont like Chrome.

Changelog v2:

pulled from slimkat for nexus 5. its working now but its sadly not old browser from 4.3 but zoom works good now.


Install step:

install works if you follow Ti2's guide

after succesfully Browser installed, then install BookmarksSyncAdapter-blackhand1001.apk for enable sync bookmarks. choose it in your settings enable sync browser and reboot

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This worked for me:

1. Rename BrowserProviderProxy.apk in /system/app (I just added .bak)
2. Reboot for step 1 to take effect
3. Push Browser.apk to /system/app & set permissions to chmod 644


Don't get all too excited though, it's like they rushed it out - address bar doesn't hide, some advanced setting FC the browser, zooming is crappp & most important to me: it does not have textflow

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3rd November 2013, 11:08 PM |#2  
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Wont install for me.

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3rd November 2013, 11:15 PM |#3  
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App not installed
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Did you try side loading it?
3rd November 2013, 11:48 PM |#5  
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Has this browser been updated at all. I love the speed at which it works but I feel like chrome is the only browser getting any new features/improvements
4th November 2013, 02:51 AM |#6  
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New chrome is much better.
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Im pushing it to system/app and change its permissions that might work

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---------- Post added at 12:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:47 AM ----------

Dam it fc on me how can we get this to work?

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Im pushing it to system/app and change its permissions that might work

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---------- Post added at 12:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:47 AM ----------

Dam it fc on me how can we get this to work?

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Did it work?
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Did it work?

I put it fc above when trying to open it

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This worked for me:

1. Rename BrowserProviderProxy.apk in /system/app (I just added .bak)
2. Reboot for step 1 to take effect
3. Push Browser.apk to /system/app & set permissions to chmod 644


Don't get all too excited though, it's like they rushed it out - address bar doesn't hide, some advanced setting FC the browser, zooming is crappp & most important to me: it does not have textflow
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That's because 4.4 changed the Android's internal "web rendering engine" to the new Chrome one, while in 4.3/4.2 (also if Nexus 7/4/10 comes with preinstalled Chrome) it still was the stock AOSP browser one.

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