AOSP Browser 4.2
Anybody less than enchanted by Chrome in its current state? Well, now that the Nexus 4 has been rooted you can install AOSP browser, which is lovely and smooth
The apk was extracted from a Nexus 7 AOSP 4.2 build, but it should work on the N4 as well.
Benefits = faster benchmarks and smoother scrolling.
> Must be rooted.
> Copy the browser.apk into the system/app folder
> With a root file explorer change the file permissions of the browser.apk to -rw-rw-r (you will see this represented as 664) If you don't do this, it won't install.
> You must rename the BrowserProviderProxy.apk
otherwise the browser will force close, just add a 1 to the name e.g. 1BrowserProviderProxy.apk1 Do not delete them, if you still want to OTA update Android. Android checks for any changes to the system/app folder before performing an OTA, so you will have to delete the browser.apk and rename the two file back to stock, when it is OTA time.
MD5 Sum: cdc18db0cad812225d8412be4e27182b
Props to ScuzUK (Post #6) for highlighting a method of syncing bookmarks between Chrome Desktop.
Bookmark Sync apk.
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