What is Bromite?
Bromite is Chromium plus ad blocking and privacy enhancements; it started as a port of NoChromo and nowadays adds more privacy-focused patches and is maintained against the latest stable Chromium.
Development & donations
Please join the development on Github for improvements.
Donations are welcome and help supporting development and build server costs!
You can also pledge through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/csagan5
Download & availability
Bromite is available for download from the Bromite Official website, which points to the Github Releases for all the downloads. It is also available from XDA Labs, but only for ARM and SDK21+ (Lollipop+). We have to wait for XDA Labs to add support for multiple SDKs/architectures.
We do not have (yet) reproducible builds; the author (@csagan5) thinks they would be extremely important and necessary for a project like this, although they come with a maintainability burden. See author post on this topic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does Bromite support Google Sync, Translate or Data saver?
No. This is not a limitation of Bromite but of all Chromium-based projects in general, as general public is not allowed to use Google's APIs for free unless when using Chrome.
Q. Does Bromite require root?
Q. What is the SystemWebView?
It is the core component of Android for all web page visualizations. For example when you access a new wifi network and need to activate it, that is using the SystemWebView. If you do not know what it is then you do not need to install it.
How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS?
See this wiki page.
Q. Can you add dark mode/some cool themes?
Bromite is about adblocking and privacy.
Q. Can you add HTTPS everywhere?
We cannot add add-ons to Bromite (merely some features) and anyway HTTPS everywhere in particular is too invasive to be easily maintained across new releases.
Q. Can you...?
No. Feel free to discuss the rationale for your ideas but no feature requests are accepted in the form "please can you do this?"
The preferred bug reporting place is the Github issues tracker
For all bug reports you should answer these questions/requirements:
- .apk version installed?
- is the bug reproducible with latest version?
- is the bug a crash? individuate and post the logcat dump (remove privacy sensitive information, if any)
- can the bug be reproduced with corresponding Chromium version? (built by this project, https://github.com/bromite/chromium/releases)
- Bromite Github project
- Bromite on XDA Labs (only for arm and SDK21+)
- Bromite SystemWebView
- Bromite fingerprinting mitigations test page
- DevDB project page
- Releases atom feed
- Bromite @ DNS Privacy
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