AOSP browser without root (yes you read that right) 4.3

blackhand1001

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I have a method to install the aosp browser without any root privileges at all and no modifications of the system partition. Just involves installing 2 or 3 apks (depending if you want bookmark syncing). This should work on any of the other nexus devices that came without stock browser. This is also an improvement over the root method as it does not break OTA updates even on rooted devices.

Please don't repost this yet. I want to add in the other languages to browser.apk for the "find on page" button in the menu. I fixed English. The stock nexus roms don't have the string in framework-res for this one button.

Download zip (this is not a cwm package/just extract it or open the files from inside)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/sp3778itcps5iq1/aospbrowser-noroot-blackhand1001.zip


Steps:

1. Use es file manager to browse to system/app and install browserproviderproxy (it will say app not installed, don't worry it worked)
2. Reboot (it will not work without rebooting first)
3. Install signedBrowser_blackhand1001.apk
4. Install ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter_blackhand1001.apk (this will give you bookmark syncing)


Video Tutorial (thanks XDA)
 
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338lm

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Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.

Make sure that you have the correct URL and that the owner of the file hasn't deleted it.
 

blackhand1001

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Browser apk won't install .....I'm stock 4.3

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
Whats it say?

Got it. Parsing error
Ok. The zip got screwed up. I will fix that too. It got messed up during zipping. Google drive did the zipping and only zipped the one thing properly. Just did it with 7-zip and reuploaded. I messed up the zip file. I got the same error. It finally should be uploaded correctly.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/sp3778itcps5iq1/aospbrowser-noroot-blackhand1001.zip
 
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