[App][4.1+][CAF] Chromium for Snapdragon

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lexcyn

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CAF no longer updates the source so this project is in limbo. If CAF ever starts updating again, I will post new builds.

This is a Chromium Browser built on the CodeAurora source (optimized for Snapdragon devices).

Main changes from source:
-added extra webrefiner (adblock) lists
-changed icon / branding / colouring

Notes:
This browser has no Google Sync. See this link for more information: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/0...owsers-android-citing-security-vulnerability/
If you have root and want to have sync, see this link: https://www.xda-developers.com/how-...-with-third-party-chrome-browsers-on-android/

Stable: m59
Changelog: https://source.codeaurora.org/quic/chrome4sdp/chromium/src/log/?h=m59
Download: m59.0.3071.125

Beta: m60
Changelog: https://source.codeaurora.org/quic/chrome4sdp/chromium/src/log/?h=m60
Download: m60.0.3112.78

Install Instructions:
Enable "Install from Unknown Sources"
Navigate to Settings -> Apps -> Chromium (or Chromium Beta) -> Permissions -> Enable any permissions required

I was maintaining this build for myself but I've had a lot of requests so decided to release it publicly. I will be posting new builds as CAF source gets updated, along with any branch changes.

I am not responsible for any damage this app may cause to your device!

Thanks to @danieldmm and @arter97 for help. :)

XDA:DevDB Information
Chromium for Snapdragon, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
lexcyn

Version Information
Status: No Longer Updated

Created 2017-05-02
Last Updated 2018-06-27
 
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budbay

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Nice build, works well. Would it be possible to add duckduckgo as a search provider.
 

lexcyn

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I've updated the links for m58 and m59 with new builds, fixing a few things. I've added DuckDuckGo as an option for search engine, but could not get the fullscreen patch to work without it constantly crashing (the code seems to be for an older version of Chrome).

[Edit]: If you try and change the search engine through settings, you may get a crash, but when you go back into it again it should work the second time. Trying to isolate why this is happening.
 
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budbay

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I've updated the links for m58 and m59 with new builds, fixing a few things. I've added DuckDuckGo as an option for search engine, but could not get the fullscreen patch to work without it constantly crashing (the code seems to be for an older version of Chrome).
I'm getting "invalid or deleted file" when clicking links in op
 

Oki

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@lexcyn, your build is awesome. Faster than Tuga in every benchmark and rock solid. Is it very complicated to add the pie control the same way the venerable old AOSP vanilla browser did? There is an Xposed module for that, ChromePIE, but having it included in the browser code as an option would be awesome and fully compatible with Nougat. The sources are here: https://github.com/JayT5/ChromePie. It was originally ripped from the code of the AOSP browser.

Nice build!!!
 

lexcyn

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@lexcyn, your build is awesome. Faster than Tuga in every benchmark and rock solid. Is it very complicated to add the pie control the same way the venerable old AOSP vanilla browser did? There is an Xposed module for that, ChromePIE, but having it included in the browser code as an option would be awesome and fully compatible with Nougat. The sources are here: https://github.com/JayT5/ChromePie. It was originally ripped from the code of the AOSP browser.

Nice build!!!
I'm always up to try new things. I'll mess around with it and see if it's something that can work!
 
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Oki

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I'm always up to try new things. I'll mess around with it and see if it's something that can work!
AWESOME!!!
:highfive:
By the way, the sources of the original AOSP browser (deprecated by google after Jelly Bean) are here https://github.com/ShinyROM/android_platform_packages_apps_browser . The java class PieControl is located inside the src/com/android/browser folder. Also available from the Google Git. This could ease the implementation in your browser. It would be unique with this feature !!!!

The AOSP browser was my favorite, faster and lighter than Chrome. However changes in the webview made it incompatible with Lollipop.
 
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lexcyn

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2017-05-19
Merged latest patches as seen in source log. Not much going on here!

I looked into the pie controls but the code from the AOSP browser is REALLY old and some of the things it needs to run don't even exist any more... it would mean re-writing a lot of code for the newer V8 engine, which is beyond me sadly.
 

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