I have started an open source project to support Chromium + custom patches for adblocking:
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!
Download & availability
Bromite is available for download from the Bromite Official website, which points to the Github Releases for all the downloads, and via the official third-party F-Droid repository.
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.
For other F.A.Q.s see https://github.com/bromite/bromite/blob/master/README.md#faq
- Bromite Github project
- Bromite SystemWebView
- Bromite fingerprinting mitigations test page
- Releases atom feed
- Bromite @ DNS Privacy
- Announce on Reddit's r/androidapps
- some tweets from DNSPrivacy: https://twitter.com/DNSPrivacyProj/status/1008735795052793857 and https://twitter.com/DNSPrivacyProj/status/1008736050150297604
In the news
- Bromite is another Google Chrome Port with Built-in Ad Blocking
- Bromite: Android-Browser mit hehren Zielen (in German)
NOTE: the author (@csagan5) is not posting frequently on these forums, for official information about Bromite refer to the official website and Github project.
This version has a yellow tint on the OnePlus 8 only when using Bromite. I've seen other reports of it being a Chrome issue, but just an FYI.
I strongly dislike the taller size of the tabs now in grid view ( they were 3:4, now 1:2 ? ) and went through all the alternative options, but, just like you, I noticed they are fixed in that mode and won't change to any other.
I successfully disable it on my old android (android 6) by disabling some flags related then exit & open the browser twice. But I also clean browsing cache, history etc on bromite first.Hi @csagan5
Is it possible to disable the grid view/ tab groups in the latest Bromite?
I set the "enable tab grid layout" to "disabled" and relaunched the browser several times (I even FCed it) but I'm still seeing the grid view.
Fyi, doing so in Google Chrome actually works. Maybe something is missing in Chromium-based browsers?
I don't see how Bromite could violate Chrome's policies since it's based on Chromium. What about all CAF/chromium based browsers? Opera, Brave, Inox, Iridium...
But I think you should change the logo. I created the attached logo if necessary. Released under CC0 1.0 Universal license
What do you mean by "make a Br logo if you can"?
Here are two versions in green. I guess it's better to wait for csagan5's opinion before doing anything else