arter97's custom-built Chromium for Snapdragon devices

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arter97

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chromium.png

/* Info */
This is a Chromium-based browser from Qualcomm(CodeAurora), with added features and optimizations for Snapdragon devices.
It's further customized and optimized for Krait/Kryo Snapdragon devices.

/* Changes */
- Compiled using Snapdragon LLVM compiler
- Compiled with Qualcomm's advanced auto-vectorizer enabled
- Compiled with max optimizations level
- Compiled with Krait/Kryo-exclusive optimizations
- App start-up time optimizations by using 0 compression method
- Black theme from 'Swift Dark CM / CM13 Theme' incorporated (by Per Lycke)
- Enabled Google sync (by tgpark)
- Enabled swipe edge navigation (by tgpark)
- Disabled password encryption to prevent mess with other Chrome clients (by tgpark)
- New red app icon
- Night mode color issue fixed

/* Notice */
All those "optimizations" has been tested and every single benchmark I ran has shown improved score compared to stock Chrome 54 from Google.

You should be running this ONLY when you're using Krait/Kryo-based Snapdragon devices.
This means something like Snapdragon 808/810 should avoid this.
Tested on Snapdragon 800/801/820.
Don't ask me if your Snapdragon device is Krait-based or not.
Exynos devices definitely shouldn't be running this.

If you encounter some bug, it's very likely that I won't be able to fix it.
If it's a deal-breaker, just use the regular Chrome.

And finally, yes, it's normal for the app to use 200MB+ of storage.

/* Downloads */
http://arter97.com/browse/chromium
Only Chromium 54 version is available.

Check out this theme for making your entire system black :
I use it and love it everyday.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brit.swiftdark

/* Instructions(very important) */
1. After the app installation DO NOT LAUNCH.
2. Go in to the device's Settings app and find Chromium.
3. Allow all 5 app permissions. If you skip this process, it'll malfunction.
4. Launch the app.
5. Disabling 'Secure Connect' is recommended.
6. Disabling 'Allow security updates over cellular networks' is recommended.
7. You may need to toggle 'Sync' from the in-app settings to make Google sync fully functional.

/* Thanks to */
@TheCrazyLex
Per Lycke
tgpark
Qualcomm(CodeAurora)
Google

XDA:DevDB Information
arter97's custom-built Chromium for Snapdragon devices, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
arter97, TheCrazyLex

Version Information
Status: Beta

Created 2016-10-10
Last Updated 2016-10-10
 

mido25

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Installed and did sync with my Google account. As mentioned in OP, it's bit tricky as it is always difficult with chromium browsers.

BTW I'm using a oneplus 3. I don't care about benchmark scores, in real life usage, what are we gonna achieve with this Brower. A battery friendly browser or will it give more performance from a browser perspective. Sorry if the question seems to be noobish. Any light on these would be really appreciated.

Thanks for your awesome work.
 

omvir

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Everything good. Except for a couple things:
1. Keep getting a notification telling me to verify my sign in, even after doing so. So I just blocked notifications for it.
2. The text for the bookmarks is blending in with the white background. Makes the bookmark unreadable lol. I'll attach a picture.
eb232922f8a4dcb92a563a7b6580e52c.jpg


Other than these 2 problems everything is running well. Thank you!

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
 
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arter97

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Everything good. Except for a couple things:
1. Keep getting a notification telling me to verify my sign in, even after doing so. So I just blocked notifications for it.
2. The text for the bookmarks is blending in with the white background. Makes the bookmark unreadable lol. I'll attach a picture.
eb232922f8a4dcb92a563a7b6580e52c.jpg


Other than these 2 problems everything is running well. Thank you!

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
1. Those notifications doesn't show again once you properly setup sync. I suggest you to un-block it and try again from scratch.
2. LoL I did not notice that. You can use the menu -> bookmarks for workaround. Will fix that asap xD
 
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UI needs some fixes ;)
- Bookmarks are invisible
- Icons are hardly visible (light grey would be better)
- Download page icon has the same color when it's avalaible or not

However, works great :)
 

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Installed and did sync with my Google account. As mentioned in OP, it's bit tricky as it is always difficult with chromium browsers.

BTW I'm using a oneplus 3. I don't care about benchmark scores, in real life usage, what are we gonna achieve with this Brower. A battery friendly browser or will it give more performance from a browser perspective. Sorry if the question seems to be noobish. Any light on these would be really appreciated.

Thanks for your awesome work.

how did you sync it? i tried but failed.

forget it. already fixed it.
 
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    chromium.png

    /* Info */
    This is a Chromium-based browser from Qualcomm(CodeAurora), with added features and optimizations for Snapdragon devices.
    It's further customized and optimized for Krait/Kryo Snapdragon devices.

    /* Changes */
    - Compiled using Snapdragon LLVM compiler
    - Compiled with Qualcomm's advanced auto-vectorizer enabled
    - Compiled with max optimizations level
    - Compiled with Krait/Kryo-exclusive optimizations
    - App start-up time optimizations by using 0 compression method
    - Black theme from 'Swift Dark CM / CM13 Theme' incorporated (by Per Lycke)
    - Enabled Google sync (by tgpark)
    - Enabled swipe edge navigation (by tgpark)
    - Disabled password encryption to prevent mess with other Chrome clients (by tgpark)
    - New red app icon
    - Night mode color issue fixed

    /* Notice */
    All those "optimizations" has been tested and every single benchmark I ran has shown improved score compared to stock Chrome 54 from Google.

    You should be running this ONLY when you're using Krait/Kryo-based Snapdragon devices.
    This means something like Snapdragon 808/810 should avoid this.
    Tested on Snapdragon 800/801/820.
    Don't ask me if your Snapdragon device is Krait-based or not.
    Exynos devices definitely shouldn't be running this.

    If you encounter some bug, it's very likely that I won't be able to fix it.
    If it's a deal-breaker, just use the regular Chrome.

    And finally, yes, it's normal for the app to use 200MB+ of storage.

    /* Downloads */
    http://arter97.com/browse/chromium
    Only Chromium 54 version is available.

    Check out this theme for making your entire system black :
    I use it and love it everyday.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brit.swiftdark

    /* Instructions(very important) */
    1. After the app installation DO NOT LAUNCH.
    2. Go in to the device's Settings app and find Chromium.
    3. Allow all 5 app permissions. If you skip this process, it'll malfunction.
    4. Launch the app.
    5. Disabling 'Secure Connect' is recommended.
    6. Disabling 'Allow security updates over cellular networks' is recommended.
    7. You may need to toggle 'Sync' from the in-app settings to make Google sync fully functional.

    /* Thanks to */
    @TheCrazyLex
    Per Lycke
    tgpark
    Qualcomm(CodeAurora)
    Google

    XDA:DevDB Information
    arter97's custom-built Chromium for Snapdragon devices, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    arter97, TheCrazyLex

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2016-10-10
    Last Updated 2016-10-10
    22
    I'm too busy with other stuffs atm.
    I'm planning for a major update later.

    Sorry for the delays.
    15
    /* Screenshots */

    Screenshot_20161011-035657.png
    Screenshot_20161011-035707.png


    Night mode in action

    Screenshot_20161011-035720.png
    11
    /* Changelog */

    20161011
    Initial release
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