How to install AOSP Browser on the N7 Now with an updated flashable method

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Censura_Umbra

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Tired of 3rd party browsers? Need flash?

Here you go :D

Before going on, this flashable ZIP is the easiest way:
4.2.0:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1527845&d=1354392717
4.2.1:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1527847&d=1354392850
Credit and thanks go to Sikagoon7

Here is the link to the apk I used, it is from a Nexus S JB ROM, but ICS may work too. IDK:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11759879/Browser.apk

I used ES file explorer with root permissions to do this.

Just place this app in your /system/app folder, change the permissions from rw------- to rw-r--r--

NOW this is important, If you see a browser browserproxyprovider.odex You should rename them! I just threw a 1 after the file extensions.
If you don't do this step the browser will just forceclose.

Now reboot and you are all set :D

I haven't tested everything yet. But it loads webpages and the settings menu. I will check flash and make sure everything is fine with chrome when I'm no longer in class.

Flash work perfectly. Better than it did on ics
Whoo!

Note: If you have any issues, please try wiping cache and dalvik
 
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bpye

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I think you'll need the JB version, am fairly sure you could extract the one from the new AOSP ROM.
 

Censura_Umbra

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NeoMagus

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Thank you so much. Flash is working and everything seems good, except for my bookmarks (as theres no option to sync browser in Accounts). Time to ditch Dolphin at least!
 
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NeoMagus

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cons_fy

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do you need to be rooted to be able to do this, i tried copying the apk file to the /system/app folder but it couldn't copy it
 

tomh1979

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Op you are awesome, I just ditched dolphin today and I don't like chrome.

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Zmnypit

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Im unable to move the apk file says "failed to move the file" Im rooted and tried both root explorer and es file explorer

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clockcycle

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Thanks Op works great you saved my feeling bad about the 1 main reason I gave myself for buying the N7 in the first place Life.. :good:

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Im unable to move the apk file says "failed to move the file" Im rooted and tried both root explorer and es file explorer

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

Make sure you make system writable in settings.
 

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