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

Is there an AOSP Rom for the Nexus7?? I searched the Dev thread and saw none.
link?


I did pull the browser from a AOSP JB rom for the Nexus S. It force closed again when it tried to sign in.

Here is the apk:

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

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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Does flash do full screen with browser?

It will go fullscreen, but going landscape doesn't expand it (looks squished)
 

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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
 
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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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    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
    14
    Okay, since it looks like no one got the sync thing down, I'll spill.

    1. Download ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
    2. Push it to /system/app/
    3. Change permissions to rw-r--r-- (not sure if necessary, but do it anyway)
    4. Restart
    5. Go into Settings -> Google Account
    6. Select the account you want to sync
    7. Check browser to turn bookmarks sync on
    8. Fire up Browser. Tada!
    5
    You want an amazing browswer WITH flash on the Nexus 7
    sideload the latest Firefox
    4
    Hi guys,
    I just make an archive for JZO54K ROM :
    - AOSPBrowser_4.1.2-34.apk
    - install_flash_player_ics_11.1.115.20.apk
    Link : db.tt/tXystla3
    That's could help someone ;)
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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.

    Is there an AOSP Rom for the Nexus7?? I searched the Dev thread and saw none.
    link?


    I did pull the browser from a AOSP JB rom for the Nexus S. It force closed again when it tried to sign in.

    Here is the apk:

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