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[MOD] 04/04/2011 Hacked JVK Gingerbread Browser (8 tabs) with user agent switcher

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Steven1811

Member
Sep 15, 2010
12
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Berlin
Hi folks!

This is my very first mod. My goal was to delete that stupid 4 tab limit in the Galaxy S Gingerbread browser and to add an user agent switcher. So i've done it. Now the browser can open up to 8 tabs ;)

How to install (deodexed rom):
-Rename the downloaded Browser file to Browser.apk
-Delete the old Browser.apk in /system/app
-Place the new Browser.apk in there

How to install (odexed rom):
-Rename the downloaded Browser file to Browser.apk
-Delete the old Browser.apk in /system/app
-Delete Browser.odex in /system/app
-Place the new Browser.apk in there


Changelog:

V1.0:
-JV1 Gingerbread browser
-Used the browser from the Ultibread V1.3 ROM made by webstar1
-Increased the tab limit to 20
-The icon limit is 8 tabs but you can still see 20 tabs if you clicking at the new tab button

V1.1:
-Added browser informations in the settings menu
-JVK Stock Gingerbread browser
-Working user agent settings
-Decreased the tab limit to 8 because of the icon limit

V1.2:
-Improved performance (checks useragent settings only if it needs to)
-Layout fixes

 
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Caemgen

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Aug 20, 2009
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Awesome! Thank you very much.

I don't suppose it'll work in 2.2 right?
 

IceXcube84

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Dec 9, 2009
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Is it possible to change the 8 pages limit in the Froyo 2.2.1 browser to?

Iam using a modded one with User Agents from SGS Tools
 

Fr4gg0r

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Aug 4, 2010
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Doesn't tried it. But I think it wouldn't work on Froyo because this Browser uses hardware acceleration.

I installed it on froyo, but it crashes on startup.
Did you try to implement useragent?
In BrowserDebug you will find the code that changes the ua when you type "about:useragent"... added the same code on startup but it has really strange sideeffects. o_O
 

iammodo

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Mar 12, 2008
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tried this on stock gingerbread and just changed the icon doesnt give the 20tab limit.
 

webstar1

Senior Member
Aug 1, 2010
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Nice mod, ill put this in my rom by default. Is that ok to you OP?

Sent from my GT-I9000 using XDA App
 

Steven1811

Member
Sep 15, 2010
12
16
Berlin
tried this on stock gingerbread and just changed the icon doesnt give the 20tab limit.
Yup I think i'll write this into the starting post. The icon limit is eight tabs but you can still have 20 tabs.

I installed it on froyo, but it crashes on startup.
Did you try to implement useragent?
In BrowserDebug you will find the code that changes the ua when you type "about:useragent"... added the same code on startup but it has really strange sideeffects. o_O
:) Look at my older thread where I've found some really interresting strings in the Browser. Thank you for the tip. I'll take a look into that.

Is it possible to change the 8 pages limit in the Froyo 2.2.1 browser to?

Iam using a modded one with User Agents from SGS Tools

I think I'll make one that works with Froyo.

Nice mod, ill put this in my rom by default. Is that ok to you OP?

Sent from my GT-I9000 using XDA App

Yes. I really would appreciate it ;)
 

stitoo

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May 8, 2010
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Ustroń
Mod witch default icon

iclauncherbrowser.png


 

cocchiararo

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Sep 11, 2007
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Escobar
This is a custom samsung browser, right ?

neither stock 2.2.1, nor 2.3.* from nexus one/nexus S have this ultra smooth browsing experience due to the hardware acceleration, right ?

(i know an sgs with CM7 does not :p)

ps: this browser depends on samsung framework or something, and is not usable outside samsung roms, right ?
 

Caemgen

Senior Member
Aug 20, 2009
170
29
This is a custom samsung browser, right ?

neither stock 2.2.1, nor 2.3.* from nexus one/nexus S have this ultra smooth browsing experience due to the hardware acceleration, right ?

(i know an sgs with CM7 does not :p)

ps: this browser depends on samsung framework or something, and is not usable outside samsung roms, right ?

I believe so, yes.
 

rlorange

Senior Member
Nov 5, 2010
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Melbourne
Thanks for this ... hey just wondering, where did the cool little rotation animation above the address bar come from when a page is loading?

Stock XXJVK, Voodoo GB hack Kernel, JVE GB Modem
 

Toss3

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May 13, 2008
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Stockholm
The apk won't install for me. Tried putting it into the system/app folder(and rebooting of course), but it's still a no go.
 

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    Hi folks!

    This is my very first mod. My goal was to delete that stupid 4 tab limit in the Galaxy S Gingerbread browser and to add an user agent switcher. So i've done it. Now the browser can open up to 8 tabs ;)

    How to install (deodexed rom):
    -Rename the downloaded Browser file to Browser.apk
    -Delete the old Browser.apk in /system/app
    -Place the new Browser.apk in there

    How to install (odexed rom):
    -Rename the downloaded Browser file to Browser.apk
    -Delete the old Browser.apk in /system/app
    -Delete Browser.odex in /system/app
    -Place the new Browser.apk in there


    Changelog:

    V1.0:
    -JV1 Gingerbread browser
    -Used the browser from the Ultibread V1.3 ROM made by webstar1
    -Increased the tab limit to 20
    -The icon limit is 8 tabs but you can still see 20 tabs if you clicking at the new tab button

    V1.1:
    -Added browser informations in the settings menu
    -JVK Stock Gingerbread browser
    -Working user agent settings
    -Decreased the tab limit to 8 because of the icon limit

    V1.2:
    -Improved performance (checks useragent settings only if it needs to)
    -Layout fixes

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    UPDATE! Now with user agent switcher

    Now with user agent switcher!
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    I have already used the hacked browser with Dark's ROM (v10RC4). Now I'm using Hamsterbread (based on JVB) and I want that browser. :) So I downloaded c1.2 and renamed it to Browser.apk. But I can't remove the old browser with Root Explorer. There's always the message: "Can't be deleted cause it's a sytem app."
    BTW: Yes, I have root access.

    Please help! :eek:

    I guess you must remount your /system partition in read/WRITE mode before trying to delete/push file to /sytem/app