Nexus 7 Hack: Install the AOSP Android Browser on N7

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jrblueeyes Jeff Robbins

    Worked great, thank you so much

  • Maria Evans

    Worked well…only issue was that the bookmarks associated with my Google account don’t appear–only local. Looked under what Google is syncing, and Browser does not appear, only Chrome. I suppose I still have the Google bookmarks in Chrome, but it would be nice to have them here as well.

  • baciar1

    works great on rooted 4.1.2

  • baciar1

    use root explorer it works

  • grouseuk

    Does not work on rooted 4.1.2. ‘browser has stopped working’ error.

  • DeVaughn curre

    anyone having a problem updateing to jellybean 4.1.2? i suspected im having a problem updating to it because of this hack , rats

    • Alexander

      thats unfortunately true.

      In my case after applying these changes, update to Android 4.2 failed but I found a way to fix this problem.

      After renaming and installing the browser you will have to rename these two files (browserproviderproxy.apk and browserproviderproxy.odex) again to their original names.

      Then the update will work (at least it did in my case)

  • nexihexi

    Awsome! Works like a charme. But you better be rooted for this. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/devo229 DeVaughn Currie

    didnt work for me should these files be in there for sure?
    browser provider.apk and browser provider.odex cause i didnt see them at all only thing even close is
    browserproviderproxy.apk.. ok i got it before i even finished this post the files we are to change are
    browserproviderproxy.apk and
    browserproviderproxy.odex.. browser is working thanks a ton for this love my tablet now stock browser and flash all is well again.

  • doubledove

    Thanks! Works great on my unlocked & rooted nexus 7 v4.1.1

  • Dave

    i also get stuck at step 4 – it says that the feature is not available for this phone.

  • flash-lover

    not working for me. at step 4 “ES Browser” denies root access. did you forget to mention that a tablet needs to be rooted first?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Oh. sry for that… root guide will be up in a day.. you can use that then and go on with it.

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