The Galaxy S6 Edge, Huawei Watch, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Moto E 2015 and Xperia M4 Aqua all have gotten new forums here at XDA. If you want the latest and greatest in hardware as of now, the Galaxy S6 Edge's top-tier processor, memory, and camera will most likely fulfill your everyday needs with blazing speed, and extra screen-space to boot. Huawei seems to have nailed the smartwatch with their new Huawei Watch, a classy-looking but also durable and powerful Android Wear...
Bring Back the AOSP Browser on KitKat without Root
Chrome Browser has seen quite a few major advancements in its time since it replaced the old (and I do mean “old”) default Android browser. It offers a feature set that essentially rivals its desktop counterpart, and has been given great new functionality such as the ability to undo closed tabs, and much more.
Despite Chrome for Android’s ever-growing feature set, not everyone is a huge fan. For starters, it doesn’t support the wonderful Pie Controls, which were initially seen in the AOSP browser. Furthermore, it’s a bit more resource intensive so those on slower devices may find it a bit choppy with scrolling, panning, and zooming when compared to the AOSP Browser. But unfortunately, it’s hard to use the old AOSP browser since it isn’t included anymore on most devices. Luckily, the CM team was able to update the browser to work on KitKat and XDA Senior Member LitoNi shared it for all to use.
Installing this browser is a bit convoluted, but it isn’t too difficult–and most importantly, it doesn’t require root for the few of you who aren’t yet rooted. Rather than simply installing the APK, you must navigate to your /system/apps/ folder and “install” BrowserProviderProxy.apk. This installation will fail, but that is normal. After a reboot, you must then install the browser provided by the thread OP.
Unfortunately, no version of Flash player is known to work with this browser on KitKat, and it’s unlikely that untested versions will work. But for those who simply want the AOSP browser experience and streamlined speed, this is great news. Head over to the application thread to begin.
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