Oppo has demoed the bezel-less smartphone called the "R7!" That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Google's internal code building tool is being having its source opened and be sure to check out the article talking about Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 5 and 6! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...
Patched Chrome Beta Removes Device ID Check
Google’s long awaited version of Chrome for Android devices is already proving to be a very popular and capable browser. If you aren’t already familiar with it then check out ElCondor’s in depth review.
A lot of people (myself included) were keen to try it out on their device, unfortunately it seems that Chrome contains a device ID check which previously needed to be bypassed by editing the build.prop file, not difficult to get around but annoying none the less. XDA Senior Member lenny_kano been kind enough to simplify things a little and release a patched apk without this check. This allows anybody with an Android 4.0 ROM with fully working hardware acceleration to install the Chrome Beta on any device.
It’s important to stress that you must be running an Android 4.0 ROM with full hardware acceleration enabled and that this will not allow you to run Chrome on older versions of Android. It simply allows you to run the beta on unsupported devices providing the necessary requirements are met.
Installation is as simple as side loading the apk as you would any other. Remember that market updates won’t work so you’ll need to wait for lenny_kano to update the apk. The current version is 0.16.4215.215 and you can find it in the application thread.
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