How To Install Stock Browser On Kit Kat 4.4.2

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    Chrome is the stock browser now and Google is totally doing away with the AOSP browser. Some of you are not too fond of the mobile Chrome browser, and would much rather just have your AOSP stock browser back. There is now a method for installing this browser over Kit Kat 4.4.2. The sad news is that while you will be able to install the browser flash will still not be supported with this browser. Also bookmark sync will not work.

    How To Install Stock AOSP Browser:

    1. Download the signedbrowser.apk and place in your it in your phone's internal or external storage
    2. Go to settings/security settings/ check unknown sources box
    3. Use a root browser and navigate to system/apps and install Browser ProviderProxy.apk (you will get installation failed message which is normal)
    4. Reboot device manually
    5. Navigate to the downloaded file and install signedbrowser.apk
    6. uncheck unknown sources from settings/security
    7. Profit!

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    Whenever Chrome decides to let us choose a custom user agent and have it stick across tabs or app restarts then I'll use it. I've been using Habit Browser for the most part and Chrome only for the rate instance where I have to do something other browsers can't do. I always liked AOSP though so trying this on my G2... Thanks!

    Edit: Won't install on G2 4.4.2 for sone reason. The install button does nothing when pressed but the cancel button works fine (yeah "unknown sources" is checked)

    Edit : Odd, all apps are giving me that problem.. Maybe a reboot.. Idk. Lol
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    Could you use the same process to install Dolphin which supports flash?
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    It was the issue where the install Burton becomes unclickabke due to security reasons whenever a screen filter was being used. I thought Lux was the culprit but I remembered I've installed apps just fine with that running so went into Running Apps and had a look and realized that it might be the Echo Lockscreen app that I just installed to test out. I wasn't even using it but the service was still running. After I installed it everything is working fine again :)
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    Perfect, now I can go to bed lol. I'm now running the AOSP Browser to type this post on my G2. I forgot how snappy it was. I was just starting to really dig Habit Browser too

    Night all
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