I have version 2.3.3 of the stock android browser on my phone. I know there are newer versions out that support features that I want which are not available in 2.3.3. However, I do not see any upgrades available, and in fact the stock browser does not even show up in the Google Play store.

I figure I probably need to manually install from somewhere, but where do I find the necessary files and how do I perform the upgrade? Note: I am not interested in upgrading to a newer version of Android.

  • Firefox mobile supports Android 2.2 and above is you're stuck with an older version of Android and needs features that aren't available in older browsers.
    – Lie Ryan
    Aug 27, 2014 at 13:04

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Check this XDA post. It has an APK for a 4.2 AOSP browser.

NOTE: Install at your own risk.

  • Thanks! There aren't really any install instructions... in searching my system I see data/data/com.android.browser and /system/app/Browser.apk. I currently need the browser to replace what WebView is using, will it replace that too?
    – Michael
    Sep 17, 2017 at 0:46

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