Stock browser gone?!?
I'm on a Droid Bionic and my stock browser just poofed. Everything was working fine, including the browser, until I rebooted my phone. The reboot went normal, but when I tapped the browser app icon on my home screen, it says the app isn't installed. It also no longer shows up in my app drawer. I did find it listed in the manage app settings, so tried clearing the cache and another reboot with no luck. So then I tried to uninstall the updates and got a message asking if I wanted to revert to the factory stock app. I said yes, and then it disappeared from the manage apps settings too. Another reboot and still nothing but the non-functioning icon on my home screen.
I haven't updated anything or downloaded anything recently except a couple known apps from the Play store, and wasn't visiting any suspicious websites, so I'm not thinking it's malware or anything like that. Any ideas? I'm hoping it's a simple fix or can find the apk for it online somewhere, but not going to be near my computer for a while.
And before anyone suggests trying another browser, I've tried several in the past and I prefer the stock one over anything else. That would be a last ditch plan for me right now.
- 10-23-2013, 06:35 PM #2
- 10-23-2013, 07:15 PM #3
- 10-23-2013, 07:35 PM #5
Re: Stock browser gone?!?
Nope, not disabled. And actually it is now showing up again in the manage apps screen, but showing 0Mb for all storage and data space used. The uninstall updates and force stop buttons are lit up, but I've tried those earlier and you saw where that put me.
- 10-23-2013, 08:09 PM #7
Re: Stock browser gone?!?
I am rooted and just looked in my system/app folder and found the stock browser apk in there. I tried to install and it goes through the permissions check and letting me know it's a system app and if I want to replace it. It starts the installation process, but at the end, it just says "App not installed" and a button to click that says done. No other error messages are shown. Think it may be a data corruption issue that made it non-functioning?
- 10-24-2013, 01:41 AM #10
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