Guide: How to Get the Chrome Browser to Work On Custom ICS ROMs

Last week we reported that the most recent Chrome Beta update broke compatibility for some custom Android 4.0 ROMs. The update proved to be beneficial on devices that are running stock ICS so I wanted to figure out a way to get it up and running on my rooted Galaxy Tab 10.1 running a CM9 kang. Apparently some of the custom ROMs have a build.id and display.id that reflect an Android version other than ICS even though they actually run Android 4.0. There is a simple workaround for this and I will give you a quick walk-through in the video below. Basically you will just need to make sure your build.id and display.id read IML74K.

If the thought of editing your build.prop file sounds daunting to you, maybe you should just wait until the developer updates the ROM in the future. If this sounds like something you can handle then check out the video and let us know in the comments if it worked and what ROM you are running. By the way, anything you do to your device is at your own risk, myself or Talk Android will not be held responsible for any problems you may encounter. Happy hacking! :-D

Video after the break. 

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  • Anonymous

    awesome

  • Thomas Houlberg

    Works like a charm. Thanks for the tip / howto.

  • cristian donose

    I already had that IML74K in place but still doesnt work.

  • Rcpresti

    Awsome super easy….thanks :-)

  • Mike

    Didn’t work on mine :(

  • Gytis Juškys

    It works perfectly. Thank you TA ;)