Brief Introduction


If you are using AndroidStudio above 2.0 version and open instant run function, suggested to debug after closing (instant run will modify on the Application of the result in chrome provider context reference error)


The upgrade Chromium kernel steps are as follows


Refer to official and other tutorial compile chromium source code, and can generate chrome apk


Using AndroidStudio debugging Chromium Android

The build process

  1. Android Studio as a development environment, from Chromium for Android from chrome module source code, to join the Android project.
  2. Native code in the chromium environment to build, as so file to join the Android project
  3. Basic module (base, the content, net, etc.) in the chromium environment to build into a jar package, then add to the Android project
  4. content, chrome, UI modules such as resource file to join an Android library project

Why can't a resource file are directly added to the Android project?

Because namespace problems, such as the content of the module resources namespace is org.chromium.content,the chrome module namespace is, so need to build different Android library project, specify different package name.

Directory corresponding relation

app/libs ----------- chromium/src/out/gnbuild/

app/src/main/aidl ----------- chromium/src/chrome/android/java/src/android/support/customtabs/*.aidl

app/src/main/assets ----------- chromium/src/out/gnbuild/

app/src/main/java ------------ chromium/src/chrome/android/java/src

app/src/main/jniLibs ----------- chromium/src/out/gnbuild/

app/src/main/res(app module init res)

libraries/androidmedia_res ----------- chromium/src/third_party/android_media/java/res

libraries/chrome_res ----------- chromium/src/chrome/android/java/res & chromium/src/chrome/android/java/res_chromium

libraries/content_res ----------- chromium/src/content/public/android/java/res

libraries/datausagechart_res --------- chromium/src/third_party/android_data_chart/java/res

libraries/ui_res ---------- chromium/src/ui/android/java/res

The kernel upgrade matters needing attention

  1. Pak and dat files need to be added to the assets directory, and cannot be compressed
  2. Aidl files added to the main/aidl
  3. The current build chromium version is 55.0.2883.99
  4. Because some Java file is through the C compiler generated, there is the chromium/src/out directory or exist in the jars.If according to corresponding relation between the above updated version missing files, please go to the out/directory search, add corresponding files according to the namespace.There are some temporary generated XML resource file also need the out/directory on copy to the corresponding resource module.


The project is inspiration from the 365 browser


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