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I’m surprised Chrome runs without Google Play Services.



It does complain about them on the first launch (when the setup screen tries to sign you in for synchronization), but works perfectly after that. I was a bit surprised too. Now, my Chrome installation has been moved between 5 devices (via Titanium Backup) and still works.

The only big inconvenience is getting bookmarks to PC. There is XML file in /data/data/com.android.chrome called Bookmarks (by the way, Chrome seems to be the only Google app in com.android namespace). I just use regex to select the lines with URLs.




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