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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by darkcyber, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    I have a Galaxy Note 3 and I have an app techbargains and every time I try to access an external link through that app I just get an error...the default stock browser will not open it.

    So, is there a way I can make Chrome or Firefox my default browser? I am rooted, running 4.4.2 Kitkat with Hyperdrive 8 ROM. I have found several posts about going to settings>apps>Internet>...etc. But in Kitkat there is only app manager>apps and then no "internet".

    Suggestions appreciated.

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  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Open the app drawer and drag the default browser icon toward the top of the screen and drop it on "App Info" - this should bring you to the Application Manager page for that app. On that screen tap "Clear defaults" - this should clear any settings that cause Android to use the stock browser by default. The next time you do something that tries to open a browser, you should be asked which of your installed browsers you want to use, and you'll have the option to make that the new default.

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