Easy fix for Android update com.android.browser

After the update to Froyo on my HTC Desire I got the common problem with com.android.browser wanting to force close every time I tried to use the Internet app. By mistake I found and easier solution than hard resetting the phone.
Under Settings/Application/Manage applications you have a tab saying All. Under that tab you’ll find the Internet app. Click on it and you’ll find a button called Clear data. I don’t know what kind of data you lose but now I don’t get the force close message at  least. I didn’t have to backup everything, doing a hard reset and performing the update again.

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6 Responses to Easy fix for Android update com.android.browser

  1. Bert Lundgren says:


    Please clearify:
    “Under Settings/Application you have a that saying All.”

    I have the same problem so I would like to understand your solution.

    Best regards,
    Bert Lundgren

  2. mathias says:

    @bert: I forgot one step. It’s under Settings/Applications/Manage applications where you find the All tab and the Internet application. I hope that helped you more.

  3. joost says:

    thanks, it works again….

  4. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

  5. Maja says:

    Thanks a lot! This really helped me.

  6. pamaca says:

    This works! My husband’s phone kept having the same problem trying to get to the Internet. Luckily, I found your post and it’s working again.

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