Download latest stable Chromium binaries (64-bit and 32-bit)

Chromium
The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome

Windows 10, 8, 7

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on Windows?
About updates: your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, passwords, cookies... will be saved. Do not worry!
For automated updates, choose one of the Chromium #updaters

Installer
  1. Download the EXE executable file (This is a 7-zip self-extracting archive. So you can unzip it to see its content)
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute this EXE file
  4. Wait for 2 or 3 seconds (Installation is silent)
  5. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  6. To remove it definitively: use the standard way (or a software like Bulk Crap Uninstaller, Geek Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, Ccleaner...)

Archive
  1. Download the ZIP archive file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip this ZIP file
  4. Delete all the files from your installation directory
  5. Move the files from the unzipped directory to your installation directory
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  7. To remove it definitively: delete your installation directory

Portable
Note: Chromium has #secure-preferences feature based on the machine SID. So extensions, certificates and passwords are not portable. The best way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.
  1. Download and unzip "chrlauncher-xxxxxxx.zip"
  2. Execute chrlauncher.exe (chrlauncher is a free and open-source Chromium launcher/updater)
  3. Close Chromium browser if a notification displays a new version
  4. Click on the "Download" button
  5. Wait for download and automatic installation
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  7. To remove it definitively: delete the chrlauncher folder

Package
  1. Install Chocolatey (A free and open-source package manager) in command-line
  2. Chromium will be automatically updated via Chocolatey (using our API)
  3. To remove it definitively: use the "uninstall" command-line via Chocolatey
Windows XP, Vista... and old versions
Since version 89, Chromium needs a CPU with SSE3 support (Archive: PDF)
For help, version 88 works fine on older CPU processors. The last stable version is 88.0.4324.190
Since version 50, Chromium is not available on XP and Vista (Archive: 1)
For help, version 49 works fine. The last stable version is 49.0.2623.112
Since version 35, Chromium needs a CPU with SSE2 support (Archive: 1)
For help, version 34 works fine on older CPU processors.

Chromium for 64-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021

HibbikiEditor
Hibbiki
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (Chrome Sync...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha1: 9cd641f1747be49ffbd93d2d4ddd88945e48b242.(virus?) - chrome.sync.7z
  • sha1: 18f6bcc63dc81b2878efdbf680557ed672563f60.(virus?) - mini_installer.sync.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Package: The free and open-source Chocolatey tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPortapps →
90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Thursday, 29 Apr 2021
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied apart from "Safe Browser".

Info:
  • sha1: 1178e0bcaabbd29483e50c2e9f8a307903de8af4.(virus?) - ungoogled-chromium-90.0.4430.93-1_Win64.7z
  • sha1: 033ab34341d8bdf1fed912a8ace7fc5c7b025f96.(virus?) - 90.0.4430.93_ungoogled_mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Portapps: The Portapps wrapper is used to launch Chromium in portable version.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
avx2avx2
Chromium for a recent computer (higher than the year 2013) having a processor with the support of AVX2 instructions.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions#CPUs_with_AVX2
• Free tools to show this info: CPU-Z, HWiNFO, Speccy...
fmafma
Chromium for a recent computer (higher than the year 2012) having a processor with the support of FMA instructions.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMA_instruction_set
• Free tools to show this info: CPU-Z, HWiNFO, Speccy...
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
92.0.4495.0 (878257) • Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Info:
  • sha1: 8a7e95800404ce8536644cdbc31f5cbcfaa8db63.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: 7fd77a3b7c636382b11e6720dfdb3ef3fabda3c3.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64-avx2)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
avxavx
Chromium for a recent computer (higher than the year 2011) having a processor with the support of AVX instructions.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions
• Free tools to show this info: CPU-Z, HWiNFO, Speccy...
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
92.0.4494.0 (877801) • Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha1: ce428d8cc211096e09c4492de64fb8628efbe46a.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: d3562e31638cc028cd8a3bc3d3df8a09967830f5.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64-avx)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
92.0.4494.0 (877801) • Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha1: 257cd621b528d925115affc9f3cd431b009b19a0.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: 2987036106f5f3dcc5f6359261f861ae9eec4438.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64-sse3)
  • Source: Github repository

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
92.0.4500.0 (879957) • Thursday, 6 May 2021
Info

Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021
In collaboration with the Open Source Software group at Arm, we share Chromium for Windows on Arm. (Official announce)

ArmEditor
Arm
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
signedsigned
The Installer file is signed with an authenticate certificate.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signature
win64-armwin64-arm
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

ArchiveInstaller
90.0.4430.93 (1348) • Thursday, 29 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha256: 764ddc6f7cb55c74e58e9529e74fa5ba982636613038aa10dac616796dcb466f.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: 46566877983178eceaf2dd4bd42b4736f93e17d2a49c51cef46a5b53b98b35dc.(virus?) - chrome.zip

ArmEditor
Arm
signedsigned
The Installer file is signed with an authenticate certificate.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signature
win64-armwin64-arm
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

ArchiveInstaller
90.0.4430.61 (1115) • Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha256: 20f88577adeb20ec7508543762f846097b831674d60ede51d804c878a4cf68c2.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: 71a1f5e55c11820069b31689a6e6545e45f4e51dd8efa8541214f7c1b184d83a.(virus?) - chrome.zip

ArmEditor
Arm
signedsigned
The Installer file is signed with an authenticate certificate.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signature
win64-armwin64-arm
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

ArchiveInstaller
90.0.4420.0 (1) • Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021
Info:
  • sha256: b81ec78a708261a9cbf50e0edea835fc34c0fd998248064ccf98be3ef588126c.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: 04d03e2e8ca9af41beb7a5a00ea2bfb543631070e88e3088f2901887ee89df34.(virus?) - chrome.zip

Chromium for 32-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021

HibbikiEditor
Hibbiki
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (Chrome Sync...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha1: df3abee83cd5b077c8850b3c2ca62080ad3e7efb.(virus?) - chrome.sync.7z
  • sha1: 96ade8b7a8eecc73d1af6725a0bd7368a1313c80.(virus?) - mini_installer.sync.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Package: The free and open-source Chocolatey tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchivePortapps →
89.0.4389.114 (843830) • Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied apart from "Safe Browser".

Info:
  • sha1: 0183350321016db47245a61b15f47cb7ee368e56.(virus?) - ungoogled-chromium-89.0.4389.114-1_Win32.7z
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Portapps: The Portapps wrapper is used to launch Chromium in portable version.
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
92.0.4494.0 (877801) • Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Info:
  • sha1: d24f57f65b738779e588b226866424599ea996e0.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: 5900ea313b3a88d4b8d3c9e660c981aa9d7e14a0.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32-sse3)
  • Source: Github repository

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
92.0.4500.0 (879962) • Thursday, 6 May 2021
Info

macOS 10.11+

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on macOS?
About updates: your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, passwords, cookies... will be saved. Do not worry!
For automated updates, choose one of the Chromium #updaters

Installer
  1. Download the DMG file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute this DMG file
  4. Drag its icon on Applications folder
  5. You may then "Eject" and throw away this disk image
  6. To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash.

Archive
  1. Download the ZIP archive file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip this ZIP file
  4. Double click on the unzipped folder to open it
  5. Drag its icon on Applications folder
  6. To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (Chrome Sync...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
90.0.4430.72 (857950) • Friday, 16 Apr 2021
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (Chrome Sync...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
90.0.4414.0 (852112) • Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021
Feedback appreciated - if demand will update once a month. Do no hesitate to write #comments ;)

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
92.0.4500.0 (880007) • Thursday, 6 May 2021
Info

Chromium for 32-bit macOS

Since version 39, Chromium and Google Chrome are not available in 32-bit version for macOS.

Linux

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on Linux distributions?
In most cases, Chromium is directly available in the official repository of each Linux distribution. So it is easy to install, update and remove it via the integrated software/package manager or in command-lines.

There are other ways like:

Chromium for 64-bit Linux

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Archive
90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Saturday, 1 May 2021
Tested under Ubuntu 18+

Info:

Eloston and other contributorsEditor
Eloston and other contributors
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Binaries →
Available in different repositories
Info:

RobRichEditor
RobRich
avxavx
Chromium for a recent computer (higher than the year 2011) having a processor with the support of AVX instructions.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions
• Free tools to show this info: CPU-Z, HWiNFO, Speccy...
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Package
92.0.4494.0 (877797) • Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Info:

RobRichEditor
RobRich
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Package
92.0.4494.0 (877797) • Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Info:

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Arch Linux

Available in the official repository
sudo pacman -S chromium

If you prefer, you can also install the Snap version of Chromium.

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

CentOS

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version on CentOS 7+: $ sudo yum -y update
$ sudo yum install -y epel-release
$ sudo yum install -y chromium
$ - requires given Linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

To run it: $ chromium

If you prefer, you can also install the Snap version of Chromium.

Info:
  • CentOS is a distribution affiliated with Red Hat (RHEL).

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Debian

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version: sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium chromium-l10n
(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

elementary OS

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Install the Snap version of Chromium.

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Fedora

Available in the official repository (since Chromium v52)
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or alternatively, type these DNF command:
sudo dnf install chromium

If you prefer, you can also install Snap version of Chromium.

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Gentoo Linux

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Linux Mint

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:

- Use the integrated software/package manager

- or type this command (on Linux Mint 20+):
sudo apt install chromium

- or follow this tutorial to install the Snap ("Ubuntu") version of Chromium

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Mageia

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Manjaro

Available in the official #arch-linux repository
sudo pacman -S chromium

If you prefer, you can also install the Snap version of Chromium.

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

openSUSE

Available in the official repository
If you prefer, you can also install the Snap version of Chromium.

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Puppy Linux

Available in the official repository
Follow the posts at Announcements about LxPup, ScPup, UPups, Chromium, LXQt, Kernels etc.

1) Install it via Menu → Internet → Get Web Browser

2) or download it from the Sourceforge repository

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Slackware

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Follow the blog post of Eric Hameleers (developer of Chromium packages)

Slackware is an independent distribution

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Solus

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Install Snappy on Solus (if not installed). Then type this command: sudo snap install chromium
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Ubuntu

Unavailable in the official repository (since Ubuntu 19.10+) but you can install it!
To install the stable Chromium version, there are different ways.

The Snap version


- For Ubuntu 19.10+, use the snap package (Deb to snap transition article). snap install chromium
snap run chromium
chromium::snap-package

- or type these commands about this PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium-browser

The "Debian package" version


1) If you prefer, you can also install the .deb package in Ubuntu 19.10+ via this PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage

2) In order to avoid installation of snap package on Ubuntu 19.10+, you can "pin" this PPA with a command bellow:
cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/pin-xalt7x-chromium-deb-vaapi
Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-xalt7x-chromium-deb-vaapi
Pin-Priority: 1337
EOF

3.) Finally run 2 commands to refresh package cache and install Chromium deb:! sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium-browser



To add language packages: sudo apt install chromium-browser-l10n
To add only the patent-free (ogg, vorbis, theora and av1) codecs: sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

To add the patent-free codecs + mp3, aac, ac3, mpeg4 (audio/h264), mov: sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Chromium OS

Info
Chromium OS is the open-source OS designed by Google that primarily runs web applications. Based on Gentoo, it exists since 2009. Chromium is its default web browser. Google Chrome OS (closed-source) is based on Chromium OS.

Free and open-source releases:

BSD

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit BSD

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021

bsdbsd
Chromium for a BSD distribution

FreeBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

bsdbsd
Chromium for a BSD distribution

OpenBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

Android 5.0+

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Android

Reference: Google Chrome 90.0.4430.91 (857950) • Monday, 26 Apr 2021

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Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version and security updates of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "Bromite" project of Carl.
• Info: https://github.com/bromite/bromite
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
android64android64
Chromium for 64-bit Android

Package
90.0.4430.91 (857950) • Saturday, 1 May 2021
All Bromite patches applied.

Info:

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Carl
androidandroid
Chromium for Android

Package →
90.0.4430.204 • Tuesday, 4 May 2021
Info:

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The Chromium Authors
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Chromium for 32-bit Android

Archive
92.0.4500.0 (880023) • Thursday, 6 May 2021
This ZIP archive contains these packages:
  • ChromePublic.apk (= Chromium code + open-source Google Chrome code • Archive: 1)
  • ContentShell.apk (Dev info)
  • SystemWebViewShell.apk (Dev info)

Info:

iOS

Reference: Google Chrome 87.0.4280.163 • Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021
Chromium on iOS is a big fake!
Check the official blog post and build instructions to understand that Chromium cannot use the existing content/implementation, which is based on V8/Blink. It is just a skin on top of Safari. Go your way!

Notes

Obviously, you know this site is not the Chromium official website. As a regular user (not an expert), I created it in 2013 because there was no easy way to download good and stable releases of Chromium, on Windows. I try to keep it as safe and fast as possible! ;) This is absolutely a non-profit site. Please, read the privacy policy.

In short:
  • Since the beginning of the Chromium project until today, there is no binary of stable Chromium shared by the official team.
  • The official website is development oriented. Users are invited to download Google Chrome.
  • The official download page gives to users only ZIP archives of development builds (also known as "snapshot", "nightly", "vanilla" or "raw" builds) which can be very unstable. Users are invited to download Google's Chrome Canary.
  • This site gives to users a choice of builds: development (also on its simplest download page), stable and portable builds.

All downloads are only from reliable sources:

1. Project

Chromium exists since 2008. It is the free and open-source project (#features) behind the famous Google Chrome browser. There are many advantages for an enterprise to work on an open-source project. Intrinsically, Chromium is a Google project maintained by many authors (developers, engineers, graphic designers, security researchers...) from Google, Adobe, Amazon, ARM, Brave, Cloudflare, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Igalia, Intel, Logitech, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nvidia, Opera, Samsung, Vivaldi, Xiaomi, Yandex... and external contributors (Official graph).

Chromium is not only a web browser. It is a blend of different important open-source projects:
  • ANGLE (Graphics engine abstraction layer)
  • Blink (Rendering/layout engine)
  • Native Client (Sandbox for running native code)
  • PDFium (PDF generation and rendering library)
  • Sandbox (Security mechanism for separating running programs)
  • Skia (Graphics library)
  • V8 (JavaScript engine)
  • and others...

One or more projects are used in Chromium browser (obviously!) and other software/service like Google Chrome, Googlebot Evergreen, Bingbot Evergreen, Mozilla Firefox (ANGLE, Skia), Opera, Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge (Search "chromium" at Microsoft Third Party Disclosures. Official PDF presentation), Adobe Acrobat, Android WebView, Discord, Bitwarden, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Minecraft, Signal, Skype, Slack, Spotify, Steam, TeamViewer, Trend Micro, Twitch, Unity3D, Unreal Engine, WhatsApp, Electron, CEF, QtWebEngine...

Chromium is not fully designed by Google! However, as a primary investor, Google gives a consistent guidance and provides all free tools and services related to this project.

2. Stable Chromium version

Officially, Chromium does not have a stable release. The official developers (aka The Chromium Authors) do not release it to end users. So it is continually in development. Google Chrome is the stable release... but is not open-source.

Chromium is the project then Google Chrome is the product.

In fact, Chromium has a stable version! ^^
Chromium being open-source (#source-code), anybody can compile it. It is reproductible. You should be a developer to do this. Just get the current stable version (90.0.4430.93) from the official Git repository and compile it!
For example, the current stable version on #linux is 90.0.4430.93. In this version, there are 93 patches which correct many issues (bugs, feature requests, enhancements...).

All stable versions of Chromium on #windows, #mac, #linux... are always made by third-party developers.

The stable version of Chromium is compiled by:

3. Development

The development builds (also known as "snapshot", "nightly", "vanilla" or "raw" builds) are built automatically several times a day by the Chromium Buildbot (buildbot console) and made available as binary code releases.

Snapshot

Once a snapshot has been built, it is placed in the chromium-browser-snapshots root directory of Google Cloud Storage and is automatically tested. This build is really just development tool for checking whether issues are fixed in the latest Chromium code. It can be buggy and unstable. They are downloadable on the official site, my alternative webpage and this site (Check The Chromium Authors tag).

LKGR

If that snapshot build successfully passes the automated tests, it is considered as a good build (known as LKGR meaning "Last Known Good Revision") and can become potentially a stable build. For info, LKGR builds were stored in the chromium-browser-continuous root directory until Friday, 18 Mar 2016. The Chromium team has removed few LKGR builders (407399, 576253 and chromium-dev) but other ones still work (latest commit). Finally, there is no LKGR binary shared by the Chromium team... but any developer can re-compile it! ^^

Stable

A stable build is a development build tested by the Buildbot then improved by the Chromium team and all contributors.

4. Conclusion

Note this website and the Chromium builds are made and shared by volunteers (devoted developers), freely, in their spare time. There is absolutely no business, no revenue (Privacy policy). We are neither Google nor a corporation. So please, respect our work. Officially, the #stable-chromium-version does not exist at all. We need time to re-compile Chromium. If you cannot wait for the latest version, prefer to use a development version (download page) or compile Chromium yourself (#source-code) or use other #browsers.

Jerry (admin)

Features

Chromium vs Google Chrome.

Chromium browser has:
Why I used the "similar" word, here?
I cannot certify that it is "same/identical" as Google Chome because Chrome is a closed-source software.

Some developers maintain #chromium-forks that offer more features and enhancements. Thanks a lot for developers! ;)

Secure Preferences

Chromium has "Secure Preferences" feature which protect user data against #malware. On Windows, the user profile is encrypted based on the machine SID. So extensions, certificates and passwords are not portable. It works for Chromium and all #chromium-forks like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, ungoogled-chromium... (except Cent Browser which is closed-source and therefore can be easily corrupted)

Info relative to this feature:
How to migrate user data from one computer to another?
The simple way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.
For info, you can also use free services like floccus, xBrowserSync.

Also, to export/import data manually:
There are unstable ways too:

Google API keys

By default, few Google services (Chrome Sync...) are not available on Chromium. They are reserved for Google Chrome users. For example, the Chrome Sync capability in Chromium based browsers allows you to login to Google’s Sync cloud servers and save your passwords, browsing history and bookmarks/favorites to your personal encrypted cloud vault inside Google’s infrastructure. Extremely convenient for people who access the Internet using multiple devices.

To use these Google services, Chromium needs Google API keys.

Chromium can display a top message if the Google API keys are needed for Google services (screenshot):
Google API keys are missing. Some functionality of Chromium will be disabled. Learn More
How to just hide the top message "Google API keys are missing..."?
Add the --no-default-browser-check flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser (screenshot)
How to create your own Google API keys?
With your own Google API keys, many Google services (Chrome Sync...) will work.
Then set three environment variables.

On Windows

Launch Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following commands:
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY yourkey
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID yourclientid
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET yourclientsecret
(setx = set environment variables permanently)

On macOS

This tutorial was written by Aargl on december 7, 2018 (#comment-4078). Thanks to him. There are 2 methods:

1. Method with ChromiumSyncEnabler

ChromiumSyncEnabler (Archive: ZIP)
  • Put Chromium_template and ChromiumSyncEnabler.py at the root of the current user (~/)
  • Put Chromium.app in ~/Applications
  • In Terminal, type: python /Users/your_user_name/ChromiumSyncEnabler.py
  • Enter your API keys

N.B.: if you want to activate for all users, do the same procedure putting the files respectively in / and /Applications (I haven't tried, but I can't see why it wouldn't work...)

2. Method with a plist file

Creation of a ~/Library/LaunchAgents/setenv.ChromiumSync.plist containing: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "https://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd ">
<plist version="1.0">
   <dict>
      <key>Label</key>
      <string>setenv.ChromiumSync</string>
      <key>ProgramArguments</key>
      <array>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_API_KEY</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
      </array>
      <key>RunAtLoad</key>
      <true/>
   </dict>
</plist>
(with "your_key" being the corresponding Google API key)

Of course, you can name the LaunchAgent setenv.ChromiumSync or anything you want.
  • This is perfectly working in 10.11
  • In 10.9, you must create 3 separate LaunchAgent files instead (one for each key)
  • I couldn't test more recent OSes, but I think it should work as in 10.11

The choice between method 1 or 2 depends on wether you want to enter your API keys each time or not... ;-)

On Linux

export GOOGLE_API_KEY yourkey
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID yourclientid
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET yourclientsecret
How to disable Google API keys?
Without Google API keys, many Google services (Chrome Sync...) will not work.

On Windows

Launch Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following commands:
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY "false"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "false"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "false"
(setx = set environment variables permanently)

Now launch Chromium.

Widevine plugin

Widevine is a closed-source Google plugin to play DRM content (= protected audio/video files) for web browsers. Companies including Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Hulu, Netflix, Spotify and Disney+ use Widevine to manage the distribution of premium content.

Chromium does not support Widevine natively. Note that Chromium developers and most of Chromium users do not use this Google plugin at all. We do not bundle/share it. Other people tried to obtain a licence from Google for an open-source project and finally did not get it (Archive: 1).

On this website, the widevine support is enabled on the stable versions. (These versions are compiled with the GN argument: enable_widevine = true). So you need to install the Widevine CDM plugin yourself to play DRM content.

In Chromium and Google Chrome, you can check the Widevine support at chrome://components → "Widevine Content Decryption Module" → The number must be different than 0.0.0.0 (screenshot)

Websites to freely test Widevine:
How to install the Widevine CDM plugin?
  1. First of all, make sure you have a Chromium version with the enabled support of:

  2. Now, get the Widevine CDM plugin. The latest version is: 4.10.2209.1
    For info, this is an automated update via this official TXT file.

    2.1 From official links:
    2.2 Or from offline installers of Google Chrome
    Prefer these following site mirrors because you can unzip the EXE archives. Note these links of Google Chrome are official.
    2.3 Or from the Google Chrome website
    In this case, you must to install Google Chrome because you cannot unzip the ZIP archives :/

  3. Unzip the content of this Widevine CDM plugin
    (This is a 7-zip self-extracting archive)

  4. Copy this Widevine CDM plugin's content to your Chromium "WidevineCdm" folder like this following structure, on Windows:
    (screenshot)
    WidevineCdm/
      ├── LICENSE.txt
      ├── manifest.json (Note this file contains the Widevine version or even the file paths ^^)
      │
      ├── _platform_specific/
      │   ├── widevinecdm.dll
      │   ├── widevinecdm.dll.sig

  5. Launch Chromium browser

  6. Go to the top of this website and check if the "widevine" tag is displayed. (screenshot)
    and check chrome://components → "Widevine Content Decryption Module"

  7. End.

If issue on a website using Widevine (like Spotify, Netflix...) try its equivalent application or software.

Flash plugin

Flash is a deprecated multimedia software platform. Adobe retired Flash on January 1, 2021, on all plateforms. Roadmap for Chromium. Roadmap for Firefox.
  • Since 2021, the Flash PPAPI plugin (aka PepperFlash) plugin is discontinued. For info, PepperFlash is secure because it works in a sandbox. In short, it executes in its own process, separate from the browser's rendering engine.
  • Since 2015, the Flash #npapi plugin is discontinued.
How to quickly install the Flash plugin? (Obsolete content!)
On Windows and macOS, Chomium find PepperFlash itself (= without #command-line-flags)

  1. Install PepperFlash (PPAPI) from Adobe website.
  2. Disable the checkbox in the chrome://settings/content/flash page. (screenshot)
  3. Test if animation works on the Flash Player versions page.
  4. Enjoy!
How to manually install the Flash plugin? (Obsolete content!)
This is a full manual installation tutorial.
(If Google Chrome is already installed, go directly to "3. Add command-line flags"

1. Get PepperFlash (PPAPI)

This plugin is a non-free (proprietary) software developed by Adobe, and distributed bundled with Google Chrome. So get it from the official sources: Adobe or Google.

1.1 From Adobe

Different official ways:
After install, the plugin path will be:
- On a 64-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_[version].dll (64-bit version)
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[version].dll (32-bit version)
- On a 32-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[version].dll (32-bit version)

1.2 From Google Chrome

Canary channel:

1.3 From an unofficial source

(Use an online service to prevent #malware)
  1. Search "PepperFlash" or "PPAPI" at [RU] effect8.ru or patheticcockroach.com
  2. Download and open the .7z archive
  3. Get "pepflashplayer.dll" (rename it, if needed) and "manifest.json" files.

Optionally, get the Flash version number:
(If you want to see the correct version number on Chromium internal pages)
  • On all platforms, open the manifest.json text file in the PepperFlash folder.
  • On Windows, you can do a right-click → Properties → Details, on the .dll file

2. Change the plugin directory

If you want, prefer a short path for the plugin. It will be easier for the next step. ^^
Example on Windows: Put this .dll file in a path like C:\PepperFlash\ (Create the directory if needed)

3. Add command-line flags

Use these #command-line-flags:
  • --ppapi-flash-path=[plugin path]
  • --ppapi-flash-version=[plugin version]
  • And optionally --allow-outdated-plugins to disable browser notifications about outdated plugins

On #windows, create a Chromium shortcut. Then go to its properties and edit the target field: --ppapi-flash-path="C:\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll" --ppapi-flash-version="32.0.0.465" --allow-outdated-plugins
On #mac, you will need to launch it from the command-line (in the Terminal): /Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=32.0.0.465& The "&" at the end is not a typo. It is there to make sure Chromium is launched in a separate thread. Without the "&", Chromium would exit as soon as you quit the Terminal. Moreover, to simplify the Chromium launch, check How to create simple Mac apps from shell scripts (Archive: 1). Also see the #comment-566 and #comment-344.

4. Restart the browser

Relaunch it to apply changes.

5. Check the installation

6. Enjoy!

Now, even after browser updates, Chromium uses PepperFlash. ^^

NPAPI plugin

NPAPI is a deprecated API that allows browser extensions to be developed. Chromium 45.0.2416.0 (331982) is the last version which still has NPAPI plugin support enabled via chrome://flags or group policy registry. (sourceNPAPI deprecation)
How to still use a NPAPI plugin?
Few ways:
More info on site archives:

HTML5 audio/video

By default, Chromium does not support proprietary codecs (AAC, H.264/MP4) in the HTML <audio> and <video> elements.
How to use Chromium with all audio/video codecs?
Few ways:
  • On #windows and #mac, use builds with all-codecs or all-codecs+
  • or compile Chromium from #source-code with proprietary codecs, yourself.
  • or install an older version having ffmpegsumo file (Ex: 333350, 333334, 333283, 333258...)
  • or choose other #browsers
  • On #linux, you can use Chromium with proprietary codecs (ex: FFmpeg under Ubuntu)

Before 4 June 2015, we used an alternative with the Google Chrome ffmpegsumo file and our Patch HTML5 Media extension. More info on site archives:
Note about the H.265/HEVC video codec
Chromium does (and will) not natively support the H.265/HEVC codec. (official source)

Check HTML5 audio/video support at https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/

If there is a video issue, disable hardware acceleration (see #browser-crash).

Advanced

1. Internal pages

To access to all internal pages, use chrome://about. Copy and paste this special URL directly into the address bar (omnibox). Obviously, this special URL works only in Chromium and Google Chrome. Note: About configuration settings, there is nothing similar to Firefox's about:config in Chromium.

Few internal pages:
About browser plugins
Since version 57, the chrome://plugins page no longer exists. (official source)

Info:

2. Keyboard shortcuts

To use keyboard shortcuts (on Windows, Mac and Linux), check this full list of official shortcuts... and this one if you are developer. Most of the shortcuts are similar to IE, Firefox or any other browser.

3. Command-line flags

There are command-line flags (or "switches") that Chromium accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Note flags often contain experimental or obsolete code, so they tend not to stick around for long.
How to start Chromium directly in incognito (or private) mode, on Windows?
Add the "--incognito" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito

4. User data directory

About your profile (history, bookmarks...), it is important to know where is stored your user data.
How to change the user data directory?
Add the "--user-data-dir" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir=..\my-profile-path

5. External extension installation

How to install an external browser add-on?
If you wish to install extensions directly instead of just downloading the .crx source file, you must:
  1. Change the flag chrome://flags/#extension-mime-request-handling to "Always prompt for install".
  2. Click on the link of the .crx file you want to install

Download the .crx source file of any extension directly from the Chrome Web Store via Get CRX or via a site like Chrome Extension Downloader, CRX Extractor, Crx4Chrome. (For info, you can see the source code before to download the extension: CRX Viewer)
  1. Go to chrome://extensions
  2. Drag and drop the .crx file on chrome://extensions

If it does not work...
  1. Add the "--enable-easy-off-store-extension-install" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the .crx file on chrome://extensions

If it still does not work...
  1. Unzip the .crx file
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the unzipped folder on the page... or click on Developer mode (Toggle in top right) then Load unpacked extension... (screenshot)

About updates:
  • You have to update manually
  • You can update when you want! ^^
  • If ever a new version sucks, just re-install the previous one

6. Source code

Before all, check the official guide for developers.

Official links to easily get or see the full Chromium source code:
Interesting info:

7. Older version

Never update your browser with a very old version. It even does not start.

To downgrade Chromium installed with the Installer (.exe):
  1. Open Chromium and check its actual version at chrome://version
  2. Close Chromium.
  3. Uninstall Chromium WITHOUT to delete your #user-data-directory. It is an option of its uninstaller. (screenshot)
  4. Get the Installer (.exe) of an older version (from the → download/ page or Snapshots repository about "official" builds)
  5. Execute it to install Chromium.
  6. Open Chromium and check the new installed version at chrome://version

8. Browser crash

You have encountered a browser crash or issue :/

Few ways to help you:

Also you can use #command-line-flags: --disable-gpu, --disable-accelerated-video-decode...

8. Browser benchmark

To test performances of the browser, do differents benchmarks.
Except as otherwise noted, for the result, a higher number is better.

Free websites without registration:
  • ARES-6 (Various tests using the newest web standards and features)
  • Basemark (Various tests using the newest web standards and features)
  • JetStream (JavaScript benchmark developed by Apple)
  • Kraken (JavaScript benchmark developed by Mozilla • Result: A lower number is better)
  • MotionMark (Graphics benchmark developed by the WebKit team)
  • Octane (JavaScript benchmark developed by Google)
  • Speedometer (Performance benchmark that repeats the same actions using DOM APIs)
  • WebXPRT (HTML5 and JavaScript test developed by benchmark maker Principled Technologies)

API

This is a free and simple API for developers to update Chromium to the latest good build via a bash (shell) script, a browser extension... Read my #notes. Please, do not use this API to build other websites. To prevent abuse, the site can audit each API request.
API details
GET request parameters:
  • os(required) windows or mac or android
  • bit(optional • 64 by default) 64 or 32
  • out(optional • json by default) json or string or revision    xml: removed. Feb 24, 2021

Response:
chromiumwindows or mac or android
  • architecture(string) 64-bit or 32-bit
  • timestamp(integer) Unix time of this release built on the Chromium Buildbot server
  • editor(string) The Chromium Authors
  • channel(string) dev
  • repository(string) snapshots
  • version(string) (like xx.x.xxxx.x)
  • revision(integer) Git revision's commit position
  • commit(string) Git revision's commit hash

Examples:

Browsers

1. Chromium forks

In simple words, a fork of Chromium means Chromium engine is used to create another web browser.

Proprietary browsers:
(developed by official contributors of the Chromium #project)
I do not recommend:
Why not recommended?
Because all of these browsers are closed-source, outdated, based on Chromium like Google Chrome... and most of the features they remove don't even exist in Chromium, in the first place. Control your personal info and #privacy yourself ^^

Colin (InsanityBit) explains this very well at "SRWare Iron Browser – A private alternative to Chrome?" (2012 • Archives: 1, 2)

Note if a new browser with "better privacy" than Google Chrome is based on Chromium and is fully open-source, it should be ok for me. But... Google is famous. Its privacy policy and marketing strategy are well known. So you have to ask you some questions. Do you trust in an unknown team more than Google? Is an outdated Chromium fork?
Few free and open-source Chromium-based browsers:

2. Other open-source "non-Chromium-based" browsers

Privacy

For a better privacy protection, use open-source #browsers like Chromium, Firefox. Do not forget: It is open-source does not mean it is secure and respects user privacy. Moreover, security ≠ privacy ≠ anonymity. If your browser is fully "open-source", it means that somebody with the capability can review the #source-code. It is easier for developers to find malicious code with versioning tools like Git or SVN. (Ex: Chromium downloads a Chrome extension as a binary without source code → corrected 7 days after the report). Only an open-source code allows such defense. This is better for secure browsing and user privacy. The security of Chromium is very solid. While I recommend ungoogled-chromium, Bromite and Firefox (cf. about:config/user.js settings, containers system, better content-filtering, easier way to stop browser automatic connections, support of a self-hosted Firefox Sync server) as the most reliable browsers for privacy enthusiasts in a standard web browsing, Chromium is probably a reasonable alternative for everyday web browsing.

My way for a standard web-browsing (but do as you like ^^):
  1. Modify your #hosts-file to stop "natively" domains who serve ads, spyware and malware
  2. Use a VPN with strong encryption for your whole OS or router to bypass many restrictions on Internet. Note you are not anonymous behind a VPN service (cf. Browser fingerprint, Server-side tagging...) (It is better than browser VPN/proxy #extensions)
  3. Use an up-to-date web browser
  4. Change few #browser-settings
  5. Install few #extensions

How to really be anonymous on the Web?
The anonymization solutions are especially necessary for the exercise of freedoms (ex: for journalist, political opponent in certain countries, researcher, whistleblower...). These solutions are obviously very used by hackers too. Personally, I think most people cannot be anonymous on the Web even using a VPN, proxy or TOR network. It is a myth that you cannot be tracked online. If you exist, you are findable, especially if you use multiple devices and websites. There are a lot of technologies to identify a user and get its data. Check the #guides and #tests for more information.

But it is possible to really be anonymous on the Web if your respect all security rules. The book "The Art of Invisibility" written in 2017 by Kevin D. Mitnick will convince you. In a few words, do not trust proprietary software/services, third-party VPN service providers (VPN Leaks, 'no log' VPN providers..., VPN hacked...) and the cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin).
  1. Buy a new computer (like a used computer) with cash, from an unknown person.
  2. Then remove the internal HDD (or format it). You will not use it. Prefer an external USB flash/SSD drive.
  3. Use Tails, Whonix, Qubes OS or a similar live Linux distribution. These ones uses the Tor network (Note Tor is often attacked).
  4. Change the MAC address.
  5. Connect to a public WiFi connection.
  6. Do not change settings or add extensions on Tor Browser. It will prevent your Browser fingerprint.
  7. Never login to a site/service for which you are already known.
  8. SearX and .onion addresses are welcome.
  9. Here we go!
Do you know...
Sure you can protect your privacy against tracking and profiling tools but it is really painful because these tracking tools are everywhere today: on Internet (website, app...), at home (computer, phone, router, smart TV, smart home speaker, smart bulb, smart grid...), in your car (GPS system, connected car...), in the street (video surveillance camera...), at your ISP and elsewhere. You can find them in hardware (firmware) and software (operating system, app, website, extension...).

Do you know in all computers (excepted RISC-V and Libreboot) there is an exploit-friendly firmware that user has no access?
Ex: in Intel processors, in AMD processors, in Raspberry Pi (proprietary Broadcom processor).

Do you know you are readily recognizable if you install browser extensions like an ad-blocker? It means, if you install browser extensions, your Browser fingerprint is unique. So you are unique on the Web.
Ex: browserleaks::proxy, Browser Fingerprint

Do you know there are probably untrusted certificates on your computer?
Ex: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla..., Dell..., Google..., Microsoft..., Lenovo..., Surveillance firm...

Do you know it is possible to follow a user behind Tor browser?
Ex: Advanced Tor browser fingerprinting, Browser Fingerprinting, Tor and its discontents, with CSS (noscript-tracking.go, CrookedStyleSheets), with extension fingerprinting or with a zero-day exploit!...

About the "No log" mention of a VPN, do you know the jurisdiction of the country where the VPN server is located has authority on the jurisdiction of the country where the VPN provider is located?
Ex: Choose a VPN provider from United Kingdom and connect to a French VPN server. There are no log in United Kingdom. Ok, but this is not the problem! The VPN server is in France and there will be logs in France. This is the law. [FR] Minimal logs lifetime in France: 360 days (Source: "Article 3"). [FR] Minimal logs lifetime in Europe: 14 days. So be careful when your VPN provider and its VPN server are located in countries from the Five Eyes, Nine Eyes or Fourteen Eyes.

Do you know Linux (like Windows and Mac) devices have a unique identifier?
Ex: Linux devices have a unique identifier called machine-id. Here is how to change it.

1. Browser update

The reason for updating to the latest version is security. As security threats are found, they are fixed. Using an old version expose user to a number of security holes and privacy issues. Browsers are far more subject to hacking than other software.

2. Browser settings

Adjust all settings and advanced settings in chrome://settings:

3. Hosts file

Modify your hosts file to prevent your OS from connecting to domains who serve ads, spyware and malware. This will increase your OS security and save bandwidth.

Note:

4. DNS services

By default you are using the DNS servers of your ISP but you do not have to stick with them. Before to choose one, compare DNS performance. Free alternative Internet DNS services for personal use:
Note:

5. Web search engines

Note: Few #dns-services and #extensions exist to protect user privacy on search engines.

Search engines

Search engines index the content of web pages by running an algorithm on a web crawler.

Metasearch engine

Metasearch engines use another search engine's data to produce its own results from the Internet. Search engine map.
If you are a web developer, develop your own metasearch engine yourself ^^

6. Extensions

Note:

Block ads, trackers, scripts and popups

uBlock Origin

Force to use secure connection of websites (https://)

HTTPS Everywhere

Stop link redirection in Google, DuckDuckGo and Yandex search pages

Google search link fix

Clean URLs to remove tracking elements from URLs

ClearURLs

Control the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis

Referer Control

Prevent canvas fingerprint

Canvas Blocker (Fingerprint protect)

Emule locally CDN

Decentraleyes

Prevent WebRTC IP leak

WebRTC Leak Shield
  • Download: store, amo
  • Alternatives: WebRTC Control, WebRTC Network Limiter, WebRTC Leak Prevent
  • Info: An extension can only block the leak of your IP address. It does not block WebRTC in the "core" of Chromium. uBlock Origin can protect against the WebRTC IP leak. You can do some #tests.

Prevent CSS Exfil attack

CSS Exfil Protection

Unblock websites with a browser VPN/proxy

Browsec
  • Download: store, amo
  • Alternatives: anonymoX, HidemanVPN, TunnelloVPN, TouchVPN, Hotspot Shield
  • My advice: Prefer to pay for a safe and secure VPN provider protecting your whole OS ; or use a free VPN service without registration. Do not use Hola!, ZenMate or Betternet in their free version. Hola! is a botnet. Betternet shares/sells user data to third-parties. In its free version, ZenMate needs a registration.

Display sites quality

WOT (Web of Trust)

7. Tools

8. Guides

9. Tests

Reputable and reliable sites to show or prevent user data tracking:

Malware

Your antivirus has detected a malicious software in Chromium files.

False positive?

You have downloaded Chromium from a reliable source (#notes) and maybe also used open-source #updaters. In this case, it is surely a false positive. The detection is generic (heuristic). There is absolutely no backdoor or other malware inside Chromium. Remember that the full #source-code is available. You will get a similar result if you compile Chromium yourself.

Note a specific thing about Chromium browser:
  1. Chromium has no digital signature (unlike Google Chrome). It is not signed because is open source and not "owned" per se by any one particular developer or organization. Moreover, a certificate is not free for developers (Example, Apple Developer Program).
  2. Antivirus use generic detection and database of malware signatures.
  3. VirusTotal which aggregates many antivirus is a Google service using its Trusted Source project to limit false positives for software like Google Chrome (because it is digitally signed), not for Chromium.
  4. So, unsigned Chromium + any antivirus or VirusTotal service = More chance to get an antivirus alert.

False positive reports known for few years ago:

Authentic malware?

Yes. Obviously, it is also possible.
  • The common entry methods for Chromium virus are freeware downloads as bundled software (bundleware) and spam e-mails. It means Chromium has been silently installed via another software. Do not forget Chromium is free and open-source. So malware writers use Chromium to push malicious code on to your system. Remove this "fake" or suspicious Chromium web browser (like BeagleBrowser, BoBrowser, BrowserAir, Chedot, eFast Browser, Fusion Browser, Mustang Browser, MyBrowser, Olcinium Browser, Palikan, Qword Browser, Torch, Tortuga Browser...).
  • The other way is about a compromised Chromium repository on a reliable source (#notes).

Free tools to scan your system

Anti-malware:
Antivirus:
(Independent tests and distinctions: AV-Test, Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives, Gartner)
Anti-ransomware:

Free online services to scan your files

(no registration required)
If you find an issue:
  • Contact your anti-virus or anti-malware support
  • Report it on the official Chromium supports. For links, see my #comment-1 below.

Chromium updaters

To update Chromium automatically.

As always, never install a closed-source software especially if you have never heard it before! GitHub and its Gist service are good places to find good stuff. So, try these free and open-source Chromium updaters:

Updaters on Windows

  • For info, in the #windows section, each "Portable" version uses chrlauncher which can install, update and launch Chromium automatically. You can change its settings in the chrlauncher.ini file.
  • Chromium Update Notifications
    (by Christian Mund • 2020 • Browser extension to install Chromium manually • Compatible with all releases of this website)
  • chrlauncher
    (by Henry++ • 2020 • C • Compatible with all Windows releases of this website)
  • Chocolatey
    (by Chocolatey team • 2021 • In command-line • Compatible with the Hibbiki's releases and The Chromium authors' releases of this website)
  • ChromiumForWindows
    (by Ilyó Kovács Levente • 2021 • C# • Compatible with all Windows releases of this website)
  • Simple Chromium Updater (chrupd.cmd)
    (by mkorthof • 2021 • Batchfile • Compatible with all Windows releases of this website)
  • ungoogled-updater
    (by NeverDecaf • 2021 • Python • Compatible with the Ungoogled releases of this website)
  • chromium for windows installer (by Lusito • 2019 • Javascript)
  • ChromiumUpdathe (by Hristo Bogdanov • 2018 • C#)
  • cr-updater (by pwlin • 2018 • Batchfile, PHP)
  • Chromium_Updater (by Programming4life • 2018 • Rust)
  • ChrUpdWin.cmd (by Michael Kharitonov • 2018 • Batchfile)
  • A web installer for Chromium (by LonelyCannibal • 2017 • AutoIt • Archive: ZIP)
  • Chromium Downloader (by stsy • 2016 • C#)

Updaters on macOS

Discontinued updaters


Thanks a lot for all developers!
I do not support these tools. Please, contact the developers for thanks, issue, help...

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Anon6804
@Jerry - thanks for providing this website. I really appreciate the info here.

One suggestion is to link to the GitHub repos for the builders. So, if I click the label for Hibbiki or Marmaduke, the little popup box would also have a link to their repo. (It's easy to find this already, but it would be a nice convenience to have it here too.)

The reason I mention it is I wanted a slightly older version, so I needed to go to their repos to see what the options were.
Anon6805
Ungoogled record tells - "90.0.4430.93 (857950) • Thursday, 29 Apr 2021" and by reference tells - "Chromium for 64 and 32-bit Windows - Thursday, 29 April 2021" - BUT NO 32-bit version there! @Marmaduke please add 32-bit package too!
Be forewarned, certain individuals are getting on my nerves. You do not pay my electricity bill. Desist, I do not give two lumps of excrement who uses my builds.
Anon6807
Anon6802 @Marmaduke
Ok, sorry. My apology. Best regards.
Three Windows builds updated. :) I will try to get a Win64 AVX2 update done later this weekend.

Sure enough, I ended up rolling my LLVM checkout back to be in sync with Chromium's own bundled revision.
@RobRich, everything seems is fine with HWA in recent builds, thanks! ;)
@Daigo Excellent. Thanks for the feedback. :)
Anon6811
@RobRich
Hi. Thanks for new 64 bit no avx April 30. Work very well for me. Regards... :)
Anon6812
Thanks for -- 92.0.4494.0 (877801) • Friday, 30 Apr 2021 -- update Rob :)
Anon6813
@marmaduke,
Thank you for your 90.0.4430.93 (857950) build release.
With kind regards :)
Anon6814
@Marmaduke
Hi. Thank you very much for your Android update. Regards... :)
Anon6815
As usual, thanks Rob for the SSE3 builds
@RobRich
Thanks so much for the snappy SSE3 builds!
Working great! :)
Cheers!
Welcome everyone. :)

My latest builds are showing a slight to moderate uptick in a few benchmarks. My various optimizations and tweaks aside, hopefully it is project wide.
I've used @RobRich builds for a long time and hadn't updated for a while, but now I tried to update to a recent build and no pages are loading? Tried 64-bit AVX and SSE3.
Anon6819
Many thanks @Marmaduke for latest Android update & @RobRich for latest avx update
Can you all go fu*k yourself elsewhere with your Marmaduke compile this, Marmaduke compile that, Marmaduke update this, Marmaduke update that…

Compiling Chromium on a good PC takes up to 6 hours with your processor stuck at 100% all this time. This is a significant amount of time and power consumption.

So before claiming this or that, try a single compilation yourself and you will understand how rude it is to ask him such things.

On XDA, for example, ETA requests can lead to ban.

You're lucky that Jerry is cool because If I would be the admin of this site, requests like this would be direct blacklisted IP.

Ungrateful that you are!
I don't know if this is the right place to ask, if not sorry..

Any help for this? I try to build chromium for android for personal use with my APIs. I get this error on Chromium build:
Ubuntu 20.04
$ python  --version
Python 2.7.18

but I see python3.8 is called..

$ autoninja -C out/Default chrome_public_apk
ninja: Entering directory `out/Default'
[41778/62775] ACTION //v8:run_gen-regexp-special-case(//build/toolchain/linux:clang_x86_v8_arm)
FAILED: clang_x86_v8_arm/gen/v8/src/regexp/special-case.cc
python3 ../../v8/tools/run.py ./clang_x86_v8_arm/gen-regexp-special-case clang_x86_v8_arm/gen/v8/src/regexp/special-case.cc
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "../../v8/tools/run.py", line 14, in <module>
result = subprocess.call(sys.argv[1:])
File "/usr/lib/python3.8/subprocess.py", line 340, in call
with Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs) as p:
File "/usr/lib/python3.8/subprocess.py", line 854, in __init__
self._execute_child(args, executable, preexec_fn, close_fds,
File "/usr/lib/python3.8/subprocess.py", line 1702, in _execute_child
raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg, err_filename)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: './clang_x86_v8_arm/gen-regexp-special-case'
[41782/62775] CXX obj/v8/v8_compiler/wasm-compiler.o
ninja: build stopped: subcommand failed.
@Reino Start with the usual suspects:

#browser-crash

Going a step further, you can delete the files under the application (not User Data!) directory, then run the mini_installer.exe again.

For example:

C:\Users\RobRich\AppData\Local\Chromium\Application

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@Haris K. You can have python 2 and 3 installed simultaneously.

sudo apt install python3

You might need to setup alternatives, too.

sudo update-alternatives  --list python

Odds are it is going to say something like the follow.

update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for python

Create alternatives:

sudo update-alternatives  --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python2 1
sudo update-alternatives  --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python3 2

Now run:

sudo update-alternatives  --list python

Which should show:

/usr/bin/python2
/usr/bin/python3

Set python2 as the primary preference. This will show a text menu to manually select python2:

sudo update-alternatives  --config python

Now the "python" command is defaulted systemwide to python2, while python3 should be available if invoked directly with the "python3" command like in your pasted script. Hopefully the build will proceed now.
Anon6823
@Haris K. Actually, it looks like I jumped too quick to the usual python issue with Linux building. Apologies.

It appears you do have python3 installed from the script feedback.

The underlying problem is a missing V8 file for the ARM whatever architecture.

I do not deal the ARM cross-build stuff, so others here might have better answers. In the meantime, since it likely will be asked anyway, what are your build arguments?
Thanks a lot for replies!

I have python 2 and python 3 installed and I already have set the 2 alternatives

sudo update-alternatives  --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python2 1
sudo update-alternatives  --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python3 2

and chose python2 in
$ sudo update-alternatives  --config python

So I find it strange why python3 is called. There is no python configuration in .bashrc that could affect python choice.

Since it is a test build, the only arguments I put are:

target_os = "android"
target_cpu = "arm64" #My phone is xperia 5 ii
google_api_key = "my api key"
google_default_client_id = "no"
google_default_client_secret = "no"

What I would like to have at the end is chromium that syncs and has adblock
Took a quick look. "gen-regexp-special-case" is enabled if i18n support is enabled in V8. AFAIK, that should "just work" assuming third_party/icu is present. Hmmm.

You have android set in your .gclient file, correct? If so and the build still fails, try adding the following build argument for a temporary workaround:

v8_enable_i18n_support = false

That is not ideal, but it at least it might get you a working build for now.
I found the problem, actually it was a mistake of me:
During

build/install-build-deps-android.sh

there was a message I never read, so I thought the updates were successfully installed, but they were not..
The message was:
The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-chromium-builds/stage/ubuntu focal Release' does not have a Release file.

Thanks a lot for replies and sorry my misunderstanding..

(Maybe my posts should be deleted because they unnecessarily flood the topic)
@Haris K Excellent finding the issue. Yeah, got to watch out for those build dependencies. I build on Kubuntu 21.04, which technically is not even "supported," yet.

Leave the posts IMO. We can learn from them. Plus you should see some of my rambling posts of the years. lol
Build completed successfully.

I have 2 questions:

1) sync still does not work although I made a developer account, enabled sync API and put the API key in gn, I get message the "This account already exists on your phone"

Here are my arguments:

target_os = "android"
android_channel="stable"
google_api_key = "My API key"
google_default_client_id = "no"
google_default_client_secret = "no"
symbol_level = 0
blink_symbol_level=0
enable_nacl=false
proprietary_codecs = true
ffmpeg_branding="Chrome"

2) I have unstable version 92, how could I build stable 90?
Anon6829
Rob's avx2 installer says 4494 but after installing it, my chromium version says 92.0.4495.0
4495 is correct for AVX2. I probably forgot to update the GitHub build header or whatever. I will fix it in awhile.
@Anon6829 Fixed. Thanks!
For several months, Chromium browser won't start on my Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS 32-bit.
When starting from the terminal, I get:

$ chromium-browser
Illegal instruction (core dumped)

I now have version 90.0.4430.93-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 installed.
cassini2k4 
@Marmaduke
Do you have a donation link? (I don't see one in the #Donations section of the site.) I've used your builds for quite a while now, and I'd like to give back, if possible. Thanks!

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