While Jelly Bean has already immensely improved the overall user experience on the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700), some users have complained that it doesn’t go far enough – particularly when the stock browser is concerned. While browser force closes and “application not responding” errors have generally gone away with Jelly Bean, scrolling on some websites can be a bit choppy.
Luckily, it’s fairly easy to make the stock browser fly, as long as you’re rooted. Here’s what to do.
- Download and install Browser2RAM – it’s not in the Play Store, but can be found at this Dropbox link. (If this link becomes dead, a quick Google search should help you in finding the .apk file.
- Run the app, give it Superuser permissions, and reboot your tablet.
- After the reboot, wait for the Superuser dialogue to pop up again, and give it permission once more. (If the prompt doesn’t appear automatically, simply open up the stock browser and it should appear then.)
- Then, in the stock browser, type about:debug, press enter.
- Go to Settings->Debug, and select Enable CPU upload path.
After completing these steps, your browser should perform much more smoothly. I haven’t noticed any negative side effects after doing this myself, but as always, proceed at your own risk. Any time you mess with stuff like this, you run the risk of breaking something, so be careful.
Apparently, this tweak also works on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF201) and the Transformer Pad (TF300), although I haven’t been able to test it on either device. If you have tried this yourself, though, be sure to let us know how it’s working for you.