This article addresses some frequent issues with Auto Updater for Chromium for Android.
A rooted device allows apps to make changes to system files and install applications silently. This is why root is required for this app to operate.
The app can work without root but when an update is available it will require you to confirm installation.
Google Play is a "special" system app and can install updates silently without root. Third party apps cannot do this.
Yes. If you're using the official Chromium builds you can safely ignore the warning, otherwise it is better to uninstall Chromium to avoid a signature conflict.
The update will be delayed and will start as soon as a connection is avalable.
The update will restart as soon as a connection is avalable.
This problem has nothing to do with the updater.
Chromium dev builds may not have the API keys required to login with Google. You'll still be able to use all Google services, but Chrome's sync features are unavailable.
Issues regarding Chromium should be reported to the Chromium developers.
This app is merely a downloader and updater and I am not in any way involved with the development of Chromium.
There may be several causes:
Reinstall the updater app.
This app downloads official Chromium builds. By default, the updater uses stable builds, but in the advanced settings you can choose to download the latest build if you want, but they may contain bugs.
The download is done via HTTPS.
While being downloaded, Chromium is temporarily stored in the device's main storage. Using it requires this permission. Temporary files are deleted when the update is complete.
Source code is available if you don't trust the app.
You can use the comments area below, or open an issue on Github.
Absolutely. This app is licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license, which allows you to study the code, make changes, redistribute the app and modified versions of it, as long as it remains under the same license.