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Old May 14th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A website that I need to monitor for my job won't work on my phone. It says internet explorer 5.5 or higher required. Is there anyway I can get this to work on my phone. I have tried all the other browsers on the market with the same result.

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Old May 14th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried switching off mobile view in the browsers you're using?

Are you allowed to share the link?
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My mobile view is already off. I don't know if I can share it or not. When i open the page on my computer it just has a sign in box in the middle of the screen.
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You need to switch your browser's user agent, although I'm not sure how you can do that. Most browsers only let you switch between PC/Android/Iphone and don't give you a specific IE option.

The only exception to that is the vanilla gingerbread browser, which has an IE6 useragent, but I don't know if the same is true for the HTC gingerbread browser.
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I don't have gingerbread yet. I'm with telus in canada so i expect to get it last.
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It might be possible to do it with 3rd party browsers too, I'm not sure. I found an extension for the android firefox browser that claims to let you spoof useragents, but I can't get it to work.
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Oh hang on, I got it. Download the firefox browser from the market, go to the preferences and search 'useragent' and you should see a result called 'Phony'. Install that and it adds a user agent option to the browser preferences, which includes internet explorer.

That should trick the website into letting you in, although there's no guaranteeing that the browser + webpage will be 100% compatible, obviously.
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Works perfectly THANK YOU!!!
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