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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bdsplace, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. bdsplace

    bdsplace New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 26, 2011
    A web site I need to access for work requires internet explorer 5.5 or higher to be viewed. Is there a way to download that to the Iconia Tab a500? or an app that will help with the problem?


  2. agent00

    agent00 Active Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
  3. mplevy

    mplevy Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Dolphin will emulate a desktop browser (through a setting in the browser) and may be the solution you're looking for. Firefox doesn't specifically have a setting to emulate a desktop browser so that may not work out so well.
  4. cybergeek

    cybergeek Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    liverpool, England
    Dolphin Seems to work on every site i go to I HIGHLY recommend using this
  5. nishantmaniya

    nishantmaniya New Member

    May 13, 2012
    I need to access www/nprocure/com . i cant access it with Dolphine..............need 5.5 and above..............pls help me
  6. Mrhelper

    Mrhelper Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    In Dolphin, open the settings (app settings button->More>Settings)

    Expand the menu item for "Dolphin settings"

    Look a few items down in the menu, and select "User Agent"

    Select the radio button for "Custom Agent"

    Enter this string: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)

    That is the user agent string for IE7.

    The browser will send that string in http requests to the site, and you should be able to at least open the page. Functionality may be limited if the site really requires Windows support, such as ActiveX.

    Update: Valkillmore (post below) discovered that the site of concern to nashantmaniya works with Opera. Apparently that site does not like Mozzilla/5.0 UAs, or some other part of those UAs. Maybe it acepts Opera or Presto UAs. Whatever.

    The point here is that if future readers of this thread encounter similar issues with browsers, and do not wish to install a bunch of different browser apps, and then have to rely mostly on luck to determine whether one or the other might work, then the following Android browser UA information may be useful. Dolphin allows you to set any user agent that you wish, so if you want to make Dolphin masquerade as Opera, you could use the UA for Opera, etc. I have shown above how you can make Dolphin masquerade as IE7.

    And finally, to make this subject a little more relevant to the a500 forum. Look at the UAs below to see how easily certain websites (those that are interested in providing customized/special content) can detect that you are browsing with an a500, Tablet, etc. when you use some browsers.

    Android Browser User Agents

    Opera User-Agent:
    Opera/9.80 (Android 4.0.3; Linux;Opera Tablet/ADR-1204201824; U;en) Presto/2.10.254 Version/12.0 0

    Stock Android browser User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.3; en-us; A500 Build/IML74K) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML,like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.30

    Stock Android browser (request desktop) User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/534.24(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/11.0.696.34 Safari/534.24

    Google Chrome Beta User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.45 Safari/535.19

    These are the Dolphin built-in UA choices:

    Dolphin (Android) User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.3; en-us; A500 Build/IML74K) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML,like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.30

    Dolphin (desktop) User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U;Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16

    Dolphin (iphone) User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7

    Dolphin (ipad) User-Agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X;en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10
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  7. Valkillmore

    Valkillmore Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    Commercial Transport Operator
    The Great White North

    I am able to access the site using Opera browser on my a500. Using the stock browser I get your same "error". As well using Overskreen gets the error but I believe it uses the stock browser for it's shell or whatever the terminology would be.
  8. JonsZX2SR

    JonsZX2SR Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Hartford, CT
    If you have ICS try downloading and running the Chrome browser. I've been experimenting for a few days with the beat version and have noticed a few bugs and quite a few advantages.

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