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User agent question

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by averagewonder, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. averagewonder

    averagewonder Android Enthusiast
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    Ok so i never really bothered with tethering because I have WI-FI almost everywhere I go but I am going to a freinds house on monday and they have no internet so i figured i could use my rooted S3 CDMA as a hot spot. Anyway I was trying to set it up yesterday and go to the user agent selection in Chrome because thats the browser I use but no matter what user agent I selected the internet was still vey very slow or not loading at all. The only pages that seemed to load was google and gmail. Is there a certain one I am supposed to be using or am I missing something. Also I am using the stock 4G mobile hotspot app that is on my phone I tried using open garden but my phone keeps freezing. I am also running number two rom.
     



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  2. Trevor Philips

    Trevor Philips Android Enthusiast

    Use the chrome extension "Ultimate User Agent Switcher, URL sniffer" and create a user agent then enter this,

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/534.24 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/11.0.696.34 Safari/534.24

    copy and paste that entire thing.
     
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  3. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I think using wifi tether for root would be better then using the built in one.

    I have it on my wifes cdma s3 and it works perfectly. I also just use a linux firefox user agent.
     
  4. akmsr

    akmsr Android Enthusiast

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24.0

    so your browser works as firefox 24 on a linux. besides metro/tmobile can't identify linux computers for tethering (so i heard).
     
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  5. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Since android is based in linux without a more indepth ie more expensive scanning they do not distinguish them.:D
     
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  6. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    No more ie9 user agent for mee

    And it works way better than ie9
     
  7. averagewonder

    averagewonder Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thanks I downloaded the app and didnt even need to make a user agent i just switched it to IE9 and it worked like a charm. Even played Youtube in HD with no lag.
     
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