myFox Browser

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mappyman, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Don't know if anyone else has tried this browser in Cydia but its pretty snappy :D

    Is it a stripped down firefiox ? It looks promising. I'm hoping they add a password manager.
     
  2. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded this and it seems much snappier than Safari to me. Safari keeps crashing randomly. I'm hoping this prevents that from happening.

    Anyone else used this for extended period?
     
  3. Metuas macrumors regular

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    I use it about 40% of the time as my browser. It's missing the pages/tabs feature, which is a killer, but it certainly looks to be just as stable as Safari, if not more so.

    I did give it a Firefox icon, but I don't know if it's related to the Mozilla source code in any way.
     
  4. DN7335 macrumors 6502

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  5. jamshid macrumors newbie

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    It's not Firefox

    It's not Firefox. Was really hoping it was an early port of Firefox code, but I just ran it and snooped the HTTP headers -- it reports a WebKit User-Agent, i.e. the same browser engine as Safari. It's probably just a simple program based on UIWebView, the iPhone SDK's view class for showing a web page.

    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/5F136
     
  6. Metuas macrumors regular

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    On a slightly related note, what's up with the "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/5F136" that keeps appearing randomly in some posts? I assume that means it's posted from an iPhone, but Mozilla? Gecko? Aren't those completely different from WebKit?

    Another thing. How difficult would it be to build Firefox for iPhone? Obviously the source code is there to use. Is it possible to build for ARM11? I'm sure a simple interface wouldn't be hard, but is it even feasible (i.e., obviously it can be built for OS X, but can it be built on ARM, whether for OS X, Linux, or otherwise)?
     

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