iPhone User Agent Switcher / Browser changer alternatives?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bbplayer5, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Do they exist? I hate having to use 3rd party browsers to get an iPad user agent... is there an alternative since these arent updated for ios ?
     
  2. tvotony macrumors regular

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    Yes the do exist but they are not updated yet
     
  3. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thats why i said alternatives.
     
  4. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    User Faker Agent works on my iP5 (Original) but not on my iPad Air. Figuring it's due to the 64bit architecture. Here's hoping it's updated soon.
     
  5. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Anyone have an alternative to this by chance? Would really like safari to load in iPad mode.
     
  6. tateu macrumors 6502

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    I sent the developer of User Agent Faker an email a few days ago asking if he planned to update it for iOS7 and 64 bit devices. I have not heard back. I don't have a twitter account, but he seems to be active on twitter if someone wanted to ask him over there.

    In my tests, it only requires two code changes to get it compiled and working for an iPhone 5s.
     
  7. blakkout macrumors member

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    Using the text editor in iFile or an equivalent method, open:

    /var/mobile/Applications/Safari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobilesafari.plist

    Scroll to the bottom and before </dict></plist> add the text below, save and probably best to respring:

    Code:
    <key>UserAgent</key><string>Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 7_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Mobile/11A465 Safari/9537.53</string>
    I set Mercury Browser to Mobile Safari (iPad) and went to whatsmyuseragent.com if you're wondering where the string is from.
     
  8. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow thank you man, ill try this!
     
  9. Ludacrisvp macrumors member

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    Worked for me on iPhone 5s
    Just note you have to follow the long application name. You cannot find this file if you get linked into /var/stash/Applications.blah/mobilesafari.app

    I used a user agent from osx 10.9.1 chrome

    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/32.0.1700.77 Safari/537.36
     

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