UserAgent Faker alternative??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tboooe, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. tboooe macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if there is an alternative to UserAgent Faker? I have it installed and it works only a portion of the time. I am able to view the full sites for CNN and ebay for example but ESPN still will only show up as the mobile version.
     
  2. bakers macrumors newbie

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  3. tboooe thread starter macrumors regular

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    What don't you get? UserAgent Faker is a hack that attempts to allow browsing of full websites versus the mobile only version. For example, try going to cnn.com from your iphone. You will be led to a watered down mobile site instead of the full site that you can get to from your pc for example.
     
  4. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but if you scroll down at the very bottom of a webpage, it gives you the option to view it as a desktop or mobile.
     
  5. vexatia macrumors regular

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    a. it's a hassle to have to do that, especially since many domains will redirect you to the mobile version of each page...so that you constantly have to scroll and click

    b. some pages don't maintain that option at all (e.g. Bing)
     
  6. tboooe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, you are right though I just feel that it would be more convenient if I could just automatically get to the full site without having to scroll to the bottom of the page.
     
  7. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I was on a site earlier that kept redirecting me to the mobile version with no way to change it. Can't remember the name.

    Also, on certain sites, like Gawker's sites I think, when they redirect they go to the mobile home page rather than to the article they redirected from. Then you have to manually find the damn thing.
     

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