Nokia N800/N810: Modify the MicroB User Agent to View iPhone Websites

Posted August 22, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Internet

Lots of websites provide versions that are modified for the popular iPhone. If you like the looks of these modified sites, you can use them on your Nokia N800/N810 by modifying the User Agent of the MicroB web browser.


To change the MicroB user agent to act like Safari on the iPhone:

1. Copy the following into your address bar:
about:config?prefname=general.useragent.overrideprefvalue=Mozilla%2F5.0+%28iPhone%3B+U%3B+CPU+like+Mac+OS+X%3B+en%29+AppleWebKit%2F420.1+%28KHTML%2C+like+Gecko%29+Version%2F3.0+Mobile%2F3A109a+Safari%2F419.3

Bookmark the page for future reference.

2. Click the Set Preference button.

Now go look at pages modified for the iPhone.

To go back to the original MicroB settings:

For the N810:
1. Copy the following into your address bar:
about:config?prefname=general.useragent.override&prefvalue=Mozilla%2F5.0+%28X11%3B+U%3B+Linux+armv6l%3B+en-US%3B+rv%3A1.9a6pre%29+Gecko%2F20071128+Firefox%2F3.0a1+Tablet+browser+0.2.2+RX-34%2BRX-44_2008SE_2.2007.50-2

Bookmark the page for future reference.

2. Click the Set Preference button.

for the N800
1. Copy the following into your address bar:
about:config?prefname=general.useragent.override&prefvalue=Mozilla%2F5.0+%28X11%3B+U%3B+Linux+armv6l%3B+en-US%3B+rv%3A1.9a6pre%29+Gecko%2F20071128+Firefox%2F3.0a1+Tablet+browser+0.2.2+RX-34%2BRX-34_2008SE_2.2007.50-2O

Bookmark the page for future reference.

2. Click the Set Preference button.

 

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