A ‘User Agent Faker’ Tweak For iPhone

Monsta'd on January 6th, 2011

Here's another cool Cydia tweak for the iPhone/iOS that kind of falls under the alot-of-you-probably-won't-use-this category, similar to our post on the View Page Source bookmarklet. But for those of us hardcore iPhoners who want to be able to change/switch our user agent in mobile Safari, there is User Agent Faker. It's been around for a while now, and is really the only reliable tweak out there for this sort of thing.

A User Agent Faker Tweak For iPhone

User Agent Faker can really come in handy in situations where you can't opt out of viewing the mobile flavor of a certain website, or for web developers who want to be able to test and easily switch between the mobile/desktop versions of a site/project, on-the-fly. You can choose which user agent you'd like to use right in Settings.app... there's no separate icon. You can also enable UAF to work in other apps that incorporate a web browser, such as Twitter for iPhone. This slick hack is available as a free Mobile Substrate extension in Cydia, via BigBoss!

A User Agent Faker Tweak For iPhone

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