The Deliverator – Wannabee

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Browser Bits

Posted by Deliverator on May 9th, 2005

I took another stab at hacking the Netfront browser to run on my Jornada after reading a babelfished translation on a spanish HPC forum from a user who had more sucess in getting it working than I. If you read my blog regularly, then you know that my only significant disappointment with my Jornada 720 HPC has been the lack of a modern web-browser. With the new information gleaned from the Spanish site, I was able to HEX edit the Netfront executable and drop in some .dll files from the PPC version of Win CE and get it running on my Jornada. The version of Netfront that I was able to get working supports javascript, css, frames and so it works properly with a number of sites that won’t work at all with Pocket IE 4.01. I tried Netfront out on a number of sites with which I have had operational/display issues in the past and it worked flawlessly. Here are some screencaps for your pleasure:

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