Homebrew Online browsers

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by cheez203, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. cheez203
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    Hey,

    I was just wondering, does anyone know the best browser for the nintendo ds? The one's I have tried are:

    Okiwi: Doesn't load any pages, gives server error (I guess the server went down and it won't work anymore).
    Bunjalloo: Loads most if not all pages with decent accuracy with pictures, only problem is that it hangs sometimes.
    DSHobro: I don't know if this is how it is supposed to work, but it takes pictures and is not really interactive with links and such, otherwise loads everything.
    DSOrganize browser: text based only, and gives my only weird characters, not even any text.
    DS Original Browser: Works fine, although requires RAM expansion, I don't have one, and would really like a RAM free solution.

    So far, the best and only one seems to work is bunjalloo, is there any other browser, or is there a way to get any of the currently mentioned not working browsers working? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Another World

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    the official ds web browser or bunjalloo are your best choices. stay away from ds organize, it will eventually corrupt your msd card.

    -another world
     
  3. DanTheManMS

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    If you have a slot-2 RAM pack of some sort (Supercard, M3, EZ 3in1) there should be a way to run the Opera browser from a slot-1 flash cart.

    The only ones missing from your list are the ones in DSLinux, though they are text-only and need slot-2 RAM to really function. There is a graphical version of the Links browser that works somewhat, and technically there is the browser in the Nano-X GUI but that's so slow that I'm putting it in the "unusable" category.

    With slot-2 RAM, I'd suggest DSLinux "Links" or "Retawq" for text-only, and the official Opera browser if you want pictures. Without slot-2 RAM, Bunjalloo is your best bet.
     
  4. cheez203
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    Thank you both. It seems as if Bunjalloo is the way to go. Thank you Another World for the DSOrganize head's up. Also, thank you DanTheManMS for the additional slot 2 information and other browsers. Have a nice day.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Browsing the internet on a DS is a chore - the average Stone Age old phone does it a zillion times better, not to mention smartphones. I strongly suggest using a different device for this purpose, really.
     
  6. cheez203
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    Yeah, I completely agree, but it's just a little bit until I get another phone (old one broke). I just need something for basic use, so the DS will work until I get the phone.
     
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    In that case, if you don't have access to the official browser, go for Bunjalloo - it'll allow you to perform really, really basic browsing, but no fireworks.
     
  8. cheez203
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    Yeah, I will stick with Bunjalloo. Thank you, Foxi4.