2011
03.17

UC Browser 7.6

UC Browser 7.6

UC Browser (formerly UCWEB) was upgraded to version 7.6 this week.

Like all versions of UC since V. 6.7 “low memory” this one fails to load on my i776 so I doubt will will work on any Boost iDEN phone.

It works great on the Motorola Rambler and previous versions have been reported to work on the Incognito and other CDMA phones so there’s a good chance this one will too.

New features in 7.6 are:
1. 20% faster
2. GUI optimization
3. You can share a link to thecurrent page, some selected text or a photo on Facebook or Twitter
4. Shows thumbnail images when you select a photo to upload.
5. A “Traffic Check” that shows how much data you have used
6. Search Box auto-completion
7. Automaticly switches to WiFi (not on Boost obviosly as no Boost Java phone has WiFi)

The Facebook and Twitter sharing feature is pretty nice but I had a scary experience when I tried to share a link on Facebook.

FaceBook flagged my attempt to log in as “suspicious activity” and wouldn’t let me log in. I was told that I had to log in with a computer to verify my account, enter a captcha code and authorize UC to connect to my account

This Facebook’s fault not UC’s and is incredibly dumb of Facebook. Not only was the warning bogus but Facebook assumed that I had a computer available to “verify” my account even though I was using a a mobile device!

Millions of people have phones who do not own a computer. I’m all for security but it’s not like Facebook is a bank. My id and password should be all I need to authenticate. And if there’s a problem it should be fixable on the device I’m using.

You might want to hold off on using the sharing feature with Facebook until this is fixed.  Or at least make sure you have a PC handy the first time you try it.

Once I verified my Facebook account the sharing feature worked well although I could not upload pictures using the Rambler. I suspect photo uploading will work on the CDMA phones that have a memory card.

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 4165

Download to your PC

JAD JAR ZIP

  1. is this available for cherry m0bile T18 m0del?

    • I have no idea. Does the cherry mobile T18 support Java ME? If it does UC Browser 7.6 will probably work

  2. I cannot download any file using uc browser but my in built browser works fine.

  3. Whenever i start to download it cross in red colour, and i cant download

    • What file are you trying to download and from what site? Any error message?

  4. How do I download in uc browser without memory card

    • You can only download to internal memory if the phone’s security policy lets you. Most don’t.

  5. my uc browser is downloadin but only downloads 2kb and does not open im using a BB 9530

  6. Actually it’s a Sanyo Mirro, not the Juno. But yes, this phone does have serious shortcomings that I am seeking to remedy. However it is not quite as bad as a lot of people are claiming. And I suspect that these shortcomings are not intentional on the part of Boost.

  7. Actually it’s mostly with Opera Mini; also with Bolt, and with the ftp client in Mini Commander. I don’t remember downloading anything with UC but I may have.

    Files include jpg and png images, html pages, text files, midi files for Lplayer, files that I had encrypted elsewhere with homegrown software, and a few other miscellanious files.

    All Apps that work with files show two directories from a top level: fs and Shared. If I put something in fs, only the App that I put it there with can find it. The Shared tree however is common to all Apps that use files, and it contains a number of subdirectories including one named downloads. Apps that save files will let me put them anywhere in the Shared tree that I like.

    I suspect that this Shared tree may in fact be, effectively, a sort of internal/virtual/permanently-inserted memory card.

    What I’ve been unable to do is move files into and out of this storage area WITHOUT going through the Internet (ie via Bluetooth or USB cable) with the sole exception of downloading photos from the phone’s camera (they are in /Shared/fmgr/photos I believe) using Bitpim.

    • Amazing. Finally something positive about the Juno.

  8. Not entirely true. My phone (Sanyo Mirro) is a Boost phone and has no memory card slot, and I have downloaded files to it.

    • Interesting. Was this with the UC Browser? What type of file did you download and where was it stored on the phone?

  9. hey i have a problem.i cant download anything using uc browser..wen i download anything it shows error

    • You can only download to the memory card on Boost phones.

  10. I have nokia 5130 xpress music with ucbrowser latest version; 7.6, 7.8 and when ever i try to download, it have me options either save or install. Which one should i choose? Pls hel…..p!.!.!

    • It depends on what you are trying to download. If it’s a document, image, music or video, chose save. If it’s a game or app, chose install.

  11. Hi! Got a problem!
    I have nokia e72 with latest uc browser version but i don’t have the share option to share to facebook and twitter!
    Can anyone help please?

    • The native Symbian version of UC doesn’t have that option. The Java version does.

      You can use the Java version download on this page but it’s unsigned (Boost Mobile phones can only run the unsigned version) and you’ll get a lot of security warnings. It would be better to download the signed Java version from http://wap.ucweb.com

  12. any1 have any ideas please. i have no way to search the internet: my browser is way to slow. as said before when i type in letters a box comes up and says please enter. then cuts off my letters i put in at the end

    • UC Browser shouldn’t be slow but if it’s not working for you try Bolt or Opera mini.

  13. So i have a sanyo mirro and this app works way better then opera for me but if i go to facebook and try to type in my username and password, somehow the letters from my username end up in the password box. Anyone else have this problem? How can it be fixed?

  14. I have a sanyo juno just got it yesterday anyways cant figure out how to get this browser downloaded to my phone.its really bumming me out how can i retrive what i have already downloaded? many thanks.

    • To download UC Browser go to this page ( http://boostapps.com/apps/uc-browser-7-6/) in the phone browser and click the JAD link.
      If you have downloaded the browser and it installed successfully you can find it by clicking the center OK button, choosing “My Stuff” and then “Applications”.

  15. When i download videos only 6.7kb gets downloaded !
    how to fix?

    • Sounds like an operator problem. Are you on Boost CDMA or something else? Downloads work on Boost if you save them to the memory card. If you are on a different network try setting the block size to 10 KB.

  16. First time I used the JAR link to install on my Boost Sanyo Incognito phone and it was sucessfull and seemed to work on a trial run. Reading your notes again I reinsalled using the JAD link and overwrote the orgianl installation. I am not clear if there is a difference in browser script/code or is simply a matter of installation prefrence? Should I have left well enough be, or was the overwrite by JAD link necessary?

    • I’m very surprised that you were able to install using the JAR link. The JAR is the actual app. The JAD is a small text file that contains the app’s size and description and where to find the JAR. The Java ME standard requires that an installation start with a JAD. The phone’s Java engine reads the JAD to determine if the app is compatible and if it is downloads and installs the JAR. The only phones that I know of that can install JARs directly are Nokias. But if it works with the Incognito, great.

  17. I just downloaded this browser to my Incognito and after a few mins. of playing with it I love it. It is alot better than the browser that came pre-loaded on my phone.

  18. want to use it like we use it on mobile

  19. uc7.6 doesnt connect wit my facebuk acc wat should i do please

    • If UC connects to other sites it’s probably a temporary problem. In the meantime just use a different browser.

  20. Youtube vidoes doesnt work on the UC and Im using it on my incognito phone.

    • Same with my Rambler. m.youtube.com is showing “This video is not available on mobile” when I use UC.
      Mobile YouTube videos play for me using Opera 4.3 and 6 and with Bolt or the built in browser

  21. PLEASE HELP!! I HAVE A MIRRO AND I USED TO BEABLE TO DOWNLOAD MOST EVERY GAME OR APP I TRIED AS WELL AS THE FREE RINGTONES AND ALL OF A SUDDEN A FEW DAYS AGO I CANT IT KEEPS SAYING ERROR 907 MIXMATCH AND WONT LET ME DOWNLOAD ANYTHING NOT EVEN THE ONES IVE HAD BEFORE AND KNOW FOR SURE WORKS I EVEN DELETED A GAME I DOWNLOADED AND TRIED TO GET IT AGAIN AND THE ERROR 907 POPS UP WHATS WRONG HOW CAN I FIX IT

    • It sounds like you need to reboot the phone by removing the battery for 30 seconds. May that will unstick your caps key too. 🙂

  22. i have sanyo incognito n i have bn downloading movies it just started doing that

  23. i have sanyo incognito n a movie..i have download some before n it never done this before

  24. Im having a problem with my uc browser…everytime i go 2 download something i wont do it right…it will go to download but its to fast n it always says 2k when its should be more…can anyone help me?????

    • What phone and what are you trying to download?

  25. Well i havent use this one yet but i’d say opera mini 5 is the best its fast and easy to use i even use opera mini on my laptop which makes it faster on my laptop because i was using firefox and that is slow now that i am using opera mini its like wow so fast really 🙂

  26. I had that Facebook problem you just described with Opera Mini, just after I fixed my date/time problem. I was able to fix it from the phone with Bolt, which apparently managed to fool Facebook into thinking that I war on a normal computer.

    I agree that Facebook is mostly at fault here. But there *is* something that writers of browser apps can do to help. Websites determine what kind of machine you’re on by reading the User Agent String. Web apps could include in preferences a way to set this to any content of the user’s choice, including that normally sent by Internet Explorer on a ‘real’ computer (Minuette has such an option, but is otherwise useless as it can’t read most web pages.)

  27. it does load fast but when I tried to get on facebook it woulnt let me. said to log in on a PC and I dont have one. any suggestions?

    • The easiest way is is to use a computer at a library, school, Apple store or other place that has free public computers.

      It’s also possible but tedious to log into the desktop version of Facebook using the Bolt browser to do the verification.
      In Bolt , press the left softkey, chose Preferences and uncheck “Mobile Content”
      Go to http://www.facebook.com with Bolt and log in.
      Facebook will make you type a captcha code and then either answer a security question or enter a code that they send in a text to your phone.

  28. HEY JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT THIS WORKED GREAT AND PERFECT ON MY INCOGNITO PHONE SO TO EVERY1 WHO HAS ONE I RECOMMEND THIS APP

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