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bigpolly
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: Torch

Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

Got pb specially for Internet with Bridge when on boat in Italy.  Works great for email. But vital that I access my bank, and another password protected website. I can't do either.  Get General System. Error for bank and the other sites just redisplays password screen. Last year I used anipad with a local sim and had no trouble what can i do?

I don't even know who to ask.  Isp is O2 but bought pb from Amazon. It is useless for me if I can't access these two sites. Am on the boat now so no access to another computer.  Please help. I have checked that cookies are enabled and I have tried both the basic browser and Fast Browser. 

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chaosdivine
Posts: 511
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS 2.1.0.1314) and Torch 9810 (OS 7.1.0.746)

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

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There is another browser in BB World called Maxthon, it's free and is an Android port. I'd try it. I have no idea if it will work. It doesn't support Flash. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/98559/

 

Also, there is another browser being developed by a very talented coder over in Crackberry's forums called OrigamiBrowser  http://forums.crackberry.com/playbook-apps-games-f243/origamibrowser-experimental-release-809048/  which is an experimental release to date but looks extremely promising. I am running version 0.5 and I quite like it. It does support Flash. I have no idea if it will work for you and it is NOT available in BB World yet...you have to sideload it onto the PlayBook until it is finished being developed and released on BB World. Anyhow, if you need to learn how to sideload, go to YouTube and watch videos on it (use DDPB and PlayBook search terms) to get you started. DDPB can be downloaded for free from their official site: http://ddpb.dauden.vn/

You'll also need JAVA installed on your computer: http://www.java.com/en/

 

In the end, I have no idea if this will help you but it's worth trying. If you do download these browsers, please update this thread with your experiences. It may help others.

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bigpolly
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: Torch

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

When you say need Java "on your computer" do you mean on the PlayBook? I am very unsure about the extent to which the PB is a computer! I will try the.browsers when I can. Many thanks for your reply.
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Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

in order to side load you need java on a PC, not playbook.

 




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Lost_at_Sea
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Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64 GB & Torch 9860

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

I have no problems accessing bank sites to do bank business. I use the basic browser that came installed on the PlayBook. It was never an issue.
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mh1983
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎03-07-2013
My Device: Playbook Wi-Fi 16 gb

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

Agreed -- no problem accessing sites here on native browser.

 

I'll second the Origami browser, though. It's an incredible browser and is still in early beta; well worth trying out!

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chaosdivine
Posts: 511
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS 2.1.0.1314) and Torch 9810 (OS 7.1.0.746)

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

There is also Dolphin browser available and I'm using version 9.4.1 which is awesome. BB World has v 9.2.0 which is free but not near as good as 9.4.1 but I had to download the Android APK file and convert it to BAR for the PlayBook and sideload it with DDPB. Its free too. But it rocks and you can change the browser user agent to Ipad or Android and rid yourself of hassles. There is no Flash available in it. In fact only native coded apps will have access to Flash on the Playbook. This is why I strongly suggest Googling OrigamiBrowser and learning to sideload apps. Its NOT hard. YouTube is full of useful videos on this stuff and it turns the PlayBook into an awesome tablet when you get apps that extend its functionality. in short look into DDPB and GoodEReader and you'll open up a very useful can of worms. 

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chaosdivine
Posts: 511
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS 2.1.0.1314) and Torch 9810 (OS 7.1.0.746)

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook


bigpolly wrote:
When you say need Java "on your computer" do you mean on the PlayBook? I am very unsure about the extent to which the PB is a computer! I will try the.browsers when I can. Many thanks for your reply.

Java needs to be installed on your PC computer. The PlayBook interfaces with the computer and allows the uploading of apps to the tablet from tbe computer. This is all explained through YouTube videos from GoodEReader and I'd suggest going to YouTube and searching for GoodEReader and PlayBook. 

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bigpolly
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: Torch

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook

Thanks. Problem is I'm on a boat and don't have access to a pc. When I do get back home I'll look at the side loading.
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chaosdivine
Posts: 511
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS 2.1.0.1314) and Torch 9810 (OS 7.1.0.746)

Re: Help, can't access vital websites on my new PlayBook


bigpolly wrote:
Thanks. Problem is I'm on a boat and don't have access to a pc. When I do get back home I'll look at the side loading.

OK, good luck when you return - it's not hard and YouTube is full of useful videos on the subject. Enjoy yourself on your trip.

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