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System:

Windows 7

Iron 30.0.1650.0

"based on the free Sourcecode "Chromium" (the google browser)"

Problem:

When I access the google chrome webstore I get the following error message:

"Your Chrome version is not supported by the Web Store"

Question:

Is there a way around it? Maybe tricking it by sending an alternate User Agent string? I am just not quite sure how one can do that.

  • "Maybe tricking it by sending an alternate User Agent string?" Good thinking, what happened when you tried? Where exactly did you get stuck trying it? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 21 '14 at 19:16
  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 The user said they had no idea how to do it. In fact, I don't think it's possible. After all, it's an unofficial (non-blessed, I suppose) fork. – slhck Jul 21 '14 at 19:21
  • @slhck If the OP doesn't know how to change the UA string and wants to try that, then the question should be about that. Not a vague question looking for a work-around, where they offer their own theories for an answer but don't actually try any of them (and/or don't tell us what they tried). – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 21 '14 at 19:28
  • Note that the current version of Chrome, as of this moment, appears to be 36.0.1985.125. 30.0.1650 is rather old and may not work with the Web Store even if you use a fake User Agent string. – ChrisInEdmonton Jul 21 '14 at 19:54
  • Is there a specific reason why you're using a SRWare Iron version which is over 9 months old? Latest released version is 35.0.1900.0, and the Chrome Web Store loads just fine there. You can fake the User-Agent string trough the --user-agent switch, but that doesn't guarantee that all the apps will actually work, since you're still using an old version. – and31415 Jul 22 '14 at 8:24
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Solution

Upgrade SRWare Iron to latest released version.


Workaround

You can fake a newer User-Agent string trough the --user-agent switch, but that doesn't guarantee that all the apps will actually work: you're still using an old version.

While SRWare Iron is Chromium-based and support those switches, they are not readily applicable. The reason is that what gets launched is a program called iron.exe, which acts as a wrapper. To bypass this limitation you need to call the chrome.exe application directly:

"X:\Path\to\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe" --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Iron/35.0.1900.0 Chrome/35.0.1900.0 Safari/537.36"

Note SRWare Iron is supposed to provide an User-Agent tweaking feature through an UA.ini file placed in the program folder. It didn't work properly when I tested it, though.

Further reading

  • Thank you for your respectful non-judgmental non-patronizing answer. Yes i'm looking at you @Techie007 – Isopycnal Oscillation Jul 28 '14 at 14:46

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