Former Writer · Oct 31, 2012 at 01:00 am

Firefox Browser Add-On Helps Remove Regional Restrictions

Firefox is one of the most popular browsers for desktop-class operating systems, and many favor the browser on Android as well—especially since Mozilla is trying to make it work for everyone. Firefox also has a healthy supply of add-ons to help make the user experience complete. A new add-on was added recently to help overcome regional restrictions.

Of course the question is what exactly that would be useful for. XDA Forum Member michaelmotes, who posted this to the forums has an example:

For instance, my mobile phone connects to gateways in Oklahoma or Texas, it switches between the two, to connect to the internet. But, I live in Arkansas. So when using watchESPN website to stream football games, if the game is blacked out in the the state of my gateway, then watchESPN will block me from watching the game, even if it isn’t blocked in Arkansas.

The add-on essentially bypasses regional restrictions by setting the IP address to somewhere that doesn’t have those restrictions. As in the aforementioned example. The add-on comes in an unusual format, xpi. Users install it using Firefox itself. For more details and download links, check out the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
Emil Kako · Mar 29, 2015 at 06:47 pm · 3 comments

Has ART Made a Noticeable Jump in App Performance?

We've received mixed reports about switching to ART but it seems that the majority of users who make the jump see some type of improvement. But just how noticeable is this improvement in app performance? Let us know if switching to ART has brought noticeable changes to your device's performance.

DISCUSS
Aamir Siddiqui · Mar 29, 2015 at 06:02 pm · 2 comments

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Drop Test

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are already proving to be amongst the head turners of 2015. From favoring their inhouse Exynos 7 SoC over the Snapdragon 810 SoC (which ended up causing issues to its main rival); to ditching the removable battery and micro sd card slot in favor of a more "premium" device, the flagship duo have a lot going on for them at this stage. Regarding the premium redesign which replaced plastic with metal and glass,...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm · 1 comment

Sunday Debate: Corporate Cyanogen Good for Android?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...

XDA NEWS
Share This