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How to download unsupported files from the default browser?

When I try to download a Windows executable (.exe) from Android browser, the download starts but stops immediately with error

Cannot download. The content is not supported on this phone.

I don't want to support the content, I just want to download the file and save it on the SD card so that I can get it on my desktop computer (which has no internet connection)

Any suggestion?

  • Strange. I can download .exe files on my mobile (Gingerbread 2.3) using the stock browser -- just checked. Would it be possible for you to post a link to what you are trying to download? Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 12:38
  • I'm trying to download the JDK oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/… (click accept and then Win32 version)
    – rds
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 12:43
  • I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and I am wondering whether it is really the stock browser...
    – rds
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 12:44
  • Just tried. Download has started normally, I'll cancel because it's too big. But it seems to work properly. I guess you should mention what device you have, so that others can test. Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 12:46
  • @MartinTapankov Sorry for the confusion, samsung Galaxy is on Android 2.3, not Android 3.2!
    – rds
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 12:53

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The stock browser on Android gingerbread has this limitation (see resource download_not_acceptable).

It is possible to download more file types with a an alternative browser (ex: Opera mobile) or a download manager.

  • This is a good idea, consider adding it as an answer to the marked duplicate -- a valid way to double up on the rep ;) Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 15:59

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