Use The Opera Mini Browser On A PC

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 21, 2008
Updated • Aug 7, 2010

The Opera Mini browser was designed with mobile devices in mind. It compresses the contents before they are send to the device of the user who is running Opera Mini which results in lower bandwidth needs because the traffic is routed through an Opera server first to achieve that.

Pritesh pointed out that there is a way to run the Opera Mini browser on a normal computer by following instructions found on the Java on Mobile Devices website. It's a bit complicated but doable for anyone with a technical understanding.

A user basically needs to download the Java SE Development Kit (JDK), the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.2 for CLDC, the OperaMiniLargeDevice configuration created by the author and obviously the Opera Mini Browser.

Start by installing the JDK and the Wireless Toolkit afterward. Now extract and move the OperaMiniLargeDevice folder to the wtklib\devices path of the Wireless Toolkit and choose it as the default service in the start menu. Now run Run MIDP Application from the same start menu entry which will load Opera Mini if you select the JAD file that you have downloaded earlier.

The author provides two additional screen resolutions that provide support for the Asus EEE PC and the HTC Shift. The latest updated files are available at this post.

The main advantage of using Opera Mini is the compression in my opinion and probably the low resource usage of the browser. Setup is slightly complicated but once everything is running you can be sure that you are using a low resource and low bandwidth browser, probably as low as it can get.


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  1. kapil sharma said on April 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    i want to open wap sites on my computer with the help of opera mini browser,,because i want to create a mobile website…so for testing and see the results on the wap browser…that’s why i want download a wap browser on PC…
    plz help me..

  2. cristy said on December 27, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    como descargo opera en mi computadora?

  3. theoperagurl said on July 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

    This guy seems to have come up with really gr8 idea
    just download from the mirrors

    and then install like any other program

    serves all functions like saving pages, downloading also supports google maps at an amazing speed.

  4. anik said on April 4, 2010 at 6:28 am

    why opera mini not be download in p.c

  5. Omar Dalatieh said on September 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I wrote a full guide about ow to use Opera Mini on Windows, check it out:

    it includes a windows installer and some useful tips.

  6. sagar dash said on August 18, 2009 at 7:54 am

    why operamini is not to be downloded

  7. Anonymous said on December 27, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    when I run the JAD file:

    OTA server emulation started …
    HTTPS server emulation started …
    Error: Reason = 36
    Can anyone help?

    1. hari said on September 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      i also hav the same problem :(… wat to do?

  8. adamsos sammy said on September 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    pls i need a text detail on the process to install opera mini for p.c browsing am despirately in need.ok?

  9. peter said on August 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    please am a student in nigeria. please could you send opera mini software for pc browsing. i have been visiting your site because of this. please i really need your help

  10. shivam said on August 12, 2008 at 11:33 am

    if any body have an idea to run opera mini on pc
    pls…. send idea to me


  11. abhishek said on July 21, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    that’s great to know, i have one more tip regarding this.

    you can simply use opera mini on your pc at this url:

    and you need to have anything installed for using this.

  12. iampriteshdesai said on July 21, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks for putting in my name :-)

  13. LnZ said on July 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I used this to bypass some customer firewall, sometimes the Opera proxy is not blocked and you can use it as an additional proxy

    1. Fred said on February 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Can i use Opera Mini to bypass my ISP firewall to browser for free with my Laptop? I heard opera mini can do it and if so how can i get it.

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