How to Run Opera Mini on a Desktop Computer

TreyHaruhite has asked that “how to use Opera Mini on a Computer?” Opera Mini is the most popular mobile phone browser in the world. For most of us, it is the default browser of mobile devices.

Opera Mini on Desktop computer

But, Do you know that it can be used from your desktop or laptop computer as well? Using Opera mini on a computer gives a feeling of Super Fast Surfing, even with a slower internet connection.

To Use Opera Mini on a computer follow these steps :

  • Get MicroEmulator from http://microemu.org/ (Download from Here).
  • Unzip the downloaded file.
  • Double-click microemulator.jar and execute it.
  • Go to  Options – Select device – Add and select microemu-device-resizable.jar from the unzip folderdevices. Set this as default.
  • Now, you can resize the emulator window from the “Resize” button on bottom.
  • Go to File – Open JAD URL and enter the URL http://mini.opera.com/download-4/opera-mini-latest-advanced-ine.jad (Or, download the Opera Mini .jar and .jad files and save it locally on your hard disk)
  • Just wait for few seconds, You can see the option for “Opera Mini”.
  • OR, alternatively, you can try Opera Mobile 10 Desktop Emulator.

Moreover, MicroEmulator software is a Java implementation of J2ME in J2SE, so it can be used for several other J2ME softwares!

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Arpit Kumar is a tech enthusiast and freelance developer. Contact him at arpitnext@gmail.com.

30 thoughts on “How to Run Opera Mini on a Desktop Computer

  1. rob allen

    Thank you for putting this up. I found a couple of issues when trying it but it is mainly around getting the right versions. Once loaded it definately makes a difference – I would say between 50% and 80% bandwidth saving in the tests I did. I have included this link in a Top 10 Tips for Low Bandwidth Internet Management article at http://mainstreamingict.org/?p=104

  2. Amartya

    hi friends. i am using windows 98 .can any onyone tell me the tipes to rum opera mini and oter mobile java based mobile application to my windows 98 pc.plz help me. thank u.

  3. Chris

    im lost. It just wont work on my pc and I got a new windows home version

    Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE help me to have OPERA MINI running on my laptop!!! ?? Please

    chris, email me zinnerster@gmail.com

  4. taiye toyin

    im lost. It just wont work on my pc and I got a new windows home version

    Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE help me to have OPERA MINI running on my laptop!!! ?? Please.this is my e.mail t.square4u@yahoo.com

  5. Skyd

    Hi there, does this opera on pc uses internet settings of mobile (the one opera used in mobile ) or is it of the pc. Thx

  6. chris

    ive bn able to launch opera mini from the emulator but opera keeps displaying failed to connect to internet. i guess problem has to do with the internet connect setting or something. pls could any one come to my aid.

  7. Rahul

    I am able to launch opera mini from the emulator but opera keeps displaying failed to connect to internet. i guess problem has to do with the internet connect setting or something. pls could any one help me out.

  8. william

    i try to use google and myspace but when it ask me to add in text i do then it just stays there. i try to press ok but it does nothing. help?

  9. darkol

    Is there any possible way to download files or view flash files through opera mini? Tried downloading some file but never got it working
    I get something like:
    “MIDlet requests that the device handle the following URL”

  10. Abu Md. Raihan

    @william; overlook the third step. Then u will have a mobile like thing on the screen. Use the ok button there.@Darkol; probably there is none as it shows u r using mobile but really not.@Kaycee; No, it’s not needed.@Rahul;u can try configuring the opera mini settings as http connection from socket.@chris; follow the information given for Rahul. Mine worked.@Taiye toyin; probably u haven’t downloaded java runtime environment, search it from google and then follow the steps in this post.

  11. mr suave

    bro i cant open it,,, i try so many time always saying error.
    failed to load main class manifest attribute from c:/ document setting/kk/my document/download opera mini.
    why always like that bro? what is the problem???? help me

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  13. coconut

    @Arpit Kumar
    Actually I cannot download the file..when I try, this is a message..MIDlet requests that the device handle the following URL: http://……………………
    Why? It is any setup for microemulator? For your information..I use microemulator 2.04 & opera mini 5..
    For right now, I just can surf the internet..but cannot download or upload file using opera mini on pc..

    Thanks for your suggestion about using opera mobile..but opera mobile is not the jad & jar file like opera mini..It’s that true? so if we use opera mobile on pc, we cannot access the free internet similar in using opera 10.61..
    In my country, if we using opera mini (jad & jar file) in both device that mean handphone & pc..we can access the free internet access using one of internet service provider.

  14. Shirazi

    Thank you very much.now I can go and surf easily, more than before with the aweful internet connection that we have !!thank you for all efforts that made …

  15. amit

    Thanks for the useful post but i am facing some problem with it…
    1.Though i have 2gb ram the microemulator is taking very long time just to initialize the opera mini,it takes around 15 minutes and then also the progress of initialization is only around 20%.
    2.How can i run opera mini directly from microemulator ,because every time i close and then open the micriemulator it dont shows the previously installed Opera Mini on it and i need to do a fresh installation.

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