How to use Mega to download without the App

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m0nz

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Many people including me have tried to download something from the Mega host, just to run into troubles, and if you are like me, you dont want to install the app...

I found a little trick i thought i'd share, hopefully its the right place to share it.

When you run into a thread that has a link to Mega, you are normally greeted with the nice Mega App redirect page. To get around this:

1) Change your browser to Desktop mode on the current page you are on, not on the Mega redirect page.

2) Most importantly, tap and hold the download link and copy the link address.

3) Paste the link address into your current desktop viewed tab, and go.

You should now be able to get to the actual download without the app and/or fuss.

Cheers!
 

SiNJiN76

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Sep 14, 2009
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Awesome! Now do you know how to get the browser to open tabs in the background?
 

speedy1979

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Many people including me have tried to download something from the Mega host, just to run into troubles, and if you are like me, you dont want to install the app...

I found a little trick i thought i'd share, hopefully its the right place to share it.

When you run into a thread that has a link to Mega, you are normally greeted with the nice Mega App redirect page. To get around this:

1) Change your browser to Desktop mode on the current page you are on, not on the Mega redirect page.

2) Most importantly, tap and hold the download link and copy the link address.

3) Paste the link address into your current desktop viewed tab, and go.

You should now be able to get to the actual download without the app and/or fuss.

Cheers!

The app doesn't support downloading from folders anyway. So your method is still the best bet even if the app is installed. I should also mention that this method works with the stock browser I couldn't get it to work with Dolphin.
 

m0nz

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May 5, 2013
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Awesome! Now do you know how to get the browser to open tabs in the background?
You can try entering this into your browser- i didnt have to touch anything once i hit enter., just paste the link and go. Afterwords, try tapping and holding a link, open in new tab, and it should open in the background.

chrome://flags/#enable-new-ntp

The app doesn't support downloading from folders anyway. So your method is still the best bet even if the app is installed. I should also mention that this method works with the stock browser I couldn't get it to work with Dolphin.

I'm glad I could be of some help!

I wonder what it is about Dolphin. Theres gotta be a way for it to work. I will check it out when I get a chance.
 
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SiNJiN76

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You can try entering this into your browser- i didnt have to touch anything once i hit enter., just paste the link and go. Afterwords, try tapping and holding a link, open in new tab, and it should open in the background.

chrome://flags/#enable-new-ntp
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Thanks for the help. It didn't work. I exited the browser (cause the Relaunch Browser button on the bottom didn't work), but still, tabs open in foreground. Weird that this is not an option. (BTW I'm using the built in brower)
 

ShrekOpher

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Just curious, why not just install the app? It is IMO one of the best cloud storage/file sharing services you can use, way better than dropbox or box. Would love to understand why people don't use it.

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Dvanzutphenkann

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Just curious, why not just install the app? It is IMO one of the best cloud storage/file sharing services you can use, way better than dropbox or box. Would love to understand why people don't use it.

Sent from my SM-T900 using XDA Free mobile app

Because it's slow, it downloads to a cloud 1st then to my phone and never allows me to use download booster so that's it in a nutshell for me anyways
 

zgfg

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Seems that Mega does no more allow uploading img files

I usually upload stock e.g. boot img, recovery.img, persist.img whenever I switch or update the ROM (used to do it on several devices and never had problems)

Yesterday I wanted again but it didn't upload. Then I tested:
- same img files that I uploaded with no problems time ago to Mega, but now uploading to another folder on Mega
- by renaming img files to bin files
- I even downgraded from the recent Mega 4.3 apk to 4.2.2 (because the last time, two weeks ago I successfully uploaded two img files and I checked now that Mega 4.3 apk was updated afterwards, just few days ago)
But no avail

I can upload my stock or Android patched boot images but ONLY if I ZIP them

However, I checked with a TWRP img file (for flashing TWRP) and it worked

Also, all my img files that were previously uploaded to Mega are still there and can be downloaded

I'm an old Mega user, with 50 GB limit, and I have 26 GB of free space (boot images are about 20 MB each), hence there is no lack of space problem - btw, I just uploaded an even bigger zip file with no problem
 
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    Many people including me have tried to download something from the Mega host, just to run into troubles, and if you are like me, you dont want to install the app...

    I found a little trick i thought i'd share, hopefully its the right place to share it.

    When you run into a thread that has a link to Mega, you are normally greeted with the nice Mega App redirect page. To get around this:

    1) Change your browser to Desktop mode on the current page you are on, not on the Mega redirect page.

    2) Most importantly, tap and hold the download link and copy the link address.

    3) Paste the link address into your current desktop viewed tab, and go.

    You should now be able to get to the actual download without the app and/or fuss.

    Cheers!
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    Awesome! Now do you know how to get the browser to open tabs in the background?
    You can try entering this into your browser- i didnt have to touch anything once i hit enter., just paste the link and go. Afterwords, try tapping and holding a link, open in new tab, and it should open in the background.

    chrome://flags/#enable-new-ntp

    The app doesn't support downloading from folders anyway. So your method is still the best bet even if the app is installed. I should also mention that this method works with the stock browser I couldn't get it to work with Dolphin.

    I'm glad I could be of some help!

    I wonder what it is about Dolphin. Theres gotta be a way for it to work. I will check it out when I get a chance.
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    Just curious, why not just install the app? It is IMO one of the best cloud storage/file sharing services you can use, way better than dropbox or box. Would love to understand why people don't use it.

    Sent from my SM-T900 using XDA Free mobile app