The view of my custom object is overwritten by a Visualforce page for my desktop users. This VF page should not be visible for my mobile users.

Before I render my VF page, I check the device to redirect my mobile users like this:

VF page:

<apex:page standardController="Travel__c" extensions="TravelCtrlExt" action="{!doDeviceDetection}">


public PageReference doDeviceDetection() {

        PageReference result = null;

        Boolean isMobileDevice = false;
        String userAgent = ApexPages.currentPage().getHeaders().get('USER-AGENT');

        if( (userAgent.contains('iPhone')) || (userAgent.contains('iPad')) || (userAgent.contains('Android')) ) {
            isMobileDevice = true;

        if( isMobileDevice ) {
           result = stdCtrl.view();
           result.getParameters().put('nooverride', '1');


        return result;   

This should redirect my mobile users to the standard view of the record, but it doesn't work. The mobile users get stuck in a loop.

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    This was a bug that I recently submitted a fix for. Is it still happening? – Kris Gray Jun 23 '14 at 19:13
  • @KrisGray sure, it's still happening. Where did you submit the fix ? – David Renz Jun 25 '14 at 13:31
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    Next release, the one going out in a few weeks. Sandboxes should already have the fix. – Kris Gray Jun 26 '14 at 19:38
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    I don't participate in the release notes portion so I don't. The issue seems small enough that it wouldn't get documented. – Kris Gray Jul 15 '14 at 17:37
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    This should work now right? Can it be closed? – Kris Gray Aug 13 '14 at 17:50

This Bug is fixed now, thanks @Kris Gray for your effort.

But I realized that you should not use PageReferences in Salesforce1.

For me, the solution was very simple, I deactivated the Available for Salesforce mobile apps Checkbox of my VF page.

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  • I'm having the same issue here. but i can't deactivate Salesforce Mobile access to the page, as it completely hides the Edit button in Salesforce1. have you found any other workaround for the issue? – VarunC Jan 2 '15 at 7:10

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