Make Google Chrome Your Default Web Browser On iOS With The BrowserChooser Tweak [Jailbreak]

Make Google Chrome Your Default Web Browser On iOS With The BrowserChooser Tweak [Jailbreak]

BrowserChoose is a free tweak that makes Chrome your default browser.

Google finally released its hugely popular Chrome web browser for iOS yesterday, and just as we had expected, it’s the best third-party browser so far. In fact, in many ways, it’s also better than Apple’s built-in mobile Safari browser. And you can now use Chrome as your default browser on your jailbroken iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, thanks to the BrowserChooser tweak.

Less than 12 hours after Chrome made its debut on iOS, BrowserChooser hit Cydia, courtesy of jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich. It’s a lot like the Browser Changer tweak that has already been available for some time, only unlike Browser Changer (for now, at least), it supports Google Chrome.

Furthermore, BrowserChooser is completely free. All you need to do to get your hands on it is add Petrich’s repository to your Cydia sources.

To do that, tap the ‘Manage’ tab at the bottom of the app, then tap ‘Sources’. Now choose ‘Edit’ and then ‘Add’, and then type rpetri.ch/repo and add source. After a quick refresh, you’ll be able to find BrowserChooser simply by searching for it.

  • bondr006

    Frack Google! I will never have anything google on my Apple products. Not my Macs, not my idevices, NOT anything! Google products suck…..from Android to Chrome to Google Apps….they all are buggy suck apps and products that crash, are feature barren, and did I say Google sucks? Keep your google crap, and I’ll stick with the grown up stuff that actually work. Hell, I like MS better than Google.

    WTF is wrong with you writers here at COM? This is an Apple news site, not Cult of Google. Leave the garbage to the Android sites and start writing some relevant news for the Mac world.

  • Demonstr8r

    Chrome on the desktop is awesome. Chrome on iOS is way too slow.

  • k_avinash

    For non jailbroken devices, here is a simple tweak that is worth to try out – http://icosmogeek.com/how-to-set-chrome-browser-as-default-on-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch/

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