There are plenty of alternative web browsers on iOS – Opera Mini, Atomic, and Skyfire, to name a few. Without being able to change the default browser none of them feel “at home,” but there’s a fix if you’re jailbroken.
Browser Changer is a great little utility available for jailbroken iOS devices. It’s simple and fills in the missing functionality you want: to be able to choose which browser is your default for opening links. You can find it from Cydia.
Once you have it installed, open up your Settings, and scroll down until you see Browser Changer.
It’s as easy as flipping the switch and choosing your selected browser.
There’s a pretty large list that covers most alternatives to Safari. The one downside is that the Browser Changer hasn’t been updated to work flawlessly with the new version of Opera Mini just yet, but all of the others – such as Skyfire, Atomic, Oceanus, and Portal – all work great.
What browser do you prefer when using iOS? Share in the comments!
Yatri Trivedi is a monk-like geek. When he's not overdosing on meditation and geek news of all kinds, he's hacking and tweaking something, often while mumbling in 4 or 5 other languages.
- Published 06/10/11