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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Change Primary Browser?

I have an iPhone 5 and recently switched over from Safari to Chrome. I want to make Chrome my default browser; anything that requires a redirect is done via Safari. Can it be changed?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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I have an iPhone 5 and recently switched over from Safari to Chrome. I want to make Chrome my default browser; anything that requires a redirect is done via Safari. Can it be changed?
When the jailbreak comes out in a few days you can change it, but until then you're stuck with Safari.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Unfortunately not without a jailbreak.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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With a JB soon.
Apple will not like the idea of making another browser the default
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:22 PM   #5
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Damn. I hate jailbreaking.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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You dont have to.
You can live inside the barb wired yard
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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I have an iPhone 5 and recently switched over from Safari to Chrome. I want to make Chrome my default browser; anything that requires a redirect is done via Safari. Can it be changed?
Not without changing system preferences which can only be accomplished thru a jailbreak. Rumors have it (the jailbreak) coming in Sunday.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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On a side note... I wonder if any jailbreak tweaks exist to make Google Maps the default maps over Apple Maps...
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On a side note... I wonder if any jailbreak tweaks exist to make Google Maps the default maps over Apple Maps...
System Preference just has to be readjusted. Its the same idea behind the browser, only difference is that the have to change the default map pointer.
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On a side note... I wonder if any jailbreak tweaks exist to make Google Maps the default maps over Apple Maps...
Yes, that can also be done.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:33 PM   #11
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Not without a Jailbreak.

Which a update is expected in February.

However i highly suggest not Jailbreaking.

If you ever have problems with your device and it's under AppleCare/AppleCare+ it will no longer be supported because you broke the TOS.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:36 PM   #12
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However i highly suggest not Jailbreaking.

If you ever have problems with your device and it's under AppleCare/AppleCare+ it will no longer be supported because you broke the TOS.
You can always restore it to stock firmware and bring it in for warranty service.
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Not without a Jailbreak.

Which a update is expected in February.

However i highly suggest not Jailbreaking.

If you ever have problems with your device and it's under AppleCare/AppleCare+ it will no longer be supported because you broke the TOS.
1. Restore iPhone
2. Take to Apple for repairs
3. ????
4. PROFIT!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:41 PM   #14
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1. Restore iPhone
2. Take to Apple for repairs
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4. PROFIT!
Oh man.

I didn't know you could un-jailbreak a iPhone.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Oh man.

I didn't know you could un-jailbreak a iPhone.
lolwut?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:54 PM   #16
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I never dealt with Jailbreaks. Sooooo...

I have a question. Who exactly updates Jailbreaking to the latest version like we've been hearing so much about coming in February?
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I never dealt with Jailbreaks. Sooooo...

I have a question. Who exactly updates Jailbreaking to the latest version like we've been hearing so much about coming in February?
There's a kind of 'hobbyist' team who do it, called the Dev Team. They work to find exploits in iOS then release it as a jailbreak, or at least they used to. Haven't heard from them for a while, and not sure who created the 6.1 jailbreak.

You can unjailbreak simply by restoring.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:34 PM   #18
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Damn. I hate jailbreaking.
You can make a shortcut in Safari to open your current tab in Chrome. Sure it isn't as good as setting a default browser, but if you prefer Chrome it is a quick way to get back.

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javascript:location.href="googlechrome"+location.href.substring(4);
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I never dealt with Jailbreaks. Sooooo...
So.....you probably shouldn't advise people on them.

Anyway, it is supremely easy to undo a jailbreak.

1. Back up phone
2. Click 'Restore' in iTunes.
3. Wait
4. When phone boots, restore from backup.
5. Clean, fresh, non jailbroken phone with all your regular non JB apps and settings still intact.

I for one, am so excited to have a jailbroken phone again. I had a JB 4S until September, and I got the 5. While I prefer the 5 over a jailbroken 4S, a jailbroken 5 will be awesome. There are SO many good tweaks and customization options available, and you still have access to all the great App store stuff.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:45 AM   #20
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Wow this really brings back memories. I remember when Microsoft was sued by the federal government (and subsequently by some states) for bundling their browser with their operating system; forcing Microsoft to allow other browsers to be installed/integrated with the OS.

Amazing how times have changed. I guess the government loves Apple.
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