Nitrous is a Cydia tweak that enables the Nitro engine to work with other browsers. It’s actually not limited to Chrome, and will also work with the embedded browsers within Facebook and Twitter.
Of course, there is a potential security risk involved in enabling other browsers to directly access ARM assembly code, especially since these browsers weren’t built with the knowledge that they would be kludged together with the Nitro engine. While the probability is low that any hacker will take the time to target iPhone users who are running Nitrous-enabled versions of Chrome, you might want to limit browsing in Nitrous to trusted sites – especially if you do banking through your phone.
Nitrous can be found in the BigBoss repository and costs $0.99. The list of applications is in Settings along with the other Cydia extensions. Nitrous requires iOS 5 or higher.
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