Nitrous jailbreak tweak updated for iOS 7, brings Nitro to 3rd-party apps


In light of the release of the iOS 7 jailbreak, countless tweaks are sure to be updated over the next few months. To start us off, we have Nitrous, a tweak that allows you to use Apple’s Nitro Javascript engine across 3rd-party apps. Nitro is typically only available in Safari, but many other browsers such as Dolphin, Chrome and others actually use the Safari webkit browser – sadly without any access to Nitro.

With version 2.2-1 of Nitrous, any iOS 7 app that uses the webkit browser to display webpages will have the full benefit of Apple’s Nitro. For example, Lifehacker did a V8 Benchmark comparison of Chrome running the iOS 6 version of Nitrous. The speeds were noticeably better.

  • Chrome without Nitrous Score: 96
  • Chrome with Nitrous Score: 347
  • Safari Score: 360

While Chrome doesn’t quite match Safari’s speed, the slight difference is most likely unnoticeable. If you’ve jailbroken your iOS 7 device, be sure to grab this tweak. Due to MobileSubstrate incompatibilities, Nitrous for iOS 7 is only compatible with A6 devices and lower for now.

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