Here at iPhoneism, we love new jailbreak tweaks. While dozens go live on Cydia each day, we pick out the ones that seem most impressive. Introducing InstaURL, a nifty little jailbreak tweak that allows you to browse as well as search the internet from anywhere on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Cydia, aptly referred to sometimes as the other app store, is your one stop solution for the best jailbreak tweaks, themes, mods, hacks etc. Cydia is available by default on all jailbroken devices, so even if you don't know how a jailbreak is done and have it applied from someone else, Cydia will be present on your iOS device.
Rest assured, InstaURL is a useful tweak and definitely a must have on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can enter any search term and InstaURL will automatically launch mobile Safari and search any one of the three search engine choices it offers, namely Google, Bing and Yahoo. These search engines can be selected as default via the Settings.app.
Then there's the utmost convenience of typing URL of any website you want to visit directly in to InstaURL which will automatically launch mobile Safari and load that very website. This jailbreak tweak saves you from the hassle of launch mobile Safari manually every time you want to surf a website on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Simply bring up InstaURL, type in the URL and you're good to go. Be advised that you do not need to enter the 'www' prefix when typing the URL as InstaURL jailbreak tweak automatically enters it.
Apart from requiring jailbreak as a pre-requisite, you'll need to set the method for InstaURL activation. For that, you need to have Activator installed. If you don't have specific knowledge regarding that, don't worry as most jailbroken devices generally have Activator installed on them. You can either set an activation method for InstaURL jailbreak tweak from Activator menu or you can set it through Settings.app by going in the InstaURL menu.
As it would be obvious by now, you need to have a jailbroken iOS device in order to use InstaURL jailbreak tweak. Follow our detailed guide on how to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch tethered on iOS 5 firmware. You can also get an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak of sorts for your device.
InstaURL jailbreak tweak is available for download now from Cydia. Its modestly priced at $0.99.