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  • How to Enable 3D Maps and Turn-By-Turn Navigation On Older iOS 6 Devices

    Apple brought a brand new Maps application to iOS 6 that includes features such as turn-by-turn navigation, flyover maps view, and three-dimensional mapping images. Despite the negative rap that the new Maps application is getting, itís even more depressing to see that only the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5G, iPad 2, and the new iPad are getting the new features in the Maps application. The iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G are all left out of the fun.

    Thanks to iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich, you can now easily enable these bonus features in the Maps application on your older devices with a new free jailbreak tweak called Unlock iOS6 Maps. Just install the tweak, and youíre good to go Ė you can use all of the new Maps features on your older iOS devices capable of running iOS 6.

    As it appears, Apple was in their right minds to disable these features on some iOS devices. These features are very sluggish in terms of performance on the iPhone 3GS, but they do run slightly smoother on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. Likewise, it is still slightly sluggish regardless of the newer CPU and GPU in the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G.

    Currently, the iOS 6 jailbreak is tethered and only supports devices with the limera1n exploit. The current version of redsn0w also will not install Cydia on your iOS 6 device. If you want to install the tweak via SSH (redsn0w installs an SSH tool on iOS 6 for you), then you can open a terminal window in your favorite SSH client such as WinSCP and run the following script:

    PHP Code:
    apt-get install com.rpetrich.unlockios6maps 
    Name: Unlock iOS6 Maps
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Enable 3D Maps and Turn-By-Turn Navigation On Older iOS 6 Devices started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Illmatic636 View Post
      Any word on the Apple Maps port to IOS 5.1.1 for us still on itg due to jailbreak?
      Why on earth would anyone want it?

      I had to go to 40 Bank Street today. Fairly well known. Type it into Google Maps and it shows it in Canary Wharf. type it into Apple Maps and it suggests 40 Cank Street in Leicester.

      Apparently Apple Maps works (mainly) in the USA, if you live outside of the USA it is a total waste of space and the main reasonI won't update my iPad.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Ok so how are we to get these tweaks on our ios6 ran devices if no jailbreak is out for them (that include Cydia). Do you have to just install the deb file online and use something like ifunbox to install deb?

      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Instead of typing in that command to install that app how about the command to install Cydia.
      wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

      Then just install whatever you like the normal Cydia way.
      If it was this easy we'd all have an untethered jb including Cydia already.
    1. D0D's Avatar
      D0D -
      I can not seem to download the redsn0w_win_0.9.13dev4 software as I get the The connection was reset error. I have a Windows computer and a Mac. does anyone have this file and can send it in a zip file? Thanks
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Are you trying to download it from https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-de...edirects=0&d=1 ?
    1. D0D's Avatar
      D0D -
      Yes confucious this is where I have been trying to download it from https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-de...edirects=0&d=1 Thanks
    1. monchy36's Avatar
      monchy36 -
      I got 3D maps working only problem i have is when i'm using maps it doesn't show the street where i'm driving only the arrow and the top dirrections... And the voice, it's very acurrate so far!
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Can't use turn-by-turn directions in lock mode. The lock screen converts back to normal after a few seconds. I'm guessing because the tweak doesn't insert to Springboard well.
    1. ruth_holloway's Avatar
      ruth_holloway -
      Is there any application for 3d maps for IOS 6 devices.
      Thanks in advance.