With iOS 6 comes a ton of new features. One of the major ones is the rewritten maps application from Apple, using their own maps now instead of Google Maps. WIth this came a new 3D view that unfortunately was limited to the A5 devices. But what if you want them on your older device? iDownloadBlog (who does fantastic with these tutorials) put together a list of instructions on how to do just that. Below, they have instructions on how to jailbreak, install Cydia, and then instructions on how to get a tweak to activate 3D Maps on your older device. Enjoy:
Step 1: Jailbreak your iOS 6 installation using the tethered jailbreak.
Step 2: Install Cydia.
Step 3: Install iFile from Cydia, and then use this link to install the 3D Enabler package. Afterwards, kill the Maps app, and reopen it, and the 3D Maps icon should now be permanently visible.
Readers and viewers have also informed me that you can use Ryan Petrich’s iOS 6 beta repo (http://rpetri.ch/ios6/) to install Unlock iOS 6 Maps — a package that will accomplish the same thing. Whatever route you decide to take, having 3D maps on your older device is only a few steps away.
This tweak is said to work with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the iPod touch 4th Gen.
What do you think? Are you going to install it? Taken the plunge with iOS 6 yet? Let us know in the comments.
This article is presented for informational purposes only. Jailbreaking can void Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad warranty. Any efforts or attempts at jailbreaking is done at the sole discretion of the user. Today’s iPhone assumes no liability or responsibility for any resulting user actions, software or hardware glitches or revocation of warranties. Proceed at your own risk.