Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hacker enables iOS 6 3D mapping feature on jailbroken iPhone 4s

In yet another example of why folks jailbreak their iPhones, hacker Anton Titkov has come up with a way to get the 3D mapping feature of iOS 6 onto the iPhone 4. You might recall that earlier Apple outlined a number of iOS 6 feature set differences between various iOS hardware, and the iPhone 4 was not destined to receive the 3D mapping feature, until now.

Russian site iGuides reported on the new functionality, at least for those running the jailbroken version of the 2010 Apple smartphone.

To get it to work, you'll need the iOS 6 beta, the early jailbreak, and Titkov's 3DEnabler app. Turn-by-turn navigation remains elusive, however.

Another caveat, of course, is that the early iOS 6 jailbreak provided by the iPhone Dev Team is just that: early. It is early - and buggy. The team said that the jailbreak is so early they are calling it a developer-only version. -Specializing in Cheap Flights
Among the missing features are Cydia (whoops!), the ability to preserve your unlockable baseband, and also, this is a tethered jailbreak only.

Ah, but you do get 3D mapping.

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