There’s hardly anything these days that Cydia does not have a tweak for. Cydia is the app that automatically (Depending on the kind of jailbreak) appears once an iPhone or an iPod is Jailbroken. The best feature about Cydia is the different tweaks that are occasionally released on the platform in order to change different things about your device. Many people enjoy this freedom and that is why most choose to jailbreak their iPhone or iPods.
Recently the creator of Cydia made it to the news by importing the Google Maps app to iOS 6 which is not available as a stock app in the new iPhone 5. This is good news for the users of Apple Maps who find themselves utterly disappointed at certain drawbacks and limitations. Recently the Executive chairman of Google revealed that it may be a while before the Google Maps App officially makes it to the Appstore. The worst aspect of Apple Maps for users is the fact that 3D view and turn by turn navigation is not available for devices below the A5. The reason that Apple has produced for this is that the other devices cannot handle the capability of these features and allowing these actions universally would make the app less stable. What Ryan Petrich has done to make everyone’s life easier is make these features available to lower platform devices such as the iPhone 4, 3GS and the iPod 4G.
The tricky bit about this particular release is that it needs a Jailbroken device in order to run. And as most of the people who try to keep up with current news are aware of the fact that the only Jailbreak out for the iOS 6 is a tethered Jailbreak from Redsnow and even then Cydia has to be installed manually. Once this is done it is simple to find the tweak, it is called Unlock iOS 6 Maps. Basically once this Tweak is installed onto your device it unlocks two main features in the Maps Application which is 3D view and turn by turn Navigation. It simply allows you to execute these actions without being concerned about what device the software is being run on. The important bit to know about this tweak is that what Apple claimed about these features running on older platform devices was true. The device does seem to handle 3D viewing as a burden and becomes sluggish. Turn-by-Turn navigation is something most users cannot live without for those it might be worth the trouble to bring this feature to their Apple device. The best feature about this particular tweak is that since no one knows for sure when Google Maps will make it’s much awaited appearance in the App Store this seems to be the only viable option for people using older devices.
To install Unlock iOS6 Maps through SSH, enter this command via WinSCP.
apt-get install com.rpetrich.unlockios6maps