iOS 6 3D Maps Possible On Other Versions Of iPhone?

Developers are working hard to get a solid jailbreak running for iOS 6 on different iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models and so far having a little bit of success, they have a jailbreak, but a lot of apps and Cydia don’t work just yet and these wouldn’t work as of now because the jailbreak is still in the developer mode and will take time for it to be fully available to the users.

Although one hacker in Russia managed to figure out a way for making the 3D mapping feature run on an iPhone 4. A feature which was only available for iPhone 4S and second, third generation iPad has been tweaked by Anton Tiktov (also known as iTony) so that it works on a jailbroken iPhone 4 and installed his own, third party app called 3DEnabler in order to get 3D map viewing working.

Sadly, there isn’t much explanation yet into how 3DEnabler enables viewing Maps in 3D. One thing it can’t do, which iPhone 3GS and 4 owners might want though, is Turn-by-Turn navigation in the maps. One also can’t use Cydia to help install the app due to the software not working with iOS 6 for now.

However, the iGuides Forum details how Anton manages to get around this issue, which enlists more manual installation and it is pretty easy and one can do it yourself in two tricky steps, but be careful they might just get your iDevice bricked and you don’t want that to happen so it is better to take a backup and then do the tricky part because currently apple is signing iOS 5.1.1 and in some days maybe a week it will stop signing iOS 5.1.1 and then you’ll have to log on to iOS 6 and then wait for the actual proper jailbreak to come out and not the developer one.

The 3D view in Maps on the jailbroken iPhone 4 does look quite smooth and appears to load well, but it will be interesting to see how Apple would react to a hack like this and it would most probably try some kind of a patch to block it but then we know, Dev Team has answers to everything.

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