New iOS 6 3D Maps ported to iPhone 4

By , Jun 15, 2012

With its in-house mapping solution in iOS 6, Apple basically pulled a Siri in that folks in Cupertino have limited this headline feature to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later (full iOS 6 device compatibility list is here). Now, I realize graphics-intensive 3D Flyovers require A5-enabled devices. But turn-by-turn? Seriously, Apple?

Worry not, those crazy Russian hackers have cracked the code to run the new iOS 6 Maps on the iPhone 4, complete with 3D Flyovers and turn-by-turn navigation – without even using Cydia…

There are some caveats.

For starters, turn-by-turn navigation is implemented sketchily, at best.

Secondly, the hack needs some work as a whole as it feels incomplete and rushed out.

And thirdly, you’ll have to rely on a poorly machine-translated version of the instructions on how to install iOS 6 Maps on your iPhone 4, unless you speak Russian.

The full guide is available on the Russian website iGuides, which gets the kudos for sticking it to Apple and their tendency to fragment the iOS hardware with exclusive features.

With that off our backs, here’s a three-dimensional Flyover view in Maps running on an iPhone 4.

Take that, Apple!

Wow, hip-hop addict much?

The jailbreak community could be already work on a fully functional Cydia hack for this and I have a hunch it’s going to be pretty popular.

Are you aggravated that Apple with iOS 6 Maps left out older-generation hardware?

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  • jose castro

    now make them port English to it hahahaha

  • thepies

    Whuuuuuut?

  • http://twitter.com/Ghost7wee7er Ghost Tweeter

    some people cant afford to get the latest hardware and companies need to think about there existing customers. I moved to iPhone cause android companies started to forget about existing customers, now apple is doing the same. Shame on you Apple shame on you!

    • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

      datz sad….idk but in steve job era…dis would not hav happen….

      • http://www.facebook.com/branko.sekulic2 Branko Sekulić

        why did not 3gs / 4 get SIRI then, i am sure that steve was still alive when that decision was made?

      • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

        have you eva tried siri on 3gs..??…it ll fuk up your device….i have tried…now on iphone 4 it works i agree….but my point was leaving siri was one thing but features like icloud tabs, photo stream sharing, etc etc makes ios fragmented…nd just to make sure they have have a pie chart showing 75% of users are on ios 6 they have allowed ios 6 to be installed on 3gs otherwise they would have enabled everything or dropped everything. because from where i can c ios 6 is not offering anything BIG new to 3gs…:|

  • srikanth003

    that was fast!! take that apple… for not mentioning feature fragmentions when compared to android in your keynote.. features are what that makes an OS complete…

    • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

      I hate to admit but you are right…:/

  • SimonReidy

    New Apple maps: Now with more Russian and mandatory hip-hop.

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000036257084 Umut Saglam

      xD

    • http://twitter.com/a_titkov Anton Titkov

      :P

      • hack_nug

        What’s the name of the song, Anton? haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/masonicninja Michael Scott Allen

    I don’t mind that iPhone 4 doesn’t get 3D because I’ll never use fly-over and don’t care; but turn-by-turn? Hell, I have four apps that all do turn-by-turn. There is no hardware restriction keeping me from it… That’s just a ploy to force upgrades, and make clever hackers.

    • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

      Clever hackers….damn funny…:D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000036257084 Umut Saglam

    Hell yeah this again proves that Apple keeps ignoring older products by saying that it’s hardware is to weak. BS.

    • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

      Atleast they give something….ask android owners…they get sh!t in d name of updatez….:|

  • http://twitter.com/a_titkov Anton Titkov

    Hi all,guys)thanks for ur replies:)(I’m a developer of this tweak) i’ll post the instruction in English a little bit later)i hope cydia update will be out soon and you’ll be able to install 3denabler directly from it

  • Elmar Abbasov

    ok,russian here…you can bother me about translate of instructions if you don’t know how to use Google translate :)

  • http://twitter.com/OEsayan Oleg Esayan

    Translated version:
    1. You need to download file

    2. Connect your iDevice through
    SSH.

    3. Write these commands in terminal
    apt-get update
    apt-get install mobilesubstrate

    4. You need do download file on your iDevice. You can do it through FTP, or any file manager for iOS.

    5. Enter that command in SSH terminal
    dpkg -i file path/file name

    6. Reboot your iDevice

    • jose castro

      alreaady on it people .. i like it

    • http://www.facebook.com/rtruszkowski Rafał Truszkowski

      How do I perform 2 and 3…?

      • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

        Use an app such as PuTTY

        Ad@m

      • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

        can we do it with putty without jailbreak

      • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

        No, PuTTY requires SSH to be installed from Cydia

      • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

        hey thanx 4 reply …..i send u a tweak also about my problem im stuck with the .deb file i dont know at what place to download it into my iphone through ftp client plz help

    • http://twitter.com/DarksinAE Darksin

      How would someone SSH into their device, OpenSSH is in Cydia.

      • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

        SSH is installed by redsn0w (for iOS 6 users)

        Ad@m

    • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

      hey plz help me i m stuck with deb file how can i transfer it with ftp client without mobile terminal bcoz i cant access to the cydia sp no mobile teminal plz help any reply be appreciated

  • http://twitter.com/amoney82 A_Money

    Seems like a lot of work! What about the 4s version without running iOS6

  • http://twitter.com/workaholocaust Michael

    Tech N9ne in the building.

  • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

    your saying take that apple fact is “your” the ones that are going to have horrible battery life and a microwave in your hand. Its to much for the A4 processor as you could tell from the video

    • http://www.facebook.com/whatliesbeneath77 Joshua Rodriguez Becker

      Thanks for getting this through their dumbass heads.

  • apple_man9

    Instructions:

    1. Open Cydia add source: http: // apt.iguides . ru.
    2. Install 3DEnabler

    • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

      oh really..!!!…i didnt notice d hidden cydia on ios 6…
      :sarcasm

    • http://twitter.com/DarksinAE Darksin

      There is no Cydia on the iOS 6 beta 1 developer jailbreak.

      • http://twitter.com/J_Carlos_Perez Carlos Perez

        You don’t need Cydia, iOS 6 beta 1 is for developers only, it enables SSH. You can do all this via SSH.

      • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

        how via ssh plz explain more???

    • MohamedHassabo1

      But there is no cydia in ios 6 beta. Do you mean this for ios 5.x.x?

  • http://twitter.com/jeffreywky K.Y.

    jailbreakers are awesome! :D

  • Steve Lang

    So I guess this will require a jailbroken iOS 6 device?

    • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

      same question?? any answer plz

  • Leo Sack

    Working on 3GS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shingo.hoshino Shingo Hoshino

    do u need iOS6 on iPhone4 to use this? can iOS5.0.1 do this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49402594 Marlber ‘Malberto’ Cruz

    SWEEEEEET!

  • sasan akbari

    Wow!
    Big thanks to developers!

  • Andre Grey

    jeff should make a video showing how because this is not working for me

  • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

    There is no Cydia for iOS 6 yet :)

    Ad@m

  • http://www.facebook.com/igor.bolderev Igor Bolderev

    круто=)))

  • http://www.facebook.com/whatliesbeneath77 Joshua Rodriguez Becker

    -.- When will you dipshit developers learn? There’s a reason Apple doesn’t have the new Maps fully-integrated on the iPhone 4. The processor just can’t handle it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/whatliesbeneath77 Joshua Rodriguez Becker

    I also would like to add the jailbreaks since ios5 have been complete shit. Don’t put out a jailbreak if it is going to fucking delete Dock apps or brick phones from booting up. If you can’t make a jailbreak work fully at least 90% of the time, don’t waste your time!

  • http://twitter.com/maidenmann César Salgado

    I really hope this works on iPod 4g hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503100210 Sam Adams

    Not at all, but I am VERY aggravated that they implemented the new Maps without having street view and TRANSIT DIRECTIONS!!!

    It just goes to show that Apple is willing to let their users suffer so that they can get Google out of iOS. Honestly it’s like removing Google as a search engine, or having Ping integration instead of Facebook. It’s NOT equivalent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

    where i should download that file plz reply

    • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

      im my idevice

  • http://www.facebook.com/amritbabina Amrit Singh

    where to put this deb file in my iphone plz help

  • disqus_s9rERcpIG9

    i did everything and i was i able to get the 3d maps working but in 3d mode the buildings and landscapes are flat not in full 3d. why am i not seeing 3d?