While Apple’s new Maps app has received a lot of criticism since its debut last month, it does offer a number of nifty features that weren’t available in iOS 5, including 3D Flyover and voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. However, these are features that are only available on the latest devices, including the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the new iPad, and the fifth-generation iPod touch.
At least that’s the case if you handset isn’t jailbroken. If it is, you can now get these features on A4-powered devices like the iPhone 4, and the fourth-generation iPod touch thanks to a new tweak called ‘Unlock iOS 6 Maps’.
Created by Ryan Petrich, the developer behind a whole host of jailbreak tweaks — like DietBar, AntiTint, and LiveClock — Unlock iOS 6 Maps quickly unlocks 3D Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation on unsupported devices. All you need to do is install it.
There is one thing you should bear in mind before installing, however: Apple decided not to support these features on A4-powered iOS devices for a reason — they’re not really powered enough to handle them. While they do work, installing this tweak can make your Maps app pretty sluggish — as noted in the demonstration video below from the guys at AppAdvice.
If that doesn’t put you off, you can download Unlock iOS 6 Maps from Cydia now — and it’s completely free.