The new map apps on iOS 6 has received some negative feedback from the iOS community. Others deemed it pointless and senseless. However, it is good to hear that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel regarding this issue. We give credit to iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich for his creativity and ingenuity.
Ryan Petrich, known for his creative tweaks and apps has managed to port the older Google Maps to iOS 6. What’s more, he demonstrated how the Google-powered Maps application running on his iOS 6 devices through a video uploaded via Youtube and shared the link via Twitter update.
Users can’t help it, but it’s quite obvious that Google Maps is far better than Apple maps. We could give Apple a chance to improve the app. Nevertheless, Petrich’s solution is very helpful.
However, it is still unknown if Petrich will release it for public use. If he does, it will require a jailbroken iOS 6 to operate. As of this writing, a tethered jailbreak is only available for A4 devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G. On another news, hacker chpwn was able to jailbreak an iPhone 5 on the release date, but details were not specified.
Here’s a description from the Youtube:
Preview of the old Google Maps application from iOS5.1 and earlier running on an iPhone 3G S updated to iOS 6.0
Still crashy and cannot be distributed to the public yet, but it mostly works
Ryan is still tinkering with the Maps app. If you’re uncomfortable using the new Apple maps, you can read our tutorial on how to use Google Maps on iOS 6. It’s very practical and easy to configure.
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