Monday, October 15, 2012

Google Maps iOS6 hack on its way

All of the people who have upgraded their iPhones to iOS6 are whining about the damned Apple Maps. Everyone is wishing Google to release its dedicated Maps App for iPhone but we all know, its gonna take a while. While no one has the patience, a cydia hacker and developer named Ryan Petrich decided to act upon it.

Ryan tweeted few days ago that he was able to coax Google Maps on iOS6 succesfully. Though mum about his "trickery", he was succesfully able to port Google Maps from iOS5.1 to iOS6 running Apple iPhone 3GS. 

According to Ryan, there are few caveats. The hacked install is "still crashy and cannot be distributed to the public yet, but it mostly works." Also, as most readers would have guessed, your iDevice has to be jailbroken for this to work. Petrich also tweeted that he will not release a "bootlegged" version and promised to include an installer if he is able to carve out the distribution issues. So, that means we may have to wait a bit longer to enjoy Google's mapping data? Well, there are always work around. Next up: These work-arounds. ;)

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the teaser video of the hack Ryan Petrich uploaded. :)


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