If you have been keeping yourself in the loop with regards to the features of Apple's latest, greatest and upcoming mobile operating system, iOS 6, you will know that one of the most prominent features is the new in-house mapping solution that boasts Flyover (3D view) and Turn-by-turn navigation. But if you have checked our iOS 6 compatibility guide, you will also know that the Flyover and Turn-by-turn navigation are only available for the iPhone 4S and the 2nd and 3rd generation of iPad. But don't fret because as it turned out, the new iOS 6 Maps features can also work in older devices as some Russian hacker demonstrated.
A guy named Anton Titkov of Russian website iGuides has decided to check under the hood of iOS 6 which is currently under beta. And he somehow found a way to enable the 3D Flyovers feature on an iPhone 4. He refers to the tweak as 3DEnabler which "adds support for 3D cards on the old devices." Check out the hacking videos below:
It is worth noting that this was done without Cydia since the iOS 6 jailbreak only allows SSH access. The tweak itself obviously is on its very early stages and needs a lot of work. As for the Turn-by-turn navigation, Titkov is quite confident that he can crack it as well. We imagine that it will only be a matter of time before this becomes an official Cydia app. If you want to give it a shot, we suggest that you visit iGuides.
It looks like Apple is about to pull a "Siri" on us, and by that we mean holding off certain features from older devices (attributing it to hardware deficiency) in an effort to make those users upgrade to newer, shinier hardware. But it has been proven that Siri worked on older devices such as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS despite running on aged hardware. And that again seems to be the case here. OS fragmentation is never considered a good thing, just ask Android.
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