1 year, 4 months ago

As you probably know, Google’s maps application was finally developed and approved into Apple’s App Store. While it is a great stand alone application that fixes debatably the biggest problem seen in iOS 6, it means that Apple maps will still be default on your device. Unfortunately, this can only be changed on a jailbroken device, which are scarce on iOS 6. Regardless, if you are in fact jailbroken and running iOS 6 we have the maps fix for you.

The process is very simple and only requires one download via Cydia. You will need to install the free package ‘mapsopener’ simply by opening Cydia and searching its name. Once installed all links will lead to Google’s application opposed to Apple maps.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/isonuZ Tarek Deeb

    Is Google Maps only for iOS 6? I can’t find it from my iOS 5.1.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/isonuZ Tarek Deeb

    Is Google Maps only for iOS 6? I can’t find it from my iOS 5.1.1

    • Pritam

      on iOS 5.1.1 the maps is already from Google.
      See left corner you will find “Google”

  • Lockwoodvj

    It should work for iOS 5.1 or later.

  • Deidra Robinson

    So glad Google made an app because Apple’s maps are horrible!

  • MRKut33

    Apple’s map isn’t very impressive however over time I believe it will get better..
    Wanna win the giveaway!!

  • http://twitter.com/kvntree Kevin Tree

    Google Maps > Apple Maps

    • OGPxSkills

      I think so too! Hope to win the giveaway’1

  • http://www.facebook.com/Vhero Mark Jaffa King Dodd

    Hahaha pretty pointless as this only applys to iOs6 and that’s still not jailbroken for 90% of devices. Older firmwares still have google maps.

    • http://profiles.google.com/riffdex Dexter McLaughlin

      Older firmwares have Google Maps but it does not include voice-guided directions. This is a HUGE deal. I have been waiting two and a half years (since i got my iPhone 4, leaving Android) for voice navigation google maps. This is the one feature I miss the most from Android. I was using iOS 5.0.1 (jailbroken) for the last year bc felt no need to update to 5.1.1 and go through the trouble of having to restore all my apps/data like it was. Because google maps finally got released with voice directions (but requires iOS 5.1+), I have spent the last two days (hours and hours of research and failed attempts) updating to 5.1.1 so I can jailbreak and have the new google maps. Trust me it’s hard to update to 5.1.1 because Apple pretty much makes it near impossible to update to the not latest firmware. In other words, this shows how great the google maps is, even for non iOS 6 devices (:

    • Pritam

      I have iphone 3gs (old bootroom) having ios 6 jailbroken (untethered). This app is useful for me.

  • chris johnson

    whats the difference bewtween them?
    and ipad 4 shall be won!!(:

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcoffie Deron Coffie

    thanks god #ipad4

  • http://twitter.com/StevieC460 Steven

    Aww yeah!

  • http://twitter.com/francobosetti franco bosetti

    iPad 4 giveaway. I want it!!