Dashboard for Maps iPhone jailbreak tweak allows users to add a speedometer, digital compass, and altimeter to the iPhone’s Maps app.
Dashboard for Maps is very useful tweak for jailbroken iPhones (easy-to-follow guide here) that allows users to make their iPhone’s maps app an even more useful navigation tool.
The two main reasons for jailbreaking your iPhone in the first place are customization and control. I’ve already mentioned a number of ways that you can change everything from how you unlock your iPhone to getting Siri to translate words and phrases to over 35 languages or giving you sports scores.
Dashboard for Maps is another tweak that allows users to customize their iPhone even further by adding a speedometer, digital compass, and altimeter to the iPhone’s Maps app. Now when you’re out and about trying to navigate your way around an unfamiliar city or town you’ll have even more data at your fingertips.
You can even customize Dashboard for Maps even further by selecting to show compass degrees, speed units in miles per hour (mph), altitude in feet, and distance in miles.
But even better still is the option to show the distance you’ve traveled. Once you activate the Maps app it will begin tracking your movement and display it in the icon on the right.
So how do you get it to work?
1. Jailbreak your iPhone (if you haven’t already). I’ve written an easy-to-follow guide that literally takes minutes and requires minimal PC know-how.
2. Open the new Cydia store app and select “Manage.”
3. Select “Edit” and “Add.”
4. Add “repo.hackyouriphone.org” to the list of sources.
5. Select “Done.”
6. Search for “Dashboard for Maps” in Cydia and add the one from Hack Your iPhone.
You’re all done. Now just navigate to Settings > Dashboard for Maps to choose your settings.
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