iPhone Does MapsOpener work on 6.1 JB? (Changes Default Apple Maps to Google Maps)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Netherscourge, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Possibly the #1 reason to JB right now, IMO, is to switch from Apples cruddy Maps app to Google Maps, which is light years more accurate.

    Does MapsOpener work with the evasi0n Jailbreak on 6.1?

    I suspect that next to SBSettings, this could be one of the most popular JB tweaks soon.

    Anyone try it yet?
  2. Raunien macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2011
  3. d0c macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    Browser Changer has an option for the same feature which I can confirm is working.

    Two tweaks in one
  4. Yousefarman macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Chicago Illinois
    It works in certain situations. when using yelp ( which i use constantly) it defaults to apple maps still :/
  5. d0c macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    Hmmm.. In yelp it's not so much a "link" but rather a button to open in the map app. Hopefully someone will address this
  6. locoboi187, Feb 5, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013

    locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    it crashes my phone to safe mode when i hit "search web" from spotlight

    Edit: this is in regards to browser changer
  7. d0c macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
  8. rivryan macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012
    doesnt work for my iphone 5 6.1 =\ when i google search something and click "directions" it just opens links to a "download google maps page"...and yes i have gmaps on my homescreen..
  9. Netherscourge thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    You guys talking about maps opener or browser changer?
  10. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
  11. ncaissie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2011
    After installing it how do I use it?


    I just tried a link. It opens Google maps but doesn't insert the address or search for it?
    Am I missing something?
  12. rivryan macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012
    i actually have both installed...but even having one or the other the issue is still the same. It doesn't really open up into the maps app after clicking "directions" online
  13. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2008
  14. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    I clicked on an address in mail, and it opened Google Maps, but it didn't load the address. Kind of pointless.
  15. cm3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013

    I have an iPhone 4s, and it works except, when I click on an address and it pulls up in Google Maps, I have no way to start navigation.

    Come to find out, it's because it's not actually using "My Location".

    So, I have to click Preview, then select the from address and change it to "My Location" and then I can start navigation.

    I really hope there will be a fix for this.
  16. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2013
    Same thing for me. Links just open Google Maps and that is all.
  17. curiousgg macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to OPEN to the address linked rather than just open?
  18. LithePanther macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2011
  19. kirb macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2013
    I'm the developer of MapsOpener. My apologies to anyone whose device it's not working on; there's an extremely strange issue that's only happening on some devices. We're investigating this and it should be fixed within a few days.

    In the meantime you can downgrade to this 1.1-1 deb for a not-as-broken version (sometimes Apple Maps will be opened instead of Google Maps).
  20. cm3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Thanks kirb for the reply!

    I looked at the status page, and it doesn't say anything about the issue I am having as far as it not starting up with "My Location". Is this a known issue? Is this being looked at do you know?

    Thanks for a great tweak!!!!
  21. markp99 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2012
    New Hampshire
    Oooh, waiting for this to work from Siri!

  22. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    Hi there. Any update? Just installed off Cydia and still only opens Google Maps and does nothing else.

    I will also reach out via twitter.
  23. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    same, it will just open GMaps and not go anywhere. just show the last thing i was looking at in google maps
  24. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    My issue with GM Not opening properly when clicking an address on a calendar event has been fixed. Thanks!

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