- Jan 17, 2010
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TUAW has a feature today all about how to get GPS on your jailbroken Wi-Fi iPad, using a new application, BTstackGPS, which provides integrated core location for Bluetooth-enabled devices that don’t have onboard GPS.
The app costs $5 from the Cydia store and comes from the same developer who created BTstack , which enabled iPhone OS units to interact with external Bluetooth devices such as keyboards.
To use BTstackGPS in your jailbroken iPad, you first have to disable the iPad’s proprietary Bluetooth via Settings. TUAW then walk you through how to complete the set-up. Apparently, once it’s up and running, you can also use official Apple utilities such as TrailGuru and RunKeeper to track your location in exactly the same way as if you were using a regular GPS-enabled iPad or iPhone. TUAW say that they put BTstack GPS through its paces while out driving today, and got very good results from using TrailGuru, leading them to conclude that BTstack GPS is a viable solution for owners of jailbroken Wi-Fi iPads who want to add GPS to their current system.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net