01-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Thumbs Must Hurt
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
| | Just an FYI about BBMaps w/GPS and a Verizon 8830.
Please Login to Remove!
I've been debating installing OS 220.127.116.11 on my 8830, but due to opinions seemingly being split down the middle, I'm hesitant to upgrade from .77.
One reason I wanted to try .101 is because I've seen it mentioned several times that .101 allowed a GPS fix when using BBMaps. I had removed BBMaps because I liked Google Maps better. I just wanted to see what would happen if I reinstalled BBMaps on the .77 OS, and I'm happy to report the I do get a 9 satellite fix (indoors) using BBMaps with OS .77 on a Verizon 8830.
I've been reading up a good bit on OS .101 and haven't seen anyone mentioning that this was possible with OS .77, so I hope this isn't a repost.
This still doesn't change the fact that my battery only lasts about a day to a a day and a half with moderate(to me) usage. Also, my memory, even after a battery pull, is rarely above 10 and generally hangs around 6-8....sometimes dropping to 3-5. I will say that this OS .77 is much more stable as I can't think of the last time I had to do a battery pull because of the dreaded hour glass, which I had to do often with the last OS.....whatever that was.
I have OS .101 D/L on my laptop, but it's just sitting there right now.