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Old 05-01-2008, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is kind off weird because I know my unit has obviously had GPS and Version 2.1.0 of Google Maps is missing this for some reason, does anybody know what's up and I did go to permissions and allow access to gps, I think it says location. The link is below

Version 2.1.0 Of Google Maps For BlackBerry Now Available | BerryReview
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This app doesn't work correctly on my 8320, but I am running 4.5.0.18, I suspect that is the issue
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, same - well, actually my GMaps icon is the DOS cmd line icon.

I haven't been able to pinpoint My Location all day.

Other than that, the program works fine.

Is there a way to downgrade
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yep same problem here on my 8310
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine doesn't work either, but that's cause I'm inside the house, in the basement. I don't expect it to work through many concrete walls...
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Version 2.1.0 works just fine for me.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Worked fine for me on the 8330. Just won't pick-up the GPS signal from the device (same issue with 2.0.3). Seems a bit snappier though, the older version was incredibly slow with the My Location feature enabled.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Downloaded the .alx file loading through Desktop Manager but I'm getting an error that "no additional applications designed for your device were found". Guess they haven't updated the software at:

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yet for sideloading?
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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For some reason, the "My Location" feature hasn't been working on my 8320 either. It just says that it's unavailable, which is weird because I had no issues with it a month ago.
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This happens because their server misinterprets your OS version of 4.5 and gives you the version of GMM for BB OS 4.0 which is pre-GPS support. Just use this URL on your device to get the right one:

http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v2.1....GoogleMaps.jad
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the URL. To save some of my data overhead, I download the .jad file, got the URL to the actual .jar file, then popped it over the USB cable and am installing from the memory card.

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Old 05-06-2008, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Has anyone been able to get the Google Maps 2.1.0 to recognize the internal GPS on an 8330? I downloaded the version at the posted link and it does not recognize the internal GPS as it continue to default to cellular triangulation.
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Same here. Thanks jeremy, but that version still doesn't work with the GPS on the 8330.
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no problems for me so far
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Google's system doesn't recognize some "newer" browsers. When you download the app you'll notice it says "Download Google Maps 2.1.0 on your Blackberry 40" (or something similar.) You'll need to change the download link. If you copy the link address and change the "40" in the link to "42" (there are two instances in the link) you'll get the right download for your device and you'll get the right icon and possibly everything else will function for you.

There are also issues with OS 4.5 on BES 4.1.3 and some 4.1.4 where permissions can't be set properly.

Code for 4.0 devices (I assume)
HTML Code:
http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v2.1.0/L1/BlackBerry-40/GoogleMaps.jad?make=BlackBerry&model=40&ver=v2.1.0
Code for 4.1 devices (I assume)
HTML Code:
http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v2.1.0/L1/BlackBerry-41/GoogleMaps.jad?make=BlackBerry&model=41&ver=v2.1.0
Code for 4.2 and up devices (I assume)
HTML Code:
http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v2.1.0/L1/BlackBerry-42/GoogleMaps.jad?make=BlackBerry&model=42&ver=v2.1.0

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No problems here with the curve 8310, maybe something to do with me still running handset code 4.2.2.163.

Finds location within 30 sec of app launching, very quick
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
This happens because their server misinterprets your OS version of 4.5 and gives you the version of GMM for BB OS 4.0 which is pre-GPS support. Just use this URL on your device to get the right one:

http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v2.1....GoogleMaps.jad
This works with me! T-Mobile 4.5.0.18, BB 8320, BIS
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You are a king, JC

Btw, does acquiring the correct "Icon'd" GMaps offer anymore functionality? Despite the dos icon the app worked absolutely fine.

Thanks

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Same here. Thanks jeremy, but that version still doesn't work with the GPS on the 8330.
That may be because the CDMA carrier is locking down the GPS functionality to a revenue-generating app. I understand that Verizon does this..
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It's possible, but BMaps works fine and Bell Mobility is not known to lock down features like Verizon. Hopefully it's not the case.
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