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Old 11-08-2008, 12:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HOWTO: BlackBerry Maps on the Bold (AT&T)

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For any of you that are like me and prefer the BlackBerry Maps to AT&T's Telenav product this may help you out. By default AT&T Bolds do not have BlackBerry Maps and will hide it if you try to add it back in.

Here is how to get BlackBerry Maps back on your beloved Bold:

1. Download the Bold Software from AT&T

2. Install it on your computer and use Desktop Manage to Add/Remove Applications

3. Select BlackBerry Maps to be installed by checking it

4. At this point Maps will be installed, however, it will still no show on your phone due to AT&T hiding it from view.

5. You can show it by using any other theme than AT&T's. I have built a basic theme that mimics the AT&T theme as close as possible that you can download if you don't want to build your own with the CDK.

6. Switch to your alternate theme and Maps will show up as a compass in the main ribbon.

EDIT: I attached some screenshots so you can see what the theme looks like as well as BlackBerry Maps being shown. (Note the background is one of the preloaded ones on the device)


Please let me know if you have any comments or trouble with this!

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Picture of your theme please?
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't tried it yet, but if it works - this should be a sticky!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I can verify this works, I installed the BlackBerry maps when I upgraded to .168 on my AT&T Bold.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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nice. just tried it and it worked. Also unlocked the vendor themes so i wouldnt have to download a 3rd party theme, Just switched to another vendor theme and maps shows up
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This works. Eventhough I already have .167 installed on my Bold when I bought it, downloading from Blackberry for the same .167 version and did an Application Loader works. I just load my Streamline Today Theme that I got from BB Forum, since it's not AT&T Theme.

Thanks for sharing. Should be sticky, but it's on my bookmark.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It worked for me!!! Thanks a million!!!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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AMAZING! just did it! It worked flawlessly.

very interesting that its theme based!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's a screen shot of my Bold with BB Maps

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What software exactly are you supposed to download from att? sorry for the newbie question
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Default BB Maps transfered from Curve to Bold

BB maps shows in applications list as 1.2.26. But when selecting icon in the download folder recieve error stating net_rim_lbs: Class 'net.rim.device.apps.api.quickcontact.QuickContact icons' not found.

any ideas??
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What software exactly are you supposed to download from att? sorry for the newbie question
I have the same question, and a little more.

Fonzie, I bought my phone from att and the desktop manager (the software being referred to in this post) is on the disk--BUT it was version 4.3.

the link is www DOT att DOT com SLASH bbdownloads (ignore the all caps stuff...sorry...i can't post links yet)

Someone correct me if I was wrong....

My question: I can't find the bbmaps in device manager. I was reading on another site that you needed to uninstall all other nav programs. Can anyone give another beginner a little bit of guidance? (PS, i've already changed to a non-party theme)

Thanks

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What software exactly are you supposed to download from att? sorry for the newbie question
hand held device software 4.6.0.167 you can get it from the ATT website or Blackberry.com
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You can download the official Device Software 4.6.167 from ATT at Blackberry site.

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E4F82F9F00E7D4
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BB maps shows in applications list as 1.2.26. But when selecting icon in the download folder recieve error stating net_rim_lbs: Class 'net.rim.device.apps.api.quickcontact.QuickContact icons' not found.

any ideas??
I get the same error.
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[quote=powercx;1162881]You can download the official Device Software 4.6.167 from ATT at Blackberry site.

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I'm an idiot. I kept download the device manager software INSTEAD of the Device Software.

The compass is up! THANKS!
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Default blackberry Maps on Bold

I have downloaded the bold software from att.
I have installed Blackberry maps.
I have changed to the hydra lab theme.

I still do not see the compass.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I have downloaded the bold software from att.
I have installed Blackberry maps.
I have changed to the hydra lab theme.

I still do not see the compass.

Any help would be appreciated.
go to settings,options,theme,change the them to precision silver,
open the applications icon look for the icone that say maps look like compass
it's works
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Picture of your theme please?
When I switch to this theme, I don't have the "deep space" purple/blue streaks as the preview shows. I get the "mountaintop sunrise/sunset" background that comes with Precision Silver.

I downloaded the ZIP and installed via DM 4.6.

In any case, I have access to the Blackberry Maps app now. I vote that this should be a sticky as well.

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