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Old 06-15-2007, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackberry Maps doesn't work with AT&T and the newer software for the BB's. I think it's because they want you to use the telenav.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackberry Maps doesn't work with AT&T and the newer software for the BB's. I think it's because they want you to use the telenav.
Hm.. after I unhid it on my 8300 (curve) it works just fine.

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Old 06-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Works great on my BB 8800. So does Google Maps.

Why do you say it doesn't work?
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I updated my pearl to the new software that was on AT&T's site last night. BB Maps is loaded, but no icon or anything. Went on the bb site to download it and it said "AT&T does not support Blackberry Maps"
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I believe an edit to the LBS.alx file will unhide the icon.

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Yes, it seems that on AT&T they hide the icon in the LBS.alx file. I believe this can be edited out to show the icon and make it usuable on AT&T devices:

The LBS.alx has the following code:

<!-- For 8800 series, hide the icon for Cingular (102), Vodafone Germany (124), Vodafone Austria (137) and all Orange properties, including Amena (Orange Spain - 175). -->
<!-- For non-8800 series, show the icon for all carriers except Cingular (102), Vodafone Germany (124), Vodafone Austria (137) and all Orange properties, including Amena (Orange Spain - 175). -->
<fileset SystemSize="normal" Colour="True" Java="1.0" _vendorID="~102|124|137|119|162|142|183|147|217|17 5" series="~8800">


I believe if you remove the _vendorID......to look llike this you will get BBMaps.

<fileset SystemSize="normal" Colour="True" Java="1.0">


Simply remove everything after Java = "1.0" and the >


I don't have an ATT device so someone test this and let me know.

You can replace your LBS.alx with the one I've attached below if you don't want to edit yours yourself.
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File Type: zip LBS.zip (1.4 KB, 85 views)

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correct, that is what I did

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I believe an edit to the LBS.alx file will unhide the icon.
Newbie question: I just got my Curve today. How does one edit this file? I am using Vista if it matters.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Blackberry Maps doesn't work with AT&T and the newer software for the BB's. I think it's because they want you to use the telenav.

Cingular/ATT sucks...period. they are slowly turning into the "Verizon of GSM"

They are starting to take control of their phones more and more. i've seen it happen. If T-Mobile has good coverage in your area, I'd say go with them.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, it seems that on AT&T they hide the icon in the LBS.alx file. I believe this can be edited out to show the icon and make it usuable on AT&T devices:

The LBS.alx has the following code:

<!-- For 8800 series, hide the icon for Cingular (102), Vodafone Germany (124), Vodafone Austria (137) and all Orange properties, including Amena (Orange Spain - 175). -->
<!-- For non-8800 series, show the icon for all carriers except Cingular (102), Vodafone Germany (124), Vodafone Austria (137) and all Orange properties, including Amena (Orange Spain - 175). -->
<fileset SystemSize="normal" Colour="True" Java="1.0" _vendorID="~102|124|137|119|162|142|183|147|217|17 5" series="~8800">


I believe if you remove the _vendorID......to look llike this you will get BBMaps.

<fileset SystemSize="normal" Colour="True" Java="1.0">


Simply remove everything after Java = "1.0" and the >


I don't have an ATT device so someone test this and let me know.

You can replace your LBS.alx with the one I've attached below if you don't want to edit yours yourself.
Worked like a charm
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Newbie question: I just got my Curve today. How does one edit this file? I am using Vista if it matters.
Basic Windows Notepad will do the trick. When the prompt comes up just use 'Select another program' or something along those lines and check 'Notepad'.
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i upgraded last night too... this is all i did to get blackberry maps back,

open application loader
un-install blackberry maps
run thru application loader
once the phone boots up again, open application loader
highlight blackberry maps
select delete
run thru application loader again
once phone is powered back up, use the browser to go to mobile.blackbery.com and dowload from list

it solved my problem... it sounds like alot of steps to take, but its safer than editing the file. the version of bbmaps that comes with the new software is 1.1.35 the one of mobile.blackberry.com is 1.1.32 and that one is supported by AT&T
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sorry im a little slow at this editing part, is there anyone that can provide a step by step process of how to edit the lbs file i donteven know where to find it thank you.... please help im soo excited
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for me all i do is change the theme or look in the applications folder on the att theme.
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Download LBS.zip posted above. Extract it to your OS directory, replacing the LBS.alx that's already there. Voila.

Do a search for LBS.alx if you can't find it on your system. Be sure to have the handheld software installed first. Read the first sticky thread.
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Not sure if this is helpful, as I'm a complete NooB to BB, but I just downloaded BB Maps out of curiosity, and it worked fine for me. I'm on AT&T network, didn't have to edit any parameters or anything. Software version is 4.2.1.96 Platform 2.3.0.78....certainly not the lastest version but didn't seem to be an issue on my phone.

Is there any preference to BB Maps over Google Maps?

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google maps does points of interest searches, bbmaps does not. bbmaps does show speed which some people like. Also google has traffic.

I prefer the Yahoo Go! map application, maps seem much more fluid.
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Cingular/ATT sucks...period. they are slowly turning into the "Verizon of GSM"
It's pretty slow going then since you can load pretty much any other GPS app... And unlike Verizon you can actually work around at&t block of BB Maps.
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please any body can help me,i have downloaded the LBS file but i don't know wat to do next,like how i can access the on e on my phone and modify it,please help
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please any body can help me,i have downloaded the LBS file but i don't know wat to do next,like how i can access the on e on my phone and modify it,please help

Welcome to the forums.

Have a look at this thread:

How to get BBMaps to show on my Blackberry
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