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Old 08-11-2007, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having a lot of trouble downloading anything OTA with my 8703. I think the company may have that blocked, so I can't download google maps. Where can I find the .alx file to download onto my laptop and add it to the blackberry thru desktop manager?
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its not the 8703e. Go to Maps GPS forum and view "google maps V1.60 available" and see my thread. I have an 8703e and have downloaded Ygo and empower insta spell today. I deleted my google maps yesterday to install the newest version. For two days I have not been able to download google maps. Its the link. Are you getting Error 404 Not Found? I sent an email to google about the problem.

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Old 08-11-2007, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not usually necessary to uninstall the old Google Maps before downloading the new. I know I'm a little late for your current problem but maybe keep that in mind for next time.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you ever get an answer to your Error 404: Not found? I am still getting it. Can't download google maps.
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Yeah I shouldn't have deleted google maps. Just downloaded new version. Well I do learn the hard way. As of yet no word on the Error 404. I still can't download though. Other people have downloaded this on 4.2 OS. I don't know if its and issue with the 8703 or 4.1. Which carrier are you with?
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I'm with Verizon. I get that error for several things I am trying to download. I did successfully download gmail. I can't figure out why it works sometimes and not others.
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I have gmail as well. Tryed to install it just to see what happens and it let me. I also installed empower instaspell and Ygo from yahoo. The only thing that I can't seem to download is google maps. And it seems to be an issue only with the 8703. Other people are downloading it with 4.2 OS I'd like to hear from anyone that has had luck downloading this with 4.1. We know its not a carrier issue now because I have sprint. Let's hope that this is just a weekend glitch. But if someone else with 4.1 OS can try and then report that would be great.
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I have gmail as well. Tryed to install it just to see what happens and it let me. I also installed empower instaspell and Ygo from yahoo. The only thing that I can't seem to download is google maps. And it seems to be an issue only with the 8703. Other people are downloading it with 4.2 OS I'd like to hear from anyone that has had luck downloading this with 4.1. We know its not a carrier issue now because I have sprint. Let's hope that this is just a weekend glitch. But if someone else with 4.1 OS can try and then report that would be great.
I have the exact same issue except that I am with Verizon.
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So is it available as a file to load on DM ?
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So is it available as a file to load on DM ?
No, they don't offer it that way that I know of.
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John,

I saw the other thread "Google Maps here for 8800" and a user was talking about deleting modules. I went under Options-Advanced Option-Modules and I have something that looks like it might be from google maps. It looks like- gm_8703_V4_0_L1. Do you know if this is from google maps? If it is I will delete and try and reinstall V1.6. Thanks
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Yes, that sounds like google maps module.
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No that was my gmail app. I'm going to install opera mini and see if I can download maps from there.
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Just installed opera mini and went to google.com/gmm. I was abl to install google maps V1.6 through Opera. But the icon that use to be a compass now looks like a screen "just like gcal sync. When I click on icon I get a error messege". Error starting gmaps $2d160 $2dm2_L1" and so on. This leads me to believe google has not configured maps for the 8703.
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It appears that Google has not yet posted v1.6 for the 8703e -- you can download v1.54 from the following link (OTA):

http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v1.5....4+1&ver=v1.5.4

FYI -- I took the link that results in 404 errors, and I globally substituted "1.5.4" for "1.6.0" (two occurrences).
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No that was my gmail app. I'm going to install opera mini and see if I can download maps from there.
Historically, it has not been possible to install apps using Opera Mini.
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I'd like to know how you got Opera mini on your 8703e. It will not work on mine. When I go to the link the install link never shows up on the web page no matter which link I click.

Google maps gives me the same 404 error. I didn't get rid of the previous version so it still works. I'll wait and see if it's needed or not before trying again.
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I've never had a problem installing Opera mini on my 8703e. I just googled Opera Mini went to there site and clicked on download high memory Version. But john I should clarify after installing Opera Mini I was able to install Maps but Opera did envoke the BB browser but for some reason I could download. Where I wasn't able to without Opera. Even though the Icon wasn't the same and got another Error.
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Sounds coincidental... There's nothing that an OM install does that would enable downloading.
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