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    Default Side Loading 101 - Google Maps onto Z10

    Here is how to get Google maps on your z10 for someone that has no idea what side loading is:


    I have never side loaded before and this was my first try. I found what I believe is the simplest way to do it. It is using the chrome browser plugin for the playbook and the video DJ Reyes made (Sideloading made easy with the PlayBook App Manager Browser Plugin | CrackBerry.com).

    There are other ways to do it too. I am using terminology that I think is easy for every one to understand.



    1. Go to this link and download the Google maps app file. As of the time of this post it is a working link.
    http://bb10bars.net/index.php/maps-7/
    (make sure to remember where you saved it)


    2. Go to this link to use the side loader software:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/c...&utm_medium=et


    3. On the link, Click on “extensions” at the left menu
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    4.Type in “playbook” and press enter. The side loader software was originally made for the playbook, which is why that is the name of it.
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    5. You will see “playbook app manger” at the top. Click on “add to chrome”.
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    6.Click “add” when the popup shows.
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    7. After that you should see this screen:
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    8. Now leave your internet browser alone. Plug in your z10 to the computer USB. Then, I used universal search to find development mode on my z10. Click on it when it shows.
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    9. When you first go in development will be off. Turn it to on. It may prompt you for a password. It is the same password as your regular phone one you have set. If you havent set one for your phone I believe it will prompt you to.
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    10. Once you have entered the password development will show as on. You will see a IP address. Copy down the IP address. Make sure you copy the decimals in the right place.
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    11. Go back to the tab on your computer with the sideloader. Enter the IP address from the development mode (ensure decimals are there). Press save.
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    12.The IP address will now show under manage your device. Click on the IP.
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    13. You may get a warning that it is not secure. This is how the warning looks on the chrome browser. Click proceed anyway.
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    14. Enter your device or development mode password and press log in.
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    15.Here is how my screen looked next. This is with never using it before.
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    16. If you have chrome browser the downloaded app file will be at the bottom. You can drag it from there to the top right where it says “drag and drop files here to install”. If you don’t have it showing at the bottom open the folder where it is saved and drag it to the same place.


    17. Once you do this the app will install itself. You will see the progress on the top left. Mine did not take more then a minute or two.
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    18. It should then tell you complete, and the app will then show in your list.
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    19. Turn off development mode on your z10
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    20. Unplug your phone from USB



    21. You will now see the navigation icon. It may also be called maps, depending on the version downloaded.Click it.
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    22. Google maps is now on your phone via Android side load! Done! You are in the app!
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    ***I will try and update the BAR link (app file link) as newer ones become available***
    Last edited by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes; 02-08-13 at 03:48 PM.
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    thanks! i'll try this after.

    tip: use google maps offline mode. you can download up to 80 meg files and use them in offline mode (with full detail i believe). good for when you're leaving the country and can only rely on GPS. go to My places, then scroll to offline. something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    ***I will try and update the BAR link (app file link) as newer ones become available***
    Try this one... it's MUCH less buggy

    Google Maps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill_UK View Post
    Try this one... it's MUCH less buggy

    Google Maps
    I used this one and it is much newer (version 7.200.1403.0)

    Thanks for the great post. I have avoided sideloading until now but it looks like a no-brainer until the real apps come along in Blackberry World.
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    Great post. Clear instructions. Install and app works great. Thanks.
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    will this method work on playbook too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shobhit pathak View Post
    will this method work on playbook too?
    I have never side loaded onto my PlayBook but this will work. The browser plug in was made for use with the PlayBook. I have no idea if bar files are the same for phone and pb. Maybe this file won't work but the method does.
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    I tried this, but I am stuck on #12. Chrome can't find my BB10. Any suggestions?
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    Tried sideloading on playbook and it works, except the crappy Gps in the playbook makes it hard to find a lock.
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    Does this one allows you to input Google account so as to use favorites in Google Maps?
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    thank you for this thread! should be a sticky!
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    Yesterday my side loaded Google map lost GPS when I was on high way and missed an exit. And the reason I had to use the side loaded GAP was because BlackBerry Map doesn't have my destination as a point of interest.
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    Well there's never any guarantee with sideloaded apps
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    Yes it's not perfect, if you leave the app it will reset to the "Local" view and will lose the GPS lock and you'll have to go back to navigation to get it back.. but it will at least retain the directions and update the ETA once the GPS does lock back

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzbeh_01 View Post
    I tried this, but I am stuck on #12. Chrome can't find my BB10. Any suggestions?
    no suggesttions If you followed the steps and its not working I dont know what to say
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    Quote Originally Posted by rav813 View Post
    thank you for this thread! should be a sticky!
    Did you get it working
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    Did you get it working
    Yup, installed it flawlessly; haven't tried the navigation bit but it loads up and is stable. Also used the method to side load many other apps

    Thanks again
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    Dies this have to be done with Google Chrome? I use opera most of the time instead of the windows xp on my computer, hate to download another browser but will if I have to.


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    Thanks a lot for this, super easy, the whole process took less than 10 minutes including downloading the BAR file. Now this is what the CrackBerry community is all about.

    Great work with the detailed and simple to follow instructions. Really appreciate the hard work
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    How is the app working for you guys? any problems with gps staying locked in?

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