1. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Patch will not work. Had a working app and just to test this I deleted (uninstalled) the Google map, deleted the APK file in file manager under download and rebooted the phone. After a few minutes to let the phone settle I installed google map and sure enough Black screen as other have posted.
    So deleted again as before waited a few minute and reinstalled the maps but this time I patched it then installed. Same results Black screen. The only difference is yesterday I downloaded Google service.
    Update: So I grabbed the Google map apk from the wife's Passport (love USB to go) Installed and same thing Black Google map screen. Now I as said the only thing different was that I had loaded Google service the other day. So I delete Google service and reinstalled Google map apk again.....This time it work with no issues. Just my finding or maybe dumb luck.
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    02-17-16 07:52 PM
  2. spiculated's Avatar
    Rosebud, I did a hard reset ( powered down phone) and I still get this :
    Attachment 391597

    Posted via CB10 with z30
    Are you on this version?

    I haven't experienced the "black" screen with Google Maps

    Attachment 391798


    Attachment 391799
    Attached Thumbnails Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160217_222815.png   Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160217_222900.png  
    02-17-16 09:30 PM
  3. JMDxRIM's Avatar
    I donated a while ago, but have to say it again THANK YOU!!!! This is amazing work.

    I was curious about the process for updating GPS to the newest version, but a standard upgrade process (as any other app) was it.
    02-18-16 11:37 AM
  4. conite's Avatar
    I donated a while ago, but have to say it again THANK YOU!!!! This is amazing work.

    I was curious about the process for updating GPS to the newest version, but a standard upgrade process (as any other app) was it.
    Google Play Services app MUST be Cobalt's modified version though.
    02-18-16 11:51 AM
  5. pomidor's Avatar
    I'm having a problem getting Starred Places to work in Google Maps. I followed cobalt's instructions for getting Google Maps to work fully on my z30 in the past. All worked fine. I just tried to repeat the process on a friend's Passport, but when I go to "your places" in Google Maps and click "home/work/get started", I get an error message stating the following:

    "Unable to load Google Settings from within Google Maps. Please open Google Settings, then the Account History and enable Web & App activity":

    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160218_121026.jpg

    Google search shows one post with this error, but no solution. I tried to figure out where this setting is that is mentioned in the error dialog, but I can't find it anywhere. I opened Cobalt's Google Settings but there is no "Account History" option in there.

    Any idea what I need to do to get this working?
    02-18-16 12:04 PM
  6. tdyhedge's Avatar
    I

    "Unable to load Google Settings from within Google Maps. Please open Google Settings, then the Account History and enable Web & App activity":


    Google search shows one post with this error, but no solution. I tried to figure out where this setting is that is mentioned in the error dialog, but I can't find it anywhere. I opened Cobalt's Google Settings but there is no "Account History" option in there.

    Any idea what I need to do to get this working?
    Open Google Settings, Personal Info & Privacy, Activity Controls, and then Web and App Activity. See if that work.


    Q10SQN100-2/10.3.2.2876
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    02-18-16 12:31 PM
  7. Terry Mhlanga's Avatar
    IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS, YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS PAGE OR READ IT ON A PC SCREEN!

    Hi!

    This thread is all about running Google apps on your Blackberry 10 device. But before we're talking about how to do that, you should first get familiar with some specialities of the Blackberry 10 Android runtime.

    The Android runtime in BB OS 10.3 is based on a modified Android OS 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Blackberry removed all Google services from the runtime and replaced them with a Blackberry specific counterpart.

    The following components have been removed or replaced by Blackberry:
    • Google Account Manager -> Replaced with Blackberry Account Manager
    • Google Services Framework -> Replaced with a stub that redirects Google Cloud Messaging requests to Blackberry Servers (used for push messaging).
    • Google Play Store -> Replaced with Blackberry World
    • Google Play Services -> Removed with no replacement

    As most of the Google apps cannot run properly with this setup, the missing components must be added again to the Blackberry Android runtime. I got my hands on the Android 4.3 GAPPS package, reverse engineered the apps and patched them (Google Account Manager, Google Play Store, Google Play Services), and I wrote an fully compliant emulation of the Google Services Framework (now called Blackberry Google ID) that supports device checkin to the Google services.

    If all files are installed and configured, your BB10 device will be able to run almost every Google app with full features (i.e. Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Sheets). Also 3rd Party apps like Clash of Clans will be able to use Google features (i.e. link the game to your Google account and save progress in the cloud).

    Please note that you will have to patch apps like Google Maps, Google Photos or Clash of Clans so that they can work together with the new Google files on your device. These apps will display an error message such as "This app requires Google Play Services...". After patching, the message will be gone and the app will be able to use all Google Play Services features.

    Known limitations:
    * Push messaging in Android apps does not work (if the device is in sleep mode)
    * Android Wear is only partly supported

    Here are the files, ready to be installed. Please note that these files are optimized for Blackberry OS 10.3 and better. This post is updated when new versions get available. Only use this post as source for updates.

    Google Account Manager: ESSENTIAL

    The Google Account Manager provides full support for Android apps that require a Google login. It is required for most of the Google apps such as Google Maps, Google Play store or Chrome browser. Install the Google Account Manager and login to create a Google system account on your device. Do not remove the app after installation.

    Download Google Account Manager 4.3.3 [Released on October 10, 2015]
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...3.3-cobalt.apk


    Blackberry Google ID: ESSENTIAL

    The Blackberry Google ID app emulates low level functions of the Google Services Framework. It allows to sign in the device to Google Play Store and it provides content providers that are used to exchange data between Google apps. This app must be installed if you want to use Google Play Store or Google Play Services. Do not remove after installation. Do not unregister after successful registration!

    Download Blackberry Google ID 2.8 [Released on December 23, 2015]
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...ogleid-2.8.apk


    Google Play Services

    The Google Play services APK contains several individual Google services and runs as a background service in the Android OS runtime. If installed, it provides full Google+ login support. Apps like Clash of Clans or Boom Beach can then synchronize progress with the remote servers. To synchronize game progress, you must also install the patched Google Play Games app.

    Please note that the Google Play Services icon will be labled "Google Settings" and not "Google Play Services" after it has been installed on the device!

    Download Google Play Services 8.4.89 build 3 [Released on January 1, 2016]
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...alt-build3.apk

    Download Google Play Games 3.5.17 [Released on December 11, 2015]
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit....17-cobalt.apk


    Patching your own apps

    Some apps that you download from Play Store may display an error message such as "Google Play Services is not installed on your device". These apps must be patched in order to run on a Blackberry device. Patching is required because my modified Google Play services is signed with a non-Google signing key and this key doesn't match to the hardcoded key in the apps.

    Please take note of the following rules for installing patched apps:

    1. ALWAYS UNINSTALL ANY UNPATCHED VERSION BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL A PATCHED ONE
    2. A patched app can never update an unpatched app (signature mismatch)
    3. An unpatched app can never update a patched app (signature mismatch)
    4. A patched app can always update an patched app (signature is the same, because the patcher always uses the same signature)

    You can download the patcher in this thread. Read the instructions there carefully:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...rvices-914930/

    DO NOT PATCH ANY OF THE APPS THAT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THIS PAGE. THEY ARE PREPATCHED AND READY TO INSTALL!


    Google+ Whitelist

    This helper app spoofs the developer signature of patched apps so that they can use In-app Billing and Google+ login. You only have to whitelist an app if you want to use In-App billing or if logging in to a server fails.

    When you run the app for the first time, a basic set of spoofed signatures is inserted into the database. You can then add your own signatures by following the instructions below.

    Instructions:
    1. Run Google+ Whitelist
    2. Click on the three dots in the top right and choose add
    3. Select the UNPATCHED apk file of the app and add it to the whitelist
    4. Patch the app with Play Services Patcher
    5. Install the patched version of the app

    Pre-spoofed apps (you don't have to add them anymore):

    com.google.android.youtube
    com.google.android.apps.photos
    com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app
    com.google.android.videos
    com.google.android.apps.fitness
    com.google.earth
    com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.docs (Google Drive)
    com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.slides
    com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.sheets
    com.google.android.apps.cloudprint
    com.google.android.apps.vega (Google My Business)
    com.google.android.apps.enterprise.cpanel (Google Admin)
    com.google.android.apps.m4b (Google My Maps)
    com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget (Google News & Weather)
    com.google.android.apps.unveil
    com.google.android.apps.hangoutsdialer
    com.google.android.apps.youtube.creator
    com.google.android.gms
    com.google.android.gm
    com.google.android.talk
    com.google.android.keep
    com.google.android.launcher
    com.google.android.play.games
    com.google.android.googlequicksearch
    com.google.android.music
    com.google.android.apps.books
    com.android.chrome
    com.google.android.calender
    com.google.android.apps.plus
    com.google.android.apps.docs
    com.google.android.apps.magazines
    com.google.android.apps.inbox

    com.supercell.boombeach
    com.supercell.clashofclans
    com.supercell.hayday
    com.pushbullet.android
    com.tinder

    Google+ Whitelist REQUIRES Blackberry Google ID to be installed on the device, as this app provides the database where the signatures are saved in. If you remove Blackberry Google ID from your device, you will lose your custom added signatures.

    Download Google+ Whitelist 1.0.0.4 [Released on October 8, 2015]
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...st-1.0.0.4.apk


    Google Play store

    The Google Play store APK provides Access to the Google Play app market, where you can browse and download your favorite free and paid Android apps, books or even music. Play Store is also is required by some apps to run correctly, especially if they use any kind of license verification. Google Play store requires Google Account Manager and Blackberry Google ID to be installed on your device.

    The discussion and the download link have been moved to this thread:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android.../#post11189556



    Community patched apps

    These apps have been patched by community members using my patching tools. They require all of my apps to be installed on the device.

    GetTaxi, Wheely, Lyft, Uber Driver, Uber Cab, TaxiForSure, Ola Cabs, Sidecar Drive [by tatail]
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android.../#post11580948

    Google Youtube 10.37.58 [by hasmukh1]
    https://mega.nz/#!qxxBzAQJ!3p4Zqaef-...tBBwR-KkJDgU9c

    Google Photos 1.6.0.103330409 [by hasmukh1]
    https://mega.nz/#!XgATySRY!VGMFLAx3h...IiS6HKDTtEFvmc


    Android Settings

    The Android Settings APK provides a direct access to the hidden Android settings of the Blackberry device. It also allows to edit the Google Account synchronization settings or to turn off app-notifications being sent to Blackberry hub.

    Android settings with included mobile data configuration option
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...etwork-1.0.apk


    Android Browser

    The Android Browser APK provides a direct access to the original (and hidden) Android browser.
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...id.browser.apk


    How to get ALL features working in Google Maps

    • Install Google Account Manager and login
    • Install Blackberry Google ID and checkin
    • Install Google Play Sevices (wait 5 minutes after you installed and let the app settle)
    • Patch Google Maps with Play Services Patcher
    • Remove any unpatched version of Google Maps from your device (if existent)
    • Install patched Google Maps

    All features like instant AGPS lock-on, timeline, starred places etc. will now work as they would on an Android device.


    How to synchronize your village in COC or Boom Beach

    You can fully synchronize your village with your Google Account. The village will then be save, even if you delete the app or change your device.

    If you already have a village in COC/Boom Beach, you'll have to contact Supercell and tell them to link your village to your Google account. Don't tell them that you have a Blackberry device. Tell them that you have a Samsung S6. Supercell will ask you some questions about your village and then give you a code that identifies your village. You can then use that code to link the village on your Blackberry device.

    If you got the code, do the following:

    1. Install the full Cobalt Stack (all of my apps)
    2. Uninstall the existing Clash of Clans
    3. Patch Clash of Clans with Play Services Patcher
    4. Install the patched vesion and then connect your village with the code that your received from Supercell

    If you are a new player and don't have a village yet, you can simply patch the game, install it and link it right after the turorial. Contacting Supercell is not required.
    Hi.I installed all the files above but I did not delete my COC app that I installed. I used my COC app to ask Supercell to link my village to my google account.View an attachment and see what Supercell replied. I want to know if the number that they gave me is the required code or it is something else.
    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-2016-02-19_13.00.06.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    02-19-16 07:21 AM
  8. pomidor's Avatar
    Open Google Settings, Personal Info & Privacy, Activity Controls, and then Web and App Activity. See if that work.


    Q10SQN100-2/10.3.2.2876
    I could enable that on PC, but on the phone, I'd turn it ON and it would turn itself off. I figured it out though. It gave me the following message:

    "Based on your organization's current settings, this feature is disabled. If your administrator changes this in the future, your choice here will be honored"

    I searched in google and the solution was to log into "admin.google.com" and someplace in the bowels of all the settings I enabled "Web History" -> 'For Everyone'. It took me forever to find this setting.

    All is good now. I have Starred Places in gmaps on the phone.

    Thanks for your help!
    02-19-16 08:41 AM
  9. fsecure's Avatar
    I'm I'm back in business with my Google Maps. I also had the Black map screen on my Z30. Since then I uninstalled Google Maps, patched it with Cobalts Play Services Patcher, installed it, then hard reset my phone. Almost everything works well. Unfortunately, downloading offline maps doesn't play nice with the patch.

    However, everything else seems to work well.

    If anyone has a work around for offline maps please let me know.

    Cheers...

    Posted on My BlackBerry Z30
    02-19-16 08:44 AM
  10. conite's Avatar
    I'm I'm back in business with my Google Maps. I also had the Black map screen on my Z30. Since then I uninstalled Google Maps, patched it with Cobalts Play Services Patcher, installed it, then hard reset my phone. Almost everything works well. Unfortunately, downloading offline maps doesn't play nice with the patch.

    However, everything else seems to work well.

    If anyone has a work around for offline maps please let me know.

    Cheers...

    Posted on My BlackBerry Z30
    My offline maps work fine.
    02-19-16 09:09 AM
  11. Terry Mhlanga's Avatar
    Is this the code( the ticket number) that I'm supposed to be using to link my village to my google account ? Please read all what I got from Supercell on this attachment.
    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-2016-02-19_13.00.06.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    02-19-16 01:51 PM
  12. jzajac's Avatar
    Is this the code( the ticket number) that I'm supposed to be using to link my village to my google account ? Please read all what I got from Supercell on this attachment.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Posted via CB10
    I don't think so, that just looks like your ticket number to give them when you tell them you have an android device ready to try and rescue your account info.
    02-19-16 05:25 PM
  13. Terry Mhlanga's Avatar
    I don't think so, that just looks like your ticket number to give them when you tell them you have an android device ready to try and rescue your account info.
    So you mean this number has nothing to do with my village?

    Posted via CB10
    02-19-16 10:47 PM
  14. ram 18's Avatar
    Hii , is it helpful for getting google hangouts on my BB Z10
    02-20-16 01:37 AM
  15. jzajac's Avatar
    So you mean this number has nothing to do with my village?

    Posted via CB10
    I don't think so. It looks like they just paused your claim and gave you this ticket number to reference when you get an android device so you can start your claim again. That number is not for your village, it's just for your help claim.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-20-16 08:51 AM
  16. jzajac's Avatar
    Is there a possible workaround to use the native android sms functionality in BB OS10 ?
    I use an bank apk which requires sms verification before setting up. and I cannot verify my cellphone number with native BB sms app, because verification process is different for Android and Blackberry sms in cellphones.
    As far as I know you can't get anything like that to happen. I can say that I don't have any luck and was under the impression that you can't get any communication from an android app to sms due to how the app runs in the vm. I've never tried a third party sms service but I would think the same rules apply.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-20-16 06:04 PM
  17. Rickster1's Avatar
    Having issues with Google account manager file. It will not install. Keeps going all the way to final installing and then says can't install file. Anyone can help me out, please?


    Posted via CB10
    02-20-16 09:30 PM
  18. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Did you enable installation of 3rd party apps in settings?
    02-21-16 01:05 AM
  19. coc pushing's Avatar
    Just burn your old village from bb10.buy new android phone and starting level th1..you can use old village on bb10 just for donating.it work..now i'm th6..ima playing back..clash of clan for android/ios.not for os.

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 01:19 AM
  20. SilvioB's Avatar
    Hi, which the latest version of Google Maps working properly on BB10? I'm using Maps 9.19.1 with Passport SE 10.3.2.2836. I can't access at My Places or Timetable. With a past version of Maps everything was fine. thanks for your help! Silvio

    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160221_145909.png
    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160221_145920.png
    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160221_150010.png

    When I press TURN ON it Crush.

    Cobalt's official Google Apps landing page-img_20160221_145953.png

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by SilvioB; 02-21-16 at 03:03 AM.
    02-21-16 02:07 AM
  21. conite's Avatar
    Hi, which the latest version of Google Maps working properly on BB10? I'm using Maps 9.19.1 with Passport SE 10.3.2.2836. I can't access at My Places or Timetable. With a past version of Maps everything was fine. thanks for your help! Silvio

    Posted via CB10
    All the latest versions work fine, as long as you patch them.

    I'm currently using version 9.20.1 build 920100123.
    02-21-16 06:51 AM
  22. SilvioB's Avatar
    All the latest versions work fine, as long as you patch them.

    I'm currently using version 9.20.1 build 920100123.
    Thank you Conite! Everithing work fine.

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 08:48 AM
  23. Rickster1's Avatar
    Yes, I have third party app installation on. Could that BlackBerry runtime update that I ran, which spins in Initializing but never actually loads be a problem? I have tried to install the Account Manger app many times and downloaded and deleted it and downloaded it several times
    No luck. Just frustrating that it won't take!!!

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 09:13 AM
  24. Terry Mhlanga's Avatar
    Just burn your old village from bb10.buy new android phone and starting level th1..you can use old village on bb10 just for donating.it work..now i'm th6..ima playing back..clash of clan for android/ios.not for os.

    Posted via CB10
    Are you saying there is no way I'm gonna have my COC village being transferred from bb10 to BlackBerryPriv ??

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 09:17 AM
  25. conite's Avatar
    Are you saying there is no way I'm gonna have my COC village being transferred from bb10 to BlackBerryPriv ??

    Posted via CB10
    Just follow the instructions here on how to sign in CoC to Google+ from your BB10 device.

    http://cocland.com/tutorials/connect...with-google-id
    02-21-16 09:19 AM
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