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  1. f810's Avatar
    A little bit confused...Are we talking about installing the map "data file", or software? are the map data being retrieved online?
    06-08-07 12:16 PM
  2. jjaworsk's Avatar
    I too am waiting for an answer for f810 , can ANYBODY answer this ???
    06-10-07 01:37 PM
  3. kasperapd's Avatar
    This is essentially the map software. The data is download as you use it.
    06-10-07 01:43 PM
  4. reading's Avatar
    hi is there a way i can upload the MAP of any country or city into the blackberry as it is the case with Nokia N95. let's say i do not have the blackberry service but i only own the Blackberry device. is there a way i can make use of the built in GPS as it is the case with Nokia.

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited by reading; 07-14-07 at 04:16 AM.
    07-14-07 04:07 AM
  5. kasperapd's Avatar
    I have not ever heard of a way to do this.
    07-14-07 02:07 PM
  6. philipmbarnes's Avatar

    I just got a 8800 on T-Mobile in the UK and have Blackberry Maps loaded but it doesn't work - I only get diagonal lines. I can get a GPS fix in the options area of the Blackberry, so that works.

    Equally Google Maps doesn't work - says something about needing a data connection!

    Anyone managed to sort a similar problem?
    07-27-07 02:54 AM
  7. kasperapd's Avatar
    Well, do you have a data package?
    07-27-07 06:20 AM
  8. philipmbarnes's Avatar
    Not specifically, but I get I think 3mb of data allowance (and all you can eat emails via blackberry service) so it SHOULD work...
    07-27-07 08:06 AM
  9. vegos's Avatar
    Note that you need a blackberry service, not just gprs...
    07-27-07 08:34 AM
  10. kasperapd's Avatar
    Yeah, you have to have a BlackBerry data package.
    07-27-07 05:48 PM
  11. MI1098's Avatar
    Sorry for my noob questions and clarifications...

    I just got my BB8800 last week from work. We use AT&T as a carrier...

    I installed Google Maps which is cool, but it freezes up quite often (especially if using it while moving) and seems slow due to the high data amount needed.

    I played with my cousins 8800 this past weekend which has BBMaps on her Rogers network and I liked it much better.

    So, by doing the above hacks, will I be able to installed BBMaps on my AT&T phone?

    Thanks. Looking forward to being a contributing member on the site...


    08-15-07 10:06 AM
  12. kasperapd's Avatar
    Yes, but I don't think my zip file will work for you. Just download and install the OS for your device. Find the LBS.alx file, and edit it. You will need to delete out your vendor ID, or you could change it to another one.
    08-16-07 05:43 AM
  13. ktchua's Avatar
    Hi, all I did was:
    1. delete the vendor.xml file
    2. install the bbmap program from the official bb site.

    And the bbMap works. Am I suppose to do something else?

    (I have a cingular branded 8800 and have .72 OS as oppose to .74 (from t-mobile).
    08-19-07 04:48 AM
  14. kasperapd's Avatar
    That will work, but it may not be the newest version of BB Maps.
    08-20-07 11:27 PM
  15. MI1098's Avatar
    *** Nevermind...it worked once I got out from behind my work's firewall ***

    How come when I try to do an install of BBMaps it always locks up around 10%?

    Last edited by MI1098; 08-27-07 at 07:51 PM.
    08-27-07 12:15 PM
  16. MI1098's Avatar
    BTW...I didn't do any hacks and just installed the software from the above link and it worked fine...so far... And I'm on AT&T...
    08-27-07 07:54 PM
  17. bigeazyfish's Avatar
    How does BB Maps fair in comparison to Google Maps?
    08-29-07 06:05 PM
  18. kasperapd's Avatar
    It does good. I found they both have something to offer. BB Maps seemed to have a better updated street database than did Google Maps last time I compared the two.
    08-30-07 04:24 PM
  19. hoopes's Avatar
    In the very first post in this thread, you mention:

    "Second, install the Blackberry 8800 operating system on your PC. I'm using v4.2.1.74 from T-Mobile on my Cingular branded 8800. It can be downloaded here: T-Mobile 8800"

    The link to the t-mobile apps page is not showing for me. Please let me know if this is the correct address, and if not, what would I do to get the v X.74 installed for this to work?

    Thank you for your help in advance!
    09-03-07 07:08 PM
  20. kasperapd's Avatar
    There are actually newer versions of the 8800 OS out there, and you may have one already on your 8800.

    I believe most T-Mobile 8800's already came with BB Maps installed and required no mods to be made. Cingular/AT&T is the only US carrier that tried blocking the program.
    09-03-07 08:43 PM
  21. John Clark's Avatar
    Here's a link for TMo's (US) 8800 OS. As Kasper mentioned you shouldn't have to make this change to the LBS.alx for TMo Blackberries. However, if you are using an unlocked 8800 from AT&T or Orange (Europe) with TMobile, you will need to modify the LBS.alx.

    09-03-07 09:35 PM
  22. hoopes's Avatar
    Ok, I just downloaded the new software from T-Mobile and installed it all, Synced up the 8800 and it is still saying it's version I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I am using T-Mobile Service on a Cingular Branded 8800. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys!
    09-04-07 10:35 AM
  23. kasperapd's Avatar
    Did you delete the vendor.xml file before installing the OS?
    09-04-07 12:44 PM
  24. hoopes's Avatar
    Ok, I got the new OS installed and did the hacks that were outlined as above. Now some of the programs are not even showing as installed on the device. They are showing in the desktop software as being there, however, I can't find the apps in the application menu on the device. Specifically, I cannot find BB Maps on the device now....Thanks again!
    Last edited by hoopes; 09-04-07 at 03:37 PM.
    09-04-07 02:48 PM
  25. hansbcpa's Avatar
    Is there any way to get the gps & maps to work on verizon? Just got the 8830.

    09-07-07 03:35 PM
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