1. DiamondDog's Avatar
    I bought a BB Torch, but I can't find the maps on it do i have to install it first?
    Or where do I find it...

    ty,,,
    11-02-10 05:57 PM
  2. mickrg123's Avatar
    Load it from Desktop manager.
    11-02-10 06:04 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    It is already installed. I have QuickLaunch to access it. QuickLaunch is a great app to have.
    11-02-10 06:04 PM
  4. DiamondDog's Avatar
    U have 2 download Quicklaunch by the app store? Can`t I start it without?
    11-02-10 06:25 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    QuickLaunch is like have a central place to access apps, phone functions and websites from a central place. BB Maps is listed as an app.
    11-02-10 06:32 PM
  6. aidiebravo's Avatar
    I kind of didn't want to dish out the $5 for QL, but to be able to use BB Maps and all the other features is pretty awesome!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-10 06:59 PM
  7. papped's Avatar
    No need, there's a launcher app you can install that lets you launch it directly with an icon. It doesn't remove on a reset like the lbs_ribbon does either

    http://www.gln.bz/ads.nsf/bbmapslaunch.jad This thing should be stickied in here or something...
    11-02-10 07:06 PM
  8. Matrix Leader's Avatar
    From my experience in the past, I always had to reinstall the OS and select BB Maps for it to actually appear.
    11-02-10 11:34 PM
  9. shansmi's Avatar
    It is carrier dependant. We block the ribbon file hence no app icon to launch bb maps. The jad above, ql or poynt can be used as an alternative method of launching it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-03-10 01:16 AM
  10. JasW's Avatar
    No need, there's a launcher app you can install that lets you launch it directly with an icon. It doesn't remove on a reset like the lbs_ribbon does either

    http://www.gln.bz/ads.nsf/bbmapslaunch.jad This thing should be stickied in here or something...
    Relatively minor, but I wish one could update that to have the 6.0 icon for BB Maps instead of the old one.
    11-03-10 07:51 AM
  11. shansmi's Avatar
    Relatively minor, but I wish one could update that to have the 6.0 icon for BB Maps instead of the old one.

    I was thinking the same thing. version 2 would be nice.

    11-03-10 10:22 AM
  12. DiamondDog's Avatar
    But there is no way 2 start BB maps without install something?
    11-03-10 11:33 AM
  13. JasW's Avatar
    Not if your carrier blocks it, like AT&T does. But the launcher app is just a simple little launcher, and you wouldn't know that it wasn't BB Maps itself if the icon weren't labeled "BB Maps Launcher" instead of just "Maps" (and I guess if it used the OS 6 Maps icon instead of the OS 5 one).
    11-03-10 12:12 PM
  14. Zach7's Avatar
    That is a great launcher idea. I know I saved the ribbon download for when I have to reset my device. Thanks PAPPED! I will give this a whirl!


    No need, there's a launcher app you can install that lets you launch it directly with an icon. It doesn't remove on a reset like the lbs_ribbon does either

    http://www.gln.bz/ads.nsf/bbmapslaunch.jad This thing should be stickied in here or something...
    11-03-10 01:06 PM
  15. brava27's Avatar
    google maps. Bb maps suck!
    11-03-10 02:38 PM
  16. papped's Avatar
    Google maps kinda sucks because the updates are unreliable... It'll work ok for a while and then they break everything.

    4.4 didn't even acquire a gps lock and 4.5.1 still freezes for over 10s on launch..
    11-03-10 02:55 PM
  17. brava27's Avatar
    Really? Works great for me! Never had a problem with Google Maps!
    11-03-10 02:57 PM
  18. Zach7's Avatar
    I used Google Maps on my 9700 all the time, then when I switched to the 9800 and Google Maps updated, all I get is freezing and a half working program. BB Maps has at least been reliable on the 9800.
    11-03-10 05:34 PM
  19. gbsn's Avatar
    Install blackberry maps using desktop manager/apploader, then go to mobile.blackberry.com and press on "download blackberry maps". It will give you the necessary file for the icon to show up on your homescreen.
    11-03-10 05:53 PM
  20. papped's Avatar
    I don't recommend doing that... the lbs_ribbon disappears for most after every single reset...
    11-03-10 05:55 PM
  21. Zach7's Avatar
    I agree, the ribbon vanishes every time you reboot or pull your battery or icon as some would say! Thus the reason for the wonderful launcher that is posted here!
    11-03-10 07:22 PM
  22. branflakes's Avatar
    Thanks for that launcher! As said, the one you get from blackberry.com disappears after a reboot, if you're on AT&T.
    11-03-10 07:37 PM
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