1. cae2685's Avatar
    So Verizon has locked GPS functionality for all but BB Maps and Navigator... i get that. Since BB Maps GPS was unlocked via firmware upgrade, does that mean that using one of the "unofficial" firmware upgrades from another carrier would unlock GPS for Google Maps? Or is the GPS "lockdown" separate from that?
    Last edited by cae2685; 01-05-09 at 01:36 PM.
    01-05-09 01:07 PM
  2. xliderider's Avatar
    You can use Verizon's official 4.5 OS (4.5.0.77). The link is available on verizonwireless.com
    01-05-09 01:23 PM
  3. xliderider's Avatar
    Since BB Maps GPS was unlocked via firmware upgrade, does that mean that using one of the "unofficial" firmware upgrades from another carrier would unlock GPS for Google Maps? Or is the GPS "lockdown" separate from that?
    The lockdown is separate from the OS, it's probably in the service books needed to use the phone on VZW.

    I have been running 4.5.0.89 and now 4.5.0.97. and the GPS is still locked to VZNav and BB Maps.
    01-05-09 01:25 PM
  4. zinadork's Avatar
    I think they may be opening up to telenav for individuals. They already unlock for corporate accounts of 5 or more units.
    01-05-09 01:33 PM
  5. cae2685's Avatar
    The lockdown is separate from the OS, it's probably in the service books needed to use the phone on VZW.

    I have been running 4.5.0.89 and now 4.5.0.97. and the GPS is still locked to VZNav and BB Maps.
    Bummer... Thanks for the info.
    01-05-09 01:34 PM
  6. zinadork's Avatar
    The lockdown is unrelated to firmware.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-28-09 12:23 PM
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