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  1. stekki's Avatar
    May I ask if you installed the Google Play Services package (com.google.android.gms.apk) ?
    Yes I have it. But does this function? It has something with ads in it and another option.

    Do I need to do something more with it?

    Thanks!
    Stijn

    Posted via CB10
    02-27-14 02:12 PM
  2. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    Christian, I absolutely agree with you that using the installer is some kind of challenging with all it's options. Maybe we should write a Windows GUI version with one big PATCH button in the middle of the screen :-)

    Maybe I'll look into this one day, for now I'm just too short on time.
    Meanwhile, as a first step to get there, here is version v2.7. No changes on the patch process itself, mostly on the usability.

    Changelog:
    • Added add_apk_here folder for automatic apk folder scan (changed from main folder for usability)
    • Automatic Java detection via registry (no more setting or editing JAVA_HOME required)
    • Added logging to file capability for easy debug (patch.log in main folder)
    • Using 32 bit version of all utilities for safety
    • Replaced winrar with 7zip command line version (no more winrar and WINRAR_HOME required)
    • Force using 32 bit openssl from tools folder (no more openssl config required)
    • Simplified folder structure of the app:
      ROOT
      add_apk_here - folder where you drop your apk(s) for patching
      patched_apk - folder where you will find patched apk(s)
      tools - folder with all the tools needed grouped in a single folder
    • Replaced apktool.bat, signapk.bat with direct java commands for usability
    • Grouped all tools and resources needed under tools folder for usability


    Testers needed as always
    Enjoy.
    02-28-14 10:40 AM
  3. level 2's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback.

    As moneytoo already pointed out, most Google Apps i.e. Google Drive or Google+ will not work correctly. But the patcher works for removing Google Maps v1/v2 and Google Play dependencies in all other Android apps. I finalized v2.5 and included an option to remove ads. Hope it works for you.

    GMAPS APK PATCHER is able to remove the following dependencies from an APK-file:

    • Google Maps API V1 (use if maps look weird)
    • Google Maps API V2 same as above
    • Google Play Services (use if app tells you, that you Need Google Play Services)
    • Google Advertising (removes Google ADS Folder, may crash on some apps)

    Download GMAPS APK PATCHER v2.5.1

    Attachment 236527

    Attachment 236528
    Thanks for doing such a great job, all of you.

    What I am looking for is a way to actually sign in to Google Play services so Maps has all my recent destinations and Music gives me access to my songs I paid for (yeah, I know, I paid for music...)

    Is there a solution for this on my Z30?
    02-28-14 11:15 AM
  4. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Christian, nice job. The problems with java have been a pain. Hope that we now can convince more ppl to use the patcher!

    Regards from Switzerland!
    02-28-14 12:10 PM
  5. eywong's Avatar
    here is version v2.7. Testers needed as always
    I have problems with v2.7. Here is a transcript of my CMD window:

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7>patch
    Error: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value
    Using \bin\java
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Error: A Java installation was not found, you cannot continue without it
    USAGE:
    patch.bat
    or
    patch.bat apk-file.apk
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Windows XP / SP3
    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_13
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
    02-28-14 07:03 PM
  6. Phr51's Avatar
    version 2.7 :

    Error: You do not have administrator privileges
    USAGE:
    patch.bat
    or
    patch.bat apk-file.apk
    03-01-14 04:04 AM
  7. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    I have problems with v2.7. Here is a transcript of my CMD window:

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7>patch
    Error: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value
    Using \bin\java
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Error: A Java installation was not found, you cannot continue without it
    USAGE:
    patch.bat
    or
    patch.bat apk-file.apk
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Windows XP / SP3
    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_13
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
    Hi,

    Weird.. I do not have access to a WinXP machine. Can you please try the following two commands in a command prompt and see what they return:
    Code:
    REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment" /v CurrentVersion
    
    REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit" /v CurrentVersion
    You should get something like:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment
        CurrentVersion    REG_SZ    1.7
    or
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit
        CurrentVersion    REG_SZ    1.7
    Also, to check JavaHome you can try:
    Code:
    REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7" /v JavaHome
    or
    REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.7" /v JavaHome
    03-01-14 04:21 AM
  8. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    version 2.7 :

    Error: You do not have administrator privileges
    USAGE:
    patch.bat
    or
    patch.bat apk-file.apk
    Ah, yes, sorry about that. Some testing code that is unnecessary was not removed.

    Here is version 2.7.1 that fixes that.

    Regards.
    03-01-14 06:28 AM
  9. dustmalik's Avatar
    Ah, yes, sorry about that. Some testing code that is unnecessary was not removed.

    Here is version 2.7.1 that fixes that.

    Regards.
    Nice to see you back, Christian, and thanks for the update. maybe it's just me, but i keep getting this error in CMD:-

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1>patch.bat
    ERROR: Invalid key name.
    Type "REG QUERY /?" for usage.
    'chgcolor.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'wtee' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    BTW, i'm running this on a windows 8 64bit PC.
    03-01-14 08:05 AM
  10. eywong's Avatar
    try the following two commands in a command prompt and see what they return:
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7>REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment" /v CurrentVersion
    ! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment
    CurrentVersion REG_SZ 1.7

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7>REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit" /v CurrentVersion
    ! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit
    CurrentVersion REG_SZ 1.7

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7>REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7" /v JavaHome
    ! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7
    JavaHome REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Java\jre7

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7>REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.7" /v JavaHome
    ! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.7
    JavaHome REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_13
    03-01-14 09:09 AM
  11. eywong's Avatar
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1>patch
    Error: Invalid key name
    'chgcolor.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'wtee' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    I resolved those errors on my Windows XP / SP3:
    1. I replaced 'chgcolor.exe' with 'color' AND I used lower-case hex digits (e.g., 'color 0f') in patch.bat
    2. I temporarily added 'C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1\tools' into the global PATH variable

    After I applied the aforementioned fixes, the errors are
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1>patch
    Error: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value
    Using: \bin\java

    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Error: A Java installation was not found, you cannot continue without it

    USAGE:
    patch.bat
    or
    patch.bat apk-file.apk

    Press any key to continue . . .
    Last edited by eywong; 03-01-14 at 11:58 AM.
    03-01-14 09:19 AM
  12. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    Nice to see you back, Christian, and thanks for the update. maybe it's just me, but i keep getting this error in CMD:-

    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1>patch.bat
    ERROR: Invalid key name.
    Type "REG QUERY /?" for usage.
    'chgcolor.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'wtee' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    BTW, i'm running this on a windows 8 64bit PC.
    Thank very much for the feedback. Here is version v2.7.2 with improved auto detect for java x86 or x64. Give it a try. Finger crossed
    03-01-14 12:55 PM
  13. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1>patch
    Error: Invalid key name
    'chgcolor.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'wtee' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    I resolved those errors on my Windows XP / SP3:
    1. I replaced 'chgcolor.exe' with 'color' AND I used lower-case hex digits (e.g., 'color 0f') in patch.bat
    2. I temporarily added 'C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1\tools' into the global PATH variable

    After I applied the aforementioned fixes, the errors are
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.1>patch
    Error: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value
    Using: \bin\java

    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Error: A Java installation was not found, you cannot continue without it

    USAGE:
    patch.bat
    or
    patch.bat apk-file.apk

    Press any key to continue . . .
    Thank you very much for testing Please try v2.7.2. Hope is ok now.
    03-01-14 12:58 PM
  14. dustmalik's Avatar
    Thank very much for the feedback. Here is version v2.7.2 with improved auto detect for java x86 or x64. Give it a try. Finger crossed
    Maybe it's just me, but i think there is still Java detection issue on v2.7.2. i keep getting this error in CMD when trying to patch apps:-

    \Java\jre7 was unexpected at this time.
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.2>
    03-01-14 04:09 PM
  15. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me, but i think there is still Java detection issue on v2.7.2. i keep getting this error in CMD when trying to patch apps:-

    \Java\jre7 was unexpected at this time.
    C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.2>
    Missing bloody quotes...
    Ok, v.2.7.3, last try until monday. In weekend I'm testing from a mac connected remotely on a Win 7 PC. So be gentle..
    03-01-14 04:41 PM
  16. eywong's Avatar
    I found two errors in patch.bat:
    1. Apparently reversed x86/x64 logic for setting JAVA_HOME (WOW6432Node is not in my x86 registry)
    2. A trailing space in REG QUERY (right after the version number; apparently introduced by the trailing space in "SET JAVA_VERSION=%%B")
    Is: REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7 " /v JavaHome
    Should be: REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7" /v JavaHome

    After I fixed those errors in my patch.bat, patching of one .apk went as I expected on my x86. (I have no x64 environment to test my changes.)
    03-01-14 04:46 PM
  17. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Missing bloody quotes...
    Ok, v.2.7.3, last try until monday. In weekend I'm testing from a mac connected remotely on a Win 7 PC. So be gentle..
    Our beloved quotes in CMD.... :-)
    03-01-14 04:46 PM
  18. dustmalik's Avatar
    Missing bloody quotes...
    Ok, v.2.7.3, last try until monday. In weekend I'm testing from a mac connected remotely on a Win 7 PC. So be gentle..
    v2.7.3 is working without any problem. Thanks for the hard work you put into this.

    Posted via CB10 using my Gorgeous Z10
    03-01-14 05:16 PM
  19. eywong's Avatar
    I found the same issues that I found in v2.7.2. I applied my same fixes.
    03-01-14 05:16 PM
  20. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    I found the same issues that I found in v2.7.2. I applied my same fixes.
    Thanks. See here (is just the patch.bat file, as zip, with your suggestion).
    Last edited by christian-georgescu; 03-01-14 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Updated v.2.7.3 drop box link
    03-01-14 05:22 PM
  21. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    v2.7.3 is working without any problem. Thanks for the hard work you put into this.

    Posted via CB10 using my Gorgeous Z10
    finally...
    dustmalik likes this.
    03-01-14 05:25 PM
  22. JCMM's Avatar
    I'm trying to get the Pokerstars apk to work on my blackberry, it shows "setting up for the first time" and it crashes..
    How to fix any Android app dependent on Google Maps API and make maps working-pokerstars1.png

    So i decided to check if it has some google service attached, i used the this patch (version 2.7) and it built 2 apks, i installed both on my device but the app still crashes and closes itself..

    I don't know what causes that, can i have some assistance here? there's any way i can discover what is causing the shutdown?

    thanks in advance
    03-01-14 05:32 PM
  23. eywong's Avatar
    Thanks. See here (is just the patch.bat file, as zip, with your suggestion).
    It works ok on my WinXP PC. Thanks for your support.

    Edit 03-04-2014: Got warnings when I patched OpenTable v3.4.1.203 with v.2.7.3b-bat:
    [REBUILDING APK]
    I: Using Apktool 2.0.0-Beta9 on com.opentable-1013341
    I: Checking whether sources has changed...
    I: Smaling...
    I: Checking whether resources has changed...
    I: Building resources...
    aapt: warning: string 'oauth_key' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    aapt: warning: string 'oauth_secret' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    aapt: warning: string 'opentable_continue_as_guest' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    aapt: warning: string 'partner_id' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    I: Building apk file...
    I: Copying unknown files/dir...
    (Done)
    Last edited by eywong; 03-05-14 at 01:00 AM.
    03-01-14 05:46 PM
  24. christian-georgescu's Avatar
    It works ok on my WinXP PC. Thanks for your support.

    Edit 03-04-2014: Got warnings when I patched OpenTable v3.4.1.203 with v.2.7.3b-bat:
    [REBUILDING APK]
    I: Using Apktool 2.0.0-Beta9 on com.opentable-1013341
    I: Checking whether sources has changed...
    I: Smaling...
    I: Checking whether resources has changed...
    I: Building resources...
    aapt: warning: string 'oauth_key' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    aapt: warning: string 'oauth_secret' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    aapt: warning: string 'opentable_continue_as_guest' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    aapt: warning: string 'partner_id' has no default translation in C:\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.opentable-1013341\res; found: de
    I: Building apk file...
    I: Copying unknown files/dir...
    (Done)
    Had the same with some apks. Not related to the patcher. Should compile and install ok.
    03-05-14 09:34 AM
  25. GuZuRa's Avatar
    Hi everybody, got this error messaging trying to patch Car2Go apk (with patcher v2.7.3):
    PROCESSING FILE: com.car2go-118.apk
    PROCESSING MODE: AUTODETECT
    DECOMPILE RESOURCES: [YES]
    TRY TO REMOVE ADS: [NO]
    DEBUG MODE: [NO]

    [DECOMPILING APK]
    I: Using Apktool 2.0.0-Beta9 on com.car2go-118.apk
    I: Loading resource table...
    I: Loading resource table...
    I: Decoding AndroidManifest.xml with resources...
    I: Loading resource table from file: C:\Users\gzerbinati\apktool\framework\1.apk

    I: Regular manifest package...
    I: Decoding file-resources...
    I: Decoding values */* XMLs...
    I: Baksmaling...
    Cleaning up unclosed ZipFile for archive C:\Users\gzerbinati\apktool\framework\1
    .apk
    I: Copying assets and libs...
    I: Copying unknown files/dir...
    I: Copying original files...
    (Done)

    [CHECKING FOR GOOGLE DEPENDENCIES]
    Google Maps API v1 detected
    |
    [PATCHING API v1]

    [EXTRACTING ORIGINAL RSA/DSA CERTIFICATE]

    7-Zip (A) 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

    Processing archive: C:\Personali\BB_APPS_BAR\gmaps-apk-patcher-v2.7.3\com.car2go
    -118.apk

    Extracting META-INF\CERT.RSA

    Everything is Ok

    Size: 668
    Compressed: 3552766
    (Done)

    [GENERATING MD5 FINGERPRINT]
    c5b0623fb6a25d88bdaf3b592387d995
    (Done)

    [PATCHING ANDROID MANIFEST]
    (Done)

    [DECOMPILING GOOGLE MAPS]
    I: Using Apktool 2.0.0-Beta9 on com.google.android.maps.jar
    I: Baksmaling...
    I: Copying assets and libs...
    I: Copying unknown files/dir...
    I: Copying original files...
    (Done)

    [COPYING GOOGLE MAPS RESOURCES]
    214 File(s) copied
    (Done)

    [PATCHING MD5 SIGNATURE]
    (Done)

    [REBUILDING APK]
    I: Using Apktool 2.0.0-Beta9 on com.car2go-118
    I: Checking whether sources has changed...
    I: Smaling...
    Exception in thread "main" org.jf.util.ExceptionWithContext: Unsigned short valu
    e out of range: 66302
    at org.jf.dexlib2.writer.DexDataWriter.writeUshort(De xDataWriter.java:11
    6)
    at org.jf.dexlib2.writer.InstructionWriter.write(Inst ructionWriter.java:
    312)
    at org.jf.dexlib2.writer.DexWriter.writeCodeItem(DexW riter.java:980)
    at org.jf.dexlib2.writer.DexWriter.writeDebugAndCodeI tems(DexWriter.java
    :759)
    at org.jf.dexlib2.writer.DexWriter.writeTo(DexWriter. java:214)
    at org.jf.dexlib2.writer.DexWriter.writeTo(DexWriter. java:192)
    at brut.androlib.src.SmaliBuilder.build(SmaliBuilder. java:58)
    at brut.androlib.src.SmaliBuilder.build(SmaliBuilder. java:41)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.buildSourcesSmali(Androlib. java:338)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.buildSources(Androlib.java: 299)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.build(Androlib.java:285)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.build(Androlib.java:258)
    at brut.apktool.Main.cmdBuild(Main.java:236)
    at brut.apktool.Main.main(Main.java:88)

    (Done)

    [SIGNING APK]
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    java.io.FileNotFoundException: com.car2go-118.apk (The system cannot find the fi
    le specified)
    at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)
    at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at com.android.signapk.SignApk.main(SignApk.java:320)
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    (Done)

    [CLEANING UP]
    (Done)

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot

    G.
    03-05-14 12:58 PM
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