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  1. KINetics's Avatar
    Confirmed by users at HoFo

    Looks like aGPS is now unlocked on Verizon for BB Maps. Still no go for other 3rd party apps though.

    BB Maps: Yes
    Google Maps: No
    WLS: No

    Discuss.
    Last edited by KINetics; 12-05-08 at 12:31 AM.
    12-04-08 11:44 AM
  2. timberdc's Avatar
    My understanding is that GPS on the storm is unlocked for third party apps. But I am happy that Verizon is taking a step forward.
    12-04-08 12:17 PM
  3. fonebrkr's Avatar
    Confirmed by users at HoFo

    Looks like aGPS is now unlocked on Verizon for BB Maps. Still no go for other 3rd party apps though. Much like the Storm.

    BB Maps: Yes
    Google Maps: No
    WLS: No

    Discuss.
    There's a trapster beta tester in the storm forum that has confirmed gps is in fact unlocked 100% on storms, google maps is a google issue...
    12-04-08 12:43 PM
  4. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I'm glad as well!

    One note! Those who argued against it being wrong to lock gps in the first place need to change their permissions to denie or not be allowed to use it at all
    12-04-08 12:44 PM
  5. stengen's Avatar
    Not working on my VZW curve, what is needed to make this work for me as well?

    I either get seraching for ever or the option to turn the GPS on will not start.

    Help?
    12-04-08 01:09 PM
  6. supermike437433's Avatar
    Great job Verizon!
    12-04-08 01:14 PM
  7. vndlewis's Avatar
    Looks like there is no need for the class action lawsuit.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-04-08 01:19 PM
  8. chalewa's Avatar
    now works for me as well.

    i wonder if garmin works on it?
    12-04-08 01:27 PM
  9. tpierce67's Avatar
    Not working on my VZW curve, what is needed to make this work for me as well?

    I either get seraching for ever or the option to turn the GPS on will not start.

    Help?
    Try a *228 /option 1, or resending service books. If that doesn't work try to upgrade your OS. I haven't had a chance to test mine but I will and update here.
    12-04-08 01:31 PM
  10. schagg's Avatar
    so is this like a mistake by VZW, or a sign that the end of days are near?
    12-04-08 01:35 PM
  11. fyrfyter's Avatar
    I wonder if this was a stipulation by RIM for Verizon/Vodafone, to be able to carry the Storm exclusively? Would make sense, from RIM's standpoint, as Verizon would not be able to disable this feature, and everyone, including Verizon customers would be able to use their device's GPS as they see fit.
    12-04-08 01:37 PM
  12. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    ok ... go to options>> advanced options>> applications>> scroll down to BB maps>> hit the BB button >> go to edit default permissions>> make sure all 3 say "Allow" and you should be good. Just make sure under advanced options and GPS, its also set for "location on"

    I think GPS only works with 4.5 os, nothing lower...
    12-04-08 01:41 PM
  13. schagg's Avatar
    also, do you have to have the official Verizon 4.5 os running on your phone, or would it still work if you have a 8130 from VZW but have 4.5.0.89 (us cellular) loaded on it?
    12-04-08 01:53 PM
  14. bkrasso's Avatar
    Just tried and it works awesome. I did have to go outside to get it to find the sats but it works. No VzNav. Also to note I have the 4.5.0.77 on my phone. Had to do what Rican said.
    12-04-08 01:58 PM
  15. schagg's Avatar
    this is funny since two days ago I got an automated txt from VZW about VzNav and getting one free month.
    12-04-08 01:59 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    yes you have to be outside or near a clear shot of sky from window. Last time I check to get satellite reception you have to have a receiver on the roof. well same goes for this, you have to be outside.
    12-04-08 01:59 PM
  17. timberdc's Avatar
    Quick note: From inside my building, Trapster does not work either.
    12-04-08 02:02 PM
  18. fonebrkr's Avatar
    so is this like a mistake by VZW, or a sign that the end of days are near?
    End of days = Red Bars gone from vzw razrs...

    End is near = gps unlocked...
    12-04-08 02:05 PM
  19. schagg's Avatar
    @fonebrkr,

    thanks for clearing that up
    12-04-08 02:07 PM
  20. johnai3's Avatar
    is anyone having the problem of not being able to see the streets and just location on a green map?
    12-04-08 02:14 PM
  21. tom1l21's Avatar
    Do you need to have the verizon OS version installed? I have .97 and it isn't working even with everything set correctly.
    12-04-08 02:28 PM
  22. schagg's Avatar
    Do you need to have the verizon OS version installed? I have .97 and it isn't working even with everything set correctly.

    do you mean 4.3.0.97? if so I believe you need at least 4.5.0.77 for it to work.
    12-04-08 02:31 PM
  23. John Yester's Avatar
    I have .97 on one of my devices and it works fine...


    is anyone having the problem of not being able to see the streets and just location on a green map?

    I have zoomed all the way in and it works fine. every sec it moves with me walking around, now I only walked 1-2 mph lol but i still get roads and such...
    12-04-08 02:31 PM
  24. stengen's Avatar
    I tried the *228 and option 1 - no change

    How do you resend the service book for the map application?
    12-04-08 02:53 PM
  25. Evermore707's Avatar
    Hope fully nav 4 all and all the other gps aware apps begins to work or get updated.
    There is : Whrrl, twibble, gpsd, ect.

    There is also geatags on 4.5 for camera. Gonna go test that!
    12-04-08 03:08 PM
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