1. dr_bling's Avatar
    I have two questions:

    1. How do I get Where I am on BB Maps to work using cell tower triangulation on the 8830? Currently it says Searching for satellites and hangs for a long time.

    2. How do I get v4.5 (or whatever version is required for the newly unlocked GPS)? On the official Verizon site it shows v4.2. (Im only interested in doing this via a non-Verizon source if it is perfectly safe.)

    Thanks!
    12-25-08 10:02 AM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    BBmaps and GPS will not work 4.2. 4.5 is not availble for the 8830. Sorry
    12-25-08 10:12 AM
  3. holen1's Avatar
    I solved the problem of Verizon GPS at least for me. My GPS is now active and working on my Verizon 8830.

    I did a jl commander wipe and installed the new 4.5 8830 operating system (file shown below) I first deleted the vendor file.

    The software you need is:

    8830uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel138_PL3.4.0.7_A4.5.0.101.exe You will need to find it in the wild, just Google it.

    I included Blackberry Maps on the install. Then enabled my internal GPS to "location on" my Blackberry maps worked just fine with the 8830 internal GPS. It only took it about 20 seconds to find and pin point me with the red tack showing my position.

    I thought you guys might want to know. I do not have VZ Nav installed.

    I hope it works for you
    Last edited by holen1; 12-25-08 at 02:52 PM.
    12-25-08 11:55 AM
  4. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    BBmaps and GPS will not work 4.2. 4.5 is not availble for the 8830. Sorry
    The official release is not available, but there are several beta releases that got out, and are readily found using Google.
    12-25-08 04:40 PM
  5. lastraid's Avatar
    Well good to hear. Enjoy the features
    12-25-08 05:02 PM
  6. dr_bling's Avatar
    Thanks for the GPS info. Can anyone tell me how to get it to approximate my position using cell tower triangulation?
    12-26-08 09:10 AM
  7. gtstang462002's Avatar
    Thanks for the GPS info. Can anyone tell me how to get it to approximate my position using cell tower triangulation?
    download google maps....
    12-26-08 09:44 PM
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