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    Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

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    This is crazy....why can't there be a simple solution to use the built in GPS.

    I don't want to pay a monthly fee.

    I just want to download BBMaps. I can't see to get to it via a handful of OTA links posted here...the links simply time out on my browser.

    Is there a downloadable that I can just bring over via application loader? That would make sense.....it was the one upside to my previous brand/PDA.

    I also can't get past the unsupported note on the bbmaps site linked right to RIM's site! How misleading...

    Any assistance appreciated.

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    Re: Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

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    Have you tried

    http://www.knology.net/~acidmax/blackberry/maps.jad

    That link is supposed to work though I haven't tried it.

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    Re: Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

    yes, and perhaps it's my location, but it keeps telling me

    "Unable to connect to teh selected mobile data service, please try again later....."

    I can however, get to other sites. Seems it has a mind of it's own and doesn't want me to have a GPS Software.

    Quote Originally Posted by cv
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    Have you tried

    That link is supposed to work though I haven't tried it.

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    Re: Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

    If you have the 8800 OS loaded on your PC, you can go in and edit the LBS.alx and remove all vendor ID's. I did this and then started up the desktop manager. I was then prompted to upgrade and it loaded BB Maps on my 8800 with working GPS.

    Just make sure you also delete the vendor.xml file, and while you're at it, you can also modify the blackberry.alx file and unlock all vendor themes.

    Let us know if this works for you, or if you need more help to even get started.

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    Re: Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdqgp
    I don't want to pay a monthly fee.
    Having used both BBM and Telenav I'll say that you definitely get what you pay for at this point in the game...

    Hopefully Google will release a GPS-enabled version of GMM for BB.

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    Re: Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi
    Having used both BBM and Telenav I'll say that you definitely get what you pay for at this point in the game...

    Hopefully Google will release a GPS-enabled version of GMM for BB.
    ...and so, the Google exception seems poised to break the rule.

    (I wonder how Telenav does for LBS in the UK & Europe? I'm hoping it rocks here, too.)

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    Re: Anyone able to get BB Maps on the 8800?

    That link from CV worked for me.
    It doesn't record video. Get over it.

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