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Topic # 57222 6-Feb-2010 02:04
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I installed the latest hacked Google Maps (v3.4.0) on my HTC Magic tonight. 

Recorded how it went here.  

This version includes multi-touch support ported from the Nexus One OTA of a couple of days ago.  I've tried it and it works very nicely. 

It also (thanks to Brut.all) includes GPS Navigation support. This version is much better than previous versions. You still get "Unnamed Road" as the name of the street you are on, but the voice instructions are now much more frequent (about 80% or more tonight) and all of them were before the action needed to be taken. 

Previous versions had seen the voice not happen about 70% of the time, and when it did, it was often at the very time you needed to be turning...or seconds after. 

Maybe I was just lucky tonight, but the 30 minutes I was driving around using the GPS Nav on my phone was as close to the 'golden' experience  we enjoyed for two weeks prior to December 7th when Google stopped fully-functioning GPS Nav to the rest of the world.  


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Hacked GMaps 3.4.0








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  Reply # 296677 6-Feb-2010 22:42
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Looks like there's a version for rooted phones and ones that haven't been rooted. I have a N1 - I wonder if this process will break anything given I have already applied the latest update to it




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  Reply # 296895 7-Feb-2010 20:52
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lchiu - If you try the un-rooted version, I'd be interested to know how it goes on the N1. On my HTC Magic, the un-install process failed....and my manual uninstall wasn't comprehensive. So the next day the Market was behaving oddly - saying I could download "Wifi tracker" in Browns Bay but in Beach Haven it wasn't visible in the Market at all. That level of resolution for Market visibility for an app was fascinating.

I restored my system from a backup and all was well. I might have another go at the hacked maps tonight. :-)




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  Reply # 296905 7-Feb-2010 21:28
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Just did. It seems to work okay. I had some fun installing it since the link given for the un-rooted version only downloaded 12K on my N1. So I downloaded on my computer, copied to the SD card and then had to use Apps Installer to install it. I now have two Maps on my system, the 3.4 from Google and the hacked one. I did a quick check and it seemed to offer turn by turn navigation but will check when I go to work tomorrow if it works as expected.

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Couldn't wait to try so took a walk around the neighbourhood.

Did the directions thing and then did Navigate. It showed the map with Unnamed Road as noted by others but did offer voice directions. But when I pressed Options/Layers it crashed and this is repeatable. But Layers works elsewhere in the Map application so it might just be the Navigation application.  Need more data and others to try it out also.




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  Reply # 297033 8-Feb-2010 13:20
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OK - more data.

I tried it out today going to work from Khandallah to downtown.  It worked for the most part but there are fewer voice prompts than CoPilotLive provides and the voice synthesis for street names (especially Indian name - recall I said I was coming from Khandallah :-) ) is a bit strange.

I found it did give turn prompts, they were a bit late but the route was clearly marked on the map and while the top of the screen shows Unnamed Road, at the bottom it does show the actual street name.

I have no experiencd with that it was before Google blocked it but it was kind of cool as I approached the office it switched to street view and showed me my office building!

I checked data usage - for this trip it used about 350KB of data which isn't too bad but makes me wonder what would happen on a long trip.




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