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Topic # 65835 7-Aug-2010 10:56
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Haven't seen this flagged / highlighted....and it's worth doing, I think. 

The hacked "Maps [brut]" version of Google Maps (and Nav) now works virtually 100%. I installed it on my Nexus One - just like any other app - and drove to Parnell and back. It announced every turn and change at an appropriate and convenient time in advance of the action required. There was some 'funky' repetition of words )"...Continue on continue on to blah st..." and it thinks "Northern Mwy"  is pronounced "Northern M-why"...(and "Glenfield Erd" and "Birkenhead Avay"...but that just made it more fun. Best of all - in a childish vein - was "poo-puke erd" (as in chunder). The hacked version works just fine alongside the un-hacked Google Maps, even if it's a different version. It's set up to be an entirely separate app. 

It works fine on un-rooted phones. Get it here




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  Reply # 364598 7-Aug-2010 11:14
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Cheers man :) can't believe I didn't see that on the XDA forums yet!!! Have downloaded and used it to get the post office and back




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  Reply # 364599 7-Aug-2010 11:23
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Makes me wanna get a HTC Desire even more!!!

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  Reply # 364607 7-Aug-2010 11:43
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I've even been using it for the last couple of weeks on my 2.1 powered Hero. As LinuxLuver said the pronunciation is entertaining but the nav is good. It even recalculates if you go a different way from what it initially plans. I used 1.5 Mb of data to get from one side of Auckland to the other. The display is even very much like a car gps with the road stretching out ahead of you with blue direction arrows, and text instructions to back up the voice.

Has anyone tried it with the Samsung Galaxy S? Just interested how its GPS copes.




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  Reply # 364617 7-Aug-2010 12:29
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Dingbatt: I've even been using it for the last couple of weeks on my 2.1 powered Hero. As LinuxLuver said the pronunciation is entertaining but the nav is good. It even recalculates if you go a different way from what it initially plans. I used 1.5 Mb of data to get from one side of Auckland to the other. The display is even very much like a car gps with the road stretching out ahead of you with blue direction arrows, and text instructions to back up the voice.

Has anyone tried it with the Samsung Galaxy S? Just interested how its GPS copes.


It was working on mine this morning, but the lock was slightly off...I tried adjusting the SUPL settings and somehow ruined it :( factory reset for me I think, my GPS icon no longer displays up top.....apart from that, on the standard settings, most of the time it was pretty accurate, twice i was drivintg on the street parallel before it caught up though! 




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  Reply # 364632 7-Aug-2010 13:04
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vinnieg:
Dingbatt: I've even been using it for the last couple of weeks on my 2.1 powered Hero. As LinuxLuver said the pronunciation is entertaining but the nav is good. It even recalculates if you go a different way from what it initially plans. I used 1.5 Mb of data to get from one side of Auckland to the other. The display is even very much like a car gps with the road stretching out ahead of you with blue direction arrows, and text instructions to back up the voice.

Has anyone tried it with the Samsung Galaxy S? Just interested how its GPS copes.


It was working on mine this morning, but the lock was slightly off...I tried adjusting the SUPL settings and somehow ruined it :( factory reset for me I think, my GPS icon no longer displays up top.....apart from that, on the standard settings, most of the time it was pretty accurate, twice i was drivintg on the street parallel before it caught up though! 


Was it using GPS or AGPS for navigating?  The SGS interests me because it seems to have an awesome display.  But I am a little concerned about the GPS performance (plenty of threads about this) and having experienced Google Nav actually working I don't want to lose it.




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  Reply # 364637 7-Aug-2010 13:12
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Hi,

Popped this post about Google Nav Brut in the Offline GPS topic this morning. Should have posted it here...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=65259&page_no=1#364567

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  Reply # 364639 7-Aug-2010 13:19
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Dingbatt:
vinnieg:
Dingbatt: I've even been using it for the last couple of weeks on my 2.1 powered Hero. As LinuxLuver said the pronunciation is entertaining but the nav is good. It even recalculates if you go a different way from what it initially plans. I used 1.5 Mb of data to get from one side of Auckland to the other. The display is even very much like a car gps with the road stretching out ahead of you with blue direction arrows, and text instructions to back up the voice.

Has anyone tried it with the Samsung Galaxy S? Just interested how its GPS copes.


It was working on mine this morning, but the lock was slightly off...I tried adjusting the SUPL settings and somehow ruined it :( factory reset for me I think, my GPS icon no longer displays up top.....apart from that, on the standard settings, most of the time it was pretty accurate, twice i was drivintg on the street parallel before it caught up though! 


Was it using GPS or AGPS for navigating?  The SGS interests me because it seems to have an awesome display.  But I am a little concerned about the GPS performance (plenty of threads about this) and having experienced Google Nav actually working I don't want to lose it.


I had it in Standalone mode, with wireless assist off, so hardware GPS, it's when I tried MS Assisted GPS and changed the SUPL address + tried changing some bands in the radio settings, it stopped working.  So backing up the data now and apps, syncing contacts and will run a factory reset/reload 




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  Reply # 364652 7-Aug-2010 14:10
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vinnieg:

It was working on mine this morning, but the lock was slightly off...I tried adjusting the SUPL settings and somehow ruined it :( factory reset for me I think, my GPS icon no longer displays up top.....apart from that, on the standard settings, most of the time it was pretty accurate, twice i was drivintg on the street parallel before it caught up though! 


The phone needs to see the satellites....yeah.

I've put mine down in the cup holders...which is fine heading south. But heading north the satellites are up above the dash and the phone can't always see them. That's why you really MUST have a holder or dock up on top of the dash...so it can see satellites (generally to the North)....whichever way the car is pointing.  




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  Reply # 364661 7-Aug-2010 14:30
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I've been using Brut Maps for a little while and the last two versions have been much better, quite usable now. Don't forget to turn on the caching options, that can really cut down on mobile date use.

I've used it on the Galaxy S fine. I've done both the SUPL fix (using google server) and also done the NTP fix (needs root) to change the NTP server to local NZ servers. Works fine on both satnav as well as tracking my runs, and usually gets a fix within 30s. The only issue I have is when the GPS module seems to have stopped completely (the icon doesn't even show up in the notification bar) in which case disabling and re-enabling GPS fixes it. Still on JF3 firmware.




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  Reply # 364722 7-Aug-2010 16:50
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Did it with default settings, got a lock within a few seconds for once :) caching options on, but forgot my data APN, so halfway through my journey the voice said "no data available" was still fine to my destination, could read the maps and arrows fine too. Only once now was I offroad driving apparently for a 20km ride




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I had been using 4.2 on Froyo. I downloaded the 4.4 Brut update and it doesn't install properly. It creates 4 icons, each of which is the generic Android icon and FC's each time I run it. This is on Froyo on a stock unrooted N1. I see others on XDA are reporting the same problem but others are having it work okay. Strange..




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  Reply # 365102 8-Aug-2010 20:21
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Yeah my mate is having issues with slow graphics while using his on his Galaxy, but mines smooth as! Really can't wait for it to hit NZ properly, used it for about 100km today, only thing I find not so good is the lack of Traffic info, but I can't really say that since it's not available officially for NZ anyway. Had a near perfect run, once I was driving in the sea, but it's a new part of Pauhatanui Inlet, so will retest when the maps update(near the new roundabout before the 80kph zone near Whitby




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  Reply # 365496 9-Aug-2010 17:06
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Looks like there was a problem with stock N1's and the application which Brut has now fixed. Interestingly it worked okay with rooted phones.  There is a dev fix out here which works okay on stock N1 with Froyo

http://www.multiupload.com/N2ARZ7EUOF




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  Reply # 365711 10-Aug-2010 00:16
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Linuxluver:

The phone needs to see the satellites....yeah.

I've put mine down in the cup holders...which is fine heading south. But heading north the satellites are up above the dash and the phone can't always see them. That's why you really MUST have a holder or dock up on top of the dash...so it can see satellites (generally to the North)....whichever way the car is pointing.  


I've had very good results no matter what direction I'm driving with my phone in a Supercheap holder stuck fairly high up the dashboard between the two center air vents.   I guess it'll take some experimentation depending on the windscreen area/angle of your car.

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  Reply # 365730 10-Aug-2010 05:58
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There are cheap phone cradles on trademe, I paid $6.95 plus freight. They work fine, seem quite well built. The GPS never misses a beat.

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