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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Branndon, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Branndon

    Branndon Well-Known Member
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    Head to the other droid site where ALL the other DROID hang out and ORG anize....

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  2. messenger13

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    :D Clever post. ;)

    Yea, I've been waiting for pinch/zoom to maps. It ROCKS!!! :cool:


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    UPDATE: Road tested and I am loving life!!! :)

    (Scroll down to posts #17 and/or #19 for HowTo's.)
     
  3. mazz0310

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    Very smooth, loving it right now.
     
  4. gonzoguy24

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    Pete just announced multitouch maps...siiiiiickkkkkk
     
  5. Needsdecaf

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    With this kind of support, I'm in NO hurry for a 2.1 update. :D
     
  6. magnus

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    Does the night mode work? And in the version without buttons...can you double tap to zoom?

    Can't get it right now... :-(
     
  7. magnus

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    When did Pete announce it? I thought it was somebody else? is he including it in a new ROM?
     
  8. messenger13

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    It's pinching, if that's what you're asking. As far as the night mode part, I won't know until later on. ;)
     
  9. Gunner

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    From what I've seen over at that other place, night mode does work. But you have to be rooted to install this.

    Supposedly, Google will be releasing Maps 3.4 for everyone soon, so I'll probly just wait for that.
     
  10. Branndon

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    Pete said in a thread that it will be in his next beast release. search the other site for all posts by pete.
     
  11. tsaunders

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    I couldn't find the post for this.

    I am thinking it's time to root my phone and really get into all of this.
     
  12. magnus

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    Ah awesome!!!! Thank you!
     
  13. messenger13

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    People really have to wait for Pete to create a ROM to install two files?!?! :thinking:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! ... over. :D
     
  14. gonzoguy24

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    Yes Joe, I have not gotten to look into installing the specific files yet...my bad...but I had been following Pete's thread cuz I love his ROMs
     
  15. gonzoguy24

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    Okay I am a moron...that is so easy to install and will be doing it when i get home from the gym :)
     
  16. magnus

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    No Not really, its just that I noticed that Pete now has v7.3 of Beast......and I was planing on trying that out as soon as I got home.

    But now I want these apps as well.

    So if Pete already had them in his ROM by then....then that would save me one step.

    :)


    I know......I'm lazy.
     
  17. summerfish

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    I've done it and it's great. Working well, except for my current location is still at my house when I'm at work down the street. I couldn't upload nor can host, but if someone else can I have the codes here that I had to edit to work.

    Some people will need to edit the Maps.odex, but some may not. I needed to. I have no custom ROM, just a rooted Droid 2.0.1.
    mv /system/app/Maps.odex /systemapp/Maps.obak

    If you updated Maps through Market previously, then you will have one extra step. I did.
    mv /data/app/com.google.android.apps.maps.apk /data/app/com.google.android.apps.maps.bak

    This is the bare minimum of coding in Emulator
    Code:
    su
    mount -o remount,rw /dev/mtd/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/app/Maps.apk /system/app/Maps.bak
    mv /system/framework/com.google.android.maps.jar /system/framework/com.google.android.maps.bak
    cat /sdcard/Maps.apk > /system/app/Maps.apk
    cat /sdcard/com.google.android.maps.jar > /system/framework/com.google.android.maps.jar
    mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtd/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot
     
  18. Fabolous

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    But I don't think the update from the Market will enable multitouch on non 2.1 devices. :(
     
  19. messenger13

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    OK, I've gotten a few texts and PMs regarding how I got this to work, so here's the deal.

    First, the details. I'm running Pete's 0.8.4 with the latest version of Maps from the Market. I downloaded the zip file (no zoom buttons / night mode) and extracted the two files, "Maps.apk" and "com.google.android.maps.jar". Search through the folders of that zip file, you'll find them. Upload those to the root of your sdcard.

    Using Root Explorer, I navigated to the /data/app folder and changed the name of the com.google.android.apps.maps.apk file to com.google.android.apps.maps.apk.bak

    Then I navigated to the /system/framework folder, tap "Mount R/W" at the top, and changed the name of the com.google.android.maps.jar file to com.google.android.maps.jar.bak ... then tap "Mount R/O" at the top.

    Then I went to the root of the sdcard and copied the new com.google.android.maps.jar file, navigate to the /system/framework/ folder tap "Mount R/W" at the top, tap Paste at the bottom, then tap "Mount R/O" at the top..

    Lastly, go back to the root of the sdcard, copy the new Maps.apk file, navigate to /system/app/ folder, tap "Mount R/W" at the top, tap Paste at the bottom, then tap "Mount R/O" at the top.

    DONE! :)

    Hope this helps...
     
  20. summerfish

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    I was going to opt to use Root Explorer also because I favor that, but it doesn't always quite work the way I want it, so I opted for and Emulator, that's why I posted the codes for it. BTW, you didn't have to edit the Maps.odex to .bak? Oh but I think it's because you're using Pete's.
     
  21. Branndon

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    I tried and tried with root explorer, this is the first time it wouldn't work for me. I had to adb this install. Just fyi in case you can't get it with root explorer.
     
  22. summerfish

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    For most people complaining about not having multi-touch, this thread is pretty dead. Anyway, Like I said before, if anyone wants to host the files PM me so we can get this thread going. I'm also curious, since we add a .jar file, if we add one for the 2.1 gallery if we will also get multi touch pinch zoom there too.
     

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