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General Use GPS Navigation without a Destination!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ttran97, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. ttran97

    ttran97 Well-Known Member
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    For the longest time, I would use Maps and see myself driving, but the map never rotated in relation to the direction I was going. This bugged me because it seemed like a simple GPS feature that Google should have included.

    Well, with the newest Maps update (ver. 4.4.0), you can now go into Navigation and let it run without a destination and still see your location on the map and it'll rotate accordingly.

    Click on the Navigation icon from the app drawer. You'll see a list of options and at the top where it says "Choose Destination", you'll see a little map icon on the far right. Click that and now you'll just see a map showing your current location and it will follow you when you drive around.

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  2. mc48

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    oh I wish I knew about this yesterday. My daughter and I were walking around the old part of Charleston, SC with the cobbled streets and old houses and I pulled up Navigator for a map of just the streets to see where we wanted to walk, etc. and I couldn't get it to work even in walking mode because it required a destination. Thanks for mentioning this. I haven't used the navigation on the eris much as I have a gps for the car but this would have been perfect.
     
  3. Rossco_Pee

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    Wow nice find! I've been wanting this feature for quite some time now.
     
  4. ErisDroid?

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    That's what I've been waiting for with navigator. Thanks for that tutorial.
     
  5. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member
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    Nice dude! I would give you thanks but I'm on the mobile version of this site.
     
  6. jhewit22

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    Great find and thanks for sharing!
     
  7. mikem3223

    mikem3223 Well-Known Member
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    Where is this? It isn't there in maps or navigator? What are you running on? Root? Your battery gauge doesn't even look like mine.
     
  8. SirEagle

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    You have to start by using the Navigator app, not by going through Maps.
     
  9. DFA1

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  11. ttran97

    ttran97 Well-Known Member
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    DFA1...thanks. :)


    Yeah, you have to open this by clicking Navigation, not Maps. I'm rooted and I used droidkevlar's metamorph theme for a circular battery. I'm running xtrROM 3.0.3.
     

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