Google Maps 5.0 choking the Droid Pro?

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  1. paul.r

    paul.r New Member

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    My Droid Pro doesn't seem to like the newest Google Maps. Basically causes the device to grind to a halt, frequently having to force closes, etc.

    Anyone else seeing this?
     
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    Are you running any task killers? Virus Protection?
     
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    still running 4.5 updating to 5.0 let me see how it runs on mine
     
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    Settings/applications/manage applications/maps
     
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    None at all.
     
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    Uninstall Google maps. Test your phone without the app there. Does it run better? If yes, then reinstall Google Maps. Now check it again and see if problems reoccur.

    There is really no reason why the app should be causing an issue. I'm thinking you got a bad install somehow.
     
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    I already rolled back to 4.5 and am going to enjoy that again for a little bit before trying to reinstall.

    The big problems really seemed to start when I started using the tilt and rotate functions, even without the vector graphics. Neither are must-haves for me.
     
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    Is this update automatic? I still have not gotten mine yet. I am overseas now, maybe that's why. Any way to manually update it (I don't see it on the market here)?
     
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    8 am overseas as well and do not see google maps 5, or any at all rather in the marketplace. I do see it on appbrain and may try somehow to get it from there or something.

    Sent from my DROID PRO using DroidForums App
     
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    Just tried that. Although google maps is listed there, it does not seem possible to download. Let me know if you have any better luck.
     
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    Ok, solved my problem. I popped in the verizon sim card my phone came with (never used it), and I was able to upgrade.
     
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    In case anyone else is having trouble upgrading to Google Maps 5.0 or loses it completely from there Droid Pro, you can download the APK file and install it that way from here:

    Google maps 5 0 0 apk
     
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