Google MAps update today work on Droid for anyone?

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  1. andjarnic
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    Hey all,

    So I see I had an update for google maps. I installed it.. and dang if it doesn't work. It starts up, goes into some options page for a few seconds, then force closes. This is MOST annoying that one of the key apps for Droid gets forked in an update. Did google even test the thing on Droid? Or did they only test it on Nexus one?

    Anyone else having issues with it?
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    Worked great for me. maybe uninstall it and try again??
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    Haha.. my bad..I didn't think you could uninstall it. I see it says you can uninstall updates. That seems to work. Learn something new every day.
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    I saw it had an update and it wouldnt install for me, says unsigned or something like that... may be because I just flashed to smoked glass v 6 last night, and it comes with a different google maps or somethin? I dont know, but it may be that I have a newer version of maps because i'm rooted.



    (p.s. before all your non rooted heads explode because I mentioned the fact that I am rooted, I am not bragging about rooting being better than stock, (even though it is :icon_ devil:) I was just stating it as a fact, because I think it may be the reason that the update did not work for me.)
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    Unistall all Google Map updates and reinstall 4.1
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    I noticed it on my phone yesterday, installed it, it opened right up and has worked perfectly since. Like the new Latitude widget it comes with as well.

    This is an unrooted, stock 2.0.1 Droid.
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    Werks fer me...but I haven't toyed with the innards of my Droid, either.
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    I had read some of the comments that it wasn't working on the Droid so I was weary about downloading and installing it.

    I just did and it works without any problems.

    DroidMod 1.0
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    I just updated mine and it works just fine.

    Running BB 0.7.4 <---- that's right lol it worked without any problems so I never bothered flashing a different rom. LoL I wonder if I am the only one still running that version.
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    worked for me.

    used maps on a hiking trail today and it worked flawlessly.
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    If you go to the adamz sub section in the rom forum there is a fix for this. I had to uninstall maps with root explorer and then reinstall it
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    Same issue here, just would not work. I uninstalled the update and it works fine now.
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    Workin fine here... DroidMod 1.0... love the live wallpaper that comes with that update... just another way to trip my friends out
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    Works great for me from the first update, from Auto app and by itself, with or without GPS enabled. Unrooted, stock 2.0.1 Droid.
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    Actually noticed the new maps update today after making a road trip. Before Maps (the update that went earlier this week) was buggy as hell and made me sad because I otherwise enjoyed the update.

    Got the latest update today and suddenly all the bugs I noticed previously are gone.
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    Got my update. Love the pinch-to-zoom. And I hate to say it, I like the Buzz integration. I thought Buzz was going to be a lousy invention that had no real place, but I can see it being useful. I mean I can check out what's going on all over the city in my map. I like the idea. Hopefully it takes off and people use it.
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    also had problems on stock 2.0.1 - a few waits and force-closes later it seemed to have straightened itself out...
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    I upgraded Maps yesterday morning, then used it for a trip from Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC, plus a couple of side trips. Worked perfectly, in fact it had the streets of a new subdivision, north of Raleigh, that had its first completed house last month. Very current in my estimation.
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    It will be interesting to see how Buzz works in a crisis situation. Whether something major or something as minor as a traffic jam. I can see it being a big help for those who use it. So far I've used it only to show others it exists and that it comes up on my phone.

    On the day it launched someone posted a story here about a dog they came across. The pound found no embedded chip, the lost and found in the paper didn't work and then Buzz is launched a week or so later. He Buzzes about the dog and 20 minutes later someone 2 blocks away contacts him. How cool is that?
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    The new upgrade doesn't work for me. Not only does it hang and force close but it also doesn't do voice navigation.

    I tried un-installing and re-installing a couple of times but it never worked. Went back to what there was before the upgrade and it works fine.