Don't install Google Maps update on GB
Background. I had incessant problems with Google maps on Froyo stock then on custom ROMs. Long story short since google maps 5 about 1 in 4 times of usage would completely crash my phone.
So I updated to Gingerbread with the Maps 5.2.1 that came with it. For a week everything ran great. Today I installed the 5.3 and the first time I used Google Maps it crashed the phone and the second time it wouldn't lock on my GPS coordinates, which was fixed with another reboot.
So the update is uninstalled and now im back in the stock Maps that came with Gingerbread.
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Thinking about it, I have never used Google Maps on any phone I've had with it on. But I just checked and it's working ok.Yea, I'm still rockin' a Gnex. The signal strength/quality sucks, but hey, it's not two years old yet.
- 04-07-2011, 10:40 AM #17
I ask, because I also had freezing problems with maps on Froyo. I did the upgrade to the rooted, leaked GB and haven;t had issues since. I did the maps upgrade as well, and still no return of my problems. I completely wiped the phone when I did the upgrade, and then reinstalled programs fresh rather than restoring a backup. If you did not do that, it may be worth a try.
Full disclosure: I ended up not reinstalling EVERYTHING I had before, so maybe there was a bad program creating a conflict with Maps....
- 04-07-2011, 01:22 PM #18