Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Install Google maps on Blackberry OS 6

Yesterday I was very much free and as usual I was exploring my Blackberry 9300, Because of some reason  I wanted to wipe the device while wiping  I ticked the 'installed application', before doing it  I noted down the names of all apps which where there on my BB. After restoring to factory settings I was trying to install the apps one by one and when it came to Google Maps I was totally dumb stuck. There is no option you can download Google maps from 'm.google.com/maps' (earlier I have done similar way). After a quite search on the web I came to following conclusions.
Recently Google has stopped its maps api to Blackberry and windows mobile devices. Its a very hard fact that hence forth no updates of google maps to blackberry users.
So I decided to share the knowledge here.
In this post you find the how to install the google maps on blackberry OS6.

Check list:
1. Make sure you have BIS or BES
2. Memory Card Installed.
3. Desktop or Laptop
4. Data Cable (to connect BB to PC)

Very simple steps you follow.
1. Download Google maps zip in your PC (Below Download Link given)
2. Connect the your BB to PC - connection method is 'USB Drive'
3.Extract the 'Maps v4.5.2 bb.zip' in your memory card.
4. Disconnect your BB from PC
5. In your BB open the app named "Files" (file manager) - >File Folders - >Media Card - >Google Maps (open extracted folder)
6. Open 'Gmaps.jad'
7. Click on 'Dowmload' button
8.It gets installed in two minutes.
9.Rest anything popups on your BB click on OK.
10.Click and run the Google maps application.

This way you can avail the google maps on your Blackberry device.

Click here to download Google Maps.zip


You can also download from your Blackberry Browser (OTA) Just type the following url and install.

http://dl.google.com/dl/mobile/maps/BlackBerry-47/GoogleMaps.jad

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