I read a very nice article over at engadget this morning about how the developers over at XDA Forums have found a way to get the Google Maps Navigation application that currently ships with Android 2.0 and by default only with the Motorola Droid at this time working on a G1 on T-Mobile’s network. You can find the thread here, it’s a nice long read if you are interested in doing it yourself. Be sure and read through everything, and if you get it working on your G1 or other device, let us know. We’ll post your screen shot. I think in a couple days they’ll have the install down to a simple script or something easier and it’ll be all over myTouch 3Gs and more. Just a guess. Click through to read the simple guide.
A) Place 3 files on sdcard (build.prop, build.trout.prop, Maps.apk) B) Terminal: su ash mount -o remount,rw /system cp /system/build.prop /sdcard/build.prop.backup cp /system/build.trout.prop /sdcard/build.trout.prop.backup cp /sdcard/build.prop /system cp /sdcard/build.trout.prop /system cd /system/app rm *Maps* rm *maps* cd /system/sd/app rm *maps* rm *Maps* cd /system/sd/dalvik-cache rm *maps* rm *Maps* reboot C) Terminal: su ash mount -o remount,rw /system install /sdcard/Maps.apk /system/app/ D) Run "Maps" Directions -> Put end point -> Go -> "Navigate" under "Show on Map" -> Install voice etc (If "Navigate" doesn't show up, something went wrong.) E) To get other apps back to normal (if stuff broke): su ash mount -o remount,rw /system cp /sdcard/build.prop.backup /system/build.prop cp /sdcard/build.trout.prop.backup /system/build.trout.prop reboot
And for those running the latest Cyanogen (184.108.40.206) go here and find a file and instructions on how to get it working.
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