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Google Maps locking up
olympuslifter
Newbie

Anyone else noticing that the google navigation app locks up now? I'm able to enter an address but when it goes in to start the navigation the app locks up.

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Re: Google Maps locking up
NuDroidUsrr
Specialist

olympuslifter wrote:

Anyone else noticing that the google navigation app locks up now? I'm able to enter an address but when it goes in to start the navigation the app locks up.


  If you searched the forums, you would have seen that there were previous posts about this very topic. I myself had that exact problem, and here is what I did to fix it.

 

Uninstall Google Maps and Street View (I was only able to uninstall the last update.)

Turn phone off.

Pull battery.

Put battery back in.

Turn phone on.

Go into market and install Google Maps and update Street View.

Turned phone off.

Turned phone on.

Turn on Wireless and connect to network.

Turn on GPS, both Standalone and Google Location Services.

I waited about 20-30 seconds.

Went into Google Navigation.

Typed in an address and in about 5 seconds, the Navigation Screen went away, and it cme up with the map.

I turned wireless off.

Went into Navigation and it worked fine.

Turned off GPS.

A couple hours later, I turned GPS on, then went right into navigation, and typed in a different address and it worked.

 

 I am not saying this is a fix for it, but it has worked for me so far, and that was over a week ago.

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Re: Google Maps locking up
Smokie11
Contributor

I had the same problem as you and I cleared the cache to Maps and downloaded the latest update to Maps (6.0.1) the problem went away. Hope that helps you.

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Re: Google Maps locking up
NuDroidUsrr
Specialist

Smokie11 wrote:

I had the same problem as you and I cleared the cache to Maps and downloaded the latest update to Maps (6.0.1) the problem went away. Hope that helps you.


  I cleared the cache and did all the updates and all that first, and it didn't help.. Not sure if it will for everyone or not.

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Re: Google Maps locking up
Triton46
Newbie

Same issue here!  Navigation freezes once you type/say an address.  I bought the phone primarily as a GPS while I am away on business!!! Arghh!!!

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Re: Google Maps locking up
RunSilent23
Contributor

Triton46 wrote:

Same issue here!  Navigation freezes once you type/say an address.  I bought the phone primarily as a GPS while I am away on business!!! Arghh!!!


Did you uninstall/reinstall Google Maps?  I had the same issue until I did this.

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Re: Google Maps locking up
Triton46
Newbie

RunSilent,

 

Yes, I removed/reinstalled Google Maps last night and navigation started working again.  :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Google Maps locking up
bkforest
Newbie

I too had this issue.  Uninstall/reinstall did not work for me initially.  Here is what did work for me:

 

  1. Uninstalled Google Maps
  2. Installed other gps apps (waze and trial version of Sygic).  I did this when I was fed up with Google Maps and was looking for alternatives.
  3. Out of curiousity I reinstalled Google Maps again and it started working.

So, I'm not sure why the inital uninstall/reinstall of Google Maps didn't work and why after installing Waze and Sygic it started working.  Perhaps there are some libraries or something that got updated with Waze or Sygic that "fixed" an issue with Google Maps.  Regardless, all 3 nav apps are working, so hopefully one out of 3 will work! 

 

Out of context for purposes of this thread, but my initial impression with Sygic is positive.  I like how it downloads the maps to the SD card.  This means no data connection required while driving and the routing calculations are extremely quick. 

 

As an FYI, my phone is running Android Samsung Fascinate  (SCH-I500) running 2.3.5 firmware

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Re: Google Maps locking up
Triton46
Newbie
RunSilent, Yes, I removed/reinstalled Google Maps last night and navigation started working again.

 UPDATE

 

Second usage after the reinstall and the phone froze.  I had to pull the battery to be able to use it again.

 

Triton46

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Re: Google Maps locking up
Triton46
Newbie

I got an update to Maps...it worked once but still locks up the phone.  Even if I can get back to the home screen (after entering navigation) if the phone screen turns off (timeout) the phone is locked.  Battery out/Battery in and turn the phone on is the only way to get it working again.

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