Make Maps (F-Droid) working
I was using
Magic Earth for guiding me with my
OnePlus 5T for a long time.
But it seems there is some advertissements. No banner or some annoying stuff,
but some POI are changed from the original
openstreetmap, For example I saw the KFC logo…
And I don’t like that.
So I download it and… It does not work. The application wait for a long time (and failed) to download essentials maps.
long, take time, and you MUST be a little bit familiar with the command line
You are responsible of your action. I CANNOT garantee that will work on you device. Those operation COULD break your device. Be safe and make a BACKUP before any try.
have enabled the developers tools on your device and allow
usb adb. See the
user guide of your device.
Find the maps
The maps files links are easy to find in the thread. They are located here.
Download the files
Download the maps files for your needs.
Create a folder an go on it
I created a folder in /tmp to download all the files needed:
# mkdir /tmp/mapswithme && cd /tmp/mapwithme
Download the maps files
Then download the files you want.
For example, I downloaded all
France_* files with this command:
# wget -r -l1 --no-parent -A France\*.mwm http://opensource-data.mapswithme.com/regular/weekly/
You need to download some others maps:
Download the fonts
With the same kind of command as above, you can download all the
Download complementary files
You need to download too:
On your device
On your device you can download, from F-droid, an old version of Maps (9.0.8-2) even there is a most recent version.
Launch the application
In order to create the destination maps folder on the device, launch the application and stop it after few seconds.
Find the destination folder
With a file browser, look at the
MapsWithMe folder. It’s located on MY device
Back to your computer.
Copy the files to the device
You have to copy the downloaded files to the device, on the correct folder.
Connect your device
With your usb cable, connect the device to your computer. With a command line terminal check if you see your device:
# cd /tmp/mapswithme # sudo adb kill-server # sudo adb start server # adb devices adb devices List of devices attached 6668888e device
Copy the files
It’s time to copy all the download files on the device, using the
# adb push packed_polygons.bin /storage/emulated/0/MapsWithMe/. # adb push *.mvm /storage/emulated/0/MapsWithMe/. # adb push *.ttf /storage/emulated/0/MapsWithMe/. # adb push *.txt /storage/emulated/0/Maps/WithMe/.
On the device
If you launch the application again, the download screen should not be displayed and the configuration wizard start.
Update the application
You can now go back to F-Droid and update Maps to the latest version. Once launched again the application will ask you to update the maps.
That all folks
Now you should have a working installation of maps. Hoping this how-to helps you to discover this ads free guiding application.
Remember to thanks this author of the app (look at offer a coffee on f-droid) if you like it.