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Wow, I have to say, maps is very poor.  All the takeouts on my street are in the wrong place, my favourite cafe isn't even there.  If I didn't already use navfree, I would be rolling back.

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Me too on the iPad Chebby,got the Tom Tom app anyway.Get the 5 tomorrow via carrier so am tracking its progress  Smile

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Paul Hobbs wrote:

I would be rolling back.

That's possible? Please tell me how.

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If you google 'ios 5.1.1 firmware download' you will find the firmware download. What you do to downgrade is as follows:

1: Download the firmware

2: Once the firmware is downloaded put it in a folder where you can find it later

3: Open Itunes

4: Its best to put the device into DFU mode. To do this: Hold the home and sleep/wake button for 10 seconds, after 10 seconds let go of ONLY the sleep/wake button and continue to hold down to home button for 10 more seconds. Once done the screen should stay black and itunes should recognize it as in recovery mode.

5: Connect your iOS device

6: Hold the 'shift' button on the keyboard and click restore. A window will pop up asking you to locate the restore file you want to use. This is where you'll want to find your 'iOS firmware' download you put away for later.

7: Click on your 'iOS firmware' download and itunes will ask to retore with that file, click yes or continue and iTunes will restore your device to the firmware version you asked it to.

8: once restored you are good to go and you can eithier use your backup from the cloud or the computer.

 

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http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/

Oops

 

The owls are not what they seem...

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Why roll back?

Just use the Google maps app.

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There isn't one.  You should however download navfree Smile

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Thanks for that Paul, I may be doing that in a few days.

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mykspence wrote:

Thanks for that Paul, I may be doing that in a few days.

I think Google already have an App ready to go, they just want to drag out Apples humiliation a little longer to mar the iPhone 5 launch.  Google earn more in search revenue from iPhone users than Android users, so doubt it will be a long wait...

 

All just speculation of course Smile

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There isn't one.

So which Google maps (for mobile) app did I load onto my phone from Google UK this morning? It is working fine and using location services and looks the same as the old one.

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Paul Hobbs wrote:

As its vector vases rather than image based it does load stuff much faster.  But street veiw is gone and there arnt as nany points of interest.  I'm just happy sponsored links are gone.

 

Google maps has been vector based for at least a year on Android and elsewhere, I believe just the iOS version was still tile based.

 

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professorhat wrote:

What makes the new maps function poor can I ask? (not confrontational - just asking as I haven't used it yet and likely won't for a while). From what I've seen, it looks like it loads stuff quicker - is there just not as much detail?

I think the app is fine and I do like the 3D fly view stuff, the problem is the data.

A lot/most of the good stuff is commercial and companies that supply to Google are restricted on who else they can supply to, additionally it takes time to source and work out how to serve the data quickly, Google have a few years headstart here.

Old saying GIGO and from the look of Apples data it is definately in the G category.

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Playing the new, no doubt album on iTunes for free.

never noticed this with any other albums before,is it a one off, new feature or does it happen from time to time.

like it Smile

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