[GUIDE] BringGO for MyLink incompatible in your smartphone? Nevermore!(worked for me)
Does anyone have a car with MyLink system and can't use the BringGO GPS System because your smartphone is incompatible with the app?
So here is my history... my girlfriend have a Onyx with MyLink and she bought a LG Optimus G and was sad because the app isn't compatible with her smartphone.
Today I bought and installed it (BringGo Brazil) on my Motorola Atrix and showed her its working on her car.
Then she asked me why my old phone works and her new one not.
I told her that's because the compatibility thing and etc... then she say: make it work on my phone and just laugh.
Then I have the idea: get the .apk file from my Atrix and install on her Optimus G.
I downloaded the App Backup & Restore and backed up the bringgo apk.
Sent it to Optimus G and installed.
Then the first surprise: it told me I can't download the resources because I didn't bought the application (with her gmail account).
That's fine, I would need to buy that app from Google Play, but... HOW? it doesn't appear on Google Play in her Optimus G.
Then I had the second idea: put her gmail account on my Atrix and buy the BringGo Brazil with her account. Note: I just added her account on my Atrix, but I bought the APP from Google Play on computer, because it was already installed on Atrix.
On computer, I bought the app BringGo Brazil and choose my Motorola Atrix to install.
Then I back to her Optimus G and opened the BringGo Brazil again.
Second surprise: it works!!! It was working and I create an account for her and everything was okay... until...
Third surprise: while downloading the map files, when decompressing, it gave me a lot of errors, then I downloaded it again and again... and again... and again... if I remember, it was about 10 times. Every time it downloaded and tried to decompress, the progress bar was increasing, showing that it will work...
Fourth surprise: it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, if you read everything, you don't need another guide, right?
If you don't, here we go:
1 - Get a smartphone that you can download the BringGo you will use (there is alot of versions, USA & CAN, 2 Europes, AU & NZ, Korea, China, Brazil, etc...)
2 - In this smartphone you will need to add you gmail account that you USE in your main smartphone. (Note: if you plan to remove your account from that smartphone, you should backup the current rom because your account can't be removed until factory reseted.)
3 - Buy, download and install the BringGo you want.
4 - Download and install the app "App Backup & Restore".
5 - Open the App Backup & Restore and backup the BringGo apk.
6 - With a file manager or whatever, copy that backup .apk and send it to your MAIN Smartphone.
7 - Install in your Main smartphone the BringGo app and create an account.
8 - Install the map files and PROFIT. (if you have problem to decompress the map files, redownload the maps again and again, it will works, believe me!)
Hope you guys will like the guide and will be happy again with your MyLink working with GPS now
Not bad for the first thread, uh?
NOTE: who try the trick, please report if it worked for you!