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Smile Fix for XXJVK Google Maps Rotation issue

This is to avoid confusion about Google maps and Earth rotation feature.

Others report that their Maps and Earth apps do not rotate at all when they upgraded their ROM to XXJVK.

First, rotation gesture is quite different from other devices or versions.
To rotate, place two fingers, one on top of the other, then move horizontally along the screen.


If that didn't work, check Google Maps' version:

Go to Settings >> Applications >> Manage Applications >> All tab

Find Maps in the list and check version number.

If version is 5.0 or any version less than 5.2, then rotation is not possible without hacking
system's multitouch file.


Now go to Market and download latest version, 5.2.1.

*Some countries cannot download the latest version,
here is a link of the apk file of Maps 5.2.1:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1wynpj9vjo2zoc0

here is the link of a modified Maps 5.2.1:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=991654

How to install (for rooted devices only, credit to abhi0n0nakul):
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INSTRUCTIONS:
download and extract the .apk
1. install titanium backup.
2. in titanium backup, go to apps and wipe data for maps(i.e official maps).
the mod wont work if data is not wiped..
3. after wiping data, you can also clear cache. so that nothing of original maps is there..
4. now uninstall the maps using titanium backup .
5. you may perform a reboot (though worked for me without reboot).
6. now install the moded maps.
7. again you may try reboot if not working (worked for me without reboot)
and you are done....

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Or you can try this alternative (for those who want the circular gesture):
*Warning: This might change your phone's multitouch implementation,
not just in the Maps application as the update will modify files in the /system/ folder.

But overall, in my experience, multitouch is somewhat much responsive with this fix.
Not just on Maps but also on other apps like gingerbread keyboard, as others also reported.

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It seems that samsung forgot to tell android 2.3.3 that our phone is multi-touch!

Maybe this is a google/market thing and the market is confused as to what type of phone we have with jvk. Perhaps the multi-touch update comes via system app updates like maps depending on the phone model.

Really there is only the nexus 1 and S running 2.3.3 till JVK arrived and its not official yet so I reckon Google/Market thinks our phone is a N1 and thus updated the multi-touch scrip accordingly... Phew like my theoy? LOL!

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I would just like to add that there was another rotation method in the maps found in the original jvk firmware different to the one used previously and not at all Intuitive.

Many people might not have known how it works and concluded that rotation simply didn't work when in fact it did. Here's how it works:

Place two fingers together on the screen one ABOVE the other and sweep in an arc.

Not sure why this method replaced the older and better one. Please confirm if a market update changes back to the original

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I would just like to add that there was another rotation method in the maps found in the original jvk firmware different to the one used previously and not at all Intuitive.

Many people might not have known how it works and concluded that rotation simply didn't work when in fact it did. Here's how it works:

Place two fingers together on the screen one ABOVE the other and sweep in an arc.

Not sure why this method replaced the older and better one. Please confirm if a market update changes back to the original

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I am using the latest official Maps (5.2.1) och my XXJVK (non-rooted) and this is the way to rotate it. Just pinch your fingers together on top of each other and sweep in an arc, as you said.

The old system is better, but this is actually a Maps feature and not a bug in the JVK.
 
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Hi! i'm on JVK stock too, confirm that rotation works, simply change input mode.
I describe like, make a circle with two parallel finger :)
The old one was really more intuitive, maybe there was some problem with non wanted rotation when you try to zoom..so they change...

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Ahh thank you nadoo, I have yet to work out how to post files from my phone... Xda app? Fail! Phone, browser? Fail! I rarely use my computer lol!

This update from nadooo will revert rotation back to the older more intuitive method... Thanks again nadooo

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Thanks guys for your feedback. Will add it then to the first post.
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If the 2 finger vertically swipe is the new default then I think we should all give maps one star and bad reviews.

I have 5.2.1 on xxjvk and I cannot use the normal twisting rotation which was awesome in many iphone bashing ways, including the two salute to 3D.

Only thing works is the vertical two finger thing which is awkward to get the exact rotation you want or to rotate smoothly.

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Ahh! See this change coincidentally came just as I flashed jvk so I thought it was related to jvk only.

I'm guessing google will change it back cos they will get heat for it!

Edit:, is it jvk only? Perhaps google maps thinks our phone with jvk is a nexus 1? Hmmmm running theory
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