It all started in Dec with the OTA of JB. After than my Maps/Nav constantly force close. I am not the only one with this issue because looking at recent reviews of Maps in the Play store, a lot of GS3 users are experiencing it too.
I made this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2115108 to try and see if there was a fix. Never solved the problem.
My friend was running the latest AOKP Milestone ROM and said his Maps/Nav worked fine. So I rooted, bootloader, recovery and flashed AOKP Milestone. Well Maps/Nav still didnt work. Found out my friend never installed the official OTA to JB and went from ICS to AOKP. So it only lead me further to believe that it was something with the update.
Figured I would wait it out till there was a fix, until I started having another issue. I use Handcent as my primary SMS app. All of the sudden one day my notification ringtone stops working. Was working fine then poof doesnt work. Tried redoing all the settings and got nothing. Uninstalled and reinstalled nothing. Cleared cache, uninstall/reinstall nothing.
So now with this problem persisting for a few days I got sick of it. Thought I should be able to flash an MD5 thru Odin back to ICS, get Maps/Nav working (along with txt tones) and then flash to AOKP. First I flashed I535VRALF2 and Maps/Nav worked fine, flashed AOKP and didnt work. So today I flashed I535VRALG1 and again Maps/Nav/Txt worked fine. Flashed back to AOKP and Maps/Nav didnt work, BUT txt tones did (for a while). Driving from home to work (15mins) somehow my txt tones stopped working again!
Between each flash I would factory reset/wipe cache/dav data ect. Not sure why these problems are being so persistent. Even on the last time back to ICS, I wiped everything in CWM and booted the phone AND did a factory reset from within the phone settings.
Anyone have any ideas? Did accepting the JB OTA just perma F me on Maps/Nav?