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Rankiz

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Jan 1, 2012
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The new update of Google maps 6.7.0 denies you to save cached areas for offline viewing. It's a common problem and many users report of the message "Not available" when they try to save an area for offline viewing.

The solution:
So solve the "Not Available" problem in Google Maps (Android), you simply download the older version, 6.6.0 from this place and installs it.
 

gabriolinari

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Dec 16, 2010
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good stuff man, i dont really like this new feature of the gmaps thingie... will keep this version for a bit.

by doing a brief research i can find many people with the same issue, and we are talking about major urban areas.

sometimes google does something really cool but with some very stupid mistakes, wonder why....cheers
 

JJEgan

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Oct 24, 2010
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Well I'm on 6.9.0 in the UK and I can save for offline. You might want to upgrade to this version.


Ditto for me but save does not work even after clearing existing pre cached areas.
Its actually missing in the menu where it once was .

jje

---------- Post added at 07:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:45 PM ----------

The off-line caching has been moved from the labs settings .
Later versions
now turn cache on via settings .
Go to map location Menu Make available offline Select area = new off-line map

So instead of hitting the address and opening a search bar that includes Off Line cache this area . It is now in the menu settings .


jje
 

niamul

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Dec 12, 2010
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
I'm using offline maps in Bangladesh. Works great. Up to 29mb per block which pretty much covers Dhaka city. On latest map

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GFXi0N

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Aug 14, 2010
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Bilbao
North of Spain: even with today's (16/08) new version of Google maps, o get the same issue: I cannot get offline maps from any area

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killchain

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Oct 6, 2012
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Thanks

Ver 6.11.1 works great now
But where do maps saved ?

When you're off Wi-Fi or 3G/4G, you'll have 'OFFLINE LIST' below the map.

For me, 6.12.0 sometimes shows this 'Not Available' and sometimes fails to completely download a map, but deleting the unfinished download and restarting the application seems to fix it.

P.S. Came here from Google and just now saw that this topic is in the S III forum - well, I don't think this issue is specific to it - it also manifests on my Galaxy Nexus.
 
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santope

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Feb 3, 2009
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No good in Korea

I am in Seoul, and it does not work here. It works for other countries (US, Europe...) though.

I wonder is there something about Korea. Last year, there were zero games in Android market here, because of some local laws. It has been solved since.
 

mputtr

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Nov 12, 2008
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California, USA
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
you still have to deal with the offline maps getting seizures randomly during navigation. the only way is to quit nav and come back in otherwise it won't update location and start showing grey squares.....
no idea why it's an offline map issue only :(

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Sig. Gargiulo

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Aug 1, 2008
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The new update of Google maps 6.7.0 denies you to save cached areas for offline viewing. It's a common problem and many users report of the message "Not available" when they try to save an area for offline viewing.

The solution:
So solve the "Not Available" problem in Google Maps (Android), you simply download the older version, 6.6.0 from this place and installs it.

I'm going to buying a Google Nexus 7 cose next month I'll go to Japan for one month and I need a device like this for many reasons.

Is this workaround still working?

Do you know if is possible to install two different versions of an app on Android?

Thank you fro you help :)
 

jjooxx

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Jul 21, 2009
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Google has the answwer.....

Is it maybe a map-licence problem? Looks depends on country...

Try to pre-cache Hungary...

Hi there,

you are absolutely correct with the License Issue:
support.google.com/gmm/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2650347&topic=2649131&ctx=topic

Get something like the Route 66 app. You can all the maps I guess for free as long as don't want navigation ...
 
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onepiece

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Aug 18, 2007
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Another Work around?

Back when I was using a jail broken iPhone 3G....there was a method of downloading ALL Google Maps files you wanted via a special program and then storing them in the iPhone for use off line. This activity was NEVER envisioned by either Google or Apple.

Why can't this feat be duplicated for Android?? Would solve all those irritating, "Map not available for this region" problems...
 

ivanivanovvv

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Nov 14, 2013
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Sliven
I have the S4 int version with 4.2.2, and i can't install the old version of maps.Did all the preparation with deinstalling the updates for the current Maps,and enables the "install from unknown sources".Ask me do i what to install it,and when i hit yes, show me "the app is not installed".
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Anyone with 4.2.2 or newer,successfully installed the 6.11.1 maps application?
 

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    The new update of Google maps 6.7.0 denies you to save cached areas for offline viewing. It's a common problem and many users report of the message "Not available" when they try to save an area for offline viewing.

    The solution:
    So solve the "Not Available" problem in Google Maps (Android), you simply download the older version, 6.6.0 from this place and installs it.
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    Google has the answwer.....

    Is it maybe a map-licence problem? Looks depends on country...

    Try to pre-cache Hungary...

    Hi there,

    you are absolutely correct with the License Issue:
    support.google.com/gmm/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2650347&topic=2649131&ctx=topic

    Get something like the Route 66 app. You can all the maps I guess for free as long as don't want navigation ...