Tomek Kondrat · Jan 8, 2014 at 03:00 pm

Revert to an Older Version of Google Maps and Know the Way

Google Maps is one of the most popular applications available on the Google Play Store. It’s so popular that I would be willing to wager that the vast majority of you have used it at least once. I also bet that quite a good number of you don’t like the app’s new UI design, and would prefer to revert back to good old version 6, which many thought was was clearer and more intuitive.

Reverting to previous version of Maps wasn’t previously possible without also being subject to an annoying notification that a new version was available for download. Thankfully, XDA Senior Member genius.lizard2 found a nice solution to this problem. And by using his modification, you can use both Google Maps versions 6 and 7 on the same device, without any conflict. There won’t be any confusion for you as an end user because the application name (and even its icon) are different.

The developer provides several versions of application: with unlocked navigation module, so you can use it in every country, or without if you don’t need this function. These mods should work with all stock or CyanogenMod-based ROMs, which use different frameworks.

More information can be found in the original thread. Those who aren’t a fan of the latest versions of Maps should give this a try.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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