Google+ No Maps in Location Service *FIX*

Category : Workflow

Google recently disabled location services in their Google Maps App for Android and moved the Location Service to Google+.
But on some devices the map does not show up and I have tried many things to get it work, but none of it worked.

This one worked for me:

In order for the maps in Google+ to load properly, the app have to bee a system app. Unfortunately the app installs itself as a user app. Therefore we have to move the app in the system folder. We can do that with a few commands via terminal app.

You need a rooted phone and the app Terminal Explorer which you can get at Google Play Store.

  Android Terminal Emulator

*** DO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING – I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ON YOUR DEVICE ***

Start the Terminal Emulator App on you android phone.
Type in:

su
mount -orw,remount /system  (on some systems: mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system)
busybox mv /data/app/com.google.android.apps.plus-1.apk /system/app
busybox mv /data/app-lib/com.google.android.apps.plus-1/* /system/lib

Then just reboot the phone and start the Google Plus app – at the Locations section the map should show up now.

Hope this helps.
 


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