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  • #30426

    Steve_Sr
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    Hello,

    Wasted the morning so far trying to reinstall Orux on a new Galaxy S8 with ZERO success. I am now to the point of having Orux 7.4 installed.

    I have supposedly installed t he Elevate theme from this web site. Orus told me that it got it but when I go to the menu it does NOT show up. All it shows is MapsForge themes and pressing on it does absolutely nothing.

    I gave up on Orux version 7.0.2 when it wouldn’t install V4 maps. Now with Chrome I have downloaded one POI file and it is sitting in the download directory. I am assuming that it will have to be moved somewhere else eventually.

    When I try to download the accompanying map it shows a choice of Orux or BCN followed by “always” or “just once” Hitting either Orux or Just once opens Orux and NO download happens! Correction… something eventually happens at least the android notification says something is happening. After waiting SEVERAL HOURS it is still spinning. Eventually the download notification goes away… I swear I DID NOT abort it! Map does not show up in offline maps in Orux.

    Finally says… Error downloading map! Unzipping… It can take a lo….

    Now, I am a retired electrical engineer and I can’t make this work. What chance does a mere mortal have? This continuing setup/configuration nightmare is going to eventually kill apps like these. As the writer, Jerry Pournelle, would say it is an “Infuriatingly good app”.HELLLLP!

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #30431

    Matthias
    Participant

    Hi Steve,
    i am having a slight problem to understand & reproduce what might went wrong…;-)

    I assume you have OruxMaps 7.4.22 from https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/more/downloads or the recent OruxMaps from the GooglePlay store installed.

    You wrote about “downloading maps and POI files”, hmmm. Which map? Maybe a very big one, where unzip fails for some reason?
    Try a very small map (e.g.->Germany -> Berlin), use the red “Android Install on OruxMaps_V4” button.
    As a result the map and POI file should be in the default subdirectory of OruxMaps.
    You may need to hit the “refresh symbol” in OruxMaps at the top of “Switch map”->”OFFLINE”, to see the berlin_ML.

    After you have succuessfully opened an offline mapsforge map in OruxMaps, you can select the Mapsforge theme to be used.
    Matthias

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  Matthias.
    #30433

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    Hi Steve,
    i am having a slight problem to understand & reproduce what might went wrong…;-)

    I assume you have OruxMaps 7.4.22 from https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/more/downloads or the recent OruxMaps from the GooglePlay store installed.

    You wrote about “downloading maps and POI files”, hmmm. Which map? Maybe a very big one, where unzip fails for some reason?
    Try a very small map (e.g.->Germany -> Berlin), use the red “Android Install on OruxMaps_V4” button.
    As a result the map and POI file should be in the default subdirectory of OruxMaps.
    You may need to hit the “refresh symbol” in OruxMaps at the top of “Switch map”->”OFFLINE”, to see the berlin_ML.

    After you have succuessfully opened an offline mapsforge map in OruxMaps, you can select the Mapsforge theme to be used.
    Matthias

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  Matthias.

    I tried several U.S. maps. sizes are 200-600MB. Fx has no problem unzipping files of this size. Why can’t stock Android? This would be a BIG problem for U.S. users as all of the files are large. What Android component are you using to do the unzipping? Doesn’t seem to work. Was it ever tested on a large file? Need to find an alternative.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #30436

    Matthias
    Participant

    I still don’t have a clear understanding HOW you attempted to get the map&POI into OruxMaps.

    – download the zip straight to your Galaxy8, and extract it on the Galaxy8?
    – use the red “Android install” button?

    Download the V4-zip on a PC, extract map&POI file at PC, and USB-transfer those two files to your connected Galaxy8 (into ../oruxmaps/mapfiles/) is another option.

    But for me the automatic “Android install” always worked, also for bigger maps,
    Again, try a small map (like Hawaii), just to verify the procedure.

    #30440

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    I followed the instructions and links on this web site. Apparently the POIs don’t self-install… at least I don’t see any link for that. Just green download link.

    To install the maps I clicked on the red “Install on OruxMaps” link which led to the above issues. As recommended I used the Chrome browser on the device to start the download. I was trying to do this all on the new S8 as transferring large and large quantities of files is a pain.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #30442

    Matthias
    Participant

    strange,
    i just used the red “Install on OruxMaps” Button to get Hawaii, and after ~20seconds “Hawaii_ML.map” and “Hawaii_ML.poi” automatically appeared within ../oruxmaps/mapfiles/

    #30444

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    Hawaii is TINY compared to the rest. Try Carolina / Georgia. That is the one that failed on me. BTW, I only have a 3.5 mb connection so downloads take a while but if all goes well you only have to do it once. It would be nice if there was a way to queue multiple downloads like OsmAnd.

    So is the POI included in the V4 base map ZIP file? There is nothing on the web site to indicate what is included in a particular download. It would be nice to indicate in a note somewhere what is included in a particular download.

    So is there a script running somewhere on the “red” links that tell the browser to download the zip file, unzip it, and then move the resulting files to the proper destination? Something in this chain is apparently broken for large map files.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #30446

    Matthias
    Participant

    The POI is contained in these V4-zips.
    Carolina_Georgia_Florida took me ~4 minutes to download + a few seconds to unzip (i watched the progress in the Android status bar).

    If you would move, at your PC, the mouse over one if these red “OruxMaps Install buttons, you would see e.g.
    “orux-map://download.openandromaps.org/mapsV4/usa/Carolina_Georgia_Florida.zip”
    From my understanding, this “orux-map://” is a kind of action, working only if you have OruxMaps installed on your phone, it is actually OruxMaps handling the download and extracting that into Oruxmaps own subdirectories.

    e.g. if i attempt to use the red “Android Install on Locus” button on my phone, nothing happens because i don’t have the app LOCUS installed.

    #30448

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    I just tried Hawaii and everything worked! Then tried Arizona… Same problem. Apparently downloads file, then spins on “unzipping…” for a LONG time and eventually fails with the previously mentioned error message. So if Orux is actually doing the Unzipping is it time to get Jose involved in fixing this? BTW, he needs to use Alaska for his test case!

    I am also wondering if you might have a different Android unzip library or replacement app that will handle these larger archives while the stock one won’t. My phone is running the last release of Android 8.0.0 before the 9.0 (pie) update. It also being new has few additions to it other than Fx for file management… which had NO trouble unzipping the single Carolina map.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #30634

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    Well, I just wiped the cache partition on the phone and managed to successfully download 300+ Mb of the U.S. Arizona map. So this appears to have been a cache management issue. Arrrrggggh!

    #30642
    JohnPercy
    JohnPercy
    Participant

    When I was short of available memory on my phone I had to download the map to my PC and then side load the unzipped map to my phone.

    #30644

    Steve_Sr
    Participant

    This was a BRAND NEW phone with more than 3/4 of 64GB free. This was a software issue!

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