April 26, 2013

How to Install Google Maps on the LG 840G from Tracfone

How to Get Google Maps on your LG 840G

For some, loading Google Maps onto the LG 840G is a simple thing, for others, for some reason it is a challenge and I have noticed a few questions, so I wanted to share some information and resources for getting Google Maps installed on a LG 840G.

I could copy and paste the information I found from elsewhere, but It is better to get it from the source, so you can read all the information about it. So I will link you to the forum with all the information you should need to load the Google Maps app on your LG 840G.

--Update--
A visitor commented below with another, possibly easier method for getting Google Maps:

Go to boostapps.com/jump and enter 6944 to get the Google signed version of Google Maps 2.3.2. It'll load from the .jad. (from Anonymous)

If that works for you, then great, otherwise, here is another method below. Comment with any results or questions and we will try to help!

Let's get right to it.

1. Visit the forum post at Howard Forums detailing how to get the Google Maps app on an LG 840G

2. Then follow the information provided, including reading the posts on the second forum, Turk Forums.

3. As the post at Howard Forums recommends, read the information provided at Turk Forums, especially starting at post #887, which is 3/4 down the page. (posts are numbered at the top right corner of each post).

If you have questions or comments, leave em below or if they are more technical, try Howard Forums, where there is a large dedicated group of Tracfone users.

Want more info on the LG 840G? Read our LG 840G review!

Leave your thoughts and questions below, as well as any tips for downloading Google Maps or other great apps to the LG 840G.

31 comments :

  1. i tried it but it did not work, it says the jad file has an invalid disciptor

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    1. From an HSN forum -> "press browser icon. Choose SEARCH, then Google, then MAPS. Press INSTALL NOW to download Google Maps into Tracfone". You might have to tap the Google Maps button a couple times or zoom in then tap to get it to download. It installs a Java SE MIPS version of Google Maps. Version 2.3.2. It works whether the phone is registered or not.

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    2. Never mind my last reply. I forgot that version is unsigned so it gets all jammed up with unsigned midlet warnings. Go to boostapps.com/jump and enter 6944 to get the Google signed version of Google Maps 2.3.2. It'll load from the .jad.

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    3. Great info, this might be much easier than following the steps listed in the blog post! Thanks!

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    4. Thanks, it worked easily - thank goodness. Now I just need a NYC subway map app that works.

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    5. Thanks! IT DID work quite well!

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    6. Going to the Boostapps.com/jump worked great. I was getting pretty ticked off trying to get "maps" installed. thanks

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    7. Boostapps.com/jump (6944) worked for me in a matter of seconds! Great advice, Thanks!!

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    8. worked great So easy on the 840.

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  2. Also I butchered that programming language stuff. I meant Java ME and MIDP. That's what the 840G Java apps use

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  3. Thanks!

    During and after installation, a message kept popping up that there was an unauthorized midlet. Does anyone know what that's about?

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  4. It installed very easily on my LG 840G. It loaded in games and apps icon. Works great! I used the booststapps directions.

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  5. After a few false starts, I made it as well. And it does in fact load into thw Gammes/Apps icon on the phone. I was wondering...Is there a way to activate verbal turn-by-turn instructions?

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  6. I installed Google Maps from the Boostapps link and it installed great. However the map was of India How does one change the location. I looked in several places to no avail.

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    1. Go to Menu, search maps and put your hometown in.

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    2. be sure to save as a favorite

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  7. Nice, and thanks.

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  8. Thanks a bunch! Did the boostapps method and it installed and ran perfectly.

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  9. If you simply open your browser and go to maps.google.com, it will pop open with a link to install the correct version. Just tap the link, and it installs right away with no additional steps needed.

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  10. Thanks a million for suggesting boostapps./com It works!!! Just remember to enter code 6944 in JUMP area to access Google maps.

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  11. Just worked for me from the boostapps.com address as well, thanks a bunch!

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  12. works like a charm... the boostapp that is

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  13. Installed Maps and also Facebook while I was there; thanks for the help!

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  14. Does Google Maps work well, on this phone, though? Does it always accurately assess where you are?

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  15. thanks, works great. no minutes if you use wifi

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  16. It worked for me! Thanks! Are there any other apps that can be put on this phone that might be useful...?

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    1. Download from Boostapps worked great. Only problem I keep getting an Alert---"Untrusted Midlet You are accessing the network====" How do I get rid of the alert. Google Maps does work but alerts keep popping up.

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  17. Thanks Got it at Boostapps entering the code

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  18. Android systems can (apparently) save portions of google maps for offline use. Is there any way to do this with the 840g?

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