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New Developer
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎07-17-2008
My Device: Not Specified

BB maps not rendering

Hi -


BB Maps is not able to render the map. I see only the slanted black lines, and I see

requests being made, but no rendering. The device is 8820 and the GPS seems to

have locked on 4 satellites, and I see the "You are here" callout.


Device - 8820

Device s/w - v4.5.0.52

BB Maps - LBS1.2


I am using Wi-Fi for my connection, and the browser works fine.

I have no SIM, and hence no data plan.


1) Is data plan a real must?

2) If yes, and I do get one tomorrow, will the requests to the backend BB server

made on the slower EDGE network? Or if there is a Wi-Fi router, requestes wil

be made via the Internet?

3) If no, any suggestions why I cannot get the maps to render? One theory is that BB maps

checks for the SIM, and then refuses to render.


If someone has any ideas/suggestions, that will be helpful.



New Developer
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎07-17-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: BB maps not rendering

I got the SIM and data plan, and the BB maps works fine now.
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎05-17-2012
My Device: 9900 - OS 7.0 Torch device
My Carrier: Reliance

Re: BB maps not rendering

I got SIM and data plan, still has the same problem. Can you guys find any solution to this. Device : 9850, OS 7.0