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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: Various
My Carrier: Various

JVM Error 104 Uncaught: NullPointerException

JVM Error 104 Uncaught: NullPointerException


I have a simple PhoneGap test that shows the current location on a Google map.


It is very similar to the PhoneGap Geolocation Sample Application except it does not use a static map (http://wiki.phonegap.com/w/page/16494764/PhoneGap-Geolocation-Sample-Application).

See the code below:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">



    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width; height=device-height; user-scalable=no" />

    <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />


    <script type="text/javascript" src="x-javascript/phonegap."></script>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="x-javascript/json2.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">


        function loader() {


            var state = document.readyState;


            if (state == 'loaded' || state == 'complete') {


            } else {

                if (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Browzr') > -1) {

                    setTimeout(run, 250);

                } else {

                    document.addEventListener('deviceready', run, false)





        function run() {


            var win = function (position) {


                // Grab coordinates object from the Position object passed into success callback.

                var coords = position.coords;

                alert("lat:" + coords.latitude + " lng:" + coords.longitude);


                var myLatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(coords.latitude, coords.longitude);


                var options = {

                    zoom: 12,

                    center: myLatLng,

                    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP



                var map_canvas = document.getElementById("map");


                var map = new google.maps.Map(map_canvas, options);


                // Place markers

                var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();


                var marker = new google.maps.Marker({

                    position: myLatLng, title: "Home"






            var fail = function (e) {

                alert('Can\'t retrieve position.\nErrorCode: ' + e.code + "\nMessage:" + e.message);



            var options = {};

            options.enableHighAccuracy = true;

            options.timeout = 5000;

            options.maximumAge = 3000;


            navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(win, fail, options);




<body onload="loader();">

    <div id="map" style="width: 300px; height: 400px; border: solid 1px #333">






My problem is that the alert fires correctly showing that the gps position has been retrieved but then the BlackBerry Emulator displays JVM Error 104 Uncaught: NullPointerException error.

Can anyone tell me what is causing this error?

Thanks – Desparate!

Posts: 13
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: Various
My Carrier: Various

Re: JVM Error 104 Uncaught: NullPointerException

I have used Bing Maps api v7 instead of Google maps.


Using the Bing Maps api v7 does NOT throw a JVM Error 104 Uncaught: NullPointerException unlike Google Maps.


Can anyone explain why Google Maps throws an error in the simulator (9800 OS6) but Bing Maps api does not??

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-15-2011
My Device: non-BlackBerry user
My Carrier: developer

Re: JVM Error 104 Uncaught: NullPointerException

this same error is displayed on my blackberry application too...in my application, i was trying to conect to a url using the HTTP method POST, to request for a transaction detail and then get a response ..but it gives this error instead..but this same application works perfectly on other mobile apart from Blackberry...