Total Piece of Crap

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    CleverBullet

    Maybe your phone just sucks? I've had very little problems over the past year with Gaia on my LG G6, V60 phones, or even ancient Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet, and they all have varied versions of Android.

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    gcgraham48

    Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Tab A 8. Most of the problems are on the tablet. I have no problems with any other applications on either device. I had not had any of the crashing / freezing/ Gaia not responding problems with previous versions of Gaia, though I have always been quite unhappy with the features, UI and bugs. The tablet is currently running Android V 9, One UI Version 1.1 whereas the phone is running Android V10 and One UI version 2.1. Both devices are running Gaia Version 2020.5

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    Jonathan

    I just loaded the web-based Gaia and it seems it may be having similar problems with the USFS 2016 layer that I use very heavily.  I'm afraid to open it on my Android now!  Planning a trip for this weekend.

     

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    gcgraham48

    Yes, that is the same behavior that I'm seeing on my tablet with respect to Gaia Topo maps. I find little sections of differing levels of detail like that in many different areas of the map. The other problems I've been having seem to be Android specific.

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    Imaginarian

    I logged in today to post some errors, and found this. So I'll add my bit.

    For some time, my Note 4 has been rebooting when I zoom Gaia. Yup. The whole phone. Nothing else does this, and I have other mapping programs on it. (I prefer Gaia, and use the paid version.) And in addition, I've had messages for weeks that 2 maps needed to be updated, but I could not get them to update. My solution to the reboot was to let it reboot, IMMEDIATELY kill Gaia, not let it become full screen. (If I did not kill it, I was most likely to get another reboot.) Then reboot. After that, I could run Gaia and it would be OK. This cycle happened pretty regularly.

    So I deleted Gaia, and downloaded again from the web. I thought that deleting it would remove it completely from the phone, but I don't think that happened. When I installed, I seemed to be already logged in. I seem to recall from an earlier time that I need to do some other steps, but I can't find the thread here. After installing, it seemed that all my maps were ---maybe ---still on the phone. I don't see a neat way to remove them. I am afraid that if I say to delete them, then they will be deleted from the cloud, too, and I sure don't want that.

    So I was left with 4 messages that maps needed to be updated, and I interpreted that to mean that some sort of global update was needed. Now one of my updates is hung. The Note 4 download icon is active. The map has a spinning arrow. Nothing is happening. I am going to do it all again. Map updates are painfully slow. It takes 4 hours (?didn't keep track, just know that it took the better part of a day to do 1 map.

    Would be nice to be able to be sure that the app is completely removed...no trace left behind.

    Next steps are to see if I can do that and get it back working after a full install and map download. This time, I didn't drag the icon to the trash, but went in through the applications dialog, and chose Uninstall. This gave me a different result. I am no longer logged in. So I logged in as guest, and the first thing I did was to change storage to ...and here is where I am guessing, because we still get these cryptic messages...a dir with "emulated" in the name. My choices were /storage/####-####, which means nothing to me, or /storage/emulated/0, which is also meaningless to me. After all this time, the developers should have given us something useful.

    I am not the only one with this puzzle.

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58262931/how-to-check-if-the-file-path-is-pointing-to-internal-memory-or-sd-card-in-and

    indicates that

    storage/emulated/0/.. then it is in external memory of the device. If it starts with something like /storage/1234-5678/.. then it is on a microSD card. But I find "external memory" confusing. The bit about SD card seems clear.

    The consensus on several fora that I don't subscribe to is

    SD card
    /storage/####-####/

    Internal storage details:
    /storage/emulated/0/

    So I moved storage to the ####-### one.

    Trying to log in, I was again outsmarted by Gaia. I pasted my email address, swapped to another app to get my password,returned to find my email address gone. My solution was to paste my email address and password to yet a 3rd app, copy the whole thing to the email field, cut the password, paste it to the password field, and remove the trailing space from the email address.

    Should have been back in business. Despite having Auto Resume turned off, Gaia immediately started downloading all my maps. I guess this means I can't use my phone for a few days. still find this tedious, when I can download an Open Map to my SD card in a few minutes.

     

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    Imaginarian

    Continued...map downloads are about 200-300 tiles/minute, so for one map of 60000 tiles, it will take 200-300 minutes per map (3-5 h), and i have 10 maps, some smaller, most larger. Seems to be variable, now up to 500 tiles/min. Still no yellow progress bar. If this rate holds, and I am really downloading maps, I could be done in a day.

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    Imaginarian

    Adding a note about the yellow progress bar...after the first map download...that I didn't start...finished, a new one started, and this one has a yellow bar. The map has 84k tiles, and the yellow bar was finished around 20k. The tile download is now 30k, and the arrow wheel is spinning, and the tile download count is increasing...not sure what he yellow bar is about. I guess that it will continue downloading all my maps...er, almost all...I seem to have lost 2 detail maps I was using for hiking. and they are gone from my tablet as well, so I guess that Gaia decided I don't need them....and I just checked online, and they are gone from my account...hmm. I was using my legacy account before I paid for this one, so maybe they are there. I'll check.

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    Imaginarian

    Well, it's not a total piece of crap, or I wouldn't use it...but I understand the frustration.

    My maps updated way faster than I expected, less than 18 hours.

    However, they don't seem to be showing.

    With Gaia topo feet (I don't usually use this) showing, I didn't see any detail. As I was scrolling around, wondering where all the detail went, I saw it begin to appear. So I swapped to Gaia meters, which is one of the two I use. Rebooted. I killed Gaia immediately upon restart, because if I don't the Note 4 just reboots again.

    The Note 4, with 40% battery, went into a constant reboot cycle. This only happens with Gaia. I plugged it in, and was able to finish a reboot. Could be a problem w my phone, but all other apps that are open, including mapping programs, don't cause the reboot. With it still plugged in @  40%, I was able to scroll and zoom.

    Changed to Open Cycle HD, the other map I use the most, and was able to move around and zoom, still plugged in @40%.

    So for all my effort, I don't think that I accomplished much...

     

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    MTJ

    Hey what version are you all running? I'm running 2020.6 and it seems to have more problems.

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