Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

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mel102
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Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by mel102 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:50 am

Hi guys, I've been using Alpine Quest Hiking since MMTracker became "unavailable", I have the whole set of MM maps in .oct on CD. I've had AQ working perfectly on my old "Huawei Ascend G510" phone with OS Android v4.1, but just can't get AQ to find the maps downloaded to the SD Card on my new "Motorola MOTO G 3rd Gen" phone with OS And. v5.1.1. Is it possible AQ doesn't work with my new phone or OS And. v5.1.1? I've tried different SD Cards and also checked on my PC that the maps are downloaded to them, but previously where I just selected Explore Maps and the list of available maps appeared doesn't work. Any advice gratefully received.

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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by Psyberia-Support » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:41 pm

Hi,
I haven't noticed anything wrong with Android 5.x yet.
Be sure that you have copied the right files (the MM maps must have a .qct extension, I guess .oct was a typo), entirely, and in an accessible folder. You can try to copy one map on your device internal memory to check if there is anything wrong with placing them on the external SD.
You can also make an error report after listing the containing folder, so I can have a look at your log and check if there is something wrong (main menu -> more -> Report error).
Let me know
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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by mel102 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:01 pm

Thanks for your speedy reply.

Sorry .oct was a typo.. I must confess I'm not totally savvy with using these phones, I'm not sure how I would send a map to the internal storage on my phone. Previously I have removed the SD card from my Huawei phone and sent the required map from my PC to it, then replaced the card in the phone, probably a long winded method but so far it's worked OK. I've placed the SD card with my previous maps which works OK in my Huawei phone into my new Motorola, using the same settings, and it doesn't work.

BTW, I also have an ASUS Fonepad, and have had a Cubot X9 phone, with Alpine Quest app installed and they work fine too, but again their OS is Android v4.1. Thanks again for your attention.

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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by Psyberia-Support » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:03 am

Can you make an error report from the application (main menu -> more -> Report error) after listing the maps folder so I can check if there is something wrong?
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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by Guest » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:36 am

Thanks, I jusr figured out how to send the error report and have done so.

BTW, OT, I find this new phone isn't so user friendly as any of my previous ones and that clould be due to the OS and 5.1.1

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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by mel102 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:40 am

Guest wrote:Thanks, I jusr figured out how to send the error report and have done so.

BTW, OT, I find this new phone isn't so user friendly as any of my previous ones and that clould be due to the OS and 5.1.1
Sorry, I forgot to sign in before I sent my last post.

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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by Psyberia-Support » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:13 am

No problem.
Starting with Android 4.4, the SD card is no more freely writable by applications, so the application uses the internal storage by default.
However you should be able to access your maps like this:
- Open the maps explorer and select the "on board maps" category (see steps 1, 2 & 3 here);
- Use the "Back" button of your phone (or the one from the app bottom menu) until you list the storage spaces of your device. There, you should see a section called "SD Card (32GB)". Select this one, and then the exact folder where your maps are (so maybe "...../alpinequest/maps/" or something like that.
Let me know
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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by mel102 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:13 pm

Thanks again for your superb support. So far so good, that seems to have done the trick, I'm up and running again. BRILLIANT!!

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Re: Can't get Alpine Quest find MM .oct Maps on new phone.

Post by Psyberia-Support » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:42 pm

Ok perfect thanks for the feedback.
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