Calling smart developers: Stop Bing 4 auto upgrade!!

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  1. masimca

    masimca New Member

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    Calling smart developers: Stop Bing 4 auto upgrade!!

    There is a legion of Bing mobile users who have been left in the dust with the latest forced upgrade of version 4 to version 5. Version 5 has cut out a lot of very nice and critical features like real-time GPS turn by turn direction tracking, true full screen map view, more intuitive interface (in my opinion) to name a few.

    After much research, it appears that non-Verizon subscribers get to retain many of the good features, but Verizon forces you to by the VZ Navigator if you expect to use turn by turn GPS navigation ($10/mo). So that only leave out a few million users!

    Are there any slick developers out there that can either prevent v4 of Bing from doing a version check or have v5 retain the navigation for Verizon phones?
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  3. masimca

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    Thanks for the link and I have since found the same and installed the cab. It is V5 but retains the "Navigation" button for VZW users so very cool and I can live with it!. However, there are still a ton of users who still prefer V4 of Bing Mobile that have posted on many sites including Microsoft begging to remove the forced upgrade of Bing 4 App (link). If anyone can figure out how to stop the Bing 4 app from doing the upgrade check, I would actually go back to using V4 and thousands of other users would worship the individual who could pull that off.
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    Yep... the Search, fuel price, etc. are missed. I liked those options in V4. I actually had both versions functional on my TP2 until the forced upgrade.

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