Issue with not being able to run the new Maps after a forced update is... fixed?!
Warning: I am a person who does not know what he's doing, but knows just enough to get himself into trouble messing with things!
So I got ballsy. From this Chinese thread (Google translated), I noticed this quote:
I noted that both of these folders existed. They also point out:
The solution is to delete this language pack. Using the WQI's Linux command line, run the following command.
rm -r /usr/palm/applications/com.palm.app.maps
Rest assured, this command will not remove the installation of Bing maps, because Bing map is installed in the user program directory (/media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/com.palm.app.maps/), and then restart LUNA, you can see the normal Bing map.
So apparently the rebooter being gone isn't a big deal.
Tip: You can also uninstall the upgrade process left that to restart the program, no use. maps-rebooter
ipkg remove com.palm.app.maps-rebooter
I say, "Why the heck not?" and delete /usr/palm/applications/com.palm.app.maps from XTerm. My thinking was that perhaps both being installed is causing some sort of reference conflict.
To be sure any naming conflict is resolved, I do a device reset (noting that the Google Maps icon is still in the Launcher after removing the folder but before the reset). A few rebooting minutes later... Bing is back!
Not only that, but since this whole thing got messed up after the forced "update," I had also noticed that choosing "Maps" in Just Type was unresponsive. This is no longer the case as I can now type a search, hit Maps and Bing Maps shoots up and does its thing, all as normal.
Again: I don't know that what I did's a good thing, so be warned! But it worked for me, and I'll report back in a few days whether or not I notice any funny business.