12/28/2012, 10:18 PM
...found this on the hp website (Pls Help: My Bing Map update does not "stick;" How do I set... - HP Support Forum - 2133715
So, I have my answer. And for the dozen or so folks who're still on the Palm Pre, and attempt to provision a new phone, I'll lay out the details here.
To get Bing Maps to stick, you have to use the WebOS Doctor utility, assumming that at some point you had downloaded the Bing Maps Updater App.
The reason I was having problems is because the Maps sw provisioning process that is supported through the app catalogue does not instruct the palm pre to replace the existing Google Map app properly. To do that, Palm (or HP) had used ANOTHER app called "Maps Updater." It used to be that when you got the error from googlemap telling you to upgrade, it linked you to a website that allowed you to provision the Bing Map app WITH this Map Updater App. Now, something changed, and all you get is an installation of the Bing Map App. The Map Updater app is the one that removes the references to the Google Map defaut, and directs it instead to Maps. Downloading the Maps app from the catalogue is NOT synonymous with downloading the Maps Updater app. Once I ran WebOS Doctor, and logged into my webOS profile, it proceeded to download aaaaaall the apps I had ever downloaded, and at that point it downloaded and installed the Maps Updater app backup, which ran, and restarted my phone, and properly configured my device.
I am not ready to see the Dr. yet...