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I have the classic paid for app on my older LG Thrive. Rarely used it but it did help out in a pinch. About a month ago, it started getting the error, cannot connect to the geocaching site. After trying repeatedly using both, phone service and wifi, i finally decided to log out to see if that made any difference. Now it gives the same error when i try to log back in. I even tried clearing all history in my browser to see if that might help but of course, it didn't.

 

Oh well, i figured i'd go to the new app and see how it worked. Look it up on the play site and it immediately tells me my device isn't compatible. I used to have cgo installed. It worked fine but since i never used it, i uninstalled it a while back. Now at the play store, it too says my phone isn't compatible.

 

I'd like to stay with geocaching.com's app. Any ideas on how to get either the classic or the free app going on my antique? (i really don't want to buy a newer phone).

 

Thanks!

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The last time something similar happened to me, I was able to upgrade the version of Android that my phone was running. Upgrading was non-trivial, but afterwards, the apps I was interested in would install successfully.

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I have the classic paid for app on my older LG Thrive. Rarely used it but it did help out in a pinch. About a month ago, it started getting the error, cannot connect to the geocaching site. After trying repeatedly using both, phone service and wifi, i finally decided to log out to see if that made any difference. Now it gives the same error when i try to log back in. I even tried clearing all history in my browser to see if that might help but of course, it didn't.

 

Oh well, i figured i'd go to the new app and see how it worked. Look it up on the play site and it immediately tells me my device isn't compatible. I used to have cgo installed. It worked fine but since i never used it, i uninstalled it a while back. Now at the play store, it too says my phone isn't compatible.

 

I'd like to stay with geocaching.com's app. Any ideas on how to get either the classic or the free app going on my antique? (i really don't want to buy a newer phone).

 

Thanks!

 

for this scenario, having a rooted device and an application like titanium backup is a really nice thing to have.

 

if the API hadn't excluded the app or Android version from accessing data, you could just side load the application (install from a backup) and keep on trucking.

 

since your phone shipped with Android 2.x, and it's five years old, it would be a good idea to shop around for a newer device to enjoy better gps locks, faster responses, and smoother interface. anything from the 2013-14 era that was in high selling numbers should work well enough for caching.

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I have the classic paid for app on my older LG Thrive. Rarely used it but it did help out in a pinch. About a month ago, it started getting the error, cannot connect to the geocaching site. After trying repeatedly using both, phone service and wifi, i finally decided to log out to see if that made any difference. Now it gives the same error when i try to log back in. I even tried clearing all history in my browser to see if that might help but of course, it didn't.

 

Oh well, i figured i'd go to the new app and see how it worked. Look it up on the play site and it immediately tells me my device isn't compatible. I used to have cgo installed. It worked fine but since i never used it, i uninstalled it a while back. Now at the play store, it too says my phone isn't compatible.

 

I'd like to stay with geocaching.com's app. Any ideas on how to get either the classic or the free app going on my antique? (i really don't want to buy a newer phone).

 

Thanks!

 

for this scenario, having a rooted device and an application like titanium backup is a really nice thing to have.

 

if the API hadn't excluded the app or Android version from accessing data, you could just side load the application (install from a backup) and keep on trucking.

 

since your phone shipped with Android 2.x, and it's five years old, it would be a good idea to shop around for a newer device to enjoy better gps locks, faster responses, and smoother interface. anything from the 2013-14 era that was in high selling numbers should work well enough for caching.

 

First two paragraphs, have no idea what you just said. :blink::lol:

 

On the third, believe it or not, i like the old phone. It's small (carries easy), battery lasts for days, and up until now, it handled the few apps i threw at it.

 

Didn't want to have to get another phone but it looks like i have no choice. You stated 2013, 2014,,, Do you know if some Android versions (lollipop, snowcone, turtle soup :P ) seem to operate better than others. Battery life is important as well so i'm thinking smaller, around 4 inch screen, would help. The smaller size would also be easier easy to carry on my belt and wouldn't snag on tree branches.

 

I see lots of phones on Amazon. I wonder if any of those off brand $50 or $60 phones work ok? Reviews look good on some of them but it still feels like it may be a gamble.

 

Advice is appreciated...

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I have the classic paid for app on my older LG Thrive. Rarely used it but it did help out in a pinch. About a month ago, it started getting the error, cannot connect to the geocaching site. After trying repeatedly using both, phone service and wifi, i finally decided to log out to see if that made any difference. Now it gives the same error when i try to log back in. I even tried clearing all history in my browser to see if that might help but of course, it didn't.

 

Oh well, i figured i'd go to the new app and see how it worked. Look it up on the play site and it immediately tells me my device isn't compatible. I used to have cgo installed. It worked fine but since i never used it, i uninstalled it a while back. Now at the play store, it too says my phone isn't compatible.

 

I'd like to stay with geocaching.com's app. Any ideas on how to get either the classic or the free app going on my antique? (i really don't want to buy a newer phone).

 

Thanks!

 

for this scenario, having a rooted device and an application like titanium backup is a really nice thing to have.

 

if the API hadn't excluded the app or Android version from accessing data, you could just side load the application (install from a backup) and keep on trucking.

 

since your phone shipped with Android 2.x, and it's five years old, it would be a good idea to shop around for a newer device to enjoy better gps locks, faster responses, and smoother interface. anything from the 2013-14 era that was in high selling numbers should work well enough for caching.

 

First two paragraphs, have no idea what you just said. :blink::lol:

 

On the third, believe it or not, i like the old phone. It's small (carries easy), battery lasts for days, and up until now, it handled the few apps i threw at it.

 

Didn't want to have to get another phone but it looks like i have no choice. You stated 2013, 2014,,, Do you know if some Android versions (lollipop, snowcone, turtle soup :P ) seem to operate better than others. Battery life is important as well so i'm thinking smaller, around 4 inch screen, would help. The smaller size would also be easier easy to carry on my belt and wouldn't snag on tree branches.

 

I see lots of phones on Amazon. I wonder if any of those off brand $50 or $60 phones work ok? Reviews look good on some of them but it still feels like it may be a gamble.

 

Advice is appreciated...

 

If I'm totally off base here, I'd appreciate being corrected, but my understanding is. . .

1. To use any geocaching app to its best advantage, you need to have a magnetic compass in the phone.

2. Some (all, many?) cheaper phones (eg my HTC Desire) don't have a magnetic compass.

 

Anyway, some things for you to look into.

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I have the classic paid for app on my older LG Thrive. Rarely used it but it did help out in a pinch. About a month ago, it started getting the error, cannot connect to the geocaching site. After trying repeatedly using both, phone service and wifi, i finally decided to log out to see if that made any difference. Now it gives the same error when i try to log back in. I even tried clearing all history in my browser to see if that might help but of course, it didn't.

 

Oh well, i figured i'd go to the new app and see how it worked. Look it up on the play site and it immediately tells me my device isn't compatible. I used to have cgo installed. It worked fine but since i never used it, i uninstalled it a while back. Now at the play store, it too says my phone isn't compatible.

 

I'd like to stay with geocaching.com's app. Any ideas on how to get either the classic or the free app going on my antique? (i really don't want to buy a newer phone).

 

Thanks!

 

for this scenario, having a rooted device and an application like titanium backup is a really nice thing to have.

 

if the API hadn't excluded the app or Android version from accessing data, you could just side load the application (install from a backup) and keep on trucking.

 

since your phone shipped with Android 2.x, and it's five years old, it would be a good idea to shop around for a newer device to enjoy better gps locks, faster responses, and smoother interface. anything from the 2013-14 era that was in high selling numbers should work well enough for caching.

 

First two paragraphs, have no idea what you just said. :blink::lol:

 

On the third, believe it or not, i like the old phone. It's small (carries easy), battery lasts for days, and up until now, it handled the few apps i threw at it.

 

Didn't want to have to get another phone but it looks like i have no choice. You stated 2013, 2014,,, Do you know if some Android versions (lollipop, snowcone, turtle soup :P ) seem to operate better than others. Battery life is important as well so i'm thinking smaller, around 4 inch screen, would help. The smaller size would also be easier easy to carry on my belt and wouldn't snag on tree branches.

 

I see lots of phones on Amazon. I wonder if any of those off brand $50 or $60 phones work ok? Reviews look good on some of them but it still feels like it may be a gamble.

 

Advice is appreciated...

 

try a Samsung rugby pro or Casio c811. they're cheap, rugged, and have very good compass and gps. around $30, and run all the latest caching apps

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On the third, believe it or not, i like the old phone. It's small (carries easy), battery lasts for days, and up until now, it handled the few apps i threw at it.

 

Didn't want to have to get another phone but it looks like i have no choice. You stated 2013, 2014,,, Do you know if some Android versions (lollipop, snowcone, turtle soup :P ) seem to operate better than others. Battery life is important as well so i'm thinking smaller, around 4 inch screen, would help. The smaller size would also be easier easy to carry on my belt and wouldn't snag on tree branches.

 

Try GDAK, my wife just got hold of an old Samsung (just for calls and text) that has Android 2.3 on it, just for fun I put GDAK on it, works like a charm. GDAK works via API to get caches, PQ's and send logs.

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On the third, believe it or not, i like the old phone. It's small (carries easy), battery lasts for days, and up until now, it handled the few apps i threw at it.

 

Didn't want to have to get another phone but it looks like i have no choice. You stated 2013, 2014,,, Do you know if some Android versions (lollipop, snowcone, turtle soup :P ) seem to operate better than others. Battery life is important as well so i'm thinking smaller, around 4 inch screen, would help. The smaller size would also be easier easy to carry on my belt and wouldn't snag on tree branches.

 

Try GDAK, my wife just got hold of an old Samsung (just for calls and text) that has Android 2.3 on it, just for fun I put GDAK on it, works like a charm. GDAK works via API to get caches, PQ's and send logs.

 

Thanks,, Tried GDAK but like the official app, it fails to sign in, or in this case, authorize with gc.com. May be a setting i can't find or something actually wrong with my phone. Everything else works so who knows. Guess it's time to bite the bullet and get a new one. :(

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