I also have this issue, on a custom eOS pie build.
Installed Magic earth is version 188.8.131.52. Magic earth details in Apps store application show me that latest version is 184.108.40.206 but only suggest me to open currently installed Magic earth, as if latest version was installed on my system. I have no apps listed in Apps “updates” tab.
I rebuilt my custom eOS today and re-installed it. My phone is now running /e/ 0.11-p instead of 0.10-p. Interestingly, Magic Earth is no more pre-installed, so Apps suggest me to install the up-to-date version, and it works.
I read various posts on my issue, but could not really find a satisfying solution, so I open a new thread and hope someone can help:
I purchased a FP 3 with /e/ preinstalled a couple of weeks ago, but I realized I can’t use Magic Earth maps app. I always receive this notification:
“This app version is not compatible with the latest maps. Please install the latest app version to make sure that you can use the latest maps.”
I tried to update Magic Earth via Aurora store, but nothing happened when I clicked on the “Aktulisieren” button.
Than I tried another recommendation: updating /e/OS, but there are different updates offered to download, and I did not know whether I have to download only the most recent one or both or none? So far I opted for “none” since I did not want to mess anything up…
Actually, I am not used to update the OS manually, With my former FP 2 and the regular Android, I would receive a notification by Fairphone updater whenever I was supposed to install an update. How does this work with /e/?
It’s the same with /e/, you should get a notification when to update. You could search for “system update” in the settings and trigger a manual search for updates. But IIRC the next update will come in one or two weeks.
And then install downloaded APK file (if needed allow unknown source to be able to install it) and then it should update the current version of Magic Earth application.
I checked it on Nougat, Pie and Q version of /e/OS (the latest releases) and works fine for me.
I don’t understand the concepts, however I followed the instructions by cooky below and it seemsto have worked this time. I gather the GPS icon is a red herring as it simply doesn’t display it but turns it on when it needs it.