Ah so. I was wondering as I use Oruxmaps on my Android phone and tablet (*) I have a number of Mapforge styles which examining are XML things specifiying how the rendered data should look. I was hoping it was nought but a tweak of the styles to remove the shading.
I always feel naked walking without a paper map, just habit. I’m getting ready to have a thrash about in Southern France and whilst I have routes and markers for all the planned summits, it’s nice to have a bit of paper too. I think I’ll use the basic Google map to mark up the parking positions etc. even though the footpaths and trails wont show.
(*) I have an old Nexus 7 2012 edition tablet. It served me well for years till a Google update rendered it very slow and barely usable. Then there were no more updates coming from Google as it was now obsolete. Hrmph! I bought a W10 tablet with keyboard to replace it. But I was annoyed I had a perfectly serviceable piece of hardware with cruddy software. I did a lot of searching and found a “dodgy” Android image for it. After a bit of faffing about, I was able to install a cutdown Android 7.1.1 image. Wifi/BT/GPS/USB all work fine but I can’t run Google Play Store on it or Google Apps, they just don’t start. So you need to copy the APK to it over USB etc. and install. But the GPS is sensitive enough that it works for in-car navigation when sat on the passenger seat. Couple with the OSM data, it’s a potent tool for navigating about foreign roads for SOTA expeditions. What is impressive is how long the battery lasts when you don’t have a billion pieces of Google spyware running., probably lasts 4-8x longer than when it ran kosher Android.
If you have an old Android device with out of date software and no security support, updating to Android 7 or 8 is not that hard. It simply is a matter of downloading the correct images and following the instructions, assuming your device is supported. See https://lineageos.org/. And you get regular security updates too!