Download BRouter Offline Navigation apk 1.4.5 free for Android smartphone

12 Sep
BRouter Offline Navigation

Posted by Dr. Arndt Brenschede in Transportation | Sept. 12, 2016 | 37 Comments

Apk file size: 532.0 KB

Configurable, elevation-aware (bike-) Router for OFFLINE Navigation based on Open-Street-Map ( OSM) Data. Works in conjunction with a (OSM-) Map Application, e.g. OsmAnd, Locus-Maps or Oruxmaps.

See for more documenation
See for an online version.

*** If you do not know one of OsmAnd, Locus-Maps or Oruxmaps, then the BRouter-App is useless for you. Download only if you are willing to spend some time to understand the setup. No one-star reviews from the unpatient please! email for problems ***

BRouter does only the plain route-calculation and does not display a map or the calculated route on it's own and therefore works only together with a Map Application. There are two different methods for the interfacing between BRouter and the Map application: BRouter offers a service interface that is called by the map application without a need to start the BRouter-App. This way, BRouter is a routing service very much like an online routing service, including dynamic recalculations if you get off the track. The other mode of operation is to start the BRouter-App and use waypoints from the map application's waypoint database to define your route. The calculated route is then written as a GPX file (including the elevation profile) to the map-application's tracks directory.

Locus and Oruxmaps and OsmAnd support both the service interface and the interface via the wayoint database in their current versions available on Google Play.

The service interface uses a timeout of 60s, limiting it's use to distances of about 50km, but using the BRouter App you are able to calculate much longer distances. But even long-distance tracks can be followed via the service interface (including dynamic recalculations). This is done by pre-calculating a route for your destination once using the BRouter App and assigning it to a routing mode via the "Server-Mode" Button. This feature is called "timeout-free recalculations".

The route calculation, no matter if via the service interface or via the BRouter App, also considers nogo areas that can be defined as waypoints with a special naming convention (e.g. "nogo200" for 200m radius). This way it is possible to account for actual obstacles, but this feature can also be used to enforce personal preferences.

BRouter contains a download manager that assists downloading the required routing data files.The download manager is called on the first start of the app, and later on it is offered if internet access is available.

The mapping from one of the 6 routing modes (car/bike/foot * fast/short), that are used traditionally by routing services, and BRouter's concept of fully configurable routing profiles get's the following default mapping after the installation of BRouter:

car-fast -> car-test
car-short -> moped
bike-fast -> fastbike
bike-short -> trekking
foot-fast -> shortest
foot-short -> shortest

This mapping, however, can by changed anytime via the "Server-Mode" Button of the BRouter App. But also the routing profile definitions can be changed or new ones can be created.

Routing for cars is is currently available only in an experimental state ("car-test") and is not recommend. For example, turn-restriction are not taken into account.

Whats new

    - for version history see
    Note to Android 4.4 and 5xx users: Read for how to get the routing data on the external SD-card with Android >= 4.4

Dr. Arndt Brenschede part of our Transportation and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Sept. 12, 2016. Google play rating is 81.4074. Current verison is 1.4.5. Actual size 532.0 KB.

Download brouter-offline-navigation.apk 532.0 KB


ken apple

I dont really know how to use these i think it is much better if you have to put instructions first before downloading the grid so that the user will know what to do.. please explain... thank you

Christian Prior

THE missing link in bicycle navigation I cannot express how wonderful this software is! On a tour across the continent it guided me to big and small places, sometimes along such small roads that locals thought it was a dead end (it wasn't). My life has truly been enriched by brouter, THANK YOU!

Vitaliy Romaka

Nice, but not comfortable Instead of downloading separate countries, you download this stupid squares.

Karsten Patzwaldt

Incredibly powerful The UI needs some serious polishing, but the flexibility of the configuration language is unmatched.

Hardian Wibowo

Wow It works! Nice

Sascha Gräber

Amazing Saved us many times on our 5000km across Europe.

Avamander Salamander

5* if UI was nicer. Just needs to dump the Android 2.0 style. It is not that hard, other than that this app is solid 4*, adds offline route calculation that is extremely useful!

kaushik khemani

Don't understand why a 3.9 rating. Definitely deserves more. Maybe a demo video would help

Paul Mikhelson

very user unfriendly cannot even understand what it's for nor how it works even after playing with it for some time!!!! I have Locus and use it all the time. By the way, "Biroute" (pronounced beeroute) in French means penis and "Brouter" (pronounced "brootai") means to graze and "Birouter" (pronounced "beeroutai") means to urinate or to steal. I would suggest a name change! The online version is very interesting so I wanted it on my android. I installed it with google play and ran the download manager and downloaded my region. So far so good. Then what? Nothing more to configure in brouter andn nothing appears in Locus regarding brouter. Unlike with Osmand, how does one "switch the navigation service" in Locus? Concerning the French, I was just trying to help the developper!

Andy Mudge

Good but interface could be greatly improved Button to download data in bottom right corner is very small and easily missed on high res devices. In addition it can't download in the background - hence if you switch apps or switch the screen off it seems to cancel the download and you need to start again. Once I'd figured it out - which took a while - it's great.


Great, but not for everyone You need patience and a bit of intelligence, but once you get this working it's insanely good. It's the bike GPS that routes like a local. Think 'cut through the supermarket car park to the laneway, and on to the bike path...'

jaikesh pathak

sorry not giving rate not yet given proper direction...and so other prblm

Thejesh GN

Awesome I use it with Locus (Change the routing service in settings). Its been very fast and useful.

kyle peterson

great job of making offline routing easy! make a donate version, please!

A Google User

Great App Fast and Flawless. U can download any area for offline use. Im using it with oruxmaps.

Satish Navalgi

Good Well to guide

malo br

Fantastisch. Openandromaps * ( BRouter + Locus ) = lots and lots of joy. Thanks a lot!

Graham Findlay

This is an awesome app. I used it for a 1600 mile tour of the UK using the recumbent profile (vm-forum-liegerad-schnell.brf), this consistently took me on quiet roads and avoided the worst hills. As others have said it takes a bit of work to understand and set it up to use, but to me it is well worth investing the time. I used it with OSMAND, with a headphone in one ear so I could head the announcements over any traffic, and the 'Turn Screen On' function so the screen was only lit when approaching a junction saving precious battery.

Gina Crippen

Navigation Find my way home

Shah Nawaz

It's don't have any options how to use it

Scott Boag

Need better instructions for OsmAnd I would love to find clearer instructions for configuring brouter on the Galaxy S5, with OsmAnd, with the sd card for the data, and lollipop. I'm sorry, I'm patient enough, but the instructions are not in great English and are pretty confusing.

József Kaiser

Does the job Even the user interface is, well, not exactly user friendly, this is a wonderful app, works perfectly.

wood land Nut

Fantastic but needs better interface I love it and it works great. But there is no way I want to explain how to get it to work to someone else. Needs an epub manual download to go with it. I keep having to go back and check


Wow! Great offline calculation I used with Locus (in-app maps were OSM) to create guided routes for cycling and bushwalking. Was impressed it managed to find & use cyclepaths & bushtrails readily. It helped to set waypoints so as to not drift onto roads then back to paths again when BRouter calculated shortest route. Didn't have the issues others had in working out how to use this app

Martin Name

the interface! there is a map, if you click on a square it gets double-crossed, single-crossed or the same in other direction. what that means is a mystery.. I haven't tested the navigation yet, hoping it would be worth the pain of waiting for it to finish downloading all four squares of something (rather than using Android download service like everything else.. (I'd limit the transfer speed on a server side..))

Andrew Heard

Fantastic in combination with Locus Pro. Very flexible profile scripts can be edited if you want to modify the routing behaviour.

Bartek Zoladkowski

Very helpful, can be used directly from Locus (another great software). Using for all my longdistance (day-by-day) and city route planning. Also the online, browser based version is very handy for planning.

A Google User

Great App Fast and Flawless. U can download any area for offline use. Im using it with oruxmaps.

grev Smith

well it looks cool... but if i set the app directory to the sdcard, the app complains it can't find the files it's supposed to create and crashes so epically that you have th reinstall the app.

Brian Pinard

Can't get it to work.

Sankar Maraveni

Hi Hey I like it this app. ©

Angel Robinson

Why How to open to get started Stupid app

Peter Dieleman

Locus + brouter is an amazing combination. Where do I donate money?

Ursus Arctos

Works well Love it. Setting up is a bit tricky, but worth the effort.

Mohammad Hossein Mahmoodi Meymand

Like it, but.. Why the most recent version is not available through play store?!

Cio Redulla

Very Useful Quite fast and accurate. Works great with Locus Map Pro.

Great app for route calculation Requires another app to display the route, for example orux map. Orux map is what I'm using and it works great!

Leave A Comment