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ferro762 02-11-2008 05:58 PM

GPS on 8130 not working
 
My GPS isn't working. When i use google maps ( locates by towers ) or amaze maps it says cannot find satellite ( even while outside ). i went to advanced options and checked the GPS with location on and off. is there something that isnt set correctly or is my phone broke. please help this is a function i would really like to use. thanks.

Dawg 02-11-2008 06:05 PM

I am not sure but isnt GPS locked out on ALLTEL?

Alltel - known restrictions of service
GPS disabled except through authorised 3rd party software. Telenav

dankarlinski 02-12-2008 07:24 AM

Wirelessly posted (8320 Curve: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Telnav is $10 USD a month. That's really ur only option unless we crack the software... Which is EXTREMELY COMPLICATED on a berry

Phranc 02-26-2008 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawg (Post 831446)
I am not sure but isnt GPS locked out on ALLTEL?

Alltel - known restrictions of service
GPS disabled except through authorised 3rd party software. Telenav

My service is with Alltel and my GPS works with the built in Map service. I've never had Telnav on my phone.

John Clark 02-26-2008 11:50 AM

Sometimes it takes quite a while to get the first Satelite lock. Go outside with a clear view of the sky and with cell coverage and go to Options >Advanced Options >GPS and refresh the GPS several times and see if you can get a lock.

JSanders 02-26-2008 11:56 AM

AND, it can take up to 10 minutes for a new GPS refresh.

cubex 02-26-2008 01:53 PM

When I go into my Options -> Advanced Options -> GPS I only have the options for GPS Data Source (with the option Device GPS) and GPS Services (with the options Location ON or Location OFF). How do I find this refresh option?

Much thanks!

JSanders 02-26-2008 01:55 PM

Is GPS disabled by your carrier? Refer to the posts toward the top of this page.

Phranc 02-26-2008 02:00 PM

This is where I have a problem, also. While my GPS is working with Maps and with Google Maps, I have no option on the GPS page to refresh either, so I can't get My Location either. (I'm with Allte.)

cubex 02-26-2008 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 850929)
Is GPS disabled by your carrier? Refer to the posts toward the top of this page.

If the GPS is disabled - is it done via the BlackBerry software or is it done via the carrier's network somehow?

I have Sasktel (Saskatchewan, Canada) and I don't believe they disable GPS but I did install the newest BlackBerry software found in this thread which is from US Celluar I believe (if GPS is disabled via BlackBerry software does anyone know if US Celluar disables it?)...

JSanders 02-26-2008 02:25 PM

It is done by the carrier, not the Operating System or software. Loading another carrier's OS on to your device won't block or enable the GPS.

When you are at Options -> Advanced Options -> GPS, press the Menu key (left of trackball). That is where the "refresh gps" should be.

cubex 02-26-2008 02:34 PM

Thanks for the help JSanders - I feel like I am actually getting somewhere with this now.

I don't have the Refresh GPS option so my carrier must disable it. Do you have any knowledge of how they do this? Is it done on the phone or through their network?

JSanders 02-26-2008 02:43 PM

Well if it is like Verizon does, it can't be undone, and is discussed, cussed and asked about daily on the forum here. There is no way around it.

Now, I am NOT positive that is the case with Sasktel... so make sure you inquire with them. For instance here in the US, Sprint does not disable the GPS.

cubex 02-26-2008 02:48 PM

Just to confirm before I call Sasktel, even if Options -> Advanced Options -> GPS -> GPS Services is set to Location ON it's still disabled because I don't have the Refresh GPS option?

Thanks again!

JSanders 02-26-2008 03:04 PM

No, I didn't say that. I said I don't know if it is disabled by Sasktel.

At least it does have "Device GPS" in the source. That is why I am confused.

But I don't understand why it doesn't have the "Refresh GPS" option in the menu.

cubex 02-26-2008 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 850997)
No, I didn't say that. I said I don't know if it is disabled by Sasktel.

At least it does have "Device GPS" in the source. That is why I am confused.

But I don't understand why it doesn't have the "Refresh GPS" option in the menu.

Ah, I was just wondering if there was a surefire way to tell that it has indeed been disabled.

Do you know if the Device GPS would show up in the source if it had been disabled? Or any other way of telling?


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