I wonder if anyone at all has managed to get the internal GPS on an 8110 to work?
I have a 8110 bought april 2008 on O2 in UK using BIS.
I cannot get the internal gps to get a location despite having tried all day in a open location with clear blue sky. I took along two other Garmin gps units which locked on easily in about 30 secs (cold start) and showed a strong signal from 8 or 9 satellites. It never gets better than this so the problems are not due to gps availability or view of sky type issues. I knew it would not be a top class performer but I can not get any fix at all.
I tried BB Maps, I select ‘Start GPS Navigation’ and it stays like that ad infinitum.
I find this troubleshooting info on blackberry.com GPS troubleshooting to perform prior to escalating to the BlackBerry Technical Support team
and go to
Options -> Advanced Options -> GPS and click Refresh Satellites and what happens is:
If GPS Services is set to ‘Location OFF’ then the message ‘GPS Location Update Failed’ comes up immediately,
if set to ‘Location ON’ then it takes exactly 3 minutes to give the same message.
Location Aiding can be enabled or disabled, it makes no difference.
I have tried rebooting, removing battery and O2 got me to delete all service book entries (which screwed my google sync) but none of this has helped.
O2 support now say they do not support GPS on blackberries and I should take it to blackberry support themselves, who charge for support.