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Old 11-25-2007, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a new 8310 Curve with OS 4.2.2.163 (Platform 2.5.0.2.4) loaded on it. I can't seem to get the GPS to lock onto any satellites from Refresh GPS under Options -> Advanced Options -> GPS. All values returned are zero. Is there any status information somewhere that indicates relative signal strength of any satellites it's trying to lock on to? Any other diagnostic I can run or things to check before presuming its a dead GPS unit?

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Might take a look at Franson GpsGate and see if his utility is compatible with Blackberries. Maybe Franson himself can give you some ideas on his forum. It certainly helped me with an Ipaq (totally different OS). Sorry I couldnt be any more helpful. I have a Blackberry 8830 and the GPS comes disabled because its from Verizon.
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Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like that software is Windows Mobile only. :( I am trying to figure out though if the GPS itself is functional on my unit. The GPS config on it just gets all zeroed numbers.
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Are you using a map program such as BBMaps or GoogleMaps? I think that is the only way you can lock on to the sats.
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You may try loading "Live Search" for "Nav4all" on it via the OTA install and see if you can get it to see the satelites using those software packages. The first time you use the GPS make sure you have a clear view of the sky, hope this helps...
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just got a new 8310 Curve with OS 4.2.2.163 (Platform 2.5.0.2.4) loaded on it. I can't seem to get the GPS to lock onto any satellites from Refresh GPS under Options -> Advanced Options -> GPS. All values returned are zero. Is there any status information somewhere that indicates relative signal strength of any satellites it's trying to lock on to? Any other diagnostic I can run or things to check before presuming its a dead GPS unit?

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Are you out in an open area with a clear view of the sky? If you're not it can take quite some time to get a lock on the GPS.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you in a city. If you have clear skies, set it on a table outside, hit refresh and walk away. You may be shielding it with your body. First lock can take a while.
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It also helps to locate yourself on a map as close as possible. There used to be they you had to be within 500 miles of the last GPS "fix". Don't know if that is still applicable or not.
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