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Old 09-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks facing a weird situation here. I've had my Bold 9700 for about a year now and have been using Google Maps successfully (via location assist data and gps) without any issues.

The last time I used it was 2 weeks ago in Ottawa. Yesterday, I noticed that google maps was not using GPS and could not pin point my location. It'll triangulate my location within 1,000m no problem but will not find me on GPS.

The regular "GPS Refresh "via options > advanced options" works fine and it's able to lock on to 4-6 satellites within 30 seconds. The "options -> status -> test" works fine as well as the GPS will find satellites and provide coordinates.

However, google maps will not work. I've tried uninstalling and then installing, installing on top off, going from version 4.5.3 back to 4.4.0 and the symptoms are the same. Tried soft resetting and battery pulls as well.

I've asked someone who has a Curve beside me and when turns on his google maps, it'll triangulate for a while and when he hits "0" in the program it'll say "waiting for GPS". Mine does NOT say that ever.

Appears to me like Google Maps does not think I have a GPS? Any ideas? Thanks.
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Default Re: Google Maps suddenly stopped working on my Bold 9700

You may need to check Google Maps Permissions. Go to Options>Applications>(make sure top right says Third Party), Click Google Maps >Edit Permissions and make sure all three choices say Allow and Click BB Menu and Save.
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If it has been awhile since you used the GPS and refreshed it and if you have moved a considerable distance from the last "fix", you should go outside, in an area with a clear view of the shy and let it lock on again. Might take 20-30 minutes.
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