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Old 03-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I buy a BB 8820 and i have some problems with GPS. I set my GPS, like in manual and other documentations, but it do not work. It don't find satellites, error: Unable to acquire GPS lock. I should make any others settings? (sorry for my english) GPS device is integrate.

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you outside when you try to get a GPS lock? GPS doesn't work too well indoors.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am outdoor and indoor. (Romania - Bucharest) with another GPS near BB, it work. That another GPS it work, it is an ASUS PDA with GPS.
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Today i was in a flat, outdoor, without buildings around me and it doesn't work. What can i doing?
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try updating the soft to the latest

do you have the latest firmware?
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I have 4.2.2.166 (platform 2.4.0.55) i search for a latest OS, but the latest OS is in Chinese :| you can recomande my an OS ? French or English
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All OS's include English (even if its not mentioned in the file description).
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I have 4.2.2.166 (platform 2.4.0.55) i search for a latest OS, but the latest OS is in Chinese :| you can recomande my an OS ? French or English
there is a sticky thread on the 8820 forum with the latest OS
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I update my BB, and now i have v.4.2.2.193 (platform 2.5.0.43) but GPS don't work :| The same error: Unable to acquire GPS lock. I don't understand.
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i've got the same problem. But i'm in Los Angeles California, and I'm still not getting a lock
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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it can take 10-20 minutes the first time to acquire a lock. outdoors, clear view of the sky, go to options > advanced > gps > menu > refresh and keep refreshing until it locks onto your position.
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it can take 10-20 minutes the first time to acquire a lock. outdoors, clear view of the sky, go to options > advanced > gps > menu > refresh and keep refreshing until it locks onto your position.
yes, the initial first time lock might take quite some time. be patient. if it gives you that error again, keep trying.
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