Originally Posted by brahm
I want to add to the discussion; I am a new BlackBerry Tour 9630 owner on SaskTel, and the GPS was crippled when I bought the unit.
I tried the Garmin GPS fix and it works!
Read about the trial here: hxxp://www8.garmin.com/mobile/blackberry/trial.jsp
Or visit this page on your BB: hxxp://getmobile.garmin.com/trial
(change the hxxp to http)
So far, just BB Maps works with GPS; Google Maps still can't find a satellite. But I only had the chance to test in an area with spotty reception.
Hey all, just wanted to follow up on this post. My GPS stopped working shortly after the Garmin trick - no idea why.
I followed the instructions in HouseApe's PDF file to a T. Everything seemed to work. I used Bell's network options during the setup for my SaskTel phone.
After my phone rebooted on the last step, the connection to my mobile network was disabled - that made me nervous! I turned it back on under "Manage Connections" without issue.
Next: the GPS test. Failed! But, I went back and repeated the process with the Telus info. That worked perfectly! I can connect to 10+ satellites in my basement (by a window) and BBmaps can pinpoint my location. The Google Maps app doesn't work, though.