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Brion 07-26-2009 11:26 PM

GPS problems?
 
I have been having some issues with my blackberry maps and google maps. Sometimes as soon as I turn them on they locate me instantly and sometimes they never locate me through gps. My google maps will say waiting for gps and my blackberry maps will say searching for satelites. Now this even happens to me when I am outside and there are no clouds in the sky but when it works, it even works inside places so I don't think it is an interference problem. I was outside in downtown St. Louis and it would have really come in handy but I had to use the map manually. Thats no fun when you know you have gps. Any suggestions?

hao3361 07-27-2009 12:58 AM

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GPS may not work at the starting time when you are moving. Try to stay at a certain place and try to locate again

tcumbo 07-27-2009 06:14 AM

I think there are some problems with GPS on the newer Blackberry models and the latest Google Maps. I've only got a 'cell tower' location pulled in, but my Tour always says that GPS location is unavailable. Always.

I've opened every permission possible for Google Maps and downloaded Maps 3 times. Never have gotten a GPS location sync yet on my new BB Tour.

Never had a problem on my old Curve - while moving at 80mph or standing still. Rats! :-(

MidnightDraven 07-27-2009 06:32 AM

are you sure that LOCATION ON is set in the gps settings?

Dubdub 07-27-2009 07:46 AM

Remember, you need to be outside with a clear view of the sky to get good GPS signals. You can get a fix on GoogleMaps inside since it uses cell tower data to fix your location, hence the 1700 to 2500 meter accuracy.

takeshi 07-27-2009 09:11 AM

FWIW, seems to be a more common issue on the CDMA BB's (from what I'm seeing on the different forums).

Dubdub 07-27-2009 01:56 PM

I think you might be right now that I think about it.

akosnitzky 07-28-2009 08:55 AM

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I am having issues with my Tour the past day with the GPS and was hopeful there was a fix. I seem to do better with BB Maps and my Curve.

Brion 07-30-2009 11:50 AM

Yeah my settings are turned to location on. It seems like one day it will work great, inside, outside, driving, whatever. And then the next day it cant get a gps signal. BB maps and google maps both

takeshi 08-03-2009 10:47 AM

Ok, I haven't done much digging as it's really not relevant to my BB but for those of you on CDMA BB's with GPS lock issues you might want to add "PDE" to your list of keywords in addition to "Blackberry" and "GPS". IIRC there's even a related thread in this very subforum.

9duc 08-07-2009 02:40 PM

I have a Tour on Sprint, and Google Maps, Poynt, and Sportypal won't get a gps lock, ever.

On the other hand, Telenav, GPSLogger, and Blackstar are very reliable and get a gps fix almost instantly.

I was sorting through a couple threads here, but didn't really see any fixes. Anyone have any suggestions??

TIA

figgypower 08-11-2009 04:33 AM

The only "fix" I've found so far (for my 9630) has been to do a battery pull, or as in my case, a simulated battery pull using the Quick Pull app. Then, my GPS will work for some time, before "going cold" again and being unable to get a fix for a very long time (never waited long enough to see how long, though) -- whether I'm outside or inside and the sky conditions seem completely irrelevant.

9duc 08-11-2009 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by figgypower
The only "fix" I've found so far (for my 9630) has been to do a battery pull, or as in my case, a simulated battery pull using the Quick Pull app. Then, my GPS will work for some time, before "going cold" again and being unable to get a fix for a very long time (never waited long enough to see how long, though) -- whether I'm outside or inside and the sky conditions seem completely irrelevant.

That's interesting... Battery pulls don't seem to help me. I'm hoping the next OS upgrade will solve the issues. I'm thinking it must be a software issue, as I've had 2 Tours and they both worked with Telenav, GPS logger, and Blackstar... But not with Google maps, Poynt, or Sportypal.

bigdaadio 09-03-2009 10:17 PM

I cant get berry411 or Google maps to recognize GPS before or after Batt pull.
Sure miss those two programs...Back to my Curve?

random 09-16-2009 03:18 PM

I discovered with my Verizon Pearl paired with a bluetooth GPS, that Google Maps and BB Maps don't connect to the GPS right away, I can tell that the GPS bluetooth link hasn't been established. If I open GPSed, it connects right away, then GMaps and BB Maps work fine.

Random


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