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Old 08-11-2009, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How long does it take gps to work? Just got my 8900 and it has been scanning for satellites for about 10 minutes so far it hasn't locked in yet
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are you indoors?
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It does take long time
and as said you have to be outdoors and have to have a data plan

try power cycle
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2-3 minutes in sportypal?
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Yes, you didn't say what NAV program, was it in the phone like Google or BB Maps, or did you purchase and activate it.

I use Telenav with CBW and it only takes seconds, sometimes less than 5.

It finds the GPS in doors most of the time and only seems a little slow with heavy cloud cover from storms. Kinda like my Direct TV.




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around 5 min. the first time I used sportypal, after that it connects within 1 min. the most
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Hi......About 15 minutes, if you are using the software supplied.Even on the top of a mountain. About 30 seconds if using something like google maps.

Great phone, just need to sort out the mapping software....
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Moved to more appropriate section.

The best answer it 'It depends."

You must be outside with a clear view of the sky.

You need to have "Location Services" on.

You need a BB data plan. The device has to download the ephermeris table for the GPS constellation so it knows which sats to look for and where. They are in an elliptical orbit, not a geo orbit.

I have found that using GoogleMaps for the initial activation can help speed it up. Google uses cell tower data to position you within 1700 to 2500 meters until GPS locks on.

It can take 20 minutes or so for the initial lock on, but generally less.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How do I get the GPS to work????

I have a BB8310 with data plan....
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You'll have to clarify what you mean. Have you tried using any GPS apps on your BB or refreshing your GPS in Options?
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Originally Posted by Smokem10 View Post
How do I get the GPS to work????

I have a BB8310 with data plan....
Options > Advanced Options > GPS

GPS Data Source: Device GPS
GPS Services: Location ON
GPS Location:
(Your location)
Location Aiding: Enabled

GPS > Refresh GPS (via Menu key)
(Do so outside.)

GPS Location should update.
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