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edjack 02-13-2011 11:45 AM

gps on 8230 flip
hi. i have a bb 8230. when i first got the phone the gps ould work, slowly but i would work.i up dated the os and now it wont lock on any sats. when i go to the status window and do the test it will lock on and fix the gps. but when i try to use any other gps app it wont lock on. tkanks for any advice

Dubdub 02-13-2011 12:21 PM

Re: gps on 8230 flip
First, which device do you have- the 8320 per your profile or the 8230 per the post?

The 8320 doesn't have GPS. The 8230 does.

To get a GPS signal, you need to be outside with a clear view of the sky. It can take 20 minutes or so to lock on. To get useful information, you need a BB data plan and a map application such as Google Maps.

edjack 02-13-2011 12:36 PM

Re: gps on 8230 flip
the profile is wrong its an 8230. i do all that and and a window pops up saying cannot lock on sats.

Dubdub 02-13-2011 01:42 PM

Re: gps on 8230 flip

Originally Posted by edjack (Post 1701104)
the profile is wrong its an 8230..

Please update your profile.

How long does it take before the window pops up?

Do you have location services set to "ON"?

Do you use Google Maps? If so I recommend it, since it uses cell tower data and triangulation to locate you within 1700-2500 meters. This will help the GPS lock on quicker.

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