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Old December 12th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Navigation GPS problem

I just found my HTC Desire HD is NOT perfect!
The navigation application is always "searching for GPS", it does not work!
My GPS is definitely on because other programs such as Map or Location work properly.

I want to know if this is a software problem or hardware problem, and how do I fix it? Anybody else face this problem too?

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which navigation app are you using? install the gps test app that tells you details about the satellites your phone can "see" and "locked" to. i am not using the built in navigation apps as they are cr@p but have sygic and navigation works like a charm...
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hmm.. my navigation got no problem so far. locked in about 10sec.
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vastheaven, I had the same problem when I first got the phone. Using the stock apps, whenever I am away from home and then switch on the GPS it takes up to 5 minutes to find the satellites. Using co-pilot, I usually get a lock pretty quick.

However, in London I've never been able to get a lock at all (walking) either with co-pilot, google or HTC navigation.
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Getting this problem too on navigation and maps apps. Have palyed around with all settings and still no joy. Satellite locator app seems to show that I can see at least three satellites with reasonable signal. Any suggestions greatly appreciated
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Getting this problem too on navigation and maps apps. Have palyed around with all settings and still no joy. Satellite locator app seems to show that I can see at least three satellites with reasonable signal. Any suggestions greatly appreciated
three technically is enough to get the location but usually more satellites say 4/5 means higher accuracy. also, in-built apps arent the best, in my view, and apps like copilot or sygic usually give better results...
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three technically is enough to get the location but usually more satellites say 4/5 means higher accuracy. also, in-built apps arent the best, in my view, and apps like copilot or sygic usually give better results...
Even with five or six satellites in view luck to get a fix in under five minutes- google maps on my old Nokia N82 got lock in around 30 secs in same locations. Anyone contacted HTC/ aware of any faults in GPS unit? Even re-installings Maps has no effect and all other applications that use GPS are equally as slow.
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Even with five or six satellites in view luck to get a fix in under five minutes- google maps on my old Nokia N82 got lock in around 30 secs in same locations. Anyone contacted HTC/ aware of any faults in GPS unit? Even re-installings Maps has no effect and all other applications that use GPS are equally as slow.
i get a lock in less than 10 secs usually, so dont think there is much wrong with in hardware terms.
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Hi everyone, I've just got my Desire HD for 2 weeks now, and the GPS never works,I've been back and forth asking, seeking for help as I thought it might be the software problem, but now it seems its the hardware itself,brand new unit and GPS doesnt work ,,,how bad is that..iam trying to send it back for repair after new yr as they said its very busy now, dunno when they will return your phone, This is the first & also the last time I go with HTC. Anyone got any method to fix this GPS problems plz share it.
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Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, you’ll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now it’s time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

As I said this has worked for me so far. Let me know if it helps any of you
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Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, youíll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now itís time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

As I said this has worked for me so far. Let me know if it helps any of you
Thanks! Worked like a charm!
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Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, youíll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now itís time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

As I said this has worked for me so far. Let me know if it helps any of you
thank you very much This method worked for me also..

I have just registered to say thank to you by the way
(sorry about my english )
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Originally Posted by omonkey View Post
Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, youíll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now itís time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

As I said this has worked for me so far. Let me know if it helps any of you
Thank you so much - I nearly smashed my Desire HD against the wall because the GPS was driving me insane. Working perfectly now!!

I had even contacted HTC, but they were completely hopeless in resolving the problem.

So thanks once more, brilliant.
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[QUOTE=omonkey;2017432]Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, youíll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now itís time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

ΙΤ REALY WORKED FOR ME AND I THANK YOU FOR THE VERY GOOD ADVISE PROVIDED!!!!!
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Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, youíll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now itís time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

As I said this has worked for me so far. Let me know if it helps any of you
Thanks a million!!! Came over from the HTC Desire to the DHD recently and this was one of my only main issues which you have now helped me to solve! Nice one!!!
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Tried a method which seems to have solved the problem (I hope). Downloaded app "GPS Status" from Android market.

Then followed instructions as found on this site

(GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police), originally advice for Nexus One owners:

Take your SIM out of the Nexus One
Power on the device
Turn WiFi on
Turn GPS on
Open application: GPS Status
Go into its Settings menu
Click on GPS and Sensors
Click Manage A-GPS state
Click Reset
Click Manage A-GPS state again
Click Download
Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock. This time, youíll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
With that done, now itís time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.

As I said this has worked for me so far. Let me know if it helps any of you
Perfect!!! Thank you so much.
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Took OMONKEY's advice downloaded "GPS Status" from app store, ran it then restarted "NAVIGATION"... Works now!
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I've been having problems with GPS lately too, but none of the above worked for me. I've emailed HTC, so I'll await their reply...
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thanks a lot "OMONKEY"..
now, my GPS can work properly..
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The above gps status rejig worked for my HTC Desire HD. I was having the same problems as others. Something I did notice was the stock apps dont like using gps with out data on it. Especially Google. I then got copilot and it works first pop every time. I generally get 10-12 sats (bottom of NZ) and they lock in about 2 secs flat. Easy stuff. But i dont like how Copilot doesnt give you a heads up speed reading.
Any other programmes comparable to copilot in the mobile, android gps stakes?
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Just registered to say thanks. This worked for me, with my HTC Desire HD. Except I didn't have to power off, or take out the SIM card. Just load up the free version of GPS Status. Start it up, and choose TOOLS and A-GPS, and RESET, then DOWNLOAD. Exit out the program, and suddenly your nav program (Google Maps in my case), finds the GPS.
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Just registered to say thanks. This worked for me, with my HTC Desire HD. Except I didn't have to power off, or take out the SIM card. Just load up the free version of GPS Status. Start it up, and choose TOOLS and A-GPS, and RESET, then DOWNLOAD. Exit out the program, and suddenly your nav program (Google Maps in my case), finds the GPS.
tried this and the removal of the signal recieving part to adjust the contacts and still not much joy
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Just posting again to say that the GPS Status program did not solve my problem. Very frustrating going on a drive when I NEED my GPS, and it doesn't work. I even popped out the LED cover per the Youtube video, and I cleaned the contacts and stretched the springs....still the same.

So obviously this is not a hardware issue, but a software one, if running a program like GPS Status can make a difference.

My latest is to run the program called GPS Test by Mike Lockwood. What I do is run it, and just let it run. I "exit" it by hitting the homescreen button. In that way, the GPS is active. Then I open Google Nav, and it picks up a GPS signal asap.

Hmmm, could these issues be related to the fact Google Nav is a beta program? Maybe just having it on your phone messes things up? I see Google Maps had an update this morning.
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Tried both of these options and they're not working. My GPS has picked up a signal once using these options and now doesn't work at all. Im getting really annoyed now.
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My latest trick which seems to help...

Go to SETTING - LOCATION and check OFF "Integrate Google Navigation".

Then, when I do try my GPS, it takes a while to lock on (30sec....1min), but eventually it will.

I agree, this is so disappointing. I have a 4.3" screen which I can't count on to use as a GPS.
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It is briefly mentioned here but I will re-iterate. There have been observations that the Camera flash panel (which is the GPS antena) may not be touching the spring contacts firmly.

There is a comprehensive thread on this somewhere here. I just squeeze the leds on the back lightly and it often results in a fix.
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I popped off the LED piece, and I cleaned the contacts and extended the springs. No difference.
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Tried all of the above and still getting eratic GPS. Drove for 30 minutes with GPS Status showing 6/6 satellites, but still no Navigation... Good thing that I knew where I was going... I mainly use my DHD for Navigation to see if it will work... I use TomTom to find reliably where I am going! Seems to me that HTC need to sort out the firmware and/or Google need to sort their software. I am going to go back through my mobile contract provider to see what I can get done... maybe if we all started doing that HTC/Google would get the message that as a GPS device, it's about as much use as a chocolate kettle! If you're in the UK, Consumer Direct will tell you what words to put in a letter. Great phone for everything else apart from GPS!
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It did not work for my HTC DHD
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Hi to everybody, I found this forum and this topic, which seems much better that all the HTC call center

the same problem for me with HTC desire HD. Navigation premium was working properly, then few weeks ago I received an automatic update from HTC and immediately (I was using the naviation!!) it stopped to work!!
Now if I write a location the screen tries to go to the navigation map and tries to calculate the route, but then it comes back to the main screen (location or navigation premium, depending of the main screen I started) and it stay there, apparently looking for GPS.
I did all the suggested steps several times but nothing, I called the call center in UK but nothing.... the final suggestion of the call center "bring to the service to get repaired!!!".
Just unbeliveable!!!! before automatic update was working perfectly!!!

I just want to destroy it against a wall!!!!
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Hi to everybody, I found this forum and this topic, which seems much better that all the HTC call center

the same problem for me with HTC desire HD. Navigation premium was working properly, then few weeks ago I received an automatic update from HTC and immediately (I was using the naviation!!) it stopped to work!!
Now if I write a location the screen tries to go to the navigation map and tries to calculate the route, but then it comes back to the main screen (location or navigation premium, depending of the main screen I started) and it stay there, apparently looking for GPS.
I did all the suggested steps several times but nothing, I called the call center in UK but nothing.... the final suggestion of the call center "bring to the service to get repaired!!!".
Just unbeliveable!!!! before automatic update was working perfectly!!!

I just want to destroy it against a wall!!!!
It is a little rubbish if it was working and then, due to the update, it stops working... I know it may be a pain, but at least HTC are prepared to try fix it for you. I'd probably go down that route if I'd paid for the nevigation service... if they can't fix it, I'd start kicking off, as you've paid for a service that isn't working... try and claim money back from them - is the paid for nav service a monthly payment or a one off lifetime payment? Try and get some free stuff out of them!!!

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Tried all of the above and still getting eratic GPS. Drove for 30 minutes with GPS Status showing 6/6 satellites, but still no Navigation... Good thing that I knew where I was going... I mainly use my DHD for Navigation to see if it will work... I use TomTom to find reliably where I am going! Seems to me that HTC need to sort out the firmware and/or Google need to sort their software. I am going to go back through my mobile contract provider to see what I can get done... maybe if we all started doing that HTC/Google would get the message that as a GPS device, it's about as much use as a chocolate kettle! If you're in the UK, Consumer Direct will tell you what words to put in a letter. Great phone for everything else apart from GPS!
I know what you mean... why have a function on a phone, if it doesn't work. It's not the reason I got the DHD, but it is a bit of a pain that it just doesn't seem to work. In fairness, I haven't tried any of the "take the phone to bits" methods to get it working... not that bothered... would just be a nice function if it did work. My mate has a Desire S (or Z) and the GPS works fine... so all I can assume is that it's a hardware thing (and so the only real way would be to take it to bits, clean the contacts and blah, blah, blah!) - shouldn't have to do something to the phone to have all of it's features working though... especially not something like taking bits off it and cleaning them!

My phone is rooted and I bet that, should I try and send it off to get it looked at, they would say that it was me that "broke" it when rooting!
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Dear all,
I read this topic and others regarding more or less the same subject.... it is a fact that my problem is related to some updating coming from my service provider (wind mobile in Italy) or some automatic software updating.

The good news, at least half good, is that if I run the navigation without sim card or if I put in offline mode (airplane) IT WORKS!!!!!
if I introduce the sim card it does not work anymore!!!

If these informations are usefull for someone to solve problem, please tell us..... I keep hold my resolution to destroy the phone against the wall!!!
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you are right DURX, I paid the permanent license of the built in navigation software and I was happy about it.
Now frankly speaking I'm sure that HTC will give the responsibility to phone provider and phone provider will do the same!!!
At same time I don't like to bring the phone to some service center which will keep for weeks!!!
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you are right DURX, I paid the permanent license of the built in navigation software and I was happy about it.
Now frankly speaking I'm sure that HTC will give the responsibility to phone provider and phone provider will do the same!!!
At same time I don't like to bring the phone to some service center which will keep for weeks!!!
HTC are the service provider for the navigation service though and the update is actually from them (even if it came from your network provider, it ultimately comes from HTC and is then carrier branded by whoever your mobile operator is). So the problem/fault lies with HTC!

Just out of interest... you said that your mobile provider is Wind, but you have been told to send the phone to a UK service centre - why would that be... or have I misunderstood?
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So I have in any case to deal with HTC to solve the problem, OK I'll go straight with them.
Referring to the service center, I will refer to a italian based. The point is that there is not call center in Italy, so I had to call in UK (45 minutes from office, fortunately...), the accent of guy was very difficult for me!!!! They gave me the reference of a service center close to my place in Milan.... frankly speaking I don't know if they will "repair" the mobile in Italy or not.

What is strange it is that I didn't find a list of authorized service center
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So I have in any case to deal with HTC to solve the problem, OK I'll go straight with them.
Referring to the service center, I will refer to a italian based. The point is that there is not call center in Italy, so I had to call in UK (45 minutes from office, fortunately...), the accent of guy was very difficult for me!!!! They gave me the reference of a service center close to my place in Milan.... frankly speaking I don't know if they will "repair" the mobile in Italy or not.

What is strange it is that I didn't find a list of authorized service center
Maybe there aren't "authorised" (3rd party) service centres, but you would have thought that you would be able to find out where the actual HTC service centre is though!!

Hope you get it sorted!! I'd try and get an email address for HTC Italy and send them an email complaining that you can't use their paid for service and that you want some sort of compensation for this!
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unbeliveable!! I called the UK call center, I sent e-mail, I got the very good support of this forum.... and finally I have also tried the chat support of HTC.....
Result: problem "solved", with the support of two Italian girls working in HTC chat service from Egypt!!!
The problem is the sim card. I have tried with another sim (vodafone) and everything is working fine!!! I don't know what happened to the wind sim, may be corrupted during automatic update or whatever, but that is the cause of all the problems!!!
I'll go to ask for a replace
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unbeliveable!! I called the UK call center, I sent e-mail, I got the very good support of this forum.... and finally I have also tried the chat support of HTC.....
Result: problem "solved", with the support of two Italian girls working in HTC chat service from Egypt!!!
The problem is the sim card. I have tried with another sim (vodafone) and everything is working fine!!! I don't know what happened to the wind sim, may be corrupted during automatic update or whatever, but that is the cause of all the problems!!!
I'll go to ask for a replace
Excellent... glad you got it sorted mate!!
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Talking HTC Desire GPS solution for the problem

Friends, first to mention that I also had the HTC Desire HD 2, and suffered from the same trouble. I sent 2 times the service
(No service personnel are everywhere in Istanbul alone there in the meantime) I installed the antenna temizlettim programs, but in vain. solution at the end of
I found HTC'yi I sold (not at the expense of say that I sold because it was not held, and receive it) and is an excellent device, the
I bought the Samsung Galaxy s II. Now open up the GPS connected navigation (1-2 seconds, even on the licensed IGO
Program, the current navigation), and I'm looking at my way. Peace of mind. The new phone will be presented to the attention of friends
HTC reliable guidance to get past before.
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I had terrible problems with my GPS, originally the GPS location worked really well more quickly in fact than my dedicated sat nav device, then for no apparent reason stopped working at all.

I tracked the problem down to a problem not with the phone, but with the nice new case I bought for it !!

Turns out the magnetic clip used to hold the case shut was preventing the GPS from getting a lock, took it out of the case it worked just fine put it back in, no lock. Initially I thought the case was obscuring the GPS antenna but then cut the magnets out of the case and it works perfectly now.

This may not be the answer to all the GPS lock problems but suggest you try removing it from any type of case first.
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I had terrible problems with my GPS, originally the GPS location worked really well more quickly in fact than my dedicated sat nav device, then for no apparent reason stopped working at all.

I tracked the problem down to a problem not with the phone, but with the nice new case I bought for it !!

Turns out the magnetic clip used to hold the case shut was preventing the GPS from getting a lock, took it out of the case it worked just fine put it back in, no lock. Initially I thought the case was obscuring the GPS antenna but then cut the magnets out of the case and it works perfectly now.

This may not be the answer to all the GPS lock problems but suggest you try removing it from any type of case first.
Hi RoyVas - thanks for your input... it is true that some cases/covers for the phone interfere with the GPS... as you've pointed out, your case has a magnetic clip on it, which has stopped the GPS working. This is something that I had heard of before - hadn't given it much thought, but a great post, for anyone else who is searching for info on this sort of issue in future!!
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My case is silicone rubber and I have the crappy GPS.
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cheers omonkey great find, after months of no navigation it finally works
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I took the voice guidance option for once and found myself dowmloadiing some app. Now I cannot use Navigator (pre loaded), as it just takes me to the market when I activate it. What can I do?
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do you have to do this GPS status trick outside where the GPS can see the sky?
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do you have to do this GPS status trick outside where the GPS can see the sky?
Yeah, it needs to pick up satellites and lock on to their position. It's quite hard to do that in doors with the DHD unfortunately.
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Worked great - thanks Omonkey!

PS - had to go outside to the top of my hill to get the satellites, but once I did they locked right away.
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Chiensinoname my navigation on htc desire was working perfect until i sent it back for repair, board was changed then my naigation stoped working then i downloaded free andriod app called freenav and it works fine upto now.
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